PEDRO ELIAS CRUZ-CASTRO
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Education
2000-01 Aljira-Emerge 2001-Artist Development Program, New Jersey.
1996-00 Painting, The Art Students League of New York.
1996 "Art during the 2Oth.century" Museum Consortium ,Caracas, Venezuela.
1994 Woodblock and Silk-screen Techniques. National Art Gallery. Caracas.
1993 Drawing and Painting. School of Visual Arts "Cristobal Rojas".Caracas.
1992 "New materials applied to the Graphic and Fine Arts", Aerography 
Center. Vzla.
1992 Sculpture Workshop School of Visual Arts "Cristobal Rojas". Caracas.
1991-92 Course on Air-brush, Aerography Center (Air Brush Studio Color) 
Caracas.
1987-91 Major in Graphic Design, Jose Maria Vargas University. Caracas.

Professional Experience:
2001 Art Handler, Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York.
1999-01 Studio Assistant, Nancy Grossman. New York.
1998-00 Class assistant (Bruce Dorfman / Eugene Brodsky)The Art Students 
League of N.Y.
1998 Finishing Department.Complete Sculptor Inc. N.Y.
1997-98 Preparator for Cinque Gallery, N.Y.
1996-97 Studio Assistant, Amaldo Ferrara .New York.
1994 Assistant,"Theory and critical encounters" Fifth Biennial, Havana, 
Cuba.
1992-95 Ministry of Transportation and Communications.Art 
Department,Caracas.
1991 Corpa Advertising Agency, Art Department. Graphic Designer. Caracas.
1989-90 Serigraficos B.G.V Art Department, Caracas, Venezuela.

Exhibits:
2001 "faces / phases" Municipal Building Gallery. New York. Vjii
2001 "Planet" collaboration, Lot61. New York.
2001 D.U.M.B.O. Arts Festival (open studios), Brooklyn, New York.
2001 "Par Avion" Carolina Figueredo Galeria, Caracas, Venezuela
2001 "New York Underground" Silvester Galleries, Long Beach Island. New 
Jersey.
2000 "Changing".Consulate General of Venezuela New York.
2000 "NEO New Approaches to Artmaking". Exit Art. New York.
2000 "Garden" Cave Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1999 "Pushing" Artlab Open Studio Show.Passaic, New Jersey.
1999 Attain - "Festival of erotic mythology",Long Island City.N.Y.
1999 L'Atelier Group Exihibition. Long Island City, N.Y.
1996-00 Group Show, The Art Students League of New York.
1998 "Vision & Fusion" Artlab Open Studio Show. Passaic,New Jersey.
1998 "Encounters" Cinque Gallery, New York. 1998 "Jigoku" Cave Gallery, 
Brooklyn, N.Y.
1998 "Venezuelan Talent In New York" Consulate General of Venezuela New 
York.
1997-99 -Across The Bridge "... Open Studios, Long Island City, New York.
1997 "Solo Exhibition", New York Public library.
1996-97 "We All Are AVAP", Pro-Venezuela Center. Caracas.
1994 Solo Exhibition, "What Your Eyes Might Uncover", Tabaco Bar.Caracas.
1994 Art and Photography Exhibition, Second ,Ministry for Foreign Relations.

Awards & Grants:
2000 "Change" Grant. Rauschenberg's Foundation. N.Y.
2000 Merit Loan. The Art Students League of New York.
1999-00 Best Piece. Class Show at The Art Students League of New York.