Andrea Arroyo is an award-winning artist working in a wide range of media including painting, artists books, mixed media, digital art, public art, and site-specific installation.
Her work is exhibited and collected internationally, public collections include The Library of Congress, The National Museum of Mexican Art, The Richmond Museum, The Smithsonian Institute and The New York Public Library.
Honors include New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, NYC Artist Corps, 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.
Public art projects include permanent indoor and outdoor artwork for private, institutional and corporate spaces.
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.
“Goddesses at the Palace”
A site-specific installation transforming the Grand Foyer of the historic United Palace, with large-scale artworks inspired by the theatre’s history and architecture.
United Palace, Broadway/175th St, New York City. June 29-July 9
Viewing Hours Vary, for info and appointments: Email
"Goddesses at the Palace" is inspired by real and imagined women, past, present and future. With this project, the artist celebrates the beauty, power and resilience of women, and continues to explore large-scale drawing in the three-dimensional realm, transforming traditional and non-traditional spaces to invite reflection about the role of art in society.
About the United Palace:
"Built in 1930 as one of Loew’s “Wonder Theatres,” the United Palace was one of the region’s premier vaudeville and movie houses. Designed by noted architect Thomas Lamb (Cort Theatre, Ziegfeld Theatre) with interiors by decorative specialist Harold Rambusch (Waldorf Astoria, Radio City Music Hall), it was described by The New York Times as “Byzantine Romanesque-Indo-Hindu-Sino-Moorish-Persian-Eclectic-Rococo Deco” and a “kitchen sink masterpiece.” With more than 3,000 seats, it is still the fourth largest venue of its kind in Manhattan.
"Goddesses at the Palace" is made possible through support from Creatives Rebuild New York Artist Employment Program. Additional support from Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, United Palace of Cultural Arts, and Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance.
The companion book "ImagiNATIONS: Art as Solidarity" available now.
(April 14-June 12)
(April 23,-July 31)
and THE UNITED PALACE (May 15-July 31)
BOOK "ImagiNATIONS: Art as Solidarity"
150 profusely illustrated pages, published by NowWhat Media.
SIGNED/personalized: $30 including US shipping
PayPal (below,) and Zelle (preferred, email me.)
Saturday, June 4, 1-3pm. Meet the Artist-Community Open House. Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum (Indoors) RSVP Includes Book Signing.
June 18th 2-4pm: Spontaneous Minds: the Art of Improvisation, Collaborative performance, live music by Miguel Zenon, live painting by Andrea Arroyo. In collaboration with Columbia University’s Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute. Hispanic Society Museum. Performance 2-3pm (Outdoors.) RSVP
June 30th, 6-8pm. Art as Solidarity - Uptown Art Stroll Closing. The United Palace.
Please stay tuned for updates and additional programs.
Art as Solidarity is an ongoing series of artworks created in response to issues that touch us everyday, like immigration, civil and gender rights, displacement, gun violence, international conflicts and the environmental crisis. The works reflect universal values of love, justice, equality and peace, and aim to build bridges across borders, languages and cultures.
These images bear witness to daily injustices and political upheavals. While they document our current turbulent times, they also celebrate the beauty and resilience of the most vulnerable communities. These images inspire reflection, empower individuals, and build communities to create change, by raising their voices in empathy, in solidarity and in love.
Arroyo says “Art can change the world and beauty is revolutionary.”
Selections from the "Solidarity" series have been recognized with various awards, including First Prize, United Nations Lurie Award; Political Satire Award Humor Biennial Cuba; and awards from Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, Hispanic Federation, Google the Miranda Family Fund., Puffin Foundation, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
About Art as Solidarity:
“Andrea Arroyo responds to challenges faced by all our communities, locally and globally, with images that uplift, inspire, and empower. Her art is a call to social action, an invitation to hope, and a celebration of our shared humanity.” -Guillaume Kientz, Director and CEO, Hispanic Society Museum & Library
Top image: Art as Solidarity Exhibition at the Hispanic Society Museum, NYC 2022.
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.
RECENT INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS
“EmPOWER - Images for Social Justice” NYC
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
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!
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.