ARTURO CORREA (Venezuelan-American)

Arturo Correa was born on June 18, 1967, in Valencia, Venezuela, where he graduated from high school. He moved to the United States in 1989 and began his career as a visual artist.

In 1996, Correa graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Central Florida at Orlando. He subsequently relocated to New York City and earned a Master of Arts degree with a major in Painting at New York University.

Correa's first exhibition was held in 1995, in his native Valencia. Since then, Venezuela and the United States have witnessed over fifty individual and group exhibitions of this visual artist.

Correa has also participated as a guest artist in several art festivals in Singapore.

In May 2016, Arturo Correa will have a solo exhibition titled, "Searching" at Ascaso Gallery in the Wynwood Arts District in Miami.

As a highly respected mid-career artist, Arturo Correa legitimately carries the torch and follows the path of late 20th and early 21st century post-modernist masters such as Bob Rauschenberg, David Salle, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Francesco Clemente. As a true bicultural artist, having now spent an equal number of years immersed in the culture of Venezuela and the United States, Correa successfully bridges and fully integrates the aesthetic vibe and philosophies of both countries. His personal vision -his intent- is visually communicating a new awareness of the everyday world around us.