Biography of Jean-Pierre Arboleda

Fine Art Painter Jean-Pierre Arboleda's biography

 

Biography

  Jean Pierre Arboleda was born in Quito, Ecuador. He grew up with a deep love of animals and nature and loved to draw and paint through out his childhood. He moved as a young adult to New York City and received his BFA in illustration at the School of Visual Arts and his Masters degree in fine art at the New York Academy. His obsession with animals and nature grew to encompass topics that concerned issues of evolutionary change, environmental toxicity, and war. The very humanoid qualities Jean Pierre gives to his animals challenges the viewer to see the world from animal’s standpoint: in a world without humans, where animals have dominated humans and sport human trinkets and shrunken heads. His subjects mutate and morph, struggle with destruction and chaos, and wrestle with societal issues and re-contextualize them with animals in a critique of humanity and compassion.

 
 
 

Artist CV

Solo Shows

2014 The Nature of Evolution, AFA Gallery, New York NY

2008 Jinetes, DFN Gallery, New York NY

2008 Riders, Fuse Gallery, New York NY

 

Group Shows

2016

From the Academy, organized by Robert Lange Studios at the Vendue, Charleston SC

See No Evil, AFA Gallery, Los Vegas CA

Animalia, Abend Gallery, Denver CO

 

2015

Pandora's Box, AFA Gallery, New York NY 

Charismatic Megafauna, Roq La Rue, Seattle WA

Into the Woods, Haven Gallery, Northpoint NY

Little Big, Haven Gallery, Northpoint NY

 

2013

The Pond, the Mirror, the Kaleidoscope, curated by Thomas Woodruff at the School of Visual Arts, New York NY 

Compulsion, Mark Miller Gallery, New York NY 

 

2012

Awaken, AFA Gallery, New York NY 

The Drawing Room, Milavec Hakimi Gallery, New York NY 

Love is in the Air, The Cell Gallery, New York NY 

The Sum of Their Parts, The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, NJ

 

2010

Ultimo Piso, Quito, Ecuador 

Draw, Tour Mexico City, Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico 

(Group exhibition curated by Peter Drake and Alix Sloan) Sloan Fine Art Gallery, New York NY 

Looks Good on Paper, DFN Gallery, New York NY 

 

2009

18th Annual Take Home a Nude, Sotheby’s Art Auction, New York NY 

Wide Open de Par en Par, United Nations Headquarters, New York NY 

Draw, Tour Shooting Gallery, San Francisco CA 

Nuestra America, General Consulate of Venezuela, New York NY 

 

2008

Take Home a Nude, Phillips de Pury & Company, New York NY 

Drawing Group Show, Stolen Space Gallery, London England 

Works on Paper Art Fair, Park Avenue Armory, New York NY 

Works on Paper, DFN Gallery, New York NY 

Wet, DFN Gallery, New York NY 

 

2007

Summer Exhibition, NYAA, New York NY 

Miami Bridge Art Fair, DFN Gallery, Miami Beach FL 

 

2006

Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, NYAA, New York NY 

Take Home a Nude, Phillips de Pury & Company, New York NY