2021-03-09 Sarabel Santos Negron
From Daniel Dugan
Born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, 1984
Sarabel Santos-Negrón is a multidisciplinary artist, educator and museum professional. Her work is informed by the experience and memory of the natural and social landscape of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. She earned an MFA in Studio Art from Maryland Institute College or Art, Baltimore; an MAE in Museum Studies from Caribbean University, Puerto Rico; a BFA in Painting and Art History from the University of Puerto Rico; and Art History studies from Fundación Ortega y Gasset in Toledo, Spain.
Santos-Negrón has exhibited both nationally and internationally with recent shows at Chico Art Center (California), Large Arts Studios (Seattle), El Museo del Barrio (New York) and currently at the Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art (San Juan). She has been featured as visiting lecturer at Princeton University, University of Virginia and Columbia University.
Santos-Negrón has participated in residencies and research programs including Creativity in Place (North Carolina), Palmer Project (Bayamón), St. Mary’s Artist House (Maryland), the Herbarium of the University of Puerto Rico (San Juan), and a self-conducted residency and ongoing research project in El Paseo del Río Bayamón (Puerto Rico). She has received several awards including the BORIMIX 2019 (New York) for the social currency project Valor y Cambio, Studio Fellowship (Puerto Rico) and Merit Scholarship from Maryland Institute College of Art.She is a fine art professor, independent curator and director of the Museo de Arte de Bayamón in Puerto Rico.