Artists

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States (1947)

He studies Art, Communication and Design at Ashbury College, Ottawa and at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, Canada.

In 1982, He finishes a masters degree in Arts and Philosophy at New York University. He is given several national and international awards, amongst others: "The Sculpture Award" Ernesto Avellan Hall, and the "McLean Foundation Scholarship" highest award offered by the Ontario College of Art in Canada.

He works designing sets for Chris Von Wangenheim for the New York magazines Vogue and Esquire, and for dance (“Danza Hoy”, expo-Sevilla, Spain, 1992) and fashion shows in Paris. He becomes Director of Art for UNESCO. Many of his works are part of the urban landscape as the murals in the Fundación Polar, the monumental sculptures at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Sofía Imber, the building “Seguros Venezuela” all in Caracas, Venezuela.

His works are in the permanent collections of: Art Gallery of Ontario; Carmen Lammana Foundation, Toronto; Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Sofía Imber, Caracas; Collection King Juan Carlos de Borbon, Spain; Collection Princess Gloria Von Thurrell Untaxis, Germany.

Among his individual and collective exhibitions, the following stand out: “Arts and Letters Club”, Toronto (1971); “Slash 80” Galeria Cayman, New York (1980); “Rafael Barrios”, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Sofía Imber, Caracas (1988); “I Feria Iberoamericana de Arte”, Caracas (1991); “Bienal de Arte Visuales Mercosur”, Porto Alegre, Brazil (1996); “Escultura Venezolana en Tres Décadas”, exposición itinerante internacional (1998); “Palm Beach Art Fair”, Miami (2002); Galerie Laignes Bastille, Paris (2004); “Toronto International Art Fair”, Toronto (2005); “Chicago Art Fair”, Chicago (2008); “Espacio Real, Escultura Contemporánea”, Galería de Arte Ascaso, Caracas (2009).