Andrea Arroyo, Felipe Galindo and Rick Pliego: Imaginaciones

On exhibit from November 17 - December 23

The Grady Alexis gallery at El Taller Latino Americano is pleased to present "IMAGINaciones", an exhibition featuring the work of New York-based, Mexican-born artists Andrea Arroyo, Felipe Galindo and Rick Pliego. The work in the exhibit is informed by historical and mythological references and elements of magic realism, and presents three individual approaches, from celebratory to humorous and mystical. 

Andrea Arroyo presents images inspired by women from world history and mythology. She creates lyrical and vibrantly colored artwork that conveys the strength of women with a sense of celebration. 

Ms. Arroyo's exhibition record includes twenty-six individual shows, her artwork is the collections of The Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution and The New York Public Library. Her awards include Groundbreaking Latina in the Arts, Puffin Foundation Award, Harlem Arts Alliance Award, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Award, Official Artist of the Latin Grammy, New York City Citation Award for Achievement in Art, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, and Outstanding Latina of the Year (

Felipe Galindo presents watercolors that merge the universal languages of art and humor, to reveal a world of irony, whimsy and magic. 

Mr. Galindo is a cartoonist, illustrator and animator whose work has been exhibited and published extensively, including in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Newsday, Mad and many other publications worldwide. He has received awards from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Puffin Foundation, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the New York Council for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the United Nations Correspondents Association. (

Ric Pliego presents paintings that emerge from the exploration of the interplay of form and color to express the iconic reality of sacred and secular symbols. 

Mr. Pliego is a Graphic Designer, Art Director, Architectural Designer, Photographer and Illustrator, he has worked for numerous large Advertising Agencies but primarily for his own company. He has lived and worked in New York since 1965. His work is collected privately in the US and in Mexico

Camila SanchezNovember 2009