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 fascinated with 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. 

Jean Pierre Arboleda's life long passion for 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 invites the viewer be drawn into their soul. The feeling of peacefulness, beauty, struggle, and spirituality coincide to encompass a world where creatures emerge as fellow stewards of the earth. His paintings provoke thought and compassion for our counterparts and encourage us to empathize with their reality as humanity's impact grows ever larger in their world.

  

 
 
 

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

      

       2017

       AltRealties, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa AZ

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

       New York Academy of Art Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, NY Chelsea

       Origins (Two person show with Hannah Yata) Parlor Gallery Asbury Park NJ

       Works on Paper, AFA Gallery, New York, NY

       Creature, BeinArt Gallery, Brunswick, Australia

       

       2016

       Cosmogonies, AFA Gallery, New York, NY

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

       Blab, Copro Galley, Santa Monica, CA

       Summer's Ghost, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ

       New York Academy of Art Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, NY Chelsea

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

 

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  

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

 

2010

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