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MARYLAND STATE ARTS COUNCIL
NEW INCENTIVE GRANT APPLICATION -FY2002
School 33 Art Center

BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENTS/RESUMES

NAUL OJEDA
Artist/Instructor

Using xylography, one of the oldest forms of printmaking, Naul Ojeda pays homage to Latin America's wood engraving tradition, maintaining a certain commitment to his culture. This is evident in his almost surrealistic lyrical subject matter which addresses the folklore of his homeland, Uruguay. His direct, bold images contain humor and imagination. As Jo Ann Lewis, art critic for The Washington Post, has said, "In fact, he is a Latin American Chagall, whose tender floating reveries of home, of separation, displacement and reunion give unique and poetic visual form to the late 20th century immigrant experience-something most of us remain woefully oblivious to."

Naul Ojeda's work has been exhibited widely throughout Latin America, France, and the United States. In Washington, D.C., Ojeda has exhibited his work at Fonda del Sol, Franz Bader Gallery, WPA Open Studio, Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Organization of American States, and the Museums of Modern Art of Latin America. His work has been published in Americas Magazine, En Passant Poetry Quarterly, The Washington Post, and The Washington Times, among others. He has given workshops at various venues including the Organization of American States.

LUIS FLORES
Artist/Instructor

Luis Flores received an M.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1979. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery and the Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C.; the University of Maryland Baltimore County; and in New York City at El Museo de Barrio, the Alternative Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. Since 1988, he has received four individual-artist fellowships from the Maryland State Arts Council. He has been included in the visual arts residency programs of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation; Taller Puertoriqueno, Philadelphia, PA; Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA; Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, NYC; and Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD. He has presented workshops at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Maryland Historical Society/Museum of Contemporary Arts, Baltimore, MD, and the Spanish American Civic Association, Lancaster, PA. In summer 1999, Mr. Flores was the Visual Arts Program Coordinator for the Goucher College Summer Arts Institute.
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