AMERICAN, B. 1979

Reuben Negron is a contemporary artist best known for his highly detailed, figurative watercolor paintings. Negron's work explores the psychology of his subjects, focusing on identity, sexuality and personal narrative. 

Negron is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art (BFA) and the School of Visual Arts (MFA). His watercolors have been exhibited internationally, with notable exhibitions most recently in New York, San Francisco, and Miami. Negron’s work has been featured by Vogue, Juxtapoz, Time Out New York, PoetsArtists, Manifesto, Devora Ran, and Playboy, among others. 

Negron currently lives and works in Asheville, NC. 

 

EDUCATION

2004   MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York,  NY
2001    BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2000   Center for Art and Culture, Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011      This House of Glass - Like the Spice Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2009    Dirty Dirty Love - Like the Spice Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2005    Works:Preworks - Memorial Gallery, SUNY Farmingdale, NY
2004    Exquisite Corpse - SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

TONDO - Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA
DDessin Contemporary Drawing Art Fair - H Gallery, Paris, France

2016

Chévere - Sirona Fine Art, Hallandale Beach, FL. Curated by Didi Melendez and Sergio Gomez
Bad Dads VII - A Tribute to the Films of Wes Anderson - Spoke Art, New York, NY
Lord of the Thrones - Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA
For the First Time - Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Freak Out! - Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL. Curated by Didi Melendez and Sergio Gomez
12X12 - Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Erotica Asheville - The Satellite Gallery, Asheville, NC

2015

The Royals - Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Undressed - Philip Bloom Gallery, Nantucket, MA. Curated by Kristin Sancken
Bad Dads VI - A Tribute to the Films of Wes Anderson - Spoke Art + Joseph Gross Gallery, New York, NY
La Couleur de l'Etrangeté: An Art Show Tribute to the Films of Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet - Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA
The Artists Gaze: Seeing Women in the Twenty-First Century - Sirona Fine Art, Hallandale Beach, FL. Curated by Victoria Selbach
Alterity - The Lodge Gallery, New York, NY

2014

Select Fair - Claudine Maidique Gallery, Miami, FL
We Tell Stories - Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Westport Artist Collective "Pop-Up"Art Show - Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
A Human Extension - Lodge Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Amy Berger
Pinned! - Shag, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by C.M.Butzer
2nd Annual Winter Showcase - FTS Gallery, Stratford, CT. Curated by Mario Petruccelli

2013

Body Politic - National Arts Club, New York, NY. Curated by Courtney Jordan and Kristin Künc
Single Fare 3 - RH Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Michael Kagan and Jean-Pierre Roy

2012

The Space Between - National Arts Club, New York, NY. Curated by Jenny Mushkin and Ryan Bradley
One Hundred Dollars - LittleField, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Andrew Smenos and Sergio Barrale
Up From the Deep - TNC Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Jeff Faeber
224: A Group Exhibition - Like the Spice Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Marisa Sage
ARTS|Not Fair - Like the Spice Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2011

SCOPE Miami - Like the Spice Gallery, Miami, FL
Texas Contemporary - Like the Spice Gallery, Houston, TX
SCOPE New York - Like the Spice Gallery, New York, NY
Hotter Than July: A Sexploration - NY Studio Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Savannah Spirit

2010

SCOPE Miami - Like the Spice Gallery, Miami, FL
Off the Clock - 92Y Tribeca, New York, NY
Off the Clock - Mile End Art Pavilion, Mile End Park, London, UK
Art Hamptons - Like the Spice Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
Marked: A Show of Figure - Like the Spice Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Simántica - Museo de Arte de El Salvador (MARTE), San Salvador, El Salvador. Curated by Ana Urquilla

2009

Off the Clock - Like the Spice Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
New Breed - Last Rites Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Andrew Michael Ford
Bridge Art Fair NY - Like the Spice Gallery, New York, NY

2008

The Dog Came Out of the Woods - StoneFox Artspace, New York, NY. Curated by Kelly Lindner

2007

The Accidentally Real - Sara Tecchia Roma New York, New York, NY. Curated by Duston Spear

2006

Rabid Rabbit - Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2005

SVA Alumni Society Exhibition and Auction - Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Curated by Jen Bekman, Jennifer Blessing, Pippa Cohen, Anne Ellegood, Rachel Gugelberger and Shamim Momin
Everyday People Can Lead Extraordinary Lives - Art Center of Battle Creek , Battle Creek , MI
Characters: Scene II - Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT. Curated by Hélianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin
Characters: Scene I - Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Branch, NJ. Curated by Hélianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin

2004

Three Male Artists - Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Regina Abramovich and Katy Shubert
Happy Art for a Sad World - Spike Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Hélianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin
MFA Thesis Exhibition - Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2003

Postcards From the Edge - Gallerie Lelong, New York. NY
2nd Annual Green Chimneys Auction - Spike Gallery, New York, NY
Turning Page - American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), New York, NY

2002

Prevailing Human Spirit - Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

2000

Vernissage - Center for Art and Culture, Aix-en-Provence, France. Curated by Ken Tisa
Paper Veins Biennial 2000 - HERE Arts Center, New York, NY. Curated by Virgil Wong

 

PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS

Lucy’s Legacy: The Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia, Exhibition Mural with Viktor Deak. The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, TX, on international tour through 2013.Organized by the HMNS and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, 2007

 

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

Artist in Residence, Limans Cultural Exchange, Limans, France, 2010
W.K. Kellogg | World Studio Foundation Grant, 2003
Unalane Foundation and Coyne Foundation Grants, 2002
Artist in Residence, Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France, 2000
World Studio Foundation Scholarship - The Starr Foundation Award, 2000
Society of Illustrators Annual Student Scholarship Competition, 1999

 

PUBLICATIONS

PoetsArtists #61, The Artist’s Gaze: Seeing Women in the 21st Century, Victoria Selbach and Didi Menendez, Goss183 Publishing Group, Bloomington, IL, 2015
Manifesto #14, "Close Quarters," Gili Karev, Manifesto, Hong Kong, CN, July/August 2013
Rooms Magazine #10, Rooms Art Uncovered Ltd London, 2012
Devora Ran #6: Orgies, "Public Virtues, Private Vices," Joan Cornelius Toset, Devora Ran Media Group, Barcelona, ES, 2011
The Deathlings, written by Ian Struckoff, Black Label Comics, Lawrence, MA, 2010
Poetry For Beginners, written by Margaret Chapman and Kathleen Welton, For Beginners Books, Danbury, CT, 2010
Democracy For Beginners, written by Robert Cavalier, Ph.D., For Beginners Books, Danbury, CT, 2009
Underground Comics Spectacular, New York Press , March 2006
Everyday People Can Lead Extraordinary Lives, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 2005
Las Manos Del Pianista, written by Eugenio Fuentes, Tusquets Editores, Barcelona, ES, 2003
Playboy Magazine, Annual Fiction Competition, October 2003
Spectrum 8: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art Annual, 2001
Communication Arts, Illustration Annual 41, 2000

 

CATALOGS

Chévere, exhibition catalog. Published by Poets Artists Magazine, GOSS183 Publishing Group, Chicago, IL. December 2016
FREAK OUT!, exhibition catalog. Published by Poets Artists Magazine, GOSS183 Publishing Group, Chicago, IL. April 2016
The Artists Gaze: Seeing Women in the Twenty-First Century, exhibition catalog. Published by Poets Artists Magazine, GOSS183 Publishing Group, Chicago, IL. February 2015
We Tell Stories, MFA Illustration as Visual Essay 30th Anniversary 1984-2014 Alumni Exhibition, exhibition catalog. Published by Visual Arts Press, Ltd., New York, NY, November 2014
The Inaugural SVA Alumni Society Auction Catalog, exhibition catalog. Published by MF Productions and the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, September 2005
Characters: Scene I and II, exhibition catalog. Essay by Hélianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin. Published by the Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ and The Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT, March 2005

 

COLLECTIONS

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