b. Havana, Cuba
I am a versatile teacher with a thorough knowledge of art history, a solid grounding in both traditional and contemporary concepts and practice, and a deep respect for the creative process in general. In my teaching I strive to balance historical and contemporary concerns while addressing the appropriate formal, technical and conceptual needs of Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced level students. My goal as a teacher is to foster an understanding of the techniques, principles and elements used in art, create a platform for personal creativity, problem solving and self-expression, and foster personal growth, independence and critical thinking skills in my students.
1991 M.F.A., Painting, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
1987 B.F.A., Studio Art, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1983-85 Art Students League, New York, NY (studies in Anatomy, Figure Drawing and Figure Painting)
2003-Present- Senior Lecturer in 2D & 3D Fine Arts, Lesley University College of Art and Design
Courses taught: Drawing Intensive, Intro to Painting, Advanced Projects in Drawing and Painting, Abstract Painting, Watercolor, 3D Concepts, Intro to Sculpture, Assemblage/Mixed Media, Abstract Drawing, Collage, Interdisciplinary Studio, Concepts in Drawing, Senior Studio, Professional Development and Independent Studies.
Responsibilities and achievements: Participate in curriculum meeting; created new 3D Concepts curriculum; participated in planning committees for new painting, wood shop and welding facilities; supervising the wood shop facilities and work study students; editing the Fine Arts Department blog; scheduling/coordinating models; serving as a mentor to MFA students. Created and taught a cluster of courses with art historical and contemporary relevance: Collage, Assemblage, Interdisciplinary Studio/Installation.
Fall 2015-Present- Adjunct Professor, Massachusetts College of Art and Design PCE Program
Courses taught: Beginning Painting, Drawn to Paint
Spring 2013- Visiting Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Courses taught: Foundation level Beginning Drawing, 3D Design
1994-2003- Assistant Preparator, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
1988-1991- Instructor of Record, University of South Florida, Tampa
Courses taught: Foundation level 2D Design, Painting I, Beginning Drawing, Figure Drawing
1990-Present- Drummer, percussionist and educator specializing in Jazz, Latin jazz, and Blues music.
Gallery Affiliation- Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ
Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions
2019- Tilt, Manning Gallery, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA
2018- Street of Dreams, Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ
2016- Brilliant Corners, Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ
2014- Utopia, Gallery@ArtBlock, Boston, MA
New Work, Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ
Accelerator, Gordon Gallery, Boston Arts Academy, Boston, MA
2012- Paradigm, Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ
2010- Variable Dimensions (two-person), University Hall Gallery, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
2001- Tropicana, Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston, MA
1998- Kind of Blue, Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston, MA
1996- Form and Feeling (two-person), Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston, MA
Lois Foster Exhibition of Boston Area Artists (two-person), Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA
1991- Interaction, Centre Gallery, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019- Schools of Thought, New Art Center, Newton, MA
2017- BA & AB, The Gallery@ArtBlock, Boston, MA
2016- Synergy, Gallery@ArtBlock, Boston, MA
Directions, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA
2015- Recipients of the 2014 Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant,
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
2013- Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition, University Hall Gallery, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
2011- Off the Wall, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
Group Matter, Scollay Square Gallery, Boston, MA
Industrial Strength, Fountain Street Gallery, Framingham, MA
2010- Art on Speed, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
2009- Illuminati Nuovi, Gallery MC, New York, NY
Carve, Cast, Cut, Construct, Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston, MA
Roundabout, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA
2008- Boston Paints, Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Endicott College, Beverly, MA
Sketch, Mix, Draw, Paint, Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston, MA
2007- Absolute Abstraction, Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston, MA
2005- Island Nations, RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI
2004- The Hot Zone, Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston, MA
2003- Adventures in Abstraction, Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston, MA
Boston Abstraction Now, OSP Gallery, Boston, MA
2001- Boomerang, Exit Art Gallery, New York, NY
1999- Faculty and Alumni Exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Survey of Local Contemporary Art, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA
1998- Emblem, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA
Surfacing, Jenn Joy Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997- New England Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Winners in Fort Point,
FPAC Gallery, Boston, MA
1995- Underground Studios II, Jewett Art Gallery, Wellesley College, MA
Intersections, ArtsWorcester Gallery, Worcester, MA
1994- National '94 Small Works Exhibition, Schoharie County Arts Council, Cobleskill, NY
1993- International Juried Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
The Northeast Open, Grove Street Gallery, Worcester, MA
1992- Core Fellows Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX
Annual Houston Area Exhibition, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, TX
Biopsy, Collaborative Installation with Jose Marin and Kyle Barnette,
Titanic Anatomy Gallery, Tampa, FL
LSUS/Stoner 5-State Exhibition, Shreveport, LA
1991- 53rd Annual National Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings,
The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL
One Square Foot of Space, Art League of Houston, Houston, TX
1988- Hortt Memorial Exhibition, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2014- The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant, The Provincetown Art Association and Museum
2010- Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship Grant
2009- Artists Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Grant
Faculty Professional Development Grant, Art Institute of Boston
2002- Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist's Grant
1996- The New England Foundation for the Arts Artist's Grant
1991-92- Core Fellowship Residency, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1989- Graduate Council Fellowship, University of South Florida
2016- Artist Talk, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Lecture and workshop on Afro-Cuban rhythms, Morningside Music School, Arlington, MA
2014- Lecture and workshop on Afro-Cuban rhythms, Bunker Hill Community College Music Department,
2013- Lecture On Jazz Music and Abstract Painting, Clark University Music Department, Worcester, MA
2010- Panel on Critique Pedagogy, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
2009- Artist Talk, The Art Institute of Boston
2005- Artist Talk, Island Nations exhibition, RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI
2004- Artist Talk, Worcester State College Art Department, Worcester, MA
2003- Artist Talk, The Art Institute of Boston
2000- Artist Talk, Judy Ann Goldman Gallery, Boston, MA
1996- Artist Talk, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Artist Talk, Judy Ann Goldman Gallery, Boston, MA
1995- Artist Talk, Jewett Art Gallery, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
2008- Aida Levitan, “El Boston artístico,” El Nuevo Herald, April 13, 2008.
2005- "In the Modern World." Rev. of New Art from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the Diaspora, Dwell, January 2005: 44. Print.
Christine Temin, “Capturing the Not-So-Sunny Side of the Caribbean,” Boston Globe, January 9, 2005 2004- Cate McQuaid, “The Hot Zone,” Boston Globe, July 16, 2004.
2003- Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, June 13, 2003.
Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, March 15, 2003.
2002- Ann Wilson-Lloyd, "The New Painting: A Widening Discourse in the Nineties," in Painting in Boston:1950-2000, ed. Rachel Rosenfeld-Lafo, Nicholas Capasso, Jennifer Urhane,
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, 2002.
New American Paintings, Number 44, The Open Studios Press.
2001- Cate McQuaid, "Candy-colored pathos," Boston Globe, February 1, 2001, Living/Arts.
1998- Jeffrey Perrott, "Emblem," artsMEDIA, October 1998.
Gary Duehr, "Exploring Visual Culture: Artists capture odd corner of human perception,"
The Boston Tab, September 29-October 5, 1998.
Christine Temin, "Open Studios offer samples of South End art energy," Boston Globe,
Joanne Silver, "Beyond Recognition, Mills Gallery exhibit tests the limits of familiarity,"Boston
Herald, September 4, 1998, Arts & Culture.
Charles Giuliano, "Emblem," boston.sidewalk.com, September 2, 1998.
New American Paintings, Number 14, February 1998, The Open Studios Press.
1997- Paul Parcellin, "NEFA Fellowship Winners in Fort Point," Art New England, June/July 1997,
volume 18 number 4, 18:4, pp.33-34.
Christine Temin, "Young, Gifted - and Here," Boston Globe Magazine, May 25, 1997.
Ann Wilson Lloyd, "Santiago Hernandez at Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art
and the Rose Art Museum," Art in America, May 1997, 85:5, pp.132-133.
1996- Christine Temin, "Rose exhibit shows that art hasn't lost its Pop," Boston Globe,
November 13, 1996.
1992- Susan Chadwick, "Artistic to the Core," The Houston Post, April 15,1992.
Selected Public and Private Collections
RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI
Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection
Orlando Museum of Art
Charles & Judy Fox
Sally and Andy Miller
Christina and Bryan Doyle
Mary Ellen and Harry Simon
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
Equity Residential, Boston, MA
Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc., Boston, MA
Dorothy and Milan Heath
Energy Capital Partners, Houston, TX
2002-2014- Woodshop and Sculpture Technician, Lesley University College of Art & Design,
(extensive operational and safety knowledge of a variety of woodworking power tools,
such as: table, radial-arm, jig and band saws; planers; drills; routers, and sanders). Computer skills include MS Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop and website creation and management.
American Association of University Professors
College Art Association
Artist Certification Panel, Boston Redevelopment Authority
Member Board of Directors, Bates Art Center, Boston
Other Professional Activities
I am also a professional drummer, percussionist and educator specializing in jazz, Latin jazz and Blues. I teach Drum Set and Percussion privately and at the CCISJ Music School in Hyde Park, MA. I also conduct workshops in Afro-Cuban rhythms at the Morningside Music School in Arlington, MA and Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown, MA. Recent performances include gigs at Ryle's in Cambridge, The House of Blues in Boston, the A'Town Jazz Festival in Arlington and the Newton Jazz & Wine Festival.