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
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.
CoVIDA - Homage to Victims of the Pandemic
Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum, Roger Morris Park, NYC.
On view through January 31, 2021. Please visit: CoVIDA.
The public is invited to submit names for the living memorial throughout the run of the exhibition.
RECENT INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS
“EmPOWER - Images for Social Justice” NYC 2019
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:
curated by Andrea Arroyo, over 300 international artists.
"OppArt" The Nation Magazine. Co-curated by Andrea Arroyo.
CORONAVIRUS - COVID19 ILLUSTRATIONS
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!
Right: "Me Too"
Left: "Real Men Don't Grope"
The Manhattan Times, The Nation Magazine
"Me Too" Awarded First Prize, United Nations
R Lurie Art Contest.