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Name   : Joseph A. Burgos Jr.
Location: Brooklyn NY 
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Joseph A. Burgos Jr.

Painter, Writer: b Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico.; Study: New York City Community Coll, Liberal Arts & Sci, Brooklyn, 75; Pratt Inst Found Arts, Brooklyn, 89.; Work: PR Collection Olga Nolia, Univ Metrop, San Juan, PR.; Libr Collection, Univ PR, Humacao, PR.; Libr Collection, Univ PR, Rio Piedras, PR.; UPR Collection, Inst Hostos Studies, San Juan, PR.; Exhib: Solo exhibs, Temple of Writers & Poets, New York, 84, Brooklyn Heights Libr, Brooklyn, 86, Oller/Compeche Gallery, New York, 87, Boricua Coll, Brooklyn, 88, Cafe-Teatro Julia de Burgos, Super Concert Gloria Mirabal, New York, 89, La Casa de la Herencia Cult Puertoriquena, Conference Eugenio Maria de hostos, New York, 89, Comite de Afirmacion Puertoriqueha, Homage to Julia de Burgos, New York, 93, Lat American Awareness Month, Eastern Conn State Univ, Willimantic, Conn, 2008, Princeton Univ, Carl A Fields Ctr, NJ, 2009; Group exhibs, An Evening of Music & Poetry, Mus City of New York, 85; PR Art Recognition Day, Rotunda Gallery, City Hall, New York, 88; In Celebration of PR Heritage Month, State Univ NY, Old Westbury, 99; Boricua en la luna, Clemente Soto Velez Cult Ctr, New York, 2008; Boricuas at Broricua, Boricua Coll, NY, 2011; Pos: cur, Boricuas at Boricua, Boricua Coll, 2011.; Teaching: Eastern Conn State Univ, Hispanic Heritage Month, speech & paintings, 2008.; Hispanic Heritage Month, A Tribute to Julia de Burgos, Princeton Univ, 2009.; instr, Essays about Creativity, Boricuas at Boricua, Boricua Coll, 2011.; Awards: Cert Merit, PR Art Recognition Day, Counc Andrew Stein, City Hall, 88.; Corresp Acad, In Hon Pablo Picasso, Acad del Verbano, Italy, 2001.; Fac Awards, Committee of Haaren High Sch, Major H award, 64.; Cert Contribution to Latino Heritage Month, A Tribute to Julia de Burgos, Princeton Univ, NJ.; Bibliog: Peter Bloch, Arts Close-Up CANALES, Revista Canales Publ, 84.; Maurice Horn, Ed Painting & Biography, Contemp Graphic Artist 3, 88.; Roberto Puviani, Painting- Tribute to Picasso, Int Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Mod & Contemp Art, Italy, 2000, 2001.; Karunesh Agrawal, Hostos & Julia de Burgos, Taj Mahal Joun, India, 2008.; Mem: Bd Educ City New York.; Bureau of Audio-Visual Instruction.; Aerial Phenomena Res Org, Tucson, Ariz, 73.; Rosicrucian Order, Calif, 76-2009.; Media: all media Res: Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Space Shuttle, Mission to Mars Program.; Interests: Working on 9 ft robots since 1990, writing a biography, video recordings of cultural programs in NY poetry, music, art, and awards.; Collections: Large Vincent Van Goegh painting.; Publ: Art Exhibition por Myrna Llush, El Vocero de PR, 87.; Julia de Burgos painting of Burgos Jr, El Vocero de PR, 97.; Painting of Eugenio Maria de Hostos, El Vocero de PR, 99.; Tribute to Pablo Picasso of Burgos Jr, El Vocero de PR, 2000.; Eugenio Maria de Hostos and Julia de Burgos, Taj Mahal Review, Allahabad, India, 2008.; Picture of 9ft high, 3ft wide Robot with Literary Paragraph, Taj Mahal Review, Vol. 9, No. 2, 12/2010.
God has endow us with Love and Creation in this world where inspiration for creativity filters through our imagination to create new forms and ideas in poetry, music, and art. At an early age, I was taught to sketch, draw, and do craft work at home with my mother, and I watched my father do sculptures from clay. I learned from my parents to be creative. I knew that I had the talent to become a self made artist, and this is what I am today. As a creative artist, I am between two cultures, american and puerto rican, and I express it through my poetry and art. As an independent artist, I get inspired to create something new with my own style. Sometimes, I find that space in time to fulfill my creative endeavor, it's an instant inspiration to do the work. When I begin a painting, time comes to a halt, time and space do not exist, every creative detail is transferred onto the canvas in some expressive way and am in a deep serenity with creativity. The completion of my art work is a wakeup call into the world and, I'm back with a clearer perception of everything around me and that the work is finished. Every detail in the painting is an instant analysis and, I do not hesitate to correct this and that with my paint brush. Then I lean back and say - this is good - perhaps my painting has a unique expression in the art world and, I want someone to see my work.
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