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Reuben Negrón: Artist Biography
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Born 12 February, 1979, Orlando, Florida

Education

2004 School of Visual Arts, MFA, New York, NY
2001 Maryland Institute College of Art, BFA, Magna Cum Laude, Baltimore, MD
2001 Center for Art and Culture, Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France

Solo Exhibitions and Public Projects
2007 Lucy's Legacy: The Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia Exhibition Mural with Viktor Deak, The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, TX, on international tour through 2013, organized by the HMNS and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
2005 Works:Preworks Memorial Gallery, Farmingdale, NY, curated by Professor Allison Puff
2004 Exquisite Corpse Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Marshall Arisman and David Sandlin

Selected Group Exhibitions
2008 The Dog Came Out of the Woods StoneFox Artspace, New York, NY curated by Kelly Lindner
2007 The Accidentally Real Sara Tecchia Roma New York, New York, NY curated by Duston Spear
2006 Rabid Rabbit Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Marshall Arisman and Rabid Rabbit
2005 SVA Alumni Society Exhibition and Auction, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Jen Bekman, Jennifer Blessing, HÈlianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin, Pippa Cohen, Anne Ellegood, Rachel Gugelberger and Shamim Momin
2005 Everyday People Can Lead Extraordinary Lives Art Center of Battle Creek , Battle Creek , MI
2005 Characters: Scene II Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT, curated by HÈlianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin
2005 Characters: Scene I Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Branch, NJ, curated by HÈlianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin
2004 Three Male Artists Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Regina Abramovich and Katy Shubert
2004 Happy Art for a Sad World Spike Gallery, New York, NY, curated by HÈlianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin
2004 Thesis Exhibition Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Marshall Arisman and David Sandlin
2003 Postcards From the Edge Gallerie Lelong, New York. NY
2003 2nd Annual Green Chimneys Auction Spike Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Turning Page American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), New York, NY
2002 Prevailing Human Spirit Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
2000 Vernissage Center for Art and Culture, Aix-en-Provence, France, curated by Ken Tisa
2000 Paper Veins Biennial 2000 HERE Arts Center, New York, NY, curated by Virgil Wong

Awards and Residencies

2003 W.K. Kellogg | World Studio Foundation Grant
2002 Unalane Foundation and Coyne Foundation Grants
2002 School of Visual Arts Graduate Study Grant
2000 Artist in Residency, Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France
2000 World Studio Foundation Scholarship - The Starr Foundation Award
1999 Society of Illustrators Annual Student Scholarship Competition

Selected Publications

2009 Democracy For Beginners, Steerforth Press, Hanover, NH
2008 Rabid Rabbit Comic Anthology
2006 New York Press , Underground Comics Spectacular, March 2006
2005 Everyday People Can Lead Extraordinary Lives
2003 Las Manos Del Pianista, Eugenio Fuentes
2003 Playboy Magazine, Annual Fiction Competition, October 2003
2001 Spectrum 8: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art Annual
2000 Communication Arts, Illustration Annual 41

Bibliography

Hanna, Stacy, Kids, Artists Bring Ideas to Life Through Comic Book Workshop Battle Creek Enquirer, August 2005
Hanna, Stacy, Local Comic Book Draws Attention Battle Creek Enquirer, June 2005
Genocchio, Benjamin, Telling Tales of History, Myth, Fantasy (and Real Life, Too) The New York Times, April 2005
Casey, Sheilagh, Artists' Characters Stretch the World at SICA The Two River Times, April 2005
Streitfeld, L.P., Restoring the Character Balance at Silvermine The Advocate and Greenwich Times, April 2005
Kearns, Jack, SICA Studio in Long Branch: Characters, Scene I The Long Branch Press, March 2005

Catalogs

The Inaugural SVA Alumni Society Auction Catalog, exhibition catalog, Published by MF Productions and the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, September 2005
Characters: Scene I and II exhibition catalog, essay by HÈlianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin, Published by the Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ and The Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT, March 2005