Born Santurce, Puerto Rico 1933                      

Lives Greenport, NY / Vieques, PR

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2015-16   MCA / DNA Rafael Ferrer, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

2015        Reflections, Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY

2012        Calor  Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY

                 David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL

                 Works On Paper A Survey 1952-2012, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

2011-12     Contrabando, Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY

2011          Recent Work, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY

2010         Retro / Active, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

2006        Galería Petrus, San Juan, PR

2003         Isla, Galería Botello, Hato Rey, PR

2002        Art Sites, Greenport, NY

2001         Galería Botello, Hato Rey, PR

                  Art Sites, Greenport, NY

2000        Drawing, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

1999          Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

1998          Galería Botello, Hato Rey, PR

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

                  Galería Botello, Hato Rey, PR

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 & 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, IN

                  Impassioned Rhythms, Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

                  Impassioned Rhythms, University of Southern Florida, Miami, FL

1982          Frumkin-Struve Gallery, Chicago, IL

                 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, IL

                  Hamilton Gallery, New York, NY

1978          Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

                  Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

                  The New Gallery, Cleveland, OH

1977          Sur, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY

                  Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, IL

                  Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX

                  Galerie Darthea Speyer, Paris France

                  Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

1976          The New Gallery, Cleveland, OH

1975          Grabados, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, 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, IL

                   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, IL

                   Pasadena Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA

                   Fine Arts Center, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

1971            Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

                   Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1970           Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY

                   Deflected Fountain, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

                   Galerie Mickery, Amsterdam, Holland

                   Galerie M.E. Thelen, Essen, Germany

                   Art Gallery, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

1969           Eastern Connecticut State College, Willimantic, CT

                   Galerie M. E. Thelen, Cologne, Germany

                   Three Leaf Pieces, Castelli Gallery, New York, NY

                   University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR

1966           Pan American Union, Washington, D. C.

1964           University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016           Under The Same Sun: Art From Latin America, South London Gallery, London, England

                    Fluid Ecologies: Hispanic Caribbean Art from the Permanent Collection, The Frances Lehman Loeb art Center, Vassar College,    

                    Poughkeepsie, NY

2015           Tightrope Walk: Painted Images After Abstraction, White Cube / Bermondsey, London, UK

                    Under The Same Sun, Jumex Museum, Mexico DF, MX

                    America Is Hard To See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2014           Under The Same Sun, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

2013           When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969 / Venice 2013, Fondazione Prada, Venice, Italy

                    Open Work in LatinAmerican, New York and Beyond: Conceptualism Reconsidered 1967-1978,  

                    The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY

2012          Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-Garde of the 1970's, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2011            América Latina: Arte y Confrontación 1910-2010, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

                    Pictures of the Body, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2008          Art No Es Vida: Actions By Artists Of The Americas 1960-2000, Museo del Barrio, New York, NY 

2007-08    Contexto Puertorriqueño, El Rococo Colonial Al Arte Global, Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

                   Upon An Ether Sea: Water and Ship Imagery from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary

                   Art, Chicago, IL

2007          Azul, Galería Petrus, San Juan, PR

2004          MoMA at El Museo, Latin American and Caribbean Art from the Collection of the Museum of

                   Modern Art,  Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

                   North Fork / South Fork: East End Art Now, Parrish Museum of Art, Southampton, NY

2003         Modern Shadows, The Painting Center, New York, NY

                  Voces y Visiones, Highlights from El Museo del Barrio's Permanent Collection,

                   El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

2002         Shark's, Ink 1976 - 2001, Gallery of Contemporary Art, UCCS, Colorado Springs, CO

                   El Arte A Través del Tiempo, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Santurce, PR

                   Voices from Our Communities, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY  

2000          Latin American Still Live, Reflections of Time and Place, El Museo del Barrio, New York

1998           Anniversary Show, Frederic Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

1997           Modern and Contemporary Art of the Dominican Republic, The Spanish Institute &

                   Americas Society, New York, NY

1995           American Art Today: Night Paintings, The Art Museum at Florida State University, Miami, FL  

1994           46th Annual Academy Purchase Exhibition, American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY

1993           Contemporary Public Art in the Bronx, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

                   57th Annual Midyear Exhibition, The Butler Institute, Youngstown, OH  

1992           The Landscape in Twentieth Century Art: Selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art,    

                    Madison Art Center, Madison, WI  --  traveling to: the Center for Fine Arts, Miami, FL  

                    and the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center, Grand Rapids MI

                    An Ode to Gardens and Flowers, Nassau County Museum, Roslyn Harbor, NY

1991             Celebrating Nature, Champion International Corporation, Stamford, CY

                    Drawings, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY

                    Awakening / El Despertar, The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT

1989            Recent Portraits, Tatistcheff Gallery, New York, NY

1988            An Awareness of Place, Richard Green Gallery, New York, NY

                    Contemporary American Drawings, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

                    Nocturne / Portraying the Night, Kemper Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

1987            American Art Today: The Portrait, Florida International University, Miami, FL

                    Landscapes Real and Imagined, The Squibb Gallery, Princeton, NJ

1986            Art for the Collection, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

1985            The Figure in Twentieth Century Art: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, American 

                     Federation of the Arts Traveling Exhibition

1984-85       New Narrative Painting: Selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tamayo Museum,   

                     Mexico City, Mexico ; Traveling to the Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ ; Palazzo Ducale,     

                     Venice, Italy ; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1984             American Art Now! Painting in the 80's, Columbus Museum of Arts and Sciences, Columbus, GA

                      Aqui, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

                      Feast Your Eyes, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

                      An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture Today, Museum of Modern Art, New     

                      York, NY

                     Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution,  Washington, D. C.

                      Via New York, Musee d'Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada

1983              Artists' Choice Museum, New York, NY

                      Habitats, Clocktower, New York, NY

!982              Painting and Sculpture Today 1982, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

                     74th American Exhibition, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

                     Ten Narrative Paintings, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

1980             Brown University Invitational Exhibition, Albert A. List Museum, Providence, RI 

                     Rafael Ferrer, Ron Gorchov, Richard Hennessey, Hamilton Gallery, New York, NY

                     The Invitational Exhibition, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY

                     The Americans: Collage 1950-1982, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

                     Venice Biennial Exhibition, Venice, Italy

                     Poets and Painters, Denver Museum of Art, Denver, CO  -  Traveling exhibition

1978             Recent Works on Paper by Contemporary American Artists, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI

                     Ancient Roots - New Visions, Fonda del Sol, Washington, D. C. ; Traveling to the

                     San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA

                     Eight Artists, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 

                     Contemporary Latin American Artists, Mellon Art Gallery, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

                     Drawings of the 70's: 35th Exhibition of  Society for Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of 

                     Chicago, IL

1977             Narrative Arts, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

                     A View of a Decade, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

1976             Latin American Artists, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL

1975             New Acquisitions, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

                     North, East, West, South and Middle, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

                     Primitive Presence in the 70's, Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY

1974             Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN;

                     Traveling to The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

1972             Bienal de Medellin, Medellin, Colombia

                    Biennial of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art,

                     New York, NY

1971             Depth and Presence, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D. C.

                    The Invisible Artist, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

                    Six Sculptors, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL  

1970            Funf Kunstler, Museumverein Wuppertal, Germany

                    Information, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1969            Monumental Art, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH

                    Sculpture Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

                    Anti-Illusion / Procedures / Materials, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

                    Op Losse Schroeven, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland

                    When Attitudes Become Form, Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland

                    557 087, Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, WA

                     Art in Process IV, Finch College Museum of Art, New York, NY

1968            Outdoor Sculpture, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR

                     Between Object and Environment: Sculpture in an Extended Format, Institute of Contemporary 

                     Art, Philadelphia, PA

1967            Young Artists, Their Work, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY

                    Art of Latin American, Peale House Galleries, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts,

                     Philadelphia, PA