The premise of my work addresses how existence is questionable without participation. I’ve chosen the “Constructionism Philosophy” as the conceptual base in order to bring a theoretical approach to my work of the Self. The philosophy of the Self and the Other stems from the thought that all things need a counter or an Other to define them. In other words, concepts and things in general (i.e. material things, cultures to name a few) have an objective existence not precisely because they possess a natural essence, but because we as humans constructed them through our ingenuity and our creativity that emerges from our interaction through language. However, I believe this interaction does not solely come from human to human interaction but also can be achieved through different sources. In my work, for instance, the interaction between a painting and a person may be equally important in creating that sense of Self. Even though, I create the work, a conversation is taking place between the paintings and the viewer. In this dynamic, the viewer not only constructs the “essence” of the piece, but also observes him or herself constructing it. It is there, within this symbolic interaction, that the viewer is also being constructed by the work.


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BORN in Santurce, Puerto Rico
Lives and works in Miami, Florida

EDUCATION
Long Island University - CW Post – Long Island, New York
New World School of the Arts – Miami, Florida

RESIDENCIES
2012 Banff Centre - Banff Art in Residency program (BAIR) Alberta, Canada
2007- 2014 ArtCenter/South Florida - Miami Beach, Florida
2004–2007 Bakehouse Art Complex - Miami, Florida

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS & ART FAIRS (click to expand)
Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami
University of Miami
National Museum of Widlife Art
Hunter Museum of American Art
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
Museo de Arte de Caguas MUAC ( Caguas Museum of Art)

2015
ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art Museum Miami- Family Day Projection Project- Miami, Florida

2014 -2013
National Museum of Widlife Art - Western Visions exhibit - Jackson, Wyoming

2012
Hunter Museum of American Art – Spectrum 2012 – Chattanooga, Tennessee
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - Aesthetics and Values exhibit - Miami, Florida
Museo de Arte de Caguas MUAC ( Caguas Museum of Art) - AFROLATINOS exhibit - San Juan, Puerto Rico
National Museum of Wildlife Art- Western Visions exhibit - Jackson, Wyoming

2011
Pulse Art Fair - SFAC Small Wonderz – Miami, Florida
Texas Contemporary Art Fair - Houston, Texas
Wynwood Art Fair - Miami, Florida
National Museum of Wildlife Art - Jackson, Wyoming
San Francisco Art Fair - Gilman Contemporary – San Francisco, California
ArteAmericas, - SFAC Gallery - Miami, Florida

2010
Florida Contemporary 2010 - Naples Museum of Art – Naples, Florida
Affordable Art Fair - Myers Contemporary – Tribeca, New York
Circa Art Fair - Viota Gallery - San Juan, Puerto, Rico
Verge Art Fair - Art Formz Gallery - Miami, Florida

2009
ghetto BIENNALE Haiti: A Salon des Refuses for the 21st century - Port-au-Prince, Haiti
ArteAmericas 09’ - Miami, Florida

2008
Prospect 1 New Orleans - Lyon & Lyon Fine Art - New Orleans, Louisiana
Scope Art Fair Miami - Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art – Miami, Florida
Bronx Museum Project Space – Bronx, New York
MoLAA Awards 08, Museum of Latin American Art – Orange County, California
Bridge Art Fair NY - Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art - New York, New York

2007
Bridge Art Fair - Miami, Florida
MoLAA Awards 07 - Museum of Latin American Art – Orange County, California
CIRCA Puerto Rico - Viota Gallery - PR Convention Center - San Juan, Puerto Rico
ArteAmericas Art Fair - Naomi Silva Gallery - Miami Beach Convention Center - Miami, Florida
Art Miami - Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art - Miami, Florida

2006
CIRCA Puerto Rico - Viota Gallery - Puerto Rico Convention Center - San Juan, Puerto Rico
ArteAmericas Art Fair -Viota Gallery - Miami Beach Convention Center - Miami, Florida
Art Miami, Lurie Gallery - Miami, Florida

2005
University of Miami - Miami, Florida
Knoxville Museum of Art/Christies Auction House – Knoxville, Tennessee
Palm Beach3 - R.Duane Reed Gallery - Palm Beach, Florida
Art Miami - R. Duane Reed Gallery - Miami, Florida

2004
Albright-Knox Museum - Buffalo, New York

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (click to expand)
Function+Will - General Audience Presents - Miami Florida
Babylon - Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art - Miami, Florida
Urban Forest - Cheryl Hazan Gallery- Tribeca, New York
Inbound - Blue Gallery - Kansas City, Missouri
Universal Garden - Lanoue Fine Art - Boston, Massachusetts

2016
Wander - Gilman Contemporary - Sun Valley, Idaho
Kollabs New Work - Diehl Gallery - Jacksonhole, Wyoming
Second Nature - Soren Christensen Gallery - New Orleans, Louisiana

2015
Overlaps - Gallery Mar - Park City, Utah
Royal Garden - Blue Gallery - Kansas City, Missouri
Miami Invitational, Art Basel - Gallery Mar
Untamed Empire - Soren Christensen Gallery - New Orleans, Louisiana

2014
Function+Will - General Audience Presents - Miami Florida
Urban Forest - Cheryl Hazan Gallery - Tribeca, New York
Inbound - Blue Gallery - Kansas City, Missouri
Universal Garden - Lanoue fine Art - Boston, Massachusetts

2013
Inbound - Blue Gallery - Kansas City, Missouri
Luis Garcia-Nerey; Function+Will - General Audience Presents - Miami Florida
Urban Forest– Cheryl Hazan Gallery- Tribeca, New York
Kingdom – Soren Christensen Fine Art - New Orleans, Louisiana
Outside-In – Gilman Contemporary – Sun Valley, Idaho

2012
Conversations – Kollabs - Soren Christensen Gallery - New Orleans, Louisiana
Universal Garden – Kollabs - Lanoue fine Art - Boston, Massachusetts
Portrait of a Kingdom – Kollabs - Diehl Gallery - Jackson, Wyoming

2011
Constructing Parallels – Kollabs - Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley, Idaho

2010
Urban Flight - Cheryl Hazan Gallery - Tribeca, New York
Bosque II - Astolfi Art - Atlanta Georgia

2009
Bosque - Art Department Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia
Self & the Other - Florida Atlantic University - Jupiter Florida

2008
Babylon - Cuidad Portatil - Viota Gallery – San Juan, Puerto Rico
Babylon - Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art - Miami, Florida

2007
Home of the Self - Naomi Silva Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia
Interpreting the Narrative - Lurie Gallery - Miami, Florida
Casa del Ser - Viota Gallery - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Towers - Miami Beach Botanical Gardens – Carol Jazzar Contemporary - Miami, Florida

2006
Recent Paintings - Lurie Gallery - Miami, Florida
Collage/Assemblage - Estefano Art Center - Miami, Florida

2005
Clicks, Tick & Silence, Gardner Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia
Abstraction - Lurie Fine Art Gallery - Miami, Florida

2004
Works on Paper - Shawn Vinson Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia
Contrast - Ardavin Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (click to expand)
Smash and Grab - Locust Projects - Miami, Florida
Dirty Linen New Orleans - Graphite Gallery -New Orleans, Louisiana
Interpreters - Florida Gulf Coast University - Ft. Myers, Florida
Black Forrest – SFAC - Miami, Florida
Beneath the Surface - Miami-Dade College – Miami, Florida

2016
12th Annual Fete - Diehl Gallery - Jacksonhole, Wyoming
Spin Cycle - Laundromat Art Apace - Miami, Florida

2015
Smash & Grab - Locust Projects - Miami, Florida

2014
Interpreters - Florida Gulf Coast University - Ft. Myers, Florida
Choices - Cheryl Hazan Gallery - Tribeca, New York
Group Show - Parlor Gallery - Asbury Park, New Jersey
Sure Thing - Gilman Contemporary - Sun Valley, Idaho
Re-Buffed - Diehl Gallery - Jacksonhole, Wyoming
Summer Solstice - Gallery Mar - Park City, Utah

2013
Diehl Gallery - Jackson, Wymonig
Soren Christensen Fine Art - New Orleans, Louisiana
Gallery Mar - Park City, Utah
Gilman Contemporary - Sun Valley, Idaho
Remarkable Projects - Miami, Florida
Cheryl Hazan Gallery - Tribeca, New York
Andrea Schwartz Fine Art - San Francisco, California

2012
Smash & Grab - Locust Projects - Miami, Florida
Astolfi Art – Atlanta, Georgia
Art Center South Florida - Winning Art Exhibit - Miami Beach, Florida
Viota Gallery - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Cheryl Hazan Gallery - Tribeca, New York

2011
Under a Big Sky - Visions West Gallery - Bozeman, Montana
Diehl Gallery – Kollabs - Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Gilman Gallery – Kollabs - Sun Valley, Idaho
Meyers Gallery – Kollabs - Park City, Utah
Whistler Village Gallery – Kollabs – Whistler, Canada
Black Forrest – SFAC - Miami, Florida
Astolfi Art - Atlanta, Georgia
10th Annual Red Show - Cheryl Hazan Gallery – Tribeca, New York
Formas y Tradiciones - Viota Gallery - San Juan, Puerto Rico

2010
Bosque III - Gilman Contemporary - Sun Valley, Idaho
Bosque II - Astofi Art - Atlanta Georgia
Studio Artists Summer Show - Cheryl Hazan Gallery – Tribeca, New York
Small Wonders - Artformz Gallery - Miami, Florida

2009
9th Annual Red Show - Cheryl Hazan Gallery - Tribeca, New York
Into the Wild - Carol Jazzar Contemporary -, Miami, Florida
Smash & Grab - Locust Projects - Miami, Florida
Dirty Linen New Orleans - Graphite Gallery -New Orleans, Louisiana
The Green Show - Art Department Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia
Earth Day - Miami Beach City Hall - Miami, Florida
Spring Sequence - Cheryl Hazan Gallery – Tribeca, New York
New Phase - Viota Gallery - San Juan, Puerto Rico

2008
Art Department Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia
Form-Function - Miami, Florida
20TH Anniversary Exhibition - Viota Gallery – San Juan, Puerto Rico
Just the Mischief made its way outside… - South Florida Art Center - Miami, Florida
Against the Grain - Bakehouse Gallery - Miami, Florida
Abracadabra - Art & Cultural Center of Hollywood – Hollywood, Florida

2007
Beneath the Surface - Miami-Dade College – Miami, Florida
FARBE - S. Florida Art Center - Miami, Florida
Writings on the Wall, Cheryl Hazan Gallery - Tribeca, New York
Small Format Exhibit - Viota Gallery - San Juan, Puerto Rico
From Mexico to Tierra del Fuego: Latin Amaerican Art of the 21st Century, MasonMurer Fine Art - Atlanta, Georgia

2006
Spring Show - Soho Gallery - Los Angeles, California
Hampton Fresh - CDR Gallery - South Hampton, New York
MasonMurer Fine Art Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia
Viota Gallery - San Juan, Puerto Rico
ATL{06}, ARThouse - Atlanta, Georgia
B10, Miami-Dade College - Miami, Florida

2005
Viota Gallery - San Juan, Puerto Rico
University of Miami/Bakehouse - Miami, Florida
Gardner Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia
Lurie Fine Art Gallery - Miami, Florida
R.Duane Reed Gallery - Chelsea, New York

2004
A.Cueto Gallery - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Shawn Vinson Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia
Swan Coach House Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia
Denise Bibro Gallery - Chelsea, New York
Ardavin Gallery- Atlanta, Georgia

2003
ShawnVinson Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia
A.Cueto Gallery - San Juan, Puerto Rico

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY (click to expand)
Revista Cruce
Frost Art Museum
Art is About- Contemporary Art Publication
Florida Atlantic University
Miami Herald
2016
Kollabs: A Collaboration of Artists, Cities and the Environment - Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles - January

2014
Interpreters Discussion Panel - moderated by John Loscuito FGCU Gallery Director- Florida Gulf Coast University - Ft Myers, Florida

2013
Revista Cruce - Escuela de Ciencias, Humanidades y Cominicationes de la Universidad Metropolitana
"Función y Voluntad" (16 de septiembre de 2013) Issue

2012
Discussion Panel @ the Frost Art Museum titled Art Post Permanence - moderated by Carol Damian Director of The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum.
Art is About- Contemporary Art Publication interview

2012
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum , Aesthetics & Values Exhibition
Hialeah Success – Comcast Interview
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum , Aesthetics & Values Exhibition Book and Catologue March issue

2011
Revista Cruce - Escuela de Ciencias, Humanidades y Cominicationes de la Universidad Metropolitana
"La Casa Del Yo Y EL Otro" - Luis Garica-Nerey. October 3rd, 2011 Issue

2010
Naples Post – Florida Contemporary 2010 – Naples Museum of Art

2009
The Self and the Other; Luis Garcia-Nerey, (Book) Published by John D. MacArthur Campus Library Florida Atlantic University

2008
Una Cuidad Portatil, El Nuevo Dia de Puerto Rico, (Feb)
Against the Grain, Miami Herald, Miami Florida, (May)

2007
Museum of Latin American Art, Auction/Exhibition Catalogue, Long Beach, CA
Revista ARTES Republic of Santo Domingo No. 23 April/Junio
Filosofico Garcia-Nerey en Viota, El Nuevo Dia de Puerto Rico, (Mar)
Miami Dade College Forum,Volume 11 No 9, A Dialogue with Home Grown Artist
Art Galleries & Artist of the South, Volume 5, Issue 2, Atlanta Journal, Georgia 2007

2006
Buena Vida Magazine, Casiano Publishing , San Juan, PR

2005
Knoxville Museum of Art, Auction Catalogue

REPRESENTATION
Cheryl Hazan Gallery - Tribeca New York
Hall / Spassov Gallery - Bellevue, Washington
Gillman Contemporary - Sun Valley, Idaho
Blue Gallery - Kansas City, Missouri
Lanoue Fine Art - Boston, Massachusetts
Gallery Mar - Park City, Utah
Soren Christesen Gallery - New Orleans, Louisiana
Diehl Gallery - Jackson, Wyoming
Whistler Contemporary - British Columbia, Canada
Visions West Gallery - Bozeman, Livingston, Denver