David Antonio Cruz

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York


MFA in Painting and Printmaking
Yale University School of Art, New Haven CT

BFA in Painting
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY


Jenkin Johnson Gallery, Brooklyn NY The Least Orthodox Goddess IV | Painting

ResidencyArts, Los Angeles CA Wegivesomuchandyetgivenothing, paintings for richard | Solo

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit NJ Oh, What a world! What a world! | Painting

Ramapo College Gallery, Mahwah NJ Amillionlittlepieces | Solo/ Performance

Rutgers University Paul Robinson Gallery, Newark NJ Mirror, Mirror | Painting/ Performance

The Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. San Juan, Puerto Rico Meca: Green,howIwantyougreen | Performance

Delaware County College Gallery Butterfliesandviolteunicorns | Solo

Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design. Asheville, NC Crafted Stranger| Group

Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts. Frederiksted, St Croix Take Five: Green,howIwantyougreen | Performance

Gateway Project Spaces. Newark NJ
For I Am-Or I was, thereturnofthedirtyboys | Solo

El Museo Del Barrio. New York NY Figure Form: New Acquisitions | Painting

BRIC, Brooklyn NY
Look Up Here: I’m In Heaven | Painting

Gateway Project Spaces. Newark NJ Green,howiwantyougreen | Performance

BRIC. Brooklyn NY
How To Order A Chocolate Cake | Performance

National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque Portraiture Now | Painting

Momenta Arts, Brooklyn NY Alwaysagoodtime | Solo

The High Line Park for AiOP, New York NY How to Order A Chocolate Cake | Performance

Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden. Staten Island NY Green,howiwantyougreen | Commissioned Performance

National Portrait Gallery | Smithsonian. Washington DC Portraiture Now | Painting

Longwood Gallery, Bronx NY
The Piano Piece | Commissioned Performance

AiOP, New York, NY Peterpiperwentupthehill | Performance

Performa 13 | El Museo del Barrio, New York NY The Opera | Commissioned Performance

Taller Puertorriqueño. Philadelphia, PA TAKEABITE,elduendealwaystravels...light” | Solo

Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York NY Friends With Benefits | Painting

Islip Museum, Long Island NY La Placita | Painting

Taller Puertorriqueño. Philadelphia, PA TAKEABITE,elduendealwaystravels...light” | Solo


2018 Neubauer Faculty Fellowship, Boston MA.
2018 BRIC/ Workspace Residency, Brooklyn NY.
2017/18 Queer Mentorship/ Fellowship, New York NY.
2016 Gateway Project Spaces, Newark NJ.
2015/16 LMCC Workspace Residency Program, New York NY.
2006 Skowhegan School of Painting/Sculpture Fellowship Grant Award, Madison, ME 2006 Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY


School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University Assistant Professor of the Practice in Painting

2017 -2018
Montclair State University
Adjunct Professor in Advance Painting and Drawing

Hunter College
Adjunct Professor in Advance Painting

2013 -2018
York CUNY College
Adjunct Professor in Painting and Drawing


McVoy, Kurt. “Take 5 ”. Whitehot Magazine. (April 2017).
Hernandez, Jasmine. “Studio Visit”. Gallery Girls. ( March 2017).
Rodney, Seph. “Portraits of the Self as Tickets to Paradise”. Hyperallergic. (August 2016). Embusco, Rain. “16 Must-See Summer Shows Featuring Queer Artists”. ArtNet. (June 2016). McVoy, Kurt. “ The Return of The Dirty Boys”. Whitehot Magazine. (April 2016).
Embusco, Rain. “ Editors’ Picks: 12 Art Events To See This Week. (April 2016). Schwendender, Martha. “Portraiture Now”. New York Times. (August 2015).
Dees, Sasha. “Portraiture Now”. ARC. (July 2015).

Carrion, Kelly. “Latino Identity Through The Self”. NBC News. (July 2015). Che, Jenny. “Portraits Through Our Faces”. WSJ. (August 2014).
Dees, Sasha. “Alwaysagoodtime”. ARC. (March 2014).
Monsen, Lauren. “Hola, Art Lover”. Journal USA. (October 2013).

Norman, Lee Ann. “Takeabite”. Bomb. (November 2013).
“Studio Magazine”. Studio Museum In Harlem. (Winter|Spring 2012). Norman, Lee Ann. “Come Flybabyboyfly with Me”, ArtSlant. (May 2011).Cotter, Holland. “Art In Review”. New York Times. (October 2010). McClure, Diana. “Else at Jack Tilton”. DaWire. (October 2010).
“Puerto Rican Queer Sexualities”. El Centro Journal. 2007. Cover.