|Claudio Alberto Soriano|
Open daily 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Sept. 16-Oct. 2, 2011 • Free
Throughout our Luna Nueva festival, art lovers can view the original paintings of two impressive visual artists from Perú. William Hernandez, who now lives in Portland, will display his collection entitled “Sol y Luna (Sun and Moon)” in the lobby of El Centro Milagro, while Claudio Alberto Soriano exhibits “Recuerdos del pasado y del futuro (Past and Future Memories)” in El Zócalo, a new community space adjacent to the theatre lobby. Curated by Allan Oliver.
For more information, visit the websites of Claudio Alberto Soriano and William Hernandez.
Listen to an interview (in Spanish) with William Hernandez.
Read an interview (in English) with William Hernandez.
Claudio Alberto Soriano was born in Cuzco, Peru, and has lived and worked in Ecuador for 12 years. He studied in La Escuela Superior Autonónoma de Bellas Artes Diego Quispe Titto in Cuzco. The themes of his paintings are inspired by the Inca symbolism of his native country, transformed and enhanced by his experience in Ecuador. Since 1979, Soriano has had over 20 individual exhibitions in Peru, Ecuador, Switzerland, Chicago and Portland, and has participated in more than 20 group shows. He is represented in collections in Buenos Aires, Lima, Chicago, Portland, as well as in major Ecuadorian cities. He exhibited at Onda Gallery in Portland in 2010 and was recently one of the featured artists at the Latino Cultural Festival in Hillsboro as well as solo artist at Angst Gallery in Vancouver.
William Hernandez is a Peruvian artist who completed his professional education in Lima at La Escuela de Bellas Artes (1995-2002), with a specialization in painting and drawing. William’s works have been exhibited in galleries and cultural centers in Lima, including ICPNA and Centro Cultural de Espana. In 2007 and 2008, he participated in the U.S. Embassy’s Noche de Arte: the largest art exhibition in Peru which generates funds for USAID. Aside from painting, William worked as a graphic designer for public and international institutions in Lima; in addition, he worked as an art teacher for El Museo de Arte. Since moving to Portland, Oregon in July of 2009, William has shown art at many cafes, stores and galleries throughout Portland. He was one of the organizers for the first Intercambio de Artistas Latinos (Latino Artists Exchange) held at Miracle Theatre Group last February, which aims to create a network of artists in the Northwest in order to share ideas, expression and art.