ARTHUR RODRIGUES was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and now lives in New York City. He has studied at New York Academy of Art, Fashion Institute of Technology and Jacques Harvey Oil Academy in Miami, and his art has been shown in numerous exhibitions in New York, Miami and London. His considers his paintings architectonic abstractions, which he constructs using a unique and personal idiom of shapes and colors. His sculptures explore the relationship between the figurative and the abstract, using a number of different mediums. Arthur was selected as one of GLAAD's Top 100 Artists in 2008 and 2010, and his art has been featured in Saatchi Gallery online's "Your Gallery" and ARTnews magazine.
New York Academy of Art, New York, NY 2006
> Studied sculpture and figurative painting
Jacques Harvey Academy of Oil Painting, Miami Beach, FL 2003-2004
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York, NY 1998-1999
> Studied photography
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande Do Sul, Brasil 1989-1990
ADDITIONAL AWARDS and RECOGNITION:
Saatchi Gallery Online www.saatchi-gallery.comJan 2007Artist featured in “Your Gallery” section online by the top London art gallery.
ARTNews magazine, March 2007 issueThe painting “Floating Red” featured by United Creators in their full page ad in 3/07 issue.
GLAAD’s Top 100 Artists 2008 and 2010
"United Creators: VANGUARD", 2008 editionThe painting “Floating Red” featured in United Creators’ launch edition of their print collector’s catalogue, VANGUARD.
PORN/STARS (pair of wall sculptures) featured in ART PORTFOLIO editorial titled “You Love You” a commentary on Cloning in Gay Culture in EXPOSED (THE BPX ZINE - official publication of 2011 Black Party Expo, NYC – Summer 2011)
GLAAD’s TOP 100 ARTISTS of 2010 + GLAAD’s OutAuction NYC, November 2010
Ninth annual art event to celebrate established and emerging artists
Selected as one of GLAAD's Top 100 Artists of 2010 and 2 pieces of my art chosen for OUTAuction NYC by the Curatorial Committee: “The Seal” (sculpture) and “Air Made” (print).
LeonidesArts Gallery NYC, April - Oct 2010
Latest Sculptures (Group Exhibit)
Abstract in Focus @ MKC Gallery, Morris King NYC, March 2009
Group exhibit featuring 20+ new paintings and sculptures by the artist,
exhibited here for the first time.
19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards - Silent Auction, March 2008
Sculpture chosen by jury for annual NYC auction/event.
GLAAD’s TOP 100 ARTISTS + OutAuction NYC, October 2007
An evening to celebrate established and emerging artists featuring
GLAAD’s Top 100 Artists. “Peace” sculpture selected for the event.
PAUL STUART NYC + United Creators PUBLIC EXHIBIT, Oct-Nov 2007
Cosmic series paintings featured in Madison Ave store windows
UNITED NATIONS, NYC, Aug 2006
Donated art for special event honoring victims of the bombing of the
United Nations Mission in Iraq on August 19, 2003
SPACE 107, NYC
Solo exhibit, January 12, 2006 (on-going work exhibited)
BOND New York
Solo exhibit, October 6, 2005 (on-going work exhibited)
nuConcept Contemporary, Coral Gables & Miami Beach, FL
Solo exhibits, Nov 2004 (on-going work exhibited)
40Northeast, Miami, FL
Solo exhibit, June-Nov 2004 (opening for “Art & Design Night” Series)
CAP (Child Assault Prevere ntion Project of South Florida) Miami, FL
Donated art for the 14th Annual Dinner and Auction, Nov 2003 and
15th Annual Auction Dinner Dance "Let's Dance for the Kids", Dec 2004