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Artist Statement



Glenda Santiago is an accomplished artist living in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Florida International University in Miami. With a minor in Art History, she studied the techniques developed by the Baroque and Expressionist painters expanding on these techniques she creates an interesting psychological tension in her own work.

“For me to express my complex issues and ideas, I need to reduce them to a simplified concept, or metaphor. I then paint them in a way that is straightforward using bold and arbitrary color to convey states of mind. With the use of color, I pull the viewer into the painting through my expressions of the universals of life, as I discover them. These universals are filtered through my own unique life experiences and then interpreted through my artistic technique, creating a way for my life and my art to coexist”.

Artist Exhibitions



2008
The MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAS and ACT KULTUR und SOZIAL VEREIN
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART ART AWARD
JULY 7 - AUGUST 7, 2008
ACT Gallery
Vienna, Austria

11th. EXHIBITION OF LATIN AMERICAN and CARIBBEAN ART.
September 4 - October 24, 2008
Broward Community College South Campus Gallery
Pembroke Pines, Florida

"SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL"
ARTEXPO LAS VEGAS 2008
International Art Fair September 18 - 21, 2008

2007
9/7-9/30/07 "Recent Works"- Kevin Melloy Gallery-Wilmington, DE
03/10 “Imágenes de Nuestras Relexiones” Centro de Arte-Humacao, PR
02/24 ”100th Anniversary Celebration” Interamericana Universidad recinto de Fajardo
01/20-02/24 EEAG 8th Annual Juried Exhibition Centro de Arte-Humacao, PR
Awarded 2nd Prize in Pastel (Juried by Rafael Trelles, Nelson Sambolín y C. Fontánez)
2006
12/04-01/09/07 “Visions of Vitality” Barrachina Restaurante, Viejo San Juan, PR
10/20-11/04 “Martes de Galeria” Interamericana Universidad recinto de Fajardo, Fajardo, PR
04/20-05/23 “Earth Day Exhibition” Don Esteban Restaurant-Fajardo, PR
02/24-04/19 “Fuerza de las Mujeres” Don Esteban Restaurant-Fajardo, PR
01/20-03/03 “EEAG 7th Annual Juried Exhibition” Centro de Arte-Humacao, PR
Awarded Honorable Mention (Juried by Sr. Wichie Torres)
2005
12/01-12/24 “It’s a Small World”, Khroma Arte Contemporáneo, Guaynabo, PR
05/05-06/05 “Face to Face”Don Esteban Restaurant-Fajardo, PR
03/12/04-04/08/2005 "Ain't I a Woman" (SOLO) Centro de Arte-Humacao, PR
01/29/2005 - 03/04/2005 EEAG 6th Annual Juried Exhibition Centro de Arte-Humacao, PR
Awarded 2nd Prize in Oil Painting (Juried by Sr. Francisco Rodón)
2004
11/18/2004 - 01/10/2005 “Christmas Show” HIMA Hospital-Caguas, PR
8/27/2004 - 9/24/2004 Museo de Arte de Caguas- “Sixteen by Twenty”
(Winner of Invitation Cover Design)
1/10/2004 - 2/07/2004 ”Recent Works” Antojitos Puertorriqueños - Palmer, PR (Solo)


2003
9/16 – 12/04 2003 Muestra Nacional de Artes Plásticas Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña (Juried by Nelson Sambolín, Yvette Cabrera Vega, Petra Barreras del Río, Elizam Escobar and Humberto Figueroa).
8/17/2003 – 9/28/2003 ”Coming Out Party” Patio de Sam-Viejo San Juan, PR (Solo)
4/11/ 2003 – 5/12/ 2003 ”Arte en el Campo” Centre de Arte – Humacao, PR
2002
“Christmas Show” 12/3/2002-3/3/2003 Patio de Sam-Viejo San Juan, PR
1999
BFA Graduate Show-Florida International University
1998
He/She Show FIU Graham Center (Juried)
Education
• 2003 - Liga de Arte - Old San Juan, PR
• 2002 – Present Member of EEAG –Puerto Rico (East End Art Guild)
• 1999-2000 Worked in the studio of Miami based artist Jonas Gerard
• 1994 - 1998 Florida International University (BFA—Painting and Art History)
• 1993-1994 Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale - Graphic Design

Workshops, Additional Education
April 2006, 3 day Portrait Painting Workshop, Donald Renner, Puerto Rico
June 2005, 20 day Special Museum Studies, William A. Herring, Washington D.C., Vienna, Austria, Prague, Czech Republic, Budapest, Hungary
February 2005, 5 day Plein Aire Workshop, Ann Templeton, Puerto Rico
October 2004 - 9 day Painting Workshop, William A. Herring, Cloudcroft, NM
May 2003 – Sculpture workshop with Sculptor Gladys Nieves, Ceiba, PR
May 1999 - 2 Day Book Arts Workshop, Carol Todaro, Florida International University

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Artist Publications



2005 The San Juan Star – Feature Artist- “Ain’t I a Woman”
2004 El Horizonte – Recent Works- Antojitos Puertorriqueños
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Artist Collections



Selected Collections
John and Natasha Drolette, Pacifica, CA
Dr. Anthony and Diane Pollard, Founders Rainbow Medical Center,
Las Vegas, Nevada
Geraldo and Frey Bosch, Evenpro Marketing Group, San Juan, PR
Angel Soto, RJ Reynolds Tobacco, San Juan, PR
Jose Carlos Arroyo (Writer/Professor) and Elizabeth Coriano,
Viejo San Juan, PR
Rhonda O’Neal (CPA) and Carole Mercer, Long Island, NY
Tom Ross, Owner Coqui International, Palmer, Puerto Rico
William and Diane Gallant, Port Orange, FL.
RJ Reynolds Tobacco C.A., Christmas Collection, Bayamon, PR
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