Osvaldo Budet Painting Artist

Osvaldo Budet (Juan Osvaldo Budet-Meléndez) (born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1979 is a contemporary Puerto Rican artist living in Berlin, Germany. Budet received a BFA in painting in 2004 from Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico and an MFA in Painting from the Hoffberger School of Painting in 2008 at Maryland Institute College of Art. He was an artist in resident at Museo del Barrio Santurce, Puerto Rico in 2005 and in The Leipzig International Art Program, Germany in 2008. Budet’s work is influenced by documentary film, and activism and his production of paintings, photographs and videos are characterized as being both,"Humorous and seriousness" The work displays a conscious of the problems of identity; a notion of the colonized is at the center of this work. Budet constructs paintings and photographs which use self-portraiture to explore historical moments, often citing the creation of colonial identity. Budet uses reflective materials, such as diamond dust, iron oxide and glass to reference the material of film. His work has been shown in Puerto Rico, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Baltimore, Washington DC, Ireland and Italy.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 14th, 1979
Puerto Rico
Places lived
San Juan , Puerto Rico
pop. 389,714 (2011)


1. Maryland Institute College of Art Colleges/University

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is an art and design college in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. It was founded in 1826 as the Maryland Institute for the Promotion of the Mechanic Arts, making it one of the first and oldest art colleges in the United States. In 2008, MICA was ranked #2 in the nation among fine arts programs by U.S. News and World Report, and its Graphic Design Master of Fine Arts program tied for #6 among graduate schools for Graphic Design. MICA is also a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), a consortium of thirty-six leading art schools in the United States, as well as the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The school is located in the Bolton Hill neighborhood, along Mount Royal Ave. The main campus is about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from downtown Baltimore.

Institution info

Type Private university
2010. 56.5 mil. $
Institution colors
1300 W Mount Royal Avenue, 21217 - Baltimore, Maryland
2010. 1,869
2009. 1,893
2010. 233
Acceptance rate
2010. 55.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 34.6 K $
Official web page www.mica.edu
Wikipedia article
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People attended Maryland Institute College of Art connected by profession and/or age

b. 1975., Painting Artist
b. 1953., Painting Artist
b. 1970., Painting Artist
b. 1956., Painting Artist
b. 1912., Painting Artist
b. 1960., Painting Artist
b. 1918., Painting Artist
b. 1902., Painting Artist

Art forms 2

Form Contemporaries
1.Video art
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