Benjamin Casiano's Bio:
Benjamin Casiano was born & raised in New York City. An accomplished art director, graphic designer and painter received his BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. In his lifetime Ben went from artist to designer back to artist again.
"I never paint to escape but rather to return"
His 20 years experience as a designer had profound effect on where his prolific work is today. For the past several years Ben has developed his own style & technique. Some consider his work to be a form of expressionism, cubism & fauvism. His bold & stylistic works can be seen in numerous galleries & owned by corporate & private collectors throughout the US. Today he continues to paint adding to culture, one painting at a time, one exhibition at a time.(Source: Casiano.info)
Simply coining Fernando Pintado as a painter is a mockery of the word. Hailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico, this multi-faceted creative uses silk-screen canvases and acrylics to illustrate his world of Alternative Rock and Free verse poetry. The imagery from his works and videos couple seemlessly with his pieces; capturing the audience's attention.
2012 Do Re Mi, Chemi Room, San Juan, PR
2011 Where the blue of the night meets the gold of the day, Roberto Paradise, San Juan, PR
2007 I could be happy in infinity, Galería Comercial, San Juan, PR
2006 JEM Blues, Galería Comercial, San Juan, PR
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2015 Vermont Studio Center Johnson, VT
2013 Charles G. Shaw Award Saul Lyons Memorial Scholarship
2002 Arnaldo Roche Foundation Award for Painting
2001 Student Group Show Award for Painting, Escuela de Artes Plásticas, San Juan, PR