Statement
My work is about the importance of simple things; elements of nature that we usually
take for granted, and whose beauty we don't take time to observe, like a fragment of
a leave, a flower, or the way light is reflected as it strikes a drop of dew.
These elements are recreated with emphasis in the geometry of nature's designs.  It
is the complexity within the simplicity.
The work constitutes an alarm to remind us all to preserve the environment that we
are part of and that we are relentlessly destroying.
Destroying "Nature" is destroying ourselves !
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Graduated as an architect from Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia.

Over 50 group exhibitions and 50 solo shows in NY, Washington DC, Miami, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador,
Spain, France, Japan, China, Israel, Colombia, among others.

PAINTINGS IN COLLECTIONS.

Hudson River Museum, New York
Colombian Consulate, New York
-MAC. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Bogota, Colombia
-Museo de Arte Bolivariano, Santa Marta, Colombia
-Latin American Art Museum, Miami, Florida
Colombian Consulate, Washington DC
-Museo Colsubsidio, Bogota, Colombia
-The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
-The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC
-Georgetown University, Washington DC
-The National Museum of American History, Washington DC
-Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
-The Library of Congress, Washington DC
Colombian Embassy, Washington DC.
-Portland Museum of Fine Art, Oregon
-AAAS-American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington DC
-The New Convention Center, Washington DC
-Washington National Cathedral,  Washington DC
-Center for Contemporary Printmaking. Norwalk CT
-Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC
-The Washington Post, Washington DC.
-Cesar Gaviria, private collection, Colombia and NY.


AWARDS.

-The  P O L L O C K-K R A S N E R  Foundation  AWARD, Grant, 2009
-Second Price, Photography:, Moore at the Garden".The New York Botanical Garden, 2007
-Grant,  "Art Walk". D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington DC. 2006
-Equal Award, The Art league, Alexandria VA.
-Purchase Award, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
-Award and Grant  "Our Voices Our Images" The Inter-American Development Bank, and the       
D.C. Commission  for the Arts and Humanities, Washington, DC.
-Award of Merit, the Neptune festival, Virginia Beach, VA.
-Honorable Mention, the Art League, Alexandria, VA.
-Medal of Merit Award, Ministry of Development, Bogota, Colombia.
- Best in Show, First Stained Glass international Salon, Bogota, Colombia.
-Honorable Mention, Salon del Fuego, Bogota, Colombia.
-First Prize Architectural design for the Music Conservatory, Ibague Colombia.


MEMBERSHIPS.

-International  Stained Glass Center, Chartres, France
-Washington Watercolor Association
-The Art League, Alexandria, VA
-Resident artist at The Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA
-Maryland Federation of Art
-Virginia Federation of Art
-The Arts Council, Fairfax, VA


REVIEWS.

-The River Town Enterprise, Pure and Simple
-The Journal of the Print World, New York Contemporary Photographs.
-"The New York Times", N.Y.
-Revista Diners, Bogota, Colombia
-Revista Fama, Bogota, Colombia
-Revista Fortuna, Bogota, Colombia
-Revista Lampara, Bogota, Colombia
-El Tiempo, Bogota, Colombia
-The Washington Post, Washington, DC
-The Gazette, Montgomery County, Maryland
-The Diplomat, Washington, DC
-The Crier, Alexandria, Virginia
-La Nacion USA. Washington, DC
-Casa & Estilo Internacional, magazine, Miami, Florida
-CityPaper, Washington, DC
-Gazeta Iberoamericana, Washington, DC
-Avianca, Magazine, Colombia
Colombian Consulate.
N.Y.                    2003
E-Mail: 1@juanbernal.com