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BIOGRAPHY

Nick Quijano was born in 1953 in New York, NY. He earned his BA at the University of Puerto Rico in 1970. He has exhibited his work at the American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY; The New Museum, New York, NY; El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY; The Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA; Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico; Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Galería Obra, San Juan, Puerto Rico. His work is included in the collections of the American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY; El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY; San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico; and Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021
Memories of Puerto Rico, Organized by Bobbito Garcia, Fort Gansevoort, New York 

2012                
Basura, Museo de las Américas, Cuartel de Ballaja, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2004                
Cancionero, Galería Obra, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2003                
Naturaleza Quieta, Galería Obra, San Juan Puerto Rico

1994                
Tropical, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico

1992                
Cornucopia Caribeña, Museo de las Américas, Cuartel de Ballajá San Juan, Puerto Rico
Las Memorias de Nick Quijano, Galería Botello, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1988                
Caribe, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1985                
Recuerdo de Niñez, Museo de Bellas Artes, San Juan, Puerto Rico

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012            
Interconexiones: Lecturas curatoriales de la Colección del MAPR, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2004               
Folk Art Revealed, The American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY
Muestra Colectiva, Galería Obra, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2002               
Muestra Colectiva, Galería Obra, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2001           
Voices From Our Communities, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

1999                
A Celebration of the Arts in Puerto Rico, The National Arts Club, New York, NY

1992               
Exposición Nacional de Artistas Puertorriqueños, Espace Carpeaux, Paris, France

1991                
Five from the Decade Show, Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, United States

1990                
New Art from Puerto Rico, The Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA
Signs of the Self: Changing Perceptions, Woodstock Artists Association, Woodstock, New York, NY

1989              
The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

1987               
Puerto Rico Between Past and Present, Museum of Contemporary Latin American Art, Organization of American
States, Washington DC; Squibb Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey; Museo del Barrio, New York, United States;
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Aberbach Foundation, San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY
Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2020
García, ​Beatriz. "Nick Quijano, the artist of the "small" stories from Old San Juan", Al Dia, January 12.
Durón, ​Maximilíano. "Nick Quijano’s Intimate Paintings Showcase Everyday Scenes of Puerto Rico", ARTnews, January 8.
Meltz-Collazo, ​Sebastian. "Nick Quijano’s Whispering From Everyday Life", Garage, December 11. 
"Your Concise New York Art Guide for December 2020", Hyperallergic, December 2. 

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