Andrea Arroyo is an award-winning artist working in a range of media including drawing, painting, public art, and site-specific installation.

Her work is exhibited and collected internationally. 

Public art projects include permanent indoor and outdoor artwork for 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, Outstanding Woman of New York, The United Nations R Lurie Award,. Woman of the Week, Women in the World Foundation, Groundbreaking Latina in the Arts and Outstanding Latina of the Year.

She has received multiple 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 on the cover of The New Yorker, The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune, and has been the subject of over two hundred features in the international media.

Ms. Arroyo is also a curator, a cultural advocate and a sought-after speaker and lecturer.




Images for Social Justice

Visit the Virtual Exhibition Starting June 7th, 2021

I believe that art can change the world. 

"Artworks in response to socio political issues, including gender/race discrimination, immigration/displacement, gun violence, international conflicts, the environmental crisis and the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

These works reflect universal values of love, justice, equality and peace, and aim to build bridges across borders, languages and cultures.

"Solidarity" works have been recognized with various awards, including First Prize, United Nations Ranan Lurie International Award; the “Political Satire Award” Humor Biennial Cuba; the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Award, the Puffin Foundation Award, the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Award, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Award. Special Thanks to all editors, publishers, collectors and supporters, and to the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance and the Uptown Art Stroll.


Andrea Arroyo

CoVIDA - Homage to Victims of the Pandemic


Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum, Roger Morris Park, NYC.

 Please visit: CoVIDA.

The public is invited to submit names for the living memorial throughout the run of the exhibition.


NBC: "Public Art Installation at NYC Park Pays Homage to Pandemic Victims"

CoVIDA-Untapped Cities/Best Public Art Exhibitions



CoVIDA-Impacto Latino

CoVIDA-The Nation-OppArt



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​​​“EmPOWER - Images for Social Justice”  ​NYC

Televisa International,: FanyBlog Italy, Viceversa Magazine.

Presented with support from UMEZ-LMCC and The Puffin Foundation.

​​​“Evidence of Movement”  Public Art: Site-specific, large-scale works, NYC

Presented by New York Restoration Project, with support from LMCC,


Puffin Foundation Award; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Award, NYC; Arts Engagement Award/UMEZ, NYC; Political Satire Award, XXI International Biennial, Cuba.

Ongoing Curatorial Projects:

"Unnatural Election: Artists Respond to the Impact of the election of Donald Trump"

curated by Andrea Arroyo, over 300 international artists.

"OppArt" The Nation Magazine. Co-curated by Andrea Arroyo.

For more images visit the "Solidarity" page here. Published widely (The Nation, The Manhattan Times, FanyBlog, etc.)
Created with love, in solidarity with all people impacted by the pandemic around the world. STAY SAFE EVERYONE!

Covid Vaccine-Hope in a Vial
Have Covid Will Travel
OMGcron Omicron
Back to School
Vaccine Inequity
Christmas in the Time of Covid
School is Open
Take Care Big Apple
The World on Alert
500K Covid Deaths
Protecting New York
Prisoners of Covid
4th July
"Coronavirus-Love in the Time of Coronavirus"
"Coronavirus-Healthcare Heroes"
"Coronavirus-Protect Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence"
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Right: ​​"Me Too"

Left: "Real Men Don't Grope"

Published in

The Manhattan Times, The Nation Magazine

among others.

​"Me Too" Awarded First Prize, United Nations

R Lurie Art Contest.

To inquire about interviews, exhibitions, commissions (painting, drawing, indoor/outdoor public art, illustration,) workshops or speaking engagements contact the artist.

To join my mailing list please send me a message.

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Andrea Arroyo: Selected Interviews and Talks.

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CNN Interview



October 2018.


Interview, photos/video

by Maite Hernandez Mateo