RAFAEL FERRER
Born San Juan, Puerto Rico 1933
Lives Greenport, New York

ONE-MAN EXHIBITIONS

2010 Retro/Activa, Museo del Barrio, New York,NY
2006 Galeria Petrus, San Juan, PR
2004 El Museo Rodante Que Se Quedo En La Parguera, Permanent Installation, La Parguera, PR
2003 ISLA, Galeria Botello, Hato Rey, PR
2002 Art Sites, Greenport, New york
2001 Galeria Botello, Hato Rey, PR
Art Sites, Greenport, NY
2000 Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1999 Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1998 Galeria Botello, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
1997 Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
1996 Survey, Nassau County Museum, Roslyn Harbor, NY
1995 Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
1994 Marta Gutierrez Gallery, Miami, FL
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
Barbara Okun Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1992 Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
Galeria Botello, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
1990 Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1989 Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
1988 Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1986 Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
1985 Galerie Darthea Speyer, Paris, France
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
Paintings 1981-1985, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
Rafael Ferrer, Beaver College, Glenside, PA
Rafael Ferrer, Neuberger Museum, SUNY, Purchase, NY
1984 Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
1983 Impassioned Rhythms, Indiana State University, Bloomington, 1N
Impassioned Rhythms, Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
Impassioned Rhythms, University of Southern Florida, Miami, FL
1982 Frumkin-Struve Gallery, Chicago, ILL
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
Impassioned Rhythms, Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, TX
1981 Okun-Thomas Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1980 Frumkin-Struve Gallery, Chicago, ILL
Hamilton Contemporary Art, New York, NY
1978 Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
Institute of Contemporary Art, Chicago, ILL
The New Gallery, Cleveland, OH
1977 Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Madanne Deson Gallery, Chicago, ILL
Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX

1977 Galerie Darthea Speyer, Paris
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
Central Michigan University, Mt Pleasant, MH
1976 The New Gallery, Cleveland, OH
1975 Instituto de Cultura Puertoriquena, San Juan, PR
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
1974 Delaware Museum of Art, Wilmington, DE
Isla, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, ILL
Phoenix Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1973 Deseo, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH
Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL
1972 Museo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, ILL
Pasadena Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA
Fine Arts Center, University of Rhode Island, Kingston
1971 Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Whitney Museum, New York, NY
1970 Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
Deflected Fountain, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
Galerie Michery, Amsterdam, Holland
Galerie M.E.Thelen, Cologne, Germany
Art Gallery, University of Hartford, CN
1969 Eastern Connecticut State College, Williamtic
Galerie M.E. Thelen, Cologne, Germany
Three Leaf Piece, Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
1966 Pan American Union, Washington, D.C.
1964 University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR



GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008 Atre # Vida, Actions By Artists Of The A,mericas 1960-2000, Museo Del Barrio, New York
2007-08 Contexto Puertorriqueno, El Rococo Colonial Al Arte Global, Museo Del Barrioo, New York
Upon an Ether Sea: Water and Ship Imagery from the MCA Collection, Museum of Compemporary Art, Chicago, Ill
2007 Azul, Galeria Petru, San Juan, PR
2005 Shark and His Ink, Exihibitrek, Boulder, Colorado
2004 Moma at El Museo, Latin American and Caribbean Art from the Collection of the Museum Of Modern Art, New York, Museo del Barrio, New York, New York
North Fork,/South Fork, East End Art Now, Parrish Museum of Art, Southampton, New York
Landscapess Part III, Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, Florida
Shark's Ink. Contemporary Prints, Paula Brown Gallery, Toledo, Ohio
2003 Modern Shadows, The Painting Center, New York, New York
Voces y Visiones, Highlights from El Museo del Barrio's Permanent Collection, Museo del Barrio, New York, New York
2002 Shark's Ink 1976-2001, Gallery of Contemporary Art, UCCS, Colorado springs, Colorado
2001 El Arte a Traves Del Tiempo, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Santurce, Puerto Rico
Voices from Our Communities, Museo del Barrio, New York, New York
2000-2004 The American Wing, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2000 Latin American Still-Life, Reflections of Time and Place, El Museo del Barrio, New York, New York
1998 Anniversary Show, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida
1997 Mary-Ann Martin Fine: ART MIAMI, Miami, Florida
Modern and Contemporary Art of the Dominican Republic, The Spanish Institute & Americas Society, New York
Mary-Ann Martin Fine Art: EXPO ARTE, Guadalajara, Mexico
1995-96 Collector's Choice, Center for the Fine Arts, Vero Beach, FL
Collector's Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock
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1995 American Art Today: Night Paintings, The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami
Pennart, Meyerson Art Galleries, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
1994 American Realism: Figurative Painting, Cline Fine Art Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Collector's Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock
46th Annual Academy Purchase Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY
Naturaleza Muerta, The Still Life in Latin America, Mary-Ann Martin Fine Art, New York
Series and Editions, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1993-94 Storytelling: The Narrative in Latin American Art, Center of Contemporary Art, North Miami
1993 Collector's Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock
Contemporary Public Art in the Bronx, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, New York
57th Annual Midyear Exhibition, The Butler Institute, Youngstown, Ohio
Still Life 1963-1993, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
20 Years, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1992 Collector's Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock
The Landscape in Twentieth Century Art: Selections from the Metropolitan Museum, Madison
Arts Center Wisconsin; Traveling to the Center for the Fine Arts, Miami; Grand Rapids
1992 Art Museum, Michigan; Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina; Joslyn Art
Museum, Omaha; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Tampa Museum of Art, Florida
An Ode to Gardens and Flowers, Nassau County Museum, Roslyn Harbor, New York
Group Show, Okun Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Preview, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1991 Celebrating Nature, Champion International Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut
Drawings, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York
1991 Awakening / El Despertar, The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Black and White, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1991-92 Winter Gold, Nancy Hoffman Gallery
1990 Collector's Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock
Drawings by Sculptors, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
Signs of the Self; Changing Perceptions, Woodstock Artists Association, Woodstock, NY
Social Studies, Lintas: Worldwide, New York
1989 Recent Portraits, Tatistcheff Gallery, New York
Summer Pleasures, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1988 An Awareness of Place, Richard Green Gallery, New York
Contemporary American Drawings, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
An Evening of Contemporary Art at the Bayly, Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Nocturne / Portraying the Night, Kemper Gallery, Kansas City Art institute, Missouri
Tavelli Gallery, Aspen, Colorado
1987-89 The Eloquent Object, The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma
1987 American Art Today: The Portrait, Florida International University, Miami, Florida
Collector's Gallery XXI, Marion Koogler McKay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
Contemporary Still Life, DFS Dorland Worldwide, New York
Landscapes Real and Imagined, The Squibb Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey
Saatchi & Saatchi DFS, New York
West Collection, St. Paul, Minnesota
1986 Art for Your Collection, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
Di Laurenti Gallery, New York
50th Annual Mid-Year Show, The Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, Ohio
Narrative Images, One Penn Plaza, New York
Objects Observed Summit Art Museum, Summit, New Jersey
Summer Group Show, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
Works on Paper, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1985 Anderson Fine Arts Center, Anderson, Indiana
Artists Choosing Artists, Artist' Choice Museum, New York


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1985 The Figure in Twentieth Century Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
American Federation of the Arts Traveling Exhibition
Major New Works, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
Summer Pleasures, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
Winter Solstice, Nancy Hoffinan Gallery, New York
1984-85 New Narrative Paintings: Selections From the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tamayo Museum,
Mexico City; Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona; Palazzo Dueale, Venice; Whitney Museum of Art
1984 American Art Now, ! Painting in the 80's, Columbus Museum of Arts and Sciences, Georgia
Aqui, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Collector's Gallery, Marion Koogler McKay Museum, San Antonio
Feast for the Eyes, Museum of Modem Art, New York
An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture Today, Museum of Modem Art, NY
Major Works Old andNew, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, new York
New American Painting, A Tribute to James and Marl Michener, Archer M. Huntington Gallery,
University of Texas at Austin
New Narrative Paintings: Selections from the Metropolitan Museum Art, Ft. Llauderdale
1984 Museum of Art, Florida
Past and Present Part I, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
Pressures of the Hand, Expressionist Impulses in Recent American Art, Brainerd Art Gallery,
Potsdam College of Arts and Sciences, Potsdam, New York
Rockefeller Retrospective, Wake-Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Summer Group Show, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian
Institution, Washington, D. C.
Via New York, Musee d'Contemporain, Montreal, Canada
1983 Artists' Choice Museum, New York
Bonlow Gallery, New York
Contemporary Realism, One Penn Plaza, New York
Festival of the Arts, Mulenburg College, Allentown, PA
Habitats, Clocktower, New York
Images and Identities: Artists of Puerto Rican Hertitage, Robeson Center Art Gallery, Rutgers
University of Newark, New Jersey
The Invitational Exhibition, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York
Major New Works, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
Summer Group Show, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
Ten Narrative Paintings, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
1982 The Americans: Collage 1950-1982, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Major New Works: Tenth Anniversary, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
Hazlett Awards Exhibition, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA
Painting and Sculpture Today 1982, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Running '82, New York Road Runner Club, New York
74th American Exhibition, The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Summer Group Show, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
Works on Paper, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1981-83 Map Art: Charts, Routes, Regions, Independent Curators Inc., New York
1981 Rafael Ferrer, Ron Gorchov, Richard Hennessey", Hamilton Gallery, New York
1980 Brown University Invitational Exhibition, Albert A. List Museum, Providence
Drawings, The Pluralist Decade, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia
Fabrications, Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida
Plus 4: Auste, Rafael Ferrer, Grace Hartigan, Richard Hennessey, Hamilton Gallery, NY



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1980 Poets and Painters, Denver Art Museum, Colorado (traveling show)
Supershow, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York
Urban Encounters: Art, Architecture, Audience, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
Venice Biennial Exhibition, Venice, Italy
1979 Dwellings, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Masks, Vessels, Tents Talismans, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania,
For Collectors, Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
Paper, Dayton Art Museum, Ohio
Private Myths, The Queens Museum, Flushing, New York
1978 Recent Works on Paper by Contemporary American Artists, Madison Art Center, Wisconsin California
Viewpoint '77, Options in Painting, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Ancient Roots, New Visions, Organized by Fondo del Sol, Washington, D. C. Traveling to the
San Francisco Art Museum,
Contemporary Latin American Artists, Melon Art Gallery, Northeastern University, Boston
Drawings of the 70's, 35th Exhibition, Society for Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Drawing on Maps, Penthouse Museum of Modem Art, New York
41st National Annual Midyear Show, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
1977 Group Sculpture Show, Brainerd Art Gallery, Potsdam College of Arts and Sciences, NY
University, Oxford, Ohio
Group Show From the Nancy Hoffman Gallery, The Heistand Hall Art Gallery, Miami
Latin Excellence, Xerox Square Exhibit Center, Rochester, New York
Narrative Arts, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
1977 Skin, Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
Soft Sculpture, The New Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
A View ora Decade, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
1976 Biennial Exhibition; Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Collector's Choice, The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa
Hue and Far Cry of Color, Fort Wayne Art Institute, Indiana
Looking Inside: Latin American Presence in New York, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx
Latin American Artists, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida
1975 Abstraction: Alive and Well; Brainerd Art Gallery, Potsdam College of Arts and Sciences
New Acquisitions, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania
North, East, West, South and Middle, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Primitive Presence in the 70's, Vassar College of Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York
A Response to the Environment, Rutgers University Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
Works on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
1974 Alchemy of the Third Planet, Milwaukee Art Center, University of Wisconsin
Art Now '74, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C.
Painting and Sculpture Today, 1974, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana: The
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Works on Paper, Virginia Fine Arts Museum, Richmond
1972 Bienal de MedeIllin; Colombia
Biennial of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Depth and Presence, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
The Invisible Artist, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania





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1970 Art in the Mind, Dudley Peter Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio
Funf Kunstler, Museumverein Wuppertal, Germany
Information, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1969 Monumental Art, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Sculpture Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Anti-Illusion/Procedures/Materials, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Art in Progress IV, Finch College Museum of Art, New York
557 087, Seattle Museum of Art, Washington
1968 FRARMRRIREEROFIBSEATERLR, Robert Morris-Rafael Ferret, University of Puerto Rico,
Mayaguez
1967 Long Beach Island, Loveladies, New Jersey
955 000, Vancouver Art Gallery, British Columbia, Canada
Op Losse Shrven, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
When Attitude Becomes Form, Kunsthalle, Berne, Germany
Between Object and Environment, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
Outdoor Sculpture, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Art in Latin America, Peale House Galleries, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Young Artists, Their Work, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Albright-Knox, Buffalo, New York
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Baxter Laboratories, Deerfield, Illinois
The Butler Museum of Art, Youngstown, Ohio
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York and Puerto Rico Chemical Bank
Comdisco
The Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
Instituto de Cultura Puertoriquena, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Lehmbruck Museum, Duisberg, Germany
Museo de Arte Modemo, Bogota, Colombia
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museo de la Princesa, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
The Museum of Modem Art, New York
Museum of the University of Puerto Rico
New York State Facilities Corporation, New York
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Santrurce, Puerto Rico
Museo de Ponce, Puerto Rico
Pasadena Museum, California
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania
Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, New Jersey
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
Vassar College Art Gallery, Pooghkeepsie, New York
Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, Virginia
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


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GRANTS / AWARDS

1998 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant
1994 Pew Foundation Grant
1989 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1982 Pennsylvania Hazlett Award
1978 Guggenheim Foundation Grant
1975 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1972 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship










TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1997 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
1993-97 Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, Colorado
1996 Florida International University, Miami, Florida
1992 Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
1984-89 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
1981 Youngstown State, Ohio
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine
1978-80 School of Visual Arts
1967-77 Philadelphia College of Art, Pennsylvania
1975 San Francisco Art Institute, California
1974 University of California, Hayward
1972-74 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
1971 University of Utah, Salt Lake City
University of Rhode Island, Kingston





LECTURES/SEMINARS

The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Atlanta College of Art, Georgia
Boston Museum School, Massachusetts
Brigham Young University, Salt Lake City
California College of Arts and Crafts
Central Michigan University
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Denison University, Granville, Ohio
Escuela de Artes Plasticas, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Florida International University,
Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
Instituto de Cultura Puertoriquena, San Juan
Madison Art Center, Wisconsin
Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore
Miami-Dade Community College, Florida
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami Beach
New York Studio School
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Northern Illinois State University, DeKalb
Northwood Institute, Dallas
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
San Jose State University, California
San Francisco Art Institute, California
School of Visual Arts, New York
Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
University of Colorado, Denver; Boulder; Pueblo
University of Illinois, Chicago Circle
Utah State University, Logan
University of Texas, El Paso
University of Virginia, Charlottesville
University of West Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond
Wake forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri