About me

Born in Caracas, Venezuela 1984. Alfredo graduated from BFA in Caracas at the art school Armando Reveron, he, later on, studied Post Baccalaureate and an MFA Master in Fine Arts both at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since then he has been teaching and exhibiting his work at galleries in Caracas and participated in art fairs from South America. His work has been sold in Venezuela, USA, Peru, and Colombia. Alfredo's work is connected to his childhood when he was treated for leukemia and art was an act of distraction.

 

Statement

 

Being able to merge the experience in my life during my disease with leukemia when I was young, and the practice as an artist is the perception I have of my work. It's a practice of repetition where constantly I am making and elaborating the act of drawing and undrawing.  

Elements on cartoons and colors in sports are part of capturing my attention on being obsessed with the idea of distraction.  From the Kinetic world, we live on and surrounded by masters of Optical art from Venezuela it functions as a foundation for my work.

The art I create I am attached to the act of adding, sewing, fragmenting or juxtaposing elements,  where Collage works as a mechanism to integrate and express different ideas of drawing.  


 

Curriculum

Studies

2015 Certificate in Teaching Component from the Simon Bolivar University. Caracas, Venezuela.
2012 MFA in Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (SAIC).
2010 Post Baccalaureate in Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (SAIC).
2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting.  (IUESAPAR) - University Institute of Higher Studies of Plastic Arts Armando Reveron. Caracas. Venezuela.

Art courses

 2008 Nihonga Painting with Judith Kruger at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

 2008 Portraits drawing with Loretta Bourque at School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1999 - 2003 Painting class with Luis Alvarez de Lugo, Caracas, Venezuela.


Recognitions

2017 Extraordinary Talents Visa U.S Citizenship & Immigration SVC. 
2012 Nominated for the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, SAIC. Chicago, IL.
2011 International Graduate Scholarship, SAIC. School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Chicago, IL.
2011 The John W. Kurtich Foundation, travel scholarship SAIC. School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
2010 Incentive Scholarship, SAIC. School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
2004 Honorary Diploma. XXIV Municipal Salon of Painting - Dead Nature, Flowers, and Nudism. Venezuela, Maracay.

 

Teaching experience:

2018-2019 Art Instructor at Harper College for Continue Education program. Chicago, IL.

Fall 2015 Teacher in Illustration at Las Mercedes Design Institute. Caracas, Venezuela.

Spring 2015 Teacher in Drawing at Las Mercedes Design Institute. Caracas, Venezuela.

Spring 2012 TA-B teaching assistant in Figure Drawing Riva Lehrer at SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.

Spring 2011 TA-B  teaching assistant in Materials and techniques with Rebecca Shore at SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.

 


Solo Shows

2017 Solo Presentation at collective Art Space Pop Up Gallery. Chicago,IL. 
2015 Undrawing color at OKYO gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.
2013 Not Frog Not Frog - No Rana No Rana. Chacao Bistro wall gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.
2008 Lines between Horses. Caracas Country Club Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.

Group Exhibitions

2018 Autumn Collective, Artspace8 Gallery. Chicago, IL.

2018 Out of the Box Oak Park Art League. Chicago, IL. 
2017 Experimentum Y. Cultural Center from Asia Boulevard. Lima, Peru. 
2014 Colectiva OKYO gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.
2013 SALON 151  open house. Brooklyn, NY.
2012 MFA graduate exhibition, Sullivan Galleries. Chicago, IL.
2011 Experience is Never Unattached, Sullivan Galleries. Chicago, IL.
2011 Flip the coin,112 S.Michigan Ave.17th Floor at SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.  
2011 Back2Back2Back (pt2) Remix + Multiple 112 S.Michigan Ave.12th Floor at SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.  
2010 Post Baccalaureate Graduate Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries. Chicago, IL.
2010 Midnight Snacks 1366 Space, Chicago, IL
2008 64 Biennale Arturo Michelena Salon. Valencia. Venezuela.
2008 Graduate Exhibition - XI promotion of the University Institute of Higher Studies of Plastic Arts Armando Reveron. Museum Jacobo Borges. Caracas.
2007 Interior Trip Exhibit. The Central University of Venezuela Gallery. Caracas.
2006 XXX Aragua Art Salon. Maracay.
2006 Juan Lovera salon. Art Foundation of the Industrial Bank of Venezuela Gallery. Caracas.
2006 Expressions and Gestures. Art Foundation of the Industrial Bank of Venezuela Gallery. Caracas.
2005 From the Becoming. Bellas Artes subway station. Caracas.
2004 IV University salon of Art. Central University of Venezuela, Caracas.
2004 XXIV Municipal Salon of Painting - Dead Nature, Flowers, and Nudism.  Venezuela, Maracay.

Art Fair
2016 Art Santa Fe, Contemporary Art Project. New Mexico, USA. 
2015  Lima art fair with OKYO Gallery. Lima, Peru
2015 Art Cartagena art fair with OKYO Gallery. Cartagena, Colombia.
2014 FIA Iberoamericana art fair with OKYO Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.

Press

2016 interview from Art Daily News International Magazine 

2016 Interview with Artefacto Magazine, Caracas, Venezuela. 

2015 El Universal News Paper, announcement and interview for a solo show at Okyo Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.
2015 El Nacional News Paper, announcement, and interview for solo show at Okyo Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.
2015 Mujeres en todo t.v interview for "Undrawing color", solo show at Globovision with Alba Cecilia Mujica. Caracas, Venezuela.