Andrea Arroyo is an award-winning visual artist who works in a range of media including painting, drawing, illustration, site-specific installation and public art. She exhibits widely and her work is in private, corporate and public collections around the world. Ms. Arroyo's public artworks include permanent indoor and outdoor projects for a New York City subway station, two schools, and other 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 and Outstanding Woman of New York. 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 The New Yorker and The New York Times, and has been the subject of over one hundred and fifty features in the international media.
Artist Talk: Andrea Arroyo: Tribute to the Disappeared, the artists discusses the use of art as a tool for social change. Tribute to the Disappeared is project in honor of victims of injustice, curated by Andrea Arroyo with the participation of over 300 international artists. February 27, 2016, 2pm. Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, The Brooklyn Museum, NYC.
Workshop: NYC Public Art with Andrea Arroyo. January 9th, 2016. Children's Museum of Manhattan. Panel: Engaging Communities Through the Arts, January 19, 2016, Teaneck, NJ. ArtsBergen Artist Talk: Andrea Arroyo-Artist at Work, Professional Development, December 14, 2015. Empire State College, NYC. Artist Talk:The Art of Andrea Arroyo - Women as Inspiration, November 14, 2015. Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum, NYC.
CURRENT SOLO EXHIBITION "A Rose in Harlem" Works inspired by historical and contemporary women of Sugar Hill.
Rio III Gallery at the Sugar Hill Building. NYC 10032. The Sugar Hill Building was designed by award-winning architect David Adjaye. "A Rose in Harlem" has been featured in The New York Daily News, DNA.info, NYFA, Impacto News, Raíces al Aire, El Economista, Notimex. Televisa International and El Diario New York City.
Related Events "A Rose in Harlem" LIVE ART AND JAZZ EXPERIENCE A unique, live artistic collaboration featuring the musical talents of jazz legend Ms. Marjorie Eliot, and the inspired paintings of award-winning visual artist Andrea Arroyo. "A Rose in Harlem" THE HOT NOW: Spontaneous Composition with Andrea Arroyo: Visual Artist, Daniel Carter: Saxophones, Trumpet, Winds and Margo Gezairlian Grib: Voice, Violin, Piano "A Rose in Harlem" MEMORY CIRCLE"interview by Joanna Castro, live painting by Andrea Arroyo. As part of The New York Public Library's Oral History Project.
"A Rose in Harlem" in El Diario NYC
"A Rose in Harlem" in The New York Daily News
Raíces al Aire
Current Projects and News
"Viva la Vida" Homage to Frida Kahlo
Mixed media installation. Commissioned by The New York Botanical Garden, part of the blockbuster exhibition "Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life" (half million visitors expected) and Celebrate Mexico Now.
Artist Andrea Arroyo
was honored by the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliace at the Uptown Art Stroll Kick-off Celebration, along with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ty Jones and Eduardo Gomez.
Tribute to the Disappeared Curated by Andrea Arroyo On September 26, 2014, 43 students from the Teachers College in Ayotzinapa were forcibly disappeared by Mexican police. In an effort to heal desolation with creativity, I organized "Tribute to the Disappered" an art exhibition in honor of victims of violence and injustice around the world. The project includes collaborations from over 300 international artists.
Please visit Tribute to the Disappeared Facebook(Updated daily) and website (in-progress) Selected articles about Tribute to the Disappeared "The Art of Mourning, Curator Andrea Arroyo brings awareness to injustices" Vivala "Proyecto artístico rinde tributo a desaparecidos" Univision "A Virtual Quilt of Remembrance for Mexico’s Murdered Students" Hyperallergic "Mexican-American Artist Pays Tribute to Ayotzinapa" TeleSur "Manhattan artists honor victims of violence through art" New York Daily News "With art and music Latinos in US respond to Ayotzinapa" Latin Correspondent Tribute to the Disappeared" The New School Free Press "I am Paris, I am Ayotzinapa, I am Ferguson, I am Baga, Nigeria" The Manhattan Times "Una Rosa en Harlem" Raíces al Aire "Tribute to the Disappeared" The Citizen
Tribute to the Disappeared Events: Artist Talk: Andrea Arroyo: Tribute to the Disappeared, February 27, 2016 2pm. Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, NYC.
Tribute to the Disappeared Exhibitions: Tribute to the Disappeared Women's Rights National Historical Park Gallery, Seneca Falls, NY. 12/15. Tribute to the Disappeared The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial Center, NYC. 9/15. Tribute to the Disappeared (Selection) Kimmel Gallery, New York University, 9/15. Tribute to the Disappeared La Casa Azul Bookstore and Gallery, 1/15. Tribute to the Disappeared (Selection) “Jornada43x43”, Mexico City, 2015. Tribute to the Disappeared (Selection) “Creative Hands in Solidarity with Ayotzinapa” Escuela de Artesanías Xocongo, Mexico City. 2015.
Recent Individual Exhibition: Andrea Arroyo “Memories Interlaced” Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial Center, housed in the restored Audubon Ballroom (built in 1912 and the site of the assassination of Malcolm X in 1965.)
"SACRED WOMEN"Selected as Pick of the Week, The New York Times. Also featured in: The Morning News"Sacred Women" watch WPIX-TV; NY1-TV: "Great things to do across the city"; NY1 Noticias-TV, Notimex, the Associated Press andWomenWorking:"Andrea Arroyo-Art Without Borders"read; "Andrea Arroyo-Boldly Inspired by Mythology"watch
"Flor de Tierra" An ongoing project in homage to the more than 400 women of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico that have been murdered since the early 90s and whose deaths have not been brought to justice. The project has been exhibited at different stages and has received support from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, The Puffin Foundation, and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
PUBLIC SPEAKING: Ms. Arroyo lectures at schools, universities, corporations and institutions. Please contact her directly for bookings.
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