raul-barquet-100-gates-project.jpg

Biography

Raul Barquet is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary artist and independent curator from Staten Island, NY. His artwork has been featured on the cover of FONT Arts & Literature Magazine, on New York 1 Television, on the murals of the 100 Gates Project, the Centrefuge Public Arts Project, and BKLYN House, and is included in collections across the globe. Additionally, Barquet has conducted workshops in partnership with the Staten Island Museum and IlluminArt Productions.

Statement

My work is an exploration of semiotics and ephemera. With a particular passion for text, language, and communication, I naturally gravitate towards the use of words, letters, symbols and found objects in much of my work. For me, language and art occupy the same space in my mind, so I find it natural to intertwine the two concepts in my practice.

 

CV

b.1989 in Staten Island, New York, USA

Honors & Awards
2017 – Honorable Mention – Mixed Media, 50th Annual S.S.A.G. Juried Fence Show, Staten Island, NY
2017 – DCA Premier Grant, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York, NY
2016 – Winner – Rolling Rock We Paste Poster Competition, Community 54, New York, NY
2016 – Voters Choice – Best Staten Island Artist, Staten Island Advance, Staten Island, NY
2008 – 1st Place – Mixed Media, 41st Annual S.S.A.G. Juried Fence Show, Staten Island, NY

Solo, Collaborative & Two Person Exhibitions
2017 – Old Timers: Small Box in the 21st Century, Art Lab Gallery, Staten Island, NY
2012 – Typographic, Sapphire, New York, NY
2008 – Street Side Art Show, Form Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 Robots Will Kill & Friends, My Plastic Heart, New York, NY
2018 – 12 x 12, Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA
2018 – Brooklyn, South St. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2018 – Who’s Your Dada, Trash Art Gallery, Mechanicsburg, PA
2018 – Making Muffins, Asbury Park Cat Convention, Asbury Park, NJ (curated by Jenn Hampton, Parlor Gallery)
2018 – Art On The Edge, Atlantic Highlands Gallery, Atlantic Highlands, NJ
2018 – Nothing Pretty, Locality Gallery, Bedford, PA
2018 – Shaolin: Into the 36 Chambers, Newhouse Center For Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY
2018 – O Coen, Where Art Thou?, Spoke Art, New York, NY
2018 – Square 1, G.B. Stuart Gallery, CALC, Carlisle, PA
2017 – American Dotard, World Money Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2017 – All In, South St. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2017 – Culture Shock, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2017 – Connotations, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
2017 – Image & Word, Kaviar Gallery, Louisville, KY
2017 – Pieced Together, Sulfur Studios, Savannah, GA
2017 – Trump Won’t Stop Us, Gristle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2017 – Lucky Numbers, Ripe Art Gallery, Huntington, NY
2017 – Text, Texture, Textile, G.B. Stuart Gallery, CALC, Carlisle, PA
2017 – Marked Urgent: An Exhibition in Defense of Free Press, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2016 – When Language Meets Art, Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall, LHUCA, Lubbock, TX
2016 – For Arts Sake, Bayonne Community Museum, Bayonne, NJ

Mural Installations
2017 – 100 Gates Project, Staten Island, NY
2017 – Day Ones Festival, Brooklyn, NY
2016 – Labyrinth Artists Collective, Staten Island, NY
2016 – Day Ones Festival, Brooklyn, NY
2015 – BKLYN House, Brooklyn, NY
2015 – Centrefuge Project, New York, NY

Workshops
2017 – Lettering For Murals, IlluminArt Productions, IS57, Staten Island, NY
2016 – Summer Nights: Word Art 101, Staten Island Museum, Staten Island, NY

Professional Service
2017 – Juror, Bryant Park Artist in Residence, New York, NY
2017 – Grant Panelist, Department of Cultural Affairs, New York, NY
2016 – Grant Panelist, Staten Island Arts, Staten Island, NY
2013 – Grant Panelist, Staten Island Arts, Staten Island, NY

Exhibitions Curated
2016 – Subversive Communication, Port Exhibitions, Staten Island, NY
2016 – Anamorphic, Port Exhibitions, Staten Island, NY
2016 – Uncensored, Port Exhibitions, Staten Island, NY
2016 – Obscured/Omitted, Port Exhibitions, Staten Island, NY
2015 – Disme, City Bird Gallery, New York, NY
2014 – Femme Fatale, Port Exhibitions, Staten Island, NY
2014 – Black & White, Port Exhibitions, Staten Island, NY
2013 – Greetings from Staten Island, South Beach Library, Staten Island, NY
2012 – An Introduction, Art Lab Gallery, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY