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Gerard Ellis, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 1976. Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York .

EDUCATION

1990-1995: National School of Fine Arts, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

1995-1997: Major in Drawing, National School of Fine Arts, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

2001: Graduated with honors in Publicity and Communications, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, U.A.S.D., Sto. Dgo., Dom. Rep.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

2008- TWO (2) AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE, Illustration, Society for News Design, 30th edition.

2007-AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, Illustration, Society for News Design, 29th edition.

2004-PRIZE AT THE XX EDITION of the E. León Jimenes Art Contest (Biennial), Santiago. Dominican Republic.

2003-HONORABLE MENTION at the Pintura Joven Art Contest, Casa de Teatro, Sto. Dgo., Dominican Republic.

2001-TWO (2) HONORABLE MENTIONS at the Pintura Joven Art Contest, Casa de Teatro, Sto. Dgo., Dominican Republic.

2000-HONORABLE MENTION at the Agroempresarial Painting Contest, Sto. Dgo.

1996-RECOGNITION as a “Joven Ejemplar” given by The Secretariat of Public Education Palacio De Bellas Artes, Sto. Dgo., Dom. Rep.

1996-2ND PRIZE at the Pintura Joven Art Contest, Casa de Teatro, Sto. Dgo., Dominican Republic.

1996-HONORABLE MENTION Engraving II, National School of Fine Arts, ENBA, Sto. Dgo.

1996-1ST PRIZE Applied Arts III, ENBA, Sto. Dgo.

1995-1ST PRIZE Applied Arts II, ENBA, Sto. Dgo.

1994-1ST PRIZE Artistic Anatomy II, ENBA, Sto. Dgo.

1994-1ST PRIZE Drawing from the Natural II, ENBA, Sto. Dgo.

1993-1ST PRIZE Artistic Anatomy I, ENBA, Sto. Dgo.

1993-1ST PRIZE Drawing from the Natural I, ENBA, Sto. Dgo.

1992-2ND PRIZE Classical Drawing II, Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes (ENBA) Sto. Dgo.

1991-1ST PRIZE in the Conceptual Contest “Sonríe Colgate Trabaja” (under 16) Sto. Dgo.

1990-1ST PRIZE in the Art Contest organized by V Centenary of the Discovery of America Commission and the Nidia Serra Art Center, Sto. Dgo.

SOLO SHOWS

2017 ALL THE ARTIFICIAL BARRIERS, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, New York, NY

2015 PERROS MUDOS, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo, D.R.

2014 VOLTA Art Fair, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, New York, NY.

2013 BETWEEN VILLAGES, 532 Thomas Jaeckel Gallery, New York, NY.

2013 THE LAND THEY TRANSFORMED, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, VOLTA Art Fair, NY, NY.

2012 BACKYARD, Christopher Paschall Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia.

2011 RECENT WORK 2006-2011, Mateo Sariel Gallery, Panama, Panamá.

2009 SLEEPWALKING, Spanish Cultural Center, Santo Domingo, Dom. Rep.

2008 CROSSROADS, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Wynwood Art District, Miami, Fl.

2002 IN THE DARK SIDE OF THE ROOM, Spanish Cultural Center, Sto. Dgo., Dom. Rep.

1997 NUDES, National School of Fine Arts, Sto. Dgo., Dominican Republic.

GROUP SHOWS

2016   CONTEXT, Art Miami, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery.

2016   BORINQUEYA, Clemento Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, NY, NY.

2016   PAPER HOTSHOTS, Robert Blackburn Gallery, New York, NY.

2016   UP FOR DEBATE, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY.

2015   THE ARTIST STUDIO, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY.

2014   CONTEXT, Art Miami, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery.

2013   CONTEXT, Art Miami, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery.

2012   CONTEXT, Art Miami, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery.

2012   PINTA, Contemporary Art Fair, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, NY, NY

2012   KIAF, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Seoul, Korea.

2012   SCOPE New York, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, NY, NY.

2011   THE S-FILES, 6th Edition of El Museo del Barrio Biennial, NY, NY.

2011   Group Show, 16 artists of THE S-FILES at Bric Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

2011   ETNIA Art and cultural fair, Brussels, Belgium (Oct. 2011)

2011   SCOPE New York, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, NY, NY.

2011   PINTA, Contemporary Art Fair , Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, NY, NY.

2011   SUPERHEROES, Casita Maria for The Arts and Education Center, Bronx, NY

2010   SCOPE Miami, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami, Fl.

2010   PINTA, Contemporary Art Fair , Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, NY, NY.

2010   XXIII EDITION of the E. León Jimenes Art Contest (Biennial), Santiago. Dominican Republic.

2010   Public Art Project, “Arte sobre ruedas”, sept. 2010 / apr. 2011

2010   Group Show, dominican and uruguayan artists, Uruguay Embasy, Wahington D.C.

2010   SCOPE New York, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, NY, NY.

2010   LATINAS Nassau Museum of Art, Long Island, NY.

2009   PINTA, Contemporary Art Fair , Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, NY, NY.

2009   ‘Arteaméricas’, stand Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami, Fl.

2008   XXII EDITION of the E. León Jimenes Art Contest (Biennial), Santiago. DR

Global Warming, Katsen American University, Washington, D.C.

Contemporary Dominican Art, BID Cultural Center, Washington, D.C.

Arte BA Contemporary Art Fair, stand Lyle O. Reitzel, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Thurtine, Madarts, Brooklyn, NY.

Arteamericas, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami Beach,Fl.

2007   XVI Art Salon Ibero-American Migration, Mexican Cultural Institute, WashingtonD.C.

PINTA, Contemporary Art Fair , Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, NYC, NY.

VI edition of the Contemporary Drawing Contest, Museum of Modern Art, Sto. Dgo.

Sarmiento Proyect, Urban and Public Art, Santo Domingo.

IX Edition of the International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Cuenca, Ecuador.

El Triunfo de la Locura, XII anniversary, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo

Art Miami 07, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami, Fl.

The Ego Show, co-lateral ART BASEL MIAMI, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami.

Inside Miami’s Garden (Second Round) Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami, Fl.

2006   Art Miami 06, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami, Fl.

2006   ACP.Caribbean, Asia and the Pacífic, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo.

2005 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, stand Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, NYC, NY.

”XXIII EDITION of The National Visual Arts Biennial”, Museum of Modern Art, Sto. Dgo.

Contra-corriente”(10 anos) Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami, Fl.

2005   Arteaméricas, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami, Fl.

2004   ”Monstruos, monstricos y aspirantes 9 años”, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo.

2004   XX EDITION of the E. León Jimenes Art Contest (Biennial), Santiago. Dominican Republic.

2004 Metáforas sobre papel”, Homage to Pablo Neruda, Chilean Embassy, Santo Domingo.

2004 Homage to Pablo Neruda, Casa de Teatro, Santo Domingo.

2004 Homage to Pablo Neruda, VI International Book Fair, Santo Domingo.

2004 Arteaméricas, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami, Fl.

Homage to Ramón Oviedo, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo,RD

2003 “5 EN LA SEXTA”, Against Corruption, 7 + 1 Art Studio, Sto.Dgo

XXII Bienal Nacional de Artes Visuales, Museo de Arte Moderno, Sto. Dgo.

Art of The Américas International Contest, Casa de Teatro, Sto. Dgo.

2002 XIX EDITION of the E. León Jimenes Art Contest (Biennial), Santiago. Dominican Republic.

“CON-POSICIONES”, Classic Caribbean Art Gallery, Curazao

“ONE NIGHT”, 7 + 1 Art Studio, Sto.Dgo.

2001 IV Pintura Joven Art Contest, Casa de Teatro, Sto. Dgo., Dominican Republic.

2000 Pintura Sacro, Centro Hispano Católico del Noreste, NYC

1996 XVI EDITION of the E. León Jimenes Art Contest (Biennial), Santiago. Dominican Republic.

Pintura Joven Art Contest, Casa de Teatro, Sto. Dgo., Dominican Republic.

“PORTRAITS”, ENBA and The Palacio Nacional De Bellas Artes, Sto. Dgo., Rep. Dom.

1994 XV EDITION of the E. León Jimenes Art Contest (Biennial), Santiago. Dominican Republic.

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS:

Museum of Latin American Art, LB, California.

Fundación Canaria para el Desarrollo de la Pintura, Spain

Museum of Contemporary Drawing, Santo Domingo, RD.

León Jimenes Cultural Center, Santiago, RD.

Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic

Joseph family, New York

Arq.Marcelo Narbona, Panama.

Ignacio Cortés, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Alberto Iribarren, Venezuela