Timeline

1933
Born: in San Juan, Puerto Rico
1972
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1975
Guggenheim Award
1967–1977
Taught at the Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1978
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1978–1980
Taught at the School of Visual Arts, New York City
1984–1989
Visiting Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1989
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1992
Visiting Professor, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA
1994
Pew Foundation Grant
1998
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant

Exhibitions

2010
Retro/Active, El Museo del Barrio New York
2002
Real(ist) Men, Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
2001
Lecciones, Galeria Botello, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico (solo)
2000
Small Format, Project Space, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1999–2000
Gateways, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
1998
Galeria Botella, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico (solo)
1997
Frederic Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, FL (solo)
1996
Survey, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY (solo)
1995
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
American Art Today: Night Paintings, The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, FL
1994
Galeria Botella, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico (solo)
Marta Gutierrez Fine Arts, Key Biscayne, FL (solo)
American Realism: Figurative Painting, Cline Fine Art Gallery Santa Fe, NM
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1993
57th Annual Midyear Exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1992
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1990
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
1989
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Recent Portraits, Tatistcheff Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1988
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
1986
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1985
Galerie Darthea Speyer, Paris, France (solo)
Paintings 1981-85, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Rafael Ferrer," Beaver College, Glenside, PA (solo)
Rafael Ferrer, Neuberger Museum, State University of New York, Purchase, NY (solo)
1984
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
A Feast for the Eyes, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1983
El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY (solo)
Ten Narrative Paintings, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
1982
Frunkin & Struve, Chicago, IL (solo)

Rafael Ferrer: Impassioned Rhythms, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX (solo)
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1980
Frunkin & Struve, Chicago, IL (solo)
Hamilton Gallery of Contemporary Art, New York, NY (solo)
1979
Dwellings, Institute of Contemporary Art University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Masks, Vessels, Tents, Talismans, Institute of Contemporary Art University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1978
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Institute of Contemporoary Art, Boston, MA (solo)
1977
Galerie Darthea Speyer, Paris, France (solo)
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (solo)
A View of a Decade, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
1976
The New Gallery, Cleveland, OH (solo)
1975
Instituto de Cultura Puertoriquena, San Juan, Puerto Rico (solo)
1974
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Depth and Presence, The Concoran Gallery of Art Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Isla, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1972
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)
1970
Defected Fountian, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1969
Eastern Connecticut State College, Willimantic, CT (solo)
Galerie M.E. Thelen, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Op Losse Shrven, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1967
Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Young Artists, Their Work, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
1966
Pan American Union, Washington, D.C. (solo)