As a tribute to the Puerto Rican maestro Antonio Martorell and a welcome to his year long exhibition, IPRAC Presents:
“Lo Que Trajo el Barco”
Miguel Luciano, Josue Pellot, Ramon Miranda-Emerging Puerto Rican artists from N.Y.-Chicago-Puerto Rico
April 8, 2011 – June 10, 2011
Kicking off the year long exhibit “Un año de Martorell en Chicago”, the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture (IPRAC) is proud to present “Lo Que Trajo el Barco”, an exciting exhibit featuring the art of Josue Pellot from Chicago, Miguel Luciano from New York and Ramon Miranda from Puerto Rico. These three exceptional artists representing three Puerto Rican enclaves and three distinct artistic expressions have come together as one in a tribute to “el Maestro”, Antonio Martorell.
• Miguel Luciano received his MFA from the University of Florida. His work has been exhibited internationally at the Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris; The Ljubljana Biennial, Slovenia; The San Juan Triennial, Puerto Rico; and Zverev Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, and nationally at The Smithsonian Institution, DC; The Brooklyn Museum, NY; El Museo del Barrio, NY; Bronx Museum of Art, NY; Exit Art, NY; Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., NY; The Chelsea Art Museum, NY; The Newark Museum, NJ; and the Jersey City Museum, NJ.
For more on Miguel Luciano: Miguel Luciano
• Josue Pellot was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and resides in Chicago. He received his BFA from the University of Illinois, at Chicago, and a MA from Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois (2006). He is a conceptual artist who engages social critique, politics and humor. He works in various mediums such as painting, video and sculpture. In 2007 Pellot completed a residency with the Fundament Foundation in Tilburg, NL. His work has been shown locally and abroad, including the Chicago Cultural Center, the Contemporary Art Society (London, UK), and the Museo de Arte de Caguas, Puerto Rico.
For more on Josue Pellot: Josue Pellot
• Ramon Miranda Beltran was born in Puerto Rico in 1982. He received his Bachelors in Humanities with a Major in Fine Arts and Photography from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. His work has been exhibited in numerous prestigious galleries across Puerto Rico including the Pio Lopez Museum of Art at the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey; Galeria 10 in San Juan; the Museum of the Americas in San Juan; the Francisco Oller Gallery in San Juan and the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan. Miranda Beltran has also garnered numerous awards including a Medal of High Distinction in Photography from the University of Puerto Rico and a special recognition in the Gallery 10 “Young Artists” competition.
For more on Ramon Miranda: Ramon Miranda