: Born 1952
, Chicago, IL
: Lives in New York.
Roberto Juarez has been an important figure in the American art scene since his first solo exhibition at Robert Miller Gallery in 1981. He was known for his painterly floral motifs, influenced by his many travels and interest in the traditions of Hispanic and non-Western painting. Since 2000, and his move from Miami to New York, he has incorporated geometric systems into his paintings and prints. This recent work demonstrates a game-like playfulness in its loosely repetitive patterns.
Juarez's most recent prints are four groups of monoprints "Cowboy's Delight", "Copper Mallow", "Yucca Bloom" and "Flowers and Pearls". Juarez gathered wild flowers from around the Blue Mountain Road studio as subjects for these series, combining the blooms with mechanical dot patterns taken from reproductions and billboards.
Juarez’s work is in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.
He won the Prix de Rome in 1997 and was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2001-2002.
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