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.
I had returned from Paris the nigth before the horrific attacks of January 6th, 2015. In an effort to use creativity to heal, I created "A Tear For Paris", an image that was published, along my written response in The Manhattan Times, and other publications. I stand in solidarity with all victims of violence, around the world.
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Current Projects and News
“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.
December Daphne - Homage to Eliza Jumel
"43 Wings" Tribute to the Disappeared Ink on paper and performance. On September 26, 2014, 43 students from the Teachers College in Ayotzinapa Mexico were disappeared. In Mexico, murders and femicides take place at alarming rates (there are 8 disappearances per day and over 22,000 since 2006.) In an effort to heal desolation with creativity, I created "43 Wings" in homage to the 43 students and all the victims of disappearances around the world. This piece is now part of a project created in partnership with artist Victoria Roberts, where we are gathering images from artists from around the world to create a Virtual Quilt and a series of exhibitions in New York and beyond. Please visit our website: TributeNow.Org and our FB page: Facebook/Tribute to the Disappeared
"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.)
"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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