Two New World School of the Arts visual artists are selected among 81 to participate in the prestigious 2008 Whitney Biennial exhibition at the New York Museum of American ArtsMIAMI---Visual artists Adler Guerrier and Bert Rodriguez, BFA alums from New World School of the Arts have been selected among 81 artists to participate in the 2008 Whitney Biennial exhibition which opens at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street, on March 6, and runs through June 1, 2008. For Maggy Cuesta, Dean of Visual Arts at NWSA the news came as no surprise “Our students are continuously breaking ground and are recognized internationally for their work and talent. Considering that NWSA is a relatively new arts conservatory, in existence for only 20 years, this is quite an accomplishment. It is the second time that our alumni are selected for this prestigious exhibition.” stated Cuesta.
Adler Guerrier graduated from New World School of the Arts in 2000 with a BFA degree and has focused his art in capturing neighborhoods through photos and drawings. A native of Haiti, Guerrier’s work has been exhibited in numerous venues such as Casalin, Miami Art Central, The Moore Space, Miami Art Museum, the Newman Popiashvili Gallery in New York and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Guerrier is represented by Ingalls and Associates in Miami, Florida
Born in Miami Florida in 1975, Bert Rodriguez is a 1998 BFA graduated from the New World School of the Arts visual arts program. Through his work Rodriguez “pushes the envelope of conceptual art while he depicts self portraits to locate himself through his work” states Fred Snitzer, owner of Fred Snitzer Galleries, which represents Rodriguez in Miami. Bert has had numerous exhibitions nation wide and his work is part of the permanent collection of the Rubell Family Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art and the Kemper Museum of Art.
Since its founding in 1932, the Biennial has evolved into the Whitney’s signature exhibition as well as the most important survey of the state of contemporary art in the United States today. The exhibition will occupy the entire Museum, with the exception of the fifth floor, which is devoted to the permanent collection.
New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts, is an educational partnership of Miami Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.
Further information available by calling the NWSA Visual Arts division at (305) 237-3597. www.mdc.edu/nwsa.