Celestino Visual Arts

Puerto Rico . New York . France . Italy

Curriculum Vitae :


Celestino Ortiz Jr.

1964       Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, USA

Currently lives and works in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

[email protected] / 787.464.9699



Education


2015        Drawing workshops. Prof. Freddie Mercado. Artes Plásticas School, 

                   San Juan, P.R.

2012       Painting workshops. Prof. Betsy Padín. Liga de Arte, San Juan, P.R.


2011      Studied under : Carmelo Sobrino.


2010      Painting workshops. Prof. Nora Quintero. Liga de Arte, San Juan, P.R.


1983      Studied under : Noemí Ruíz.



Selected Solo Exhibitions


2015       Rojo ( Red ) - Ygallery, New York


2013       Abstracciones en la ciudad. NOMAA Up Town Arts Stroll ( Ygallery ), New     

                 York, N.Y.


2013      Entre el micrófono y el pincel. Exhibition Room, San Sebastián, P.R.


2012      Celestino 12.12.12 . Prestige Unlimited Gallery, San Juan, P.R.


2012     Cronologías de la Mujer. Auxilio Mutuo Hospital, Hato Rey, P.R.


2012     Recent Works, Cardiovascular Hospital, Rio Piedras, P.R.


2011     Junior VS Celestino. Los Paseos Gallery, San Juan, P.R.




Selected Group Exhibitions



2016      Abstracto . Casa Museo Escuté, Carolina, P.R.


2015     Tribute to Xavier Carbonell. Heights Art Studios & Gallery, Houston, TX.


2015     Carrousel du Louvre, Palais Royal, Louvre Museum, Paris, France.


2015     International Print Festival. Bergamo, Italy


2014    Abstracciones. Bodega de Méndez, Ponce, P.R.


2012   Mano a Mano en la misma Onda. Los Paseos Gallery, San Juan, P.R.


2012   Semillitas de Colores. Colegio de Abogados, Santurce, P.R.


2011  Noches de Galeria. Galeria Paseos, San Juan, P.R.


2011  Toast. Salomon Gallery. New York, New York.


2011  Big Bang. Viota Gallery. Guaynabo, P.R.



Bibliography



Galenus Medical Magazine cover, vol.33, September 2012.


Orama López, Ariel, Sinapsis Creativa, Editorial Palibrio 2013, p. 15.


Laracuente, Gisel : “ A la tercera llamada”. Ambiente y Color magazine. ed.55. Dec. 2014 - Jan. 2015, p. 66 - 67


Joey Medrano, Puerto Rico Art Review. com : “ Celestino Ortiz The Diverse Expressionist Painter” August 2014.



Collections


Private Collection, Rio Piedras, P.R.


Private Collection, Guaynabo, P.R.


Private Collection, New York, New York


Private Collection, Long Beach Island, N.J.


Private Collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina






POP ART / ABSTRACT / EXPRESSIONIST ABSTRACT
BORN IN SAN JUAN, P.R. 

Teachers ( Maestros ) : Noemi Ruiz, Nora Quintero, Carmelo Sobrino, 
Betzy Padin, Barnaby Ruhe. 

Collective Art Shows :
Big Bang @ Viota Gallery ( PR ) 2011,
TOAST @ Salomon Arts ( NYC ) 2011, 
Colores de Verano @ Celestino Gallery ( PR ) 2011, 
Noches de Galeria @ Galeria Paseos ( PR ) 2011, 
Golitos de Colores @ Celestino Gallery ( PR ) 2012,
Semillitas de Colores, Colegio de Abogados 2012,
ROUGE, Designer Gustavo Arango Fashion Show [email protected] Coliseo de P.R.
Mano a Mano en La Misma Onda @ Galeria Celestino 2012
Ab(s)tracciones ( Wichie Torres, Carlos Morales y Celestino ) @ Bodega de Méndez, Ponce, Puerto Rico 2014
International Prints Festival - Bergamo, Italy. June 2015
Carrousel - Louvre, France. June, 2015
Tribute to Xavier Carbonell @Heights Art Studios & Gallery, 
Houston TX. December 2015
Calendart 2012 / 2013 / 2014 ( Guest Artist )

Individual Art Shows :
Junior VS Celestino @ Celestino  Gallery 2011
Celestino Obras Recientes ( Recent Works ) @ Cardiovascular Hospital 2012
Cronologias de la Mujer @ Hospital Auxilio Mutuo 2012
Celestino 12.12.12 @ Prestige Unlimited Gallery, San Juan, P.R. 2012
Entre el Micrófono y el Pincel  @ Exhibition Room ( Exhibition Hall ) 
 San Sebastián, PR - 2013
Abstracciones en la Ciudad @ Ygallery ( Yager Esthetics ) New York 2013
Abstracciones en la Ciudad @ NOMAA Uptown Arts Stroll ( Ygallery ) New York 2013
ROJO ( RED ) @ YGallery, New York February 2015.


Permanent Exhibition @ S.B.S Puerto Rico Lobby - 2011 - NOW
Exhibition @ Celestino Art Gallery ( Galeria Paseos ) 2011 - 2012
Permanent Exhibition @  Unike Gallery, San Juan, PR  - since 2013

Interviews ( Press, Radio, TV )  :          
Primera Hora ( 2011 ), El Vocero ( 2011 ), TV Aqui ( 2011 ),  Buenos Dias Estereotempo - Radio ( 2012 ), El Circo de La Mega - Radio ( 2012 ), Allegro Clasico en La Mañana - WIPR FM (2012 ),  Tu Mañana con Hector Marcano y Luisa De Los Rios - WIPR AM,  El Pique de Falú - TIVA TV,  El Show de La Tarde  - Canal 13 TV, Telemundo CH 47 New York ( 2012, 2013 ) , La Mega New York ( 2012 ), Coco Cabrera WADO 1280 AM New York ( 2013 ), Amor 93.1 FM New York . 

Cover of Galenus Magazine ( Puerto Rico ) - October 2012
Cover of Christmas Postcard 2012 Hospital Psicopedagógico ( Puerto Rico ) 
Calendart  ( Alianza PR sin drogas ) Colectivo 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
 VIP Guest Puerto Rican Parade New York 2013
Ambiente y Color magazine, San Juan, P.R. December 2014
Cover Adventures in Bluesland - The American Dream CD

CELESTINO 

Celestino Bio :

Born in San Juan Puerto Rico, Celestino is a young artist with an inclination towards the “art brut” movement, a term coined by the French artist Jean Dubuffet. Under the guidance and mentorship of contemporary master artists Carmelo Sobrino, Betsy Padín, Dr. Barnaby Ruhe and Noemi Ruiz, Celestino reaffirms his passion for the arts after his professional success in communications. His pure and authentically creative impulses lead his through various mediums seeking his identity. Showing great interest in Abstract expressionism we can distinguish traits and strokes resembling Olga Albizu and Guztav Klimt. Celestino carries a genuine desire to communicate, his chromatic palette is not far from the Caribbean culture we can appreciate in his latest series “Energy Fields”. The complexity and gesture that resonates his work with passion and serenity using orange and green yellow, the artist creates a triangular discourse that the viewer and the artist share in a lyrical harmony. Celestino achieves a communion of sentiment and ideas where rhetoric becomes the vehicle that leads us to harmony in an existential manner.