Andrea Arroyo is an award-winning visual artist who works in a range of media including painting, drawing, illustration, site-specific installation and public art. She exhibits widely and her work is in private, corporate and public collections around the world. Ms. Arroyo's public artworks include permanent indoor and outdoor projects for a New York City subway station, two schools, and other private, institutional and corporate spaces. Honors include New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, Global Citizen Award Artist, Clinton Global Initiative, 21 Leader for the 21st Century and Outstanding Woman of New York. She has received grants from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, the Puffin Foundation, the Harlem Arts Alliance and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Her artwork has been published extensively including in The New Yorker and The New York Times, and has been the subject of over one hundred and fifty features in the international media.
CURRENT SOLO EXHIBITION "A Rose in Harlem" Works inspired by historical and contemporary women of Sugar Hill.
Rio III Gallery at the Sugar Hill Building. 898 St Nicholas Avenue, NYC 10032. The Sugar Hill Building was designed by award-winning architect David Adjaye. "A Rose in Harlem" has been featured in The New York Daily News, DNA.info, NYFA, Impacto News, Raíces al Aire, El Economista, Notimex. Televisa International and El Diario New York City.
Related Events "A Rose in Harlem" LIVE ART AND JAZZ EXPERIENCE A unique, live artistic collaboration featuring the musical talents of jazz legend Ms. Marjorie Eliot, and the inspired paintings of award-winning visual artist Andrea Arroyo. "A Rose in Harlem" THE HOT NOW: Spontaneous Composition with Andrea Arroyo: Visual Artist, Daniel Carter: Saxophones, Trumpet, Winds and Margo Gezairlian Grib: Voice, Violin, Piano "A Rose in Harlem" MEMORY CIRCLE"interview by Joanna Castro, live painting by Andrea Arroyo. As part of The New York Public Library's Oral History Project.
"A Rose in Harlem" in El Diario NYC
"A Rose in Harlem" in The New York Daily News
Raíces al Aire
Current Projects and News
UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS (Summer/Fall 2015)
Solo show: "The Women of the Water" September-October 2015. National Women's Rights Gallery, Historic Seneca Falls, NY Selected Group Shows "New York View: MTA Arts & Design Illustrates the City" throught August 15, 2015. The Society of Illustrators, NYC. "I / Thou" New York University Galleries, NYC. September-October 2015
Artist Andrea Arroyo
was honored by the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliace at the Uptown Art Stroll Kick-off Celebration, along with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ty Jones and Eduardo Gomez.
Tribute to the Disappeared Co-founded and Curated by Andrea Arroyo
On September 26, 2014, 43 students from the Teachers College in Ayotzinapa Mexico were forcibly disappeared. In an effort to heal desolation with creativity, I have created one artwork on the 26th of each month. These artworks are part of "Tribute to the Disappered" a project in honor of victims of violence and injustice around the world. I co-founded and curate this project, which includes collaborations from over 250 international artists.
Tribute to the Disappeared Exhibitions, 2015 schedule: Kimmel Gallery, New York University 9/8-10/30 (selections) The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial Center, NYC. Sep 25-Oct 17. Women's Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, NY. Oct -Dec.
"Women in Movement The Art of Andrea Arroyo" Women's Rights National Historical Park Gallery, Seneca Falls, NY. Fall 2014. New York History
Lilith and her Sisters
"Lilith and her Sisters" Sherman Creek Park, NYC. Commissioned by NoMAA and the New York Restoration Project. Summer 2014
"Women of Sugar Hill" New site-specific installation "If You Build It," No Longer Empty/BHC. Through August, 2014, NYC
Women of Sugar Hill
Recent Individual Exhibition: Andrea Arroyo “Memories Interlaced” Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial Center, housed in the restored Audubon Ballroom (built in 1912 and the site of the assassination of Malcolm X in 1965.)
SPECIAL EVENTS: 7/12, 19, 26 Jazz Legend Ms. Marjorie Eliot, Piano Andrea Arroyo, Live Painting In conjunction with "The Women of Sugar Hill" exhibition, If You Build It Project NLE/BHC. More info
Andrea Arroyo was selected by President Clinton to create the Global Citizen Award
Watch the video, the award is featured through the ceremony (artist's profile: min. :50:10 - 53:00)
Global Citizen Awards (Video)
“December Daphne - Homage to Eliza Jumel”
Commissioned by the Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum, the oldest house in Manhattan (c. 1765) in historic Washington Heights.
Site-specific installation created for Madame Jumel's bedchamber at the Morris-Jumel Mansion. Mixed media, featuring furnishings that are said to have belonged to the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. On view through December 31st. 2014.
"SACRED WOMEN"Selected as Pick of the Week, The New York Times. Also featured in: The Morning News"Sacred Women" watch WPIX-TV; NY1-TV: "Great things to do across the city"; NY1 Noticias-TV, Notimex, the Associated Press andWomenWorking:"Andrea Arroyo-Art Without Borders"read; "Andrea Arroyo-Boldly Inspired by Mythology"watch
"Flor de Tierra" An ongoing project in homage to the more than 400 women of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico that have been murdered since the early 90s and whose deaths have not been brought to justice. The project has been exhibited at different stages and has received support from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, The Puffin Foundation, and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
NEWS AND EVENTS Current Group Exhibits:"Women of Sugar Hill" organized by No Longer Empty and Broadway Housing Communities, New York City, July-August 2014. “Uptown Arts Review” Grantees Exhibition, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, New York City, July 2014. “Mix Masters” Exhibition, ArtHaus Gallery, San Francisco, CA, July 2014. Art Auction: “Art for Aids” San Francisco, CA. September 2014. Public Art: "Lilith and her Sisters" Sherman Creek Park, commissioned by NoMAA and the New York Restoration Project. New York City, Summer 2014. Recent Awards & Honors:Outstanding Woman of New York, U.S. Department of State, Arts in Embassies Program. Recent/Current Curatorial Projects (featured on CNN, NY1, AP, The New York Times, The New York Daily News, La Jornada, Notimex, El Mundo and Univision, among others)"Dos Generaciones," "Women Inspired," "Women in the Heights", "Art Without Borders," "AriZONA, Artists Respond to the Immigration Issue," "September 11, Past, Present and Future."
PUBLIC SPEAKING: Ms. Arroyo lectures at schools, universities, corporations and institutions. Please contact her directly for bookings.
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