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.
|Date of birth|
|June 14th, 1979|
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.
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