Drawings, Paintings, Sculptures, Printmaking, Assemblages and Installations



My Works

"I began drawing and carving wood and common stones during my childhood in the 50s. From the beginning, it was faces, the human figure, self-portraits, or just a pretty girl who would catch my eye. My later work had been realistic, but during the last stage of my studies at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, in the Dominican Republic, my work began to transform into what it is today. My ability was forged by a team of some of the most recognized artists of the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. In my art, ‘the lines’ wish to be seen in order to more definitely mark the ‘expressions’ of our joy, dreams, and suffering. The idea of those ‘small lines’ was taken primarily from my work as an etcher. By observing the Old Masters of that discipline (Durer, Rembrandt, and others), I assimilated the sort of line that they used to achieve volume and shadow in their forms. I adapted to enhance the expressions, not only in the faces of my characters, but in their bodies. My characters are mostly women and children because I dedicate my attention to those human beings considered in the society as “weakest”. They are actually the most tender and beautiful, the givers and receivers of life."
Felix Berroa, 1993





EDUCATION:


1970-1972: "Wood Carving". Centro Nacional de Artesanía, CENADARTE (Under Direction of sculptor Joaquin Priego), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


1970-1972/1974-1978: "Fine Arts". National School of Fine Arts. (Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas).


1975-1978: "Fine Arts Education" (Profesorado en Artes Plásticas). Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, UASD, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


1979-1980: "Printmaking": Etching, Intaglio, Serigraphy (Silk Screen), Lithography, Collagraphy, and Experimental Drawing. Escuela de Artes Plásticas (School of Fine Arts), Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Other Complementary Studies:


2003-2004: "Computer Graphic Design" and "English as Second Language". Easter Suffolk VOCE, Long Island, New York. 1981: "Theory and Practice of the Folklore Investigation". Dictated by Dr. Ralph S. Boggs and Edna Garrido de Boggs. Museo del Hombre Dominicano (Museum of the Dominican Men), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. SOLO EXHIBITIONS:


1978: "Drawings and Graphics". Casa de Teatro. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


1980: "Temores: de lo Nuevo y lo Duradero, de lo Sensual y Otras Cosas". (Fears: of the New and the Lasting, of the Sensual and Others Things). Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico.


- 1980: "Temores: de lo Nuevo y lo Duradero, de lo Sensual y Otras Cosas". (Fears: of the New and the Lasting, of the Sensual and Others Things). Universidad de rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico.


1980: "Temores". (Fears). Galería Caferelly. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. - 1981: "Proceso Estampas y Otras Cosas". Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo domingo, Dominican Republic.


1981: "De la Vida, el Sueno y la Muerte". (Of the Life, Dream and Death). Galería Paiewonski, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


1988: "Cinco Leyendas para Dormir un Nino". (Five Legends to Put a Child to Sleep with). Casa de Francia (French's House), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. -


1989: "Éxtasis de Cuerpos y Pensamientos". (Bodies and Thoughts Ecstasy). Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn Harbor, Long Island, New York.


1993: "Éxtasis de Cuerpos y Pensamientos". (Bodies and Thoughts Ecstasy). Centro de Investigación Propuesta, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.



Felix Berroa has had dozens of other shows in galleries, arts centers, museums, biennials and arts festivals in the United States and Colombia. Some of those prestigious venues are:


Shows in United States:

- Cherokee Arts Center, Cherokee, Georgia.

- Marietta Cobb Art Museum, Marietta, Georgia. - Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville, Douglasville, Georgia.

- Nassau County Museum of Art - Roslyn Harbor, New York

- Central Islip Museum, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, New York. Brentwood Public Library, Brentwood, New York.

- Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Arts (MOCHA), Manhattan, New York City.

- Discovery Gallery, Glen Cove, New York. Columbia University in New York City, New York City. Georgia.

- Abernathy Arts Center, Hudgens, Sandy Springs, Georgia. - Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, Valdosta, Georgia.

- Bank of America Plaza (The tallest building in Atlanta), Midtown Atlanta, Georgia. Studio 905 on Juniper, Midtown Atlanta, Georgia. -Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, Georgia.

- Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, North Carolina, USA.

- 1993-2008: Other dozens of solo and group shows.


Group Shows in Colombia:

- Museo San Juan Nepomuceno, Santa Marta, Colombia.

- Galería y Pinacoteca de la Aduana, Barranquilla, Colombia.

- Sala Jorge Mantilla Caballero, Instituto Municipal de Cultura y Turismo, IMCUT, Bucaramanga, Colombia.

- Museo de Arte Moderno de Bucaramanga, Bucaramanga, Colombia.



Felix Berroa has had dozens of other shows in galleries, arts centers, museums, biennials and arts festivals in the United States and Colombia. Some of those prestigious venues are: Shows in United States:


- Cherokee Arts Center, Cherokee, Georgia.

- Marietta Cobb Art Museum, Marietta, Georgia.

- Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville, Douglasville, Georgia.

- Nassau County Museum of Art - Roslyn Harbor, New York

- Central Islip Museum, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, New York. Brentwood Public Library, Brentwood, New York.

- Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Arts (MOCHA), Manhattan, New York City.

- Discovery Gallery, Glen Cove, New York. Columbia University in New York City, New York City. Georgia.

- Abernathy Arts Center, Hudgens, Sandy Springs, Georgia. - Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, Valdosta, Georgia.

- Bank of America Plaza (The tallest building in Atlanta), Midtown Atlanta, Georgia. Studio 905 on Juniper, Midtown Atlanta, Georgia. -Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, Georgia.

- Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, North Carolina, USA.

- 1993-2008: Other dozens of solo and group shows. Group Shows in Colombia: - Museo San Juan Nepomuceno, Santa Marta, Colombia.

- Galería y Pinacoteca de la Aduana, Barranquilla, Colombia.

- Sala Jorge Mantilla Caballero, Instituto Municipal de Cultura y Turismo, IMCUT, Bucaramanga, Colombia.

- Museo de Arte Moderno de Bucaramanga, Bucaramanga, Colombia.





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