GUSTAVO ROJAS

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EDUCATION

1971-1973       Universidad Nacional, Bogota, Colombia

1972-1974       SENA Graphic Arts College, Bogota, Colombia

1975-1978       Art Students League, New York, NY

1982-1984       The Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY

1995-1996       Advanced Photoshop and Multimedia courses, New York  University, New York, NY                    

 

 

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

 

2022    In My Mind’s Eye, Boricua College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY, March 7 – March 30

 

2020    Buscando La Imaginacion, Biblioteca Piloto del Caribe, Galeria de la Aduana (virtual), Barranquilla, Colombia, June 11 – June 30 
http://bibliotecapilotodelcaribe.com/galeria-digital-de-la-aduana/

 

2020          In My Mind’s Eye, Boricua College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY, March 12- April 10 (Postponed due to     Coronavirus. Will be rescheduled)

 

2019         Visiones, Obras Artisticas de Gustavo Rojas, William Musto Cultural Center, Union City, NJ

2018         Gustavo Rojas: Otra Faceta del Arte Colombiano, Exhibition and book presentation, Consulado de    Colombia en Nueva York, August-September

 

2018         Gustavo Rojas: Otra Faceta del Arte Colombiano written by Natalia Vega.  Book launch and exhibition, La Nacional, Spanish Benevolent Association, NY, February

 

2016         Digital Paintings, The Teaneck Cinemas Art Gallery, Teaneck, NJ

2004         New Paintings-Digital Art, 125 Park Ave Lobby Gallery, New York, NY

1996         Gustavo Rojas: Zoomorphic Figures, Bergen Museum of Art and Science, NJ

1993         Paintings; William Carlos Williams Center for the Arts, Rutherford, NJ

1993         Broadway Gallery, Passaic County Community College, Paterson, NJ

1990         Paul Sanger Gallery, Tenafly, NJ

1984         Ollantay Center for the Arts, New York, NY

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2021        The Ties That Bind, The Gallery Space, Rahway, NJ, Sept 19 – Oct 10

 

2021        Pro Arts Curators Choice 2021, Art150 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, June 5-July 31

 

2020        Hispanic Heritage Month Group Exhibition, Rotunda Gallery, City Hall, Jersey City, NJ, Sep-Oct

 

2020         Protest Art, The Galleries at CCBC (Community College of Baltimore County), online exhibit, June www.thegalleriesatccbc.com/protest-art

2020         Creative Distancing, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX, June

2019         Salon Creative Encounter, Cadena Gallery, 548 W 28 St, NYC, October-December

2018         We Art Colombia, Consulado de Colombia en Nueva York, October-November, NY

2018         August Group Show, Paul Calendrillo Gallery, Chelsea, NY

2014         Salon de Arte Anapoima 2014-2015, Casa de la Cultura de Anapoima, Colombia    

2011         EverGreene: The Artists & Their Art, Old School, New York, NY

2010         Visions of Dignity, The Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, DE

2010         Hispanic Heritage Exhibit, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College,

                  Gettysburg Campus, PA

 

2009         Fusion: American Classics Meet Latin American Art, The Biggs Museum of

                  American Art, juried, Dover, DE

 

2007         Nexus, Museo de las Casas Reales, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

2006         Celebrating Hispanic Heritage, Broadway & LRC Galleries, Passaic County  

                  Community College, Paterson, NJ

 

2006         Diving Into Digital, invitational, The Bergen Museum, Paramus, NJ

2006         Parallel Encounters, Bergen Community College, Hackensack, NJ

2005         Hispanic Heritage, Creating New Horizons, The Newark Public Library, NJ

2005         Exhibition of Colombian Art, Colombian Consulate, New York, NY

1998         Hispanic Visions, Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NJ

1997         The First Group Art Exhibit, Golin/Harris, New York, NY

1996         Explorando El Norte, 10 Colombian Artists in the U S A, Centro Colombo

                  Americano, Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia

 

1996         Explorando El Norte, 10 Colombian Artists in the U S A, Stendhal Gallery, Soho, NY

                  Museo Bolivariano de Arte Contemporaneo, Santa Marta, Colombia

1996         Pintores Latinoamericanos de New England, U.S.A. Rotary Club Gallery,

                  Plaza de la Cultura, Quillota, Chile     

                  

1995         17th Gathering of Contemporary Latin American Writers and Visual Artists in 

                  Rhode Island, Roger Williams Park Gallery, Providence, RI

 

1995         IV Salon de Dibujo, Fundacion de Arte Arawak, Museo de Arte Moderno,  Santo

                  Domingo, Dominican Republic 

 

1994         Urban Nomad, Clayton Gallery, New York, NY

1993         The Cultural Monopoly, Carla Stellweg Gallery, New York, NY

1993         The Association of Hispanic American Artist and Writers Group Show, The

                  Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ

 

1992         Portfolio: Prints from The Printmaking Workshop of New York, The

                  Westminster Art Gallery, Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ

 

1992         Quincentenial, The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

1992         The Impact of Two Worlds, Art Space Gallery, New Haven, CT

1992         The Colombus Legacy, Broadway Gallery, Passaic Community College, Paterson, NJ

1992         America, William Carlos Williams Center for the Arts, Rutherford, NJ

 

1991         2001: Hispanic Artists’ Odyssey, juried, Museo Chicano, Phoenix, Arizona 

1991        Artists’ Night, invitational, Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Paramus, NJ

1990         Hispanic Business and Professional Association’s invitational, Bergen Museum                    

                  Of Arts and Science, Paramus, NJ

 

1989         Hispanic Invitational Show, Partners Gallery, Bethesta, Maryland

1989         Expresiones Hispanas, The 1988/89 Coors National Hispanic Art Exhibit and Tour,

                  Juried exhibition:

                  Mexican Cultural Institute, San Antonio, Texas

                  Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, California

                  Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, Colorado

                  Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California

                  Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, New Mexico

                  Center for The Fine Arts, Miami, Florida

 

1986         Abstract Images, Cardozo Law School, New York, NY

1985         Artistas Colombianos Residentes en Nueva York, Fundación Gilberto Alzate 

                  Avendaño Museo de Arte Actual, Bogota, Colombia  

 

1985         Colombian Artists in New York, Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (MOCHA),    New York, NY

1985         Selections from a Decade, Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (MOCHA), New York, NY

1985         New Prints, Jerome Foundation Awards, West Arkansas Community College, Arkansas

1985         New Prints, University of Cincinnati, Pangeman Fine Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

1984         Tribute to Robert Blackburn, Association of Community Based Artists of

                  Westchester, Mount Vernon, NY

1984         New Prints, Jerome Foundation Awards, Dennison University Art Gallery, Berk Hall   

                  of Music and Art, Granville, Ohio

 

1984         Sixteen Artists, Ollantay Center for the Arts, Jerome Foundation Awards,  

                  Recipients for 1983, Queens, NY

 

1984         New Prints, Frick Art Museum, College of Wooster, Jerome Foundation Awards, Wooster, Ohio 

1983         Sixteen Artists, Condeso/Lawler Gallery, Jerome Foundation Awards, Soho, New York

 

1983         Trends VI, Cayman Gallery, New York, NY

 

1983         VI Biennal of Latin American Etching, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1983         Young Painters in New York, Museo Rayo, Roldanillo, Colombia

1983         13 Colombian Artists, Colombian Consulate, New York, NY

 1983        Exhibition of Latin American Artists in New York, Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY    

1983         International Exhibition, Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, NY

1982         Hispanic Academy, Fordham University, New York, NY

1982         Etching-Grabados, Ollantay Center for the Arts, Queens, NY

1980         Nine Latin American Artists, The Latin American Studies Center, Queens College, NY 

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

United Scenic Artists, Local 829 Union                                                                    2018 - Present

Work on scenic productions for theater, movies and television. Projects include painting set designs, recreating period rooms, adapting sites on location. Some of the projects include The Plot Against America TV series, Hamilton backdrops for London production, The Woman in the Window movie.

 

Evergreene Architectural Arts                                                                                    1986 – 2016

Design Director

Designed and executed murals for private residencies and public buildings such as hotels, casinos, restaurants.  Restored ornamental details, murals and paintings in state capitols, theaters and landmark buildings. Created faux finishes and trompe l’oeil images. Used a wide variety of painting techniques and materials.

 

 

ONLINE GALLERIES

 

2020      Artsy.net, www.artsy.net

2020      SHIM Art Network, www.shhhim.com

2020      Pro Arts, Jersey City, NJ, www.proartsjerseycity.org

2020      New York Art Center, www.newyorkart.com

2020    @Arte_Magazine (Instagram)

 

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC

Museo Rayo,  Roldanillo, Colombia

Ramapo College, Ramapo, NJ

HACC Foundation at Harrisburg Area Community College, PA

 

 

REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS (in alphabetical order)

 

“Abstract Visions”: Inside Cardoso’s New Dimension, Colombian Cultural Week CLS Arts Supplement, Cardoso Law Forum, February 19, 1986

 

“Artists to Exhibit Work in Teaneck Library” Teaneck Suburbanite, January 2, 2008

 

Bergen Community College. Art exhibition. Colombian Cultural Week. Hackensack, NJ, July 2005

 

Bergen Museum of Art and Sciences. Gustavo Rojas, Zoomorphic figures. Paramus, NJ, March-April 1996

 

Bergen Museum of Art and Sciences. Diving into Digital. Paramus, NJ, 2006.

 

Bergen Museum of Art and Sciences: “Diving into Digital”  (201) Magazine, May 2006

 

Castaño, Javier. New York Colombiano, 2004

 

Centro Colombo Americano. Explorando el Norte. Bogotá, 1996

 

Davis, Ben. “EverGreene: The Artists and Their Art”, ARTINFO, The Agenda, May 19-24, 2011

 

Egol Nikkal, Nancy y Susana Torruela Leval. Gustavo Rojas, Paintings 1977-1993. Williams Center for the Arts, Rutherford, NJ, October 1993

 

Garcia Cisneros, Florencio. “Gustavo Rojas Exhibición”, Noticias de Arte, Octubre 1978

 

Gonzales, Guillermo,”Artistas Colombianos en Nueva York”, El Espectador, 22 de Octubre, 1985

 

Granados, Cesar. ”El Arte Pide Ayuda”, La Voz de Colombia, 15 de Febrero, 1985

 

Jaktiani, Sarika. “Hispanic Artists’ Exhibit Provides Foil for Biggs Collection”, The Dover Post, September 9, 2009

 

Jerome Foundation. Printing workshop. New prints, 1982,83,84. New York, 1984

 

Kazimir, Katie, “Biggs’ Fusion Shows Off Hispanic Art”, Delaware State News, September 11, 2009

 

Lala, Elisa, “Dover Exhibit of Hispanic Art Seeks to Show Connections”, The News Journal, September 25, 2009

 

León Acosta, Maureen. Expresiones Hispanas88/89. Instituto Cultural Mexicano, San Antonio, Texas. Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, California.  Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, Colorado. Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA. Millicent Rogers Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Center for The Fine Arts, Miami, Florida. Texto por Félix Ángel, Miguel Domínguez, y Giulio Blanc. Coors, 1988-1989

 

Márceles Daconte, Eduardo. “De USA a Bogotá. 10 artistas colombianos en Nueva York”. El Tiempo.  Lecturas Dominicales, Abril 14, 1996

 

Márceles Daconte, Eduardo.  Explorando el Norte, 10 artistas colombianos en EEUU.  Abril 1996.

 

Márceles Daconte, Eduardo. “Gustavo Rojas: Una Pintura para Descifrar Enigmas” en Los Recursos de la

Imaginacion, Artes Visuales de la Region Andina de Colombia, Noviembre, 2009

 

Mores, Maria Eugenia. “Muestra Reune Obra de 4 Maestros” Su Guia, 6 de Octubre, 2006

 

Ortiz, Benjamin. El impacto de dos mundos. ArtSpace Gallery,  New Haven, 1992

 

Pignalosa, Cristina. “Otra cara de Colombia en el exterior”. El Tiempo, Junio 1998

 

Praxis Magazine, "Gustavo Rojas Artista Plastico", Praxis Arte, Edicion No 6, Agosto 2021

 

Sanchez, Azela. Hispanic Artist' Odyssey.  Museo Chicano, Phoenix, Arizona, Mayo 1991

 

“The Printmaking Workshop. Robert Blackburn”. Tribute, 1984

 

Torruela, Susana. Colombian Artists in New York: A Selection of Paintings and Photographs.  Artistas Colombianos en Nueva York. MOCHA. Taller 5 Diseño. Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño.  Oct 1985

 

Watkins, Eileen. “Alabaster Sculptures Evoke Ancient Times”, The Star Ledger, March 1996

 

Vega, Natalia. Gustavo Rojas: Otra Faceta del Arte Colombiano, Bogota, Colombia 2017

 

York, Hildreth, curator. Quincentennial.  Newark Museum. Newark, NJ, 1992

 

Zeaman, John. “Diving Into Digital: Exhibit Keys Ito Computer Creations”, The Bergen Record.com, April 21, 2006

 

Zimmer, William. “Two Hispanic–American Shows”.  The New York Times, November 15, 1992