Andrea Arroyo is an award-wining artist, curator, cultural advocate and activist. Her most recent project, Tribute to the Disappeared, honors victims of violence and injustice through an image mosaic from 275 international artists that will be exhibited in conjunction with community workshops and will bring public attention to these innocent lives lost. Her work is in numerous public collections including The Library of Congress, The Smithsonian Institution, and The National Museum of Mexican Art. Commissioned works include projects for The International Museum of Women, El Museo del Barrio, The Bronx Botanical Garden, The New York Women Foundation, the New York Restoration Project, The MTA, and The School Construction Authority. Arroyo is a curator who specializes in providing exhibition opportunities to artists of color including shows September 11 – Past, Present, Future; Art Without Borders; and AriZONA, artists respond to the immigration issue.
She is the recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships; 21 Leaders for the 21st Century; Groundbreaking Latina in the Arts; Official Artist of the Latin Grammys; Outstanding Latina of the Year; Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Awards; Puffin Foundation Awards; Harlem Arts Alliance Award; LMCC’s Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC; and Educational Press Association of America Achievement Award in Drawing. Arroyo’s work has been published extensively in The New Yorker and The New York Times and has been the subject of over one hundred and fifty features in the international media including CNN, NBC, Univision, The New York Times, and Latina.
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