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Artist's Biography
Arturo Correa was born in Valencia, Venezuela in 1967.

The environment is now foggy and confusing our search for reality must turn inwards. This seems to be the guiding principle behind Arturo Correa's hands and thought. Correa is a Venezuelan artist whose creative venture has once again taken him back and forth between the United States and the heartland of Venezuela in the past few years. He studied art in Orlando and New York and he now does his work in Valencia, Carabobo, New York and Miami.
Correa's pictorial skills are evidenced in his unique mastery of acrylic media, with which he creates oil-like textures, shades and transparencies on blank canvas. Arturo's art combines faultless technique and the poignant message conveyed by his characters. These are remembrances from his childhood, old toys that have grown into ghosts.
There are other components to his creative worldview: ironic encoded text and somewhat perverse figures that the young artist half conceals behind a cartoon or Japanese anime style. His main themes mesh with each other and revolve around us like the wheel of life, surrounded by toy soldiers, bar codes, automobiles, flowers and carousel horses. In his paintings, Arturo Correa builds bridges and channels for mass communication.
Curriculum
ARTURO CORREA/ www.arturocorrea.com

Education / Educación
1998
Master of Arts, Studio Art - Painting, New York University, New York, USA
1996
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Painting and Graphic Design, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA

Individual Exhibitions / Exposiciones Individuales
2011
Al filo del caballo, Fundación Eladio Alemán Sucre, Valencia, Venezuela.
2009
Sobre Papel, Gabinete del Dibujo y la Estampa, Valencia, Venezuela.
Paisajes de la nostalgia, Galería de Arte Ascaso, Caracas, Venezuela.
2007
Enredaderas, Galería Universitaria Braulio Salazar, Valencia, Venezuela.
2006
Enredaderas, Fundación Juan Carmona, Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
Enredaderas, Centro de Bellas Artes, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
2004
Dreams and Realities, Alva Gallery, New London, Connecticut, USA.
2003
In Search of Significance, Art Space Virginia Miller Galleries, Miami, Florida, USA.
Ser, Galería Universitaria Braulio Salazar, Valencia, Venezuela.
2002
Proyecto Quinta La Calle, III FIAV, Festival internacional de las artes, Valencia, Venezuela.
2000
Celebrating Mythology, Washington Square Windows, New York City, USA.
Personajes II, Sala Alternativa Elvira Neri, Galería de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela.
Personajes II, Centro de Bellas Artes, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
1999
Personajes II, Museo de Barquisimeto, Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
1998
Personajes II, Washington Square East Galleries, New York City, USA.
Seven Women and a Cat, University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA.
Personajes, intrusos y engendros, Galería Universitaria Braulio Salazar, Valencia, Venezuela.
1996
Correa, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Personajes, Sala Alternativa Elvira Neri, Galería de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela.
1995
Intrusos y muñecas, Galería del Club Hípico de Carabobo, Valencia, Venezuela.

Group Exhibitions / Exposiciones Colectivas
2011
Cinco en los papeles, Gabinete del Dibujo y la Estampa, Valencia, Venezuela.
2010
VII Feria Internacional de Arte y Antigüedades de Maracaibo – FIAAM, Centro de Artes de Maracaibo Lía Bermúdez, estado Zulia, Venezuela (Stand Galería de Arte Ascaso)
XIX Feria Iberoamericana de Arte – FIA 2010, Hotel Intercontinental Tamanaco, Caracas, Venezuela (Stand Galería de Arte Ascaso)
2009
I Bienal Nacional Lo Uno y lo Diverso - Confrontación de Arte Sobre Papel, Galería Universitaria Braulio Salazar, Valencia, estado Carabobo, Venezuela - (PREMIO DIBUJO)
Letras, Palabras y Textos, Fundación Eladio Alemán Sucre , Valencia, Venezuela.
Diez Años Impulsando Talentos, Fundación Juan Carmona, Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
2008
64 Bienal Salón Arturo Michelena, Fundación Eladio Alemán Sucre, Valencia, Venezuela.
2007
Selections From The Permanent Collection: New Gift, Amarillo Museum of Art (AMoA), Texas, USA.
Summer Show 2007, Paulina Miller Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Artes Graficas Panamericanas - AGPA, Fundación Eladio Alemán Sucre, Valencia, Venezuela.
Un puesto en el arte para Alzheimer, Fundación Eladio Alemán Sucre, Valencia, Venezuela.
2006
Auction 06 Contemporary Latin American Art, Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA), Long Beach, California, USA.
2005
Young Latin Americans, Art Space Virginia Miller Galleries, Miami, Florida, USA.
Colectiva, Galería de Arte Ascaso, Valencia, Venezuela.
2003
Latin Views 2003, Invitational, LNVA, Groton, Connecticut, USA.
2000
A Decade of Graduates, Invitational, 80 Washington Square East Gallery, New York City, USA.
Contemporary Latin-American Art, Cornell Museum of Art and History, Delray Beach, Florida, USA.
Operación Reverón, Museo de la Estampa y el Diseño Carlos Cruz Diez y Sala Alternativa Elvira Neri Galería de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela.
Salón el ajedrez en el arte, Centro de Bellas Artes, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
1998
56 Edición del Salón Arturo Michelena, Ateneo de Valencia, Valencia, Venezuela.
Group Show, Museum Art Studio, Altamonte Spring, Florida, USA.
I Bienal Nacional del Táchira, Ateneo del Táchira, San Cristóbal, Venezuela.
1997
Myths and Symbols from Latin America (dos artistas), Rosenberg Gallery, New York City, USA.
1996
54 Edición del Salón Arturo Michelena, Ateneo de Valencia, Valencia, Venezuela.

Academic Related Experience / Experiencia Académica
Guest Lecturer at the Gabinete del Dibujo y la Estampa, Valencia, Venezuela, Fall 2009.
Guest Artist at the Singapore American School, Singapore, Spring 2007.
Guest Lecturer at the Galería Universitaria Braulio Salazar, Valencia, Venezuela, Spring 2007.
Guest Lecturer and Instructor at the Fundación Juan Carmona, Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Spring 2006.
Guest Lecturer at the Centro de Bellas Artes, Maracaibo, Venezuela, Spring 2006.
Guest Instructor at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas Arturo Michelena, Valencia, Venezuela, Fall 2005.
Guest Instructor at the Ateneo of Valencia, Valencia, Venezuela, Spring 2005.
Guest Lecturer at Alva Gallery, New London, Connecticut, USA, Spring 2004.
Guest Lecturer at the Centro de Bellas Artes, Maracaibo, Venezuela, Spring 2000.
Guest Lecturer at the Museo de Barquisimeto, Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Fall 1999.
Guest Artist at the Alcaldia de Valencia (Valencia City Hall, Dept. of Culture), Valencia, Venezuela, Summer 1999.
Guest Lecturer at the Ateneo of Valencia, Valencia, Venezuela, Fall 1998.
Guest Instructor at the University of Central Florida, Art Department, Orlando, Florida, USA, Fall 1998.
Curriculum Advisory Consultant at the University of Carabobo in the area of Visual Arts, School of Education, Valencia, Venezuela, Fall 1998.

Permanent Installations and Projects / Instalaciones y Proyectos
2007
25th Annual Music & Art Convention “Proyecto Quinta La Calle Singapore”, An installation inspired by Arturo Correa’s “Proyecto Quinta La Calle” and created by thirty artists from the Singapore American School, International School of Bangkok, Yakarta International School, International School of Kuala Lumpur, International School of Manila and Taipei American School. Sponsored and arranged by Singapore American School, Singapore.
2005
V Feria Internacional de Valencia -Celebrating 450th anniversary of Valencia- “Tarde de Toros”, an outdoor installation sponsored and arranged by the Alcaldía de Valencia (Valencia City Hall), Valencia, Venezuela.
2003
2525 Ponce de Leon “The Carrusel of Life”, a 120 feet mural installation sponsored by Hines Development Corporation arranged by Art Space Virginia Miller Galleries, Coral Gables, Florida, USA.
Pineapple Grove Art Walk “Proyecto Quinta La Calle”, an outdoor installation sponsored by Pineapple Grove Art Walk, Palm Beach County Cultural Council and City of Delray Beach, arranged by Art Space Virginia Miller Galleries, Delray Beach, Florida, USA.
Colección AGPA (Artes Gráficas Panamericanas) “Carrusel con caballos blanco y rosa”, 140 prints sponsored by Smurfit Kappa Cartón de Venezuela S.A. and developed by Taller de Artes Gráficas Ana Luisa Palacios (TAGA), Caracas, Venezuela.
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