2009       MFA in Painting and Printmaking

                 Yale University School of Art, New Haven CT


1998         BFA in Painting

                 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY




Gateway Project Spaces. Newark NJ

For I Am-Or I was, thereturnofthedirtyboys | Solo



Momenta Arts, Brooklyn NY

Alwaysagoodtime | Solo



Taller Puertorriqueño. Philadelphia, PA

TAKEABITE,elduendealwaystravels...light” | Solo




El Museo Del Barrio. New York NY

Figure Form: New Acquisitions | Painting


BRIC, Brooklyn NY

Look Up Here: I’m In Heaven | Painting


BAM. Brooklyn NY

Maybewecanstayinthisroom | Performance


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


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


Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York NY

Friends With Benefits | Painting


Islip Museum, Long Island NY

La Placita | Painting


Julian Navarro Projects | Art Wynwood. Miami, FL

No Returns Project | Video Installation




Anthology Cinema Theater, New York NY

TAKEABITE| the short version | Screening


Big Screen Plaza, New York NY

Echo/ JuJu | Screening


Longwood Gallery, New York, NY

Observed, Imagined and Recreated | Painting


Praxis Chelsea, New York, NY

Delicate Matter | Painting



Jack Tilton Gallery, New York NY

Else | Painting


University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill NC

Take Note | Painting & Video




The Jersey City Museum, Jersey City NJ

Tropicalisms | Painting


The Bronx Museum, Bronx NY

AIM | Painting



El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

The (S) Files | Painting




2015-16    Gateway Project Spaces, Newark NJ.

2015-16     LMCC Workspace Residency Program, New York NY.

2013          Franklin Furnace. New York, NY

2011          Urban Artist Initiative Award. New York, NY

2009          Yale Summer School of Art at Norfolk Fellowship Award, Norfolk, CT

2006          Skowhegan School of Painting/Sculpture Fellowship Grant Award, Madison, ME

2006          Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY



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 Indentity 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.

Genocchio, Benjamin. “Coloring a Tropical Paradise”. New York Times (Dec 2006).

Bischoff, Dan. “Tropical Humor”, The Star Ledger. (October 2006).

Dunphy, John. “Fall Colors”, The Jersey Journal (Fall 2006).

Bischoff, Dan. “Tropical Touches”, The Star Ledger. (October 2006).

Genocchio,”For Hopeful Artist, the Search to be Themselves”. NY Times (April 2006).

Quigley, Ryan. “Hitting the Mark”. NY Arts Magazine. 2006.

“Artist In the Marketplace”. The Bronx Museum of Art Catalogue. 2006.

“The Bronx Museum.” Time Out New York Magazine, (March 2006).

“El Museo del Barrio.” Time Out New York Magazine, (August 2005).

“The (S) Files, The Selected Files.” El Museo Del Barrio’s Biennial Catalogue. 2005.

“El Museo’s 4th Bienal.” Daily News, (August, 2005).



2016    Artist Talk, BRIC. Brooklyn, NY.

2016    Artist Talk, National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Albuquerque, NM.

2016     Artist Talk, Montclair State University. Montclair, NJ.

2015    Visiting Art, Yale University. New Haven, CT.

2015    Artist Talk, Americas Society, New York, NY.

2015    Staging The Self, Artist Talk, Smithsonian. Washington, DC.

2014    In Conversation with Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Momenta Arts. Brooklyn, NY.

2014    Screening and Artist Talk with Yulia Tikhonova, Dixen Place Theater. New York, NY.

2013    Performance and Conversation with Raul Zamubio, El Museo del Barrio. New York, NY.

2013    Screening and conversation with Rocio Aranda-Alvarado and Adrienne Edwards.

            El Museo del Barrio. New York, NY.

2012    Visiting Artist. Yeshiva University. New York, NY.

2011    Visiting Artist. University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, NC.

2005    Artist Talk with Deborah Cullins, El Museo del Barrio. New York, NY.