Rafael Ferrer  (Puerto Rican, 1933) 

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Rafael Ferrer Biography
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
Selected 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)
  SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
  Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogota, Colombia
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museo de la Princesa, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of the University of Puerto Rico, New York, NY
Pasadena Museum, Pasadena, CA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY