BIOGRAPHY

ANTONIO CARRENO

Born in 1963, Antonio Carreno, is an abstract painter, whose work has been receiving accolades nationally and in his birthplace, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where he gained his academic background at the National School of Fine Arts. His paintings burst with abstract vitality. Abstraction offered Antonio the freedom he wanted to express finding that his subconscious would often take an unpredictable course and that his conscious thoughts engage formal artistic qualities of structure, color, and line. 

Weather permitting, Carreno prefers to work outdoors where nature inspires his paintings. He lays his canvases or board-backed paper on a flat surface that becomes a painting table, thus, he can move around it as the painting grows. He states that many of the quick-drawn elements in his pictures come from nature that can be seen in the woods around his home. The first process he uses is a ground layer of sand and polymer.  He proceeds to apply color and drawings over this shallow relief map.  The application of paint is similar to fresco painting if the polymer and sand are still wet.  

His paintings are obvious and mysterious. He feels that his best works are done quickly, preferring to work fast. Antonio now resides in a rural area of New Jersey.  Since 1982, he has had numerous solo exhibitions and has also shown his work in many group exhibitions around the United States and in his homeland. His work is in many selected public collections.

EDUCATION:

1976-1982

National School of Fine Arts, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

1988, 1999

Art Students League, New York, NY

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

 2015           Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Antonio Carreno:
                    Quasar + Debra Frances Bean: Artbags

                    N'Namdi Contemporary, Miami, FL

2014

Stella Jones Gallery, The Journey, New Orleans, LA

2012   

Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Distilled Spirits, Scarsdale, NY

 

The Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

2011

Messineo Art Project, New York, NY

 

Wyman Contemporary, New York, NY

2010

G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009

Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

Wallace Fine Art, Long Boat Key, FL

2008

Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

Parish Gallery, Washington, DC

 

Messineo Art Project, New York, NY

2007

Peg Alston Fine Art, New York, NY

 

Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY

 

Messieno Art Project, New York, NY

 

Wyman Contemporary, New York, NY

2006   

Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

Peg  Alston Fine Art, New York, NY

 

Parish Gallery, Washington, DC

2005

G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

JoySmith Gallery, Memphis, TN

 

Madelyn Jordon, Scarsdale, NY

 

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

2004

Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

 

G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

Concordia University  Museum, MI

 

Stella Jones Gallery New, Orleans, LA

2003

JoySmith Gallery, Memphis, TN

 

G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Detroit, MI

 

Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Parish Gallery, Washington, DC

2002

Corbino Galleries, Longboat Key, FL

2001

Corbino Galleries, Longboat Key, FL

 

Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ

 

Bomani Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2000   

Leonora Kreiger Gallery, New York, NY

1999

Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ

 

G.R. N’Namdi Galleries, Chicago, IL

 

Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA

 

Bender Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

 

J.Rainey Gallery, Detroit, MI

1998

Corbino Galleries, Longboat Key, FL

 

Parish Gallery, Georgetown, Washington, DC

 

Virgina Miller Gallery, Miami, FL

 

Bender Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1997

Parish Gallery, Georgetown, Washington, DC

 

Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA

 

Sindin Galleries, New York, NY

 

Corbino Galleries, Longboat Key, FL

1996

Corbino Galleries, Sarasota, FL

 

La Vita Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

Drew Cryst Gallery, Sparta, NJ

1995

Arden Gallery, Boston, MA

 

Medicci Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

Drew Cryst Gallery, Sparta, NJ

1993

Infinity, Art Gallery, New York, NY

1987

Centro de la Cultura, Santiago, DR

1985

Dominican American Institute of Culture, Santo Domingo, DR

1982

The Reserved Bank of the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, DR

                       

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2014

Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY

2012

G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Detroit, ML

 

G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Miami, Fl

2011

Philharmonic Art Center, Naples, FL

 

Parish Gallery, Washington, DC

 

Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010

G.R. N’Namdi Art Center, Detroit, ML

2007

G.R.N’Namdi Gallery, Seven Voices, New York, NY

 

Parish Gallery, Group show, Washington DC

2004

G.R.N’Namdi Gallery, Art Miami, Miami, FL

 

G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, New York, NY

 

Henoch Gallery, New York, NY

 

Stella Jones Gallery, BAF, New York, NY

2002

Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

 

A.A.F. New York, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, NY

 

Stella Jones Gallery, New York, NY

 

Kenkeleba Gallery, Rutgers University, New York, NY

2001

Corbino Galleries, Longboat Key, FL

 

Stella Jones Gallery, New York, NY

 

Stella Jones, Gallery, New Orleans, LA

 

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

 

Madelyn Jordon Fine Arts, Scarsdale, NY

2000

Corbino Galleries, Longboat Key, Florida

 

Bender Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

 

G.R. N’Namdi gallery, Chicago, IL

 

Parish Gallery, Washington, DC

1999

Corbino Galleries, Longboat Key, Florida

 

Ira Pinto Gallery, Washington, DC

 

Parish Gallery, Georgetown, Washington, DC

 

Amalia Mahony, Chicago, Illinois

1988

Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida

 

Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL

 

Simon Gallery, Morristwon, New Jersey

 

Brenda Kroos Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

 

Art Vancouver, BC Stella Jones Gallery

1987   

Sindin Galleries, New York, New York

 

Simon Gallery, Morristown, New Jersey

1995   

Corbino Galleries, Sarasota, Florida

1994   

Carib Art Gallery, New York, New York

1993

Arden Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1992   

Jacob Javitts Center, New York, New York

1991

Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, DR

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona

Dillar University, New Orleans, Louisiana

Dominican America Institute of Culture, Santo Domingo, DR

Latin American Museum of Modern Art, Washington, DC

Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, DR

Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey

The Reserved Bank of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, DR