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About the Artist

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

Resumé

 

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

2019 “Evidence of Movement” New York Restoration Project, 2 locations NYC.

2019 "EmPOWER - Images for Social Justice" Grady Alexis Gallery, NYC.
2018 “Women Who Fly” New York Restoration Project, 3 public gardens NYC.

2017-18 Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Historical House Museum, Seneca Falls, NY.

2018 "The Rite of Spring" South Oxford Space, Brooklyn NY.

2016 “Women with Wings” Outdoor exhibition, NYRP, 2 locations, Manhattan, NYC.

2016 The Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum, New York City (Outdoor/indoor)

2016 “Boundless in the City” Outdoor traveling exhibition, NYRP, 4 locations in NYC.

2016 National Women's Rights Gallery, Seneca Falls, NY

2016 Rio III Gallery, New York City.

​2015 National Women's Rights Gallery, Seneca Falls, NY.
2014 Grady Alexis Gallery, New York City.
2014 The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Center at the historic Audubon Ballroom, NYC.
2014 National Women's Rights Gallery, Seneca Falls, NY.
2013 The Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum, New York City.
2013 The City University of New York, Hall of Fame Gallery, New York City.
2013 National Women's Rights Gallery, Seneca Falls, NY.
2012 The City University of New York, Bowling Green Gallery, New York City.
2011 Mark Miller Gallery, New York City.
2011 Treasure Room Gallery, New York City.
2011 Azucarera Gallery, New York City.
2010 Women’s eNews Gallery, New York City.
2009 ArtHaus Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2009 La Galeria, New York City.
2008 Marmara Gallery, New York City.
2008 Berkeley Gallery, New York City.
2007 ArtHaus Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2007 Grady Alexis Gallery, New York City.
2006 Latin Collector Gallery, New York City.
2006 Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, New York City, NY.
2005 PhilosophyBox Gallery, New York City, NY.
2003 Azarian-McCullough Gallery, Sparkill, NY.
2000 The Treasure Room Gallery, New York City, NY.
1999 Bridgeport University Gallery, Bridgeport CT.
1999 Sivertson Gallery, Duluth, MN.
1997 The Museum Gallery, White Plains, NY.
1996 B.Abrahams Center Gallery, NY.
1995 Lehman College Art Gallery, NY.
1993 Marymount Manhattan Gallery, New York City.
1993 Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
1992 Stage Installation, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY.
1992 Mexican Cultural Institute of New York Gallery, NY.
1992 Ollantay Center for the Arts Gallery, New York City.
1991 Hewlett-Woodmere Gallery, Hewlett, NY.
1991 Schoharie County Arts Council Gallery, Cobleskill, NY
1990 Jagendorff-Bacchi Gallery, New York City.
1989 On the Wall Gallery, New York City.
1988 On the Wall Gallery, New York City

AWARDS AND HONORS

2019 Puffin Foundation Award.

2019 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Award.

2019 Arts Engagement Award, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone.

2019 Political Satire Award, XXI International Biennial, Cuba.

​​2018 United Nations Ranan Lurie Award for Political Art.

2018 Arts Engagement Award, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone..

2017 Puffin Foundation Award.

2017 Democracy in Action Award “Feminist Global Advocacy”

2017 Uptown Community Democrats, Honoree.

2016 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Award.
2016 The Gabriela Mistral, Julia De Burgos and Frida Kahlo Award.
2015 Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, Uptown Art Stroll Honoree.

2015 Puffin Foundation Award.
2014 Outstanding Women of New York.
2013 Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Award.
2013 Puffin Foundation Award.

2012 Art in Embassies Program, US Department of State.
2012 Artist Residency Award, Bryant Park, New York
2012 Jordan Painting Project Finalist, New York Foundation for the Arts.
2012 Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Award.
2011 Award Artist "Global Citizen Award" Clinton Global Initiative,

selected by President Bill Clinton.
2011 “Woman of the Week” Women in the World Foundation.
2011 Manhattan Community Arts Fund Award, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
2010 “21 Leaders for the 21 Century” Award.
2010 Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Award.
2009 Puffin Foundation Award.
2009 Harlem Arts Alliance Award.
2009 “When Art Imitates Life” Award.
2008 Groundbreaking Latina in the Arts Award.
2008 Manhattan Community Arts Fund Award, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
2006 Official Artist of the Latin Grammy Award.
2006 Featured artist, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York.
2004 New York City Council Citation Award for Achievement in Art.
1999 Outstanding Latina of the Year Award, NY.
1999 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award nomination.
1996 The Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature.
1996 Notable Children's Trade Book in Social Studies.
1996 Great Lakes Book Award finalist.
1996 Northeastern MN Book Award Nomination.
1995 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Drawing,

Printmaking and Artist’s Books.
1995 The Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature.
1991 Empire State Arts Alliance Grant, Sculpture.
1989 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture.
1989 Educational Press Association of America Achievement Award in Drawing.

SELECTED COMMISSIONS AND PUBLIC ART
2017 Artwork Commissioned by the New York Women's Foundation.

2016 “Boundless - The Women of the Mansion” site-specific, outdoor installations, Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum, NYC.

2016 “Boundless in the City" Site-specific, outdoor installations, four locations, commissioned by the New York Restoration Project.
2014 “Daphne” site-specific installation, Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum, NYC.
2014 Public Art: Sherman Creek Park, commissioned by NYRP, site-specific installation.
2012 Series of ten artworks commissioned by the International Museum of Women.
2012 Public Art, Swindler Cove Park, NYRP. Site-specific Installation.
2012 Artwork Commission for the Bryant Park Corporation, New York. Painting.
2011 "Global Citizen Award" Commissioned by the Clinton Global Initiative, President Bill Clinton.
2011 Artwork Commissioned by the New York Women's Foundation.
2010 Award design, CityArts, awarded to Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York.
2009 Altar Installations, El Museo del Barrio, NYC.
2009 Temporary Public Art: Harlem Banners, Harlem Art Alliance, NY.
2007 Public art: Florida’s Art in State Buildings Program, Tampa, FL.
2006 Public art: 1000 sq’ ft. collaborative mural, Manhattan, NY.
2006 Public art: Faceted glass artwork, Arts for Transit Program, NYC.
2001 Artwork commissioned by the ART Institute of NY & NJ.
2000 Artwork commissioned by IBM.
1999 Artwork commissioned by the CDC.
1997 Artwork commissioned by the NY Arts for Transit Program.
1996 Costumes/Sets for “The Cuchulain Cycle” by WB Yeats, Terranova Productions, NY.
1994 Public Art, N.York public school, NYC Percent for Art.
1993 Public Art, New York Headquarters of Macmillan/McGraw Hill.
1992 Artwork commissioned by Altria Group, NY.
1992 Stage installation for The Brooklyn Academy of Music. Next Wave Festival.
1987-Present: Numerous Private Commissions.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
The Library of Congress, Washington DC.
The National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.
The New York Public Library, NY.
The New York City Board of Education, NY.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, NY.
The Latin Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The City University of New York.
Tampa Children’s Medical Services, FL.
The Ellis Island Foundation, New York.
University of Richmond Museums, VA.
The National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL.
ART Institute of New York & New Jersey.
Macmillan/McGraw Hill, New York.
Hutchinson & Company, Novato, CA
Altria, New York.
IBM, New York.
Numerous private collections in the US, Europe, Mexico and Japan.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Over one hundred group exhibitions, notable venues include: The Library of Congress, Washington DC; The National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL; The Hillwod Art Museum, NY; The Islip Art Museum, NY; The Alternative Museum, NY; The Ellis Island Museum, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, Dominican Republic; The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, NY; Smack Mellon, NY; Tweed Gallery, City Hall, NY; Morris Jumel Mansion Museum, NY; Grand Central Station, NY; Society of Illustrators Museum, NYC; The United Nations, NY; Exit Art, NY; The Edward Hopper Landmark Art Center, Nyack, NY; St. John's University Gallery, NY; Columbia University, NY; Connecticut Graphic Arts Center, Norwalk, CT; Lehman College Art Gallery, NY; University Gallery, State University Albany, NY; New York University Galleries, NY; Google Headquarters, Sn. Francisco, CA.
 
PUBLICATIONS

USA: The New Yorker Magazine (cover art), The New York Times, The Nation, The Guggenheim Museum, American Express, Alebrije Productions, Arista Records, Houghton Mifflin, IBM, Latina, Little Brown & Co., Organica Press, Meridians, Univision.  
International publications include: The International Herald Tribune, France; Nexos Magazine, Mexico; Hauser Magazine, Germany.  
Books: La Boda, Little,Brown & Co., In Rosa’s Mexico, Knopf (Commended Titles, The Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature). The Legend of the Lady Slipper, Houghton Mifflin. (Notable Children’s Trade Book in Social Studies, Great Lakes Book Award Finalist, and Nominated Northeastern MN Book Award).
 
SELECTED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

2019 “Women in the Heights” Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance/BHC.

2018 “Women in the Heights” Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance/BHC.

2017 "Andrea Arroyo: Unnatural Election” City University of New York, NYC.

2017 “Women in the Heights” Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance/BHC.

2017 "Unnatural Election, WW3, OppArt” School of Visual Arts, NYC.

​2016 “Andrea Arroyo: Tribute to the Disappeared” Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, NYC.

2016 “Women in the Heights” Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance/BHC.

2016 “Andrea Arroyo: Tribute to the Disappeared” Marshall University, WV.

2016 “Andrea Arroyo: Tribute to the Disappeared” Roots Festival, Dallas TX.

2016 “Uptown Arts Review – Artists at Work” Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance/BHC

2016 “Andrea Arroyo: Butterflies at the Mansion” Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum, NYC

2016 “Engaging Communities through the Arts” Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ.

2016 “Public Art with Andrea Arroyo” Children’s Museum of Manhattan, NYC.

2016 “Conversations about Feminist Global Advocacy” MNN, NYC.

2016 “Pre-Columbian Mosaics” workshop, NMIC, Mano a Mano.

2016 “Andrea Arroyo: Day of the Dead” Mano a Mano, NYC

2016 “Women in the Heights-Transitions” Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance/BHC.
2015 “Andrea Arroyo: Women as Inspiration” Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum, NYC.
2015 “Art-Making for Social Change” Workshop, presented by NoMAA/Fort Tyron Park.
2015 Artist Talk, Women's Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, NY.
2015 Moderator “Women in the Heights-Human Essence” NOMAA, NYC.
2015 Presenter “Artist at Work 2015” presented by NoMAA, New York City.
2015 “Huichol-Inspired Art” workshop, presented in collaboration with Mano a Mano.
2015 “Tribute to the Disappeared” workshops, Columbia University, The New School,

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Mano a Mano, La Casa Azul Gallery.
2015 “Huichol Inspired Art” workshop, presented in collaboration with Mano a Mano.
2014 Artist Talk, Women's Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, NY.
2014 Moderator “Women in the Heights - Reflections on Creating” NOMAA, NYC.
2014 Panelist “Women’s History Month: Girl Rising” The City College of New York.
2014 “Artist at Work” Cloth Technology Center, presented by NoMAA, New York City.
2013 Presenter "The Art of Adaptation" Uptown Lit Festival, The Palace Theatre.
2013 Guest Speaker “Celebrating the Power of Women” Universidad de Puebla and New York University Exchange Program.
2013 “Professional Development for Artists of All Disciplines” Mano a Mano, New York.
2013 “Artist at Work” Professional Development for Artists, La Casa Azul, New York City.
2013 Panelist "Immigrant Too" Artists Talk. Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, NY.
2013 Moderator “Women in the Heights”. Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, NY.
2012 Presenter "Best Practices for Artists" New York Foundation for the Arts, Queens Museum of Art.
2012 Consultant "Individual Consultation Initiative" New York Foundation for the Arts (2011-12)
2012 Moderator “Muse” Artists Panel. Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, NY.
2011 Presenter “Best Practices for Artists” Upper Manhattan Arts Services Team, NY.
2011 Moderator “Women in the Heights-Perspectives” NOMAA, NY.
2011 Artist’s Talk, Mural Art, Lehman College, Education Dept.
2010 Presenter “Strategic Planning for Spanish-Speaking Artists” NoMAA & Creative Capital, NYC.
2010 “Artists respond to the Immigration Issue” Marshall University, Huntington WV.
2010 Presenter “Diversity within Diversity” Longwood Art Gallery, Hostos CC, NY.
2010 Moderator “Women in the Heights” Artists Panel. NOMAA, NY.
2010 Moderator “Women Create” Artists Panel, Dwyer Cultural Center, NY.
2009 Presenter, Artist Development workshops, Northern Manhattans Arts Alliance, NY.
2008 Presenter “Making a living as an artist” Northern Manhattans Arts Alliance, NY.
2007 Gallery Talk “Venus Recaptured” Grady Alexis Gallery, New York City.
2006 Artist’s Talk, Hispanic Heritage Event, Berkeley College New York.
2006 Artist’s Talk, Hispanic Heritage Event, MTA New York.
1996-97 Gallery Talks, Lectures and Workshop, Guest Artist, Lehman College, NYC.
1995 Artist Talk, NYC Board of Education, NY.
 
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
SPEAKER: Ms. Arroyo is a sought-after speaker on issues relating to her own artwork, women’s issues and Professional Development.
CONSULTANT: Provides consulting and advisory services to artists, collectors and organizations.
CURATOR: Curated solo and group shows for various galleries and organizations.

SELECTED CURATORIAL PROJECTS
Exhibition projects curated by Andrea Arroyo have been featured in CNN, NY1-TV, The New York Times, The Associated Press, The New York Daily News, ArtThreat, La Jornada, El Mundo, El Diario, etc.

2017-Present OppArt, The Nation Magazine.

2016-Present: “Unnatural Election, Artists Respond” An ongoing project curated by Andrea Arroyo, 250 international artists, exhibitions and presentations in the US and abroad.

2014-Present: “Tribute to the Disappeared” An ongoing project curated by Andrea Arroyo, 300 artists featured, exhibitions and presentations in New York and Mexico.
2016 “Women in the Heights-Transitions,” “Uptown Arts Review”
2015 “Women in the Heights-Our Human Essence.”
2015 Curator “Tribute to the Disappeared” (with the participation of over 300 international artists)
2014 "Dos Generaciones," “Gematria,” “Through Women’s’ Eyes,” “Women in the Heights-Reflections,” “New York: City and Nature”
"Through Women's Eyes," "Women in the Heights - Reflections on Creating," "New York: City and Nature."
2013 "Common Grounds," “I Have a Dream-50 Years of Change,” “The Graphic Canon,” “Infinite Regions,” “Women in the Heights-Celebrations,” “Women Inspired.”
2012 "Earth Alert," "Painted Voices," “Women in the Heights-Intersections,” "Political Neighbors," "Northern Manhattan as a Muse," "Women's Work."
2011 "September 11 - Past, Present, Future," “Women in the Heights-Perspectives,” “Women’s Voices,” "Hecho a Mano".
2010 “Encuentro,” “AriZONA Artists Respond to the Immigration Issue,” “Women-Made,” “Art Without Borders,” “Women in the Heights”.
2009 “Painting the Americas National Exhibit", “Three Women-Three Visions”.
2008 “City Slices-The Art of Beatrice Coron,” “Manhatitlan Codex-The Art of Felipe Galindo”.

Affiliations:
Board of Directors, Lehman College Art Gallery, City University of New York, 2013-16
Board of Directors, El Taller Latino Americano, New York, 2008-15.

REVIEWS, PRESS
Andrea Arroyo’s work has been the subject of over 200 features in the national and international media (print, tv, radio,) please visit her “Press” page.

Andrea Arroyo is represented by ArtHaus Gallery
San Francisco, CA. Contact ArtHaus
Contact the Artist

Andrea Arroyo is available for interviews, exhibitions,commissions (painting, drawing, indoor/outdoor public art, illustration,) workshops,

curatorial projects and speaking engagements

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