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Jose Camacho

Born in Rio Piedras, PR
Montclair State University, NJ; BA Fine Arts, 1991
Sagrado Corazon University, PR 1985-1987
Arts Student Art League, San Juan PR 1987
Lives and work in Montclair, NJ


2008 Fellowship New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
2006 Print and Paper Fellowship, Brodsky Center.

Selected One-person exhibition:

How To speak Puerto Rican. Walsh Gallery. Seton Hall University, NJ
The Gathering of Uncertainties. Midland Gallery, NJ
Madame X. NYC (selected Paintings and drawings).
Elegy to my Island Culebra. Aljira (Montclair, NJ site) Curator Victor Davson
Art Gallery Lounge, William Paterson University, Wayne NJ
Broadway Art Gallery. Passaic County Community College, Paterson NJ
Surrealistic Experience. Rotunda Gallery, City Hall of Newark, NJ
A La Pintura. Sprague Gallery, Montclair State University, NJ

Selected Group Exhibitions:

Con Los Santos no se Juega. Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson University, NJ
Mark my words. Cheryl Hazan Gallery, Tribeca, NYC

Physical Graffiti. James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
The Writing’s on the Wall. Cheryl Hazan Gallery, Tribeca, NYC

Sticky Situations. Midland Gallery, Montclair NJ Curator Jeanne Brasile
New Jersey State Council on the Arts- Visual Arts Fellowship Exhibition. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

Paperwork. Walsh art gallery, Seton Hall University, NJ
The Price of Freedom. CWOW, Newark, NJ. Curator Jeanne Brasile
Painting Process. Walsh art gallery, Seton Hall University. NJ
Sanctuary. Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark NJ 2007-2008

Sanctuary. Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson University, NJ
New Work. NJ Print and Paper Fellows. MGSA Rutgers University. NJ
Tropicalisms. Jersey City Museum, NJ. Curator Rocio Aranda.

En Route. Gallery Twenty-one, Newark NJ
Ni Modo: The Imperative Mood in Recent Latino Art. Paul Robeson Gallery Rutgers University Newark, NJ. Curator Jorge Daniel Valenciano.

Abstraction: Two View. Ben Shahn Gallery, WPU, NJ. Curator Nancy Einreinhofer
Nested Concepts: A non-objective point of view. Midland Gallery, Montclair, NJ

NJ Hispanic Diversity through Art and Freedom of Expression. NJ Division on Civil Rights.
Celestial Boundaries. MSU Art Gallery, NJ (as part of the Transcultural NJ Initiative) Curator Teresa Rodriguez.
Metamorphosis. Creative Center, Chelsea, NYC

An Expression of Civil Rights through NJ Hispanic Artists. NJ Division of Civil Rights. Cosponsored by Governor James E McGreevy.
Six Men Working Now. Midland Gallery, Montclair NJ
Analog/Digital. CWOW, Newark NJ Curator Samantha Mac Dorfman

Works in Progress. Midland Gallery, Montclair NJ
Six Men Working on the Edge. R-Space, Montclair NJ

New Master: Works on Paper. Midland Gallery, Montclair NJ

Matter of Substance. Midland Gallery, Montclair NJ. Curator Jose Camacho
Mixed Media. CWOW, Newark NJ. Curator Nancy Egol Nikkal.
6 Minds in an Intimate Format. Midland Gallery, Montclair NJ

Merck, NJ. 3 Artist exhibition

Racizsms and Otherness in USA. Progressive Cultural Work Gallery, Jersey City, NJ. Curator AL Preciado
Latino Vision II. Aljira, Newark NJ. Curator Alejandro Anreus
Five Hispanic Artists. Bergen Museum of Art and Science. Paramus NJ
Curator David Messar

Quincentennial. Newark Museum, Newark NJ
America. Williams Carlos Williams Center for the Arts. Rutherford, NJ
Curator Nancy Egol Nikkal

Alumni Exhibition of Montclair State University, Westbeth Gallery, NYC
First Exhibition of the Association of Hispanic American Artists. Paterson Museum, Paterson NJ

Drawing Exhibition. Sagrado Corazon University, Santurce PR

Related Experience:

Director of Midland Gallery in Montclair NJ

Assisted Puerto Rican Artist Antonio Martorell at the Installation of la Casa de Todos Nosotros at the Museo del Barrio in New York City, and at the Installation of El Zocalo del Silencio at the University of Puerto Rico.



Exploring the Use of Celestial Symbols in Art. Joan Finn, Montclair Times. Sept 9, 2004

Six Artists in the Now. Teresa Akersten, Montclair Times. May 15, 2003

Follow Your Art at 10th Annual Studio Tour. Elizabeth Ludas, Montclair Times. Sept 9, 2002

Three Rare Invitations to the Inner Sanctum. William Zimmer, New York Times. Sept 14 1997

Eileen Watkins, Star Ledger. May 16, 1993

Synthesis of the East and West. Vivien Raynor, The New York Times. May 16, 1993

Eileen Watkins, Star Ledger. Nov 13, 1992

2 Hispanic-American Show. William Zimmer, the New York Times. Nov 15, 1992

WC Exhibit Celebrate America. David Savastano, Hometown, Rutherford NJ. May 13, 1992

Exhibition Catalogues and Brochures:

New Jersey State Council of the Arts Fellowship Exhibition. Showcasing 2007 and 2008 Recipients of Fellowship Awards in Visual Arts. Visual Arts Center of NJ, Summit, NJ 2009

Paperwork. Erin Peters, and Erin Woods. Seton Hall University, NJ 2008

Price of Freedom. Jeanne Brasile. City Without Walls, NJ 2008

Painting Process. Jackie Bekiaris, and Maria Silvestri. Seton Hall University, NJ 2007

Sanctuary. Introduction by Nancy Einreinhofer. Ben Shahn Gallery, WPU 2007

Ni Modo: The Imperative Mood in Recent Latino Art. Dr Javier Daniel Valenciano, Humberto Schettino, and poetry by Alejandro Anreus. Rutgers University, NJ 2006

Transcultural New Jersey: Diverse Artists Shaping Culture and Communities. Volume II:

Celestial Boundaries, essay by Teresa Rodriguez, ex Cat. NJ 2005

Analog/Digital. Samantha Mac Dorfman, Newark, NJ 2003

Mixed Medea. Nancy Egol Nikkal. Newark, NJ 1998

Latino Vision II: Artists from the Metropolitan Area. Victor Davson, Alejandro Anreus. Aljira, Newark, NJ 1994

Quincentennial at the Newark Museum. Dr Ruben Sandoval, Elizabeth Paredes, and

Hildreth York. Newark, NJ 1992