Untitled, 2006, Mixed media Mixed media on canvas, 86" x 63"
Gean Moreno (b. 1972, New York): An art critic and curator as well as an artist, Moreno uses pop culture to inform his collages and paintings. As a curator, he focuses on emerging artists who work on the fringes of traditional art. Moreno is a frequent contributor to art publications such as Contemporary, Art Papers and Flash Art. He has a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Florida International University with a bachelor of arts in philosophy. His one-person exhibitions include Deep South, at the Derek Eller Gallery in New York, and Appalachia, at the Fredric Snitzer Gallery in Miami. He is the recipient of two Knight Arts Partnerships and has held recent residencies at Matadero in Madrid, Karl Hofer Gesellschaft in Berlin, and the Here and There Berlin Residency from the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach. (Cintas Foundation Emilio Sánchez Award in Visual Arts, 2006-07)