RAFAEL RENE PEREZ

DANGEROUS WOMEN


FIGURES


STILL LIFE DONUT SERIES


 

Rafael Perez is a Los Angeles born artist whose work, oil on canvas, and watercolors on paper mostly, is a new form of magic surrealism. His “Dangerous Women series” posits women in everyday situations in unusual costumes, using humor to defuse sexuality. His “Animal series” with frogs and other genus dressed as humans makes light of the everyday. 
 

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Born in 1975, lives and works in New York, U.S.A.

EDUCATION

1997- 1999 Graduate School of Figurative Art, New York, NY
MFA, Painting

1993-1997 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California
BFA, Painting

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (*SOLO SHOWS)

2008 “Selections from Dangerous Women,” New York, NY

2008 “Still-life,” Group Show, DFN Gallery, New York, NY

2008 “Dangerous Women,” Group Show, DFN Gallery, New York, NY

2007 “Works on Paper,” Group Show, DFN Gallery, New York, NY

2007 Bridge Art Fair, Miami Beach

2007 “Wet,” Group Show, DFN Gallery, New York, NY

2007 “New York at Night,” Group Show, DFN Gallery, New York, NY

2005 “The Woods,” Group Show, DFN Gallery, New York, NY

2005 “Animal Tales,” Group Show, DFN Gallery, New York, NY

2005 “Recent Works,” Small Works Gallery, MVCC, Utica, NY

2003 “New Paintings,” Solo Show, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI

2002 “Winter Group Show,” Cavalier Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, CT

2002 “Summer Group Show,” Cavalier Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, CT

2000 “Still Lifes and Other Views,” Solo Show, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI

2000 “Group Show,” David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1999 “Summer Salon,” Group Show, Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, NY

1999 “Group Show,” Rico Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1999 “A New Generation,” Group Show, Dahesh Museum, New York, NY

1999 “MFA Exhibition,” New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

 

REVIEWS AND PRESS

2008 Lambert, Olympia, Review of “Dangerous Women at DFN Gallery,” ArtCal.com; August 5, 2008

http://zine.artcal.net/2008/08/dangerous-women-at-dfn-gallery.php

2008 Review of “Dangerous Women,” American Art Collector, Issue 34, August 2008

1993 Steve Harvey, “Only in LA,” Los Angeles Times

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Willard Spiegelman, “How Poets See the World,” Oxford University Press, 2005

 

LECTURES / SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2005 Lecture, Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY

AWARDS/ SCHOLARSHIPS

2008 Residency Fellowship to attend Vermont Studio Center

1998-1999 Merit Scholarships, New York Academy of Art

1996 Jesse Cutting Richardson Scholarship, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

1993- 1994 Creative Achievement Awards, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

1993-1996 Merit Scholarships, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA