I grew up in the Dominican Republic (DR) where I studied music and visual arts for most of my childhood. In 1994, I moved back to New York City after finishing high school to pursue a career in the visual arts. I received a B.A. in Studio Art from Hunter College in 2004. I have participated in various collective exhibits and won an honorable mention in the XXIII Visual Arts Biennial of the Museum of Modern Art in Santo Domingo, DR. I was a teaching artist for the Brooklyn Arts Council and PS/IS 111. I was also the Administrative Director of CAS/AileyCamp Staten Island and Public Relations Assistant for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. I currently work at Petrossian, Inc., a caviar and gourmet foods distributor , as Sales Administrator and Airlines and Cruises Coordinator.
I have three wonderful children and a fantastic husband that also happens to be an incredible visual artist. Please take a moment to visit his website at www.hherrerachez.com.
In 2011, Homero and I ventured to open our virtual store on Etsy, called Clouds on Feet. Here we sell handmade jewelry by Homero and myself. You can take a look here: www.cloudsonfeet.etsy.com.
Thank you for taking the time to check my website.
UPDATES & NEWS:
Saturday, July 13, 2013 Opening Reception ofWhere I Come From: Solo Exhibit at St. George Public Library @ 2-4 pm. Address: 5 Central Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, Hispanic Staten Island: Culture & Identity: group exhibit at Spotlight Gallery, Hormann Library,
Wagner College, April 12th to May 5th. Paintings and Collage by Homero Herrera and Arlette
Cepeda, sculpture by Olga Ayala and photography by Irma
Bohorquez-Geisler. Traditional handicrafts such as mundillo lace, rosette
quilts and a wedding dress exhibited by Elaine Mendez. Photos by Chris
Mule celebrate these artists and craftpersons, authorLinda
Nieves-Powell, founder of Latino Network and musician of Jose
Ocasio. Co-curated by Christopher Mule and Lori Weintrob.