2005-06

  • In the Company of Hope and Humiliation,2004, Oil on canvas, 60 x 62 inches

    Christian Curiel (b. Ponce, Puerto Rico): Curiel’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group shows at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C., and the Fredric Snitzer Gallery, the Barbara Gilman Gallery and Leonard Tachmes Gallery in Miami. His pieces are in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C., and the Hort Collection in New York. Curiel is a member of FeCuOp, a collaborative group based in Miami, which experiments with social interactions and art. Curiel is the recipient of the 2004 Robert Schoelkopf Traveling fellowship from the Yale University School of Art, and the Chestler Visual Arts award. Curiel received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the International Fine Arts College in Miami and a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Yale School of Art.  (First Cintas Foundation-Emilio Sanchez Fellowship in Visual Arts, 2005-06)

  • Amalia Zarranz (b. Havana): Zarranz’s first narrative short, TALLgirl, was screened at the Sundance film festival and was included in a British Film Institute tour. TALLgirl went on to the Regional Student Academy Awards and aired on PBS on the 2004 series Colorvision. She won a New Line Cinema Development award in 2001 to make Mercury In RetrOgrade, which continues to screen in film festivals worldwide. Zarranz graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and has a Master of Fine Arts in film from Columbia University. (Cintas for art/film, 2005-2006)

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