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Lionel Cruet
Brooklyn, NY

ARTIST STATEMENT: Being from the Caribbean region has served as a source of inspiration for my artwork. It informs and shapes the interdisciplinary and hybrid quality of my artistic practice. Elements of collaboration and research are part of the work in the interest to discuss the complexities of technological, geo-political, and natural effects that transform our understanding of reality. The artworks take the form of digital images, printing processes, audiovisual material, performance, and three-dimensional installations.

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2014 - Master of Fine Arts - Digital Interdisciplinary Art Practice - CUNY - The City College of New York, New York, NY

2012 - Continuing Education Program - Photography and Contemporary Art - School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2011 - Bachelor of Fine Arts - Image and Design - Escuela de Artes Plásticas, San Juan, PR


2015 - Colonial Comfort, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico (MAC PR), San Juan, PR

2015 - An Economy of Light, XY Atelier, New York, NY

2015 - Explorart: Puerto Rico, Vargas Gallery, Jose Maria Vargas University, Pembroke Pines, Miami, Fl

2014 - Colonial Comfort, Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts, Frederiksted, St. Croix, USVI, Curated by Lisa Ladner

2014 - Lionel Cruet: In Between, Real and Digital, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY, Curated by Karine Duteil

2014 - Jardin Cerra, Recinto Cerra, San Juan, PR

2014 - Me, Myself & I, Runnels Gallery, Golden Library, Eastern New Mexico University, NM

2014 - MFA Thesis Exhibition, CUNY – The City College of New York, New York, NY

2013 - 11 Bienal de Artes Mediales, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile

2013 - Feria de Arte Sonoro, El Status, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, PR

2013 - Rapid Pulse International Performance Festival 2013, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago IL

2013 - Sea and Sky, Liz Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013 - Working it out!, The Painting Center, New York, NY

2013 - SuperReal: Alternative Realities in Photography and Video, El Museo del Barrio New York, NY

2013 - Igniting Self-Expression, Casita Maria Gallery, Bronx, NY

2013 - ¡Dale! from Puerto Rico to Galapagos Islands, Casita Maria Gallery, Bronx, NY

2012 - DIAP First MFA Show, Compton Goethals Hall, CCNY, New York, NY

2012 - Artist Wanted: Art Takes Time Square, Chashama, New York, NY

2011 - Graduate Exhibition, La Galeria Nacional, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, PR

2011 - Florece la primavera Glade, Escuela de Artes Plásticas with Glade; Grant, San Juan, PR

2011 - Intersecciones: arte y naturaleza, Escuela de Artes Plásticas Gallery, San Juan, PR

2010 - Image and Design: annual exhibition, Escuela de Artes Plásticas Gallery, San Juan, PR

2009 - Image and Design: annual exhibition, Escuela de Artes Plásticas Gallery, San Juan, PR


2015 - Strange Oasis, Project by Pablo Helguera, Kent Fine Art, New York, NY

2015 - Ripen: Forbidden Truth Leslie Parker, HERE and Performance Mix Festival, New York, NY

2014 - Artist Summer Institute Lower Manhattan Cultural Council + Creative Capital, New York, NY

2014 - Poetics of ReparationMonica Carrillo aka Oru and Martin Fuks

2013 - Spanish Lessons, A Project by Gabriel Orozco, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY<

2013 - Building Community Center for Youth Program Quality, New York, NY

2012 - Figure Drawing Atelier, A Project by Nicole Eisenman, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2010 - Araña de Agua Dhara Rivera Art Collective, San Juan, PR

2009 - Araña de Agua Dhara Rivera Art Collective, Dorado, PR


2015 - Puerto Rico Art News, “Exhibition ExplorArt: Puerto Rico” Pembroke Pines Fl., Puerto Rico Art News

2014 - Zona f8, “Exhibicion fotografica ‘Colonial Comfort’ en St. Croix” Zona f8

2014 - Repeating Islands, “Colonial Comfort” in St. Croix” , Repeating Islands

2014 - ARC the Magazine, “Colonial Comfort” photography exhibition CMCArts in St Croix” ARC the Magazine

2014 -, “Colonial Comfort”

2014 - Art Haps, “Lionel Cruet: In Between, Real and Digital” Art Haps

2014 - NY Art Beat, “Lionel Cruet: In Between, Real and Digital” NY Art Beat

2014 - American Towns Bronx NY,“Exhibition - Lionel Cruet: In Between, Real and Digital” American Towns Bronx NY

2014 - Time Out New York, “Lionel Cruet: In Between, Real and Digital” Time Out New York

2014 - Michael Corbin, Interview, “Environemental Immersion” ArtBookGuy, NY

2013 - Daniela Silva Astorga, “Hoy comienza la Bienal de Artes Mediales”>

2013 - Artishock, “Autonomía: La Bienal de Artes Mediales y su enfoque artístico cultural y educacional”, Artishock revista de arte contemporáneo, online article

2013 - Cheryl Hartub, “FAS/PR/2013”, Visión Doble, (San Juan, PR)

2013 - David Gonzalez, Lens Blog: What Is Real, The New York Times (New York, NY)

2011 - Ana Teresa Toro,“El muchacho y las tortugas” El Nuevo Dia, Art & Culture Supplement (San Juan, PR). Pp. 16/17.

2011 - David Moscoso & Dhara Rivera, “Cosiendo Agua, Collective Anaña de Agua” (online review on

2010 - Ana Teresa Toro, “También la curiosidad se siembra” El Nuevo Dia, Art & Culture Supplement (San Juan, PR)

2010 - Ana Teresa Toro, “Puntadas para el agua” El Nuevo Dia, Art & Culture (San Juan, PR)

2010 - Vasco A. Carinhas, “Photo Gallery” Papel Mag, (San Juan, PR)

2009 - Artefacto2,“Artefacto2” (San Juan, PR)

2009 - David Moscoso, “Homenaje al Pterocaurpus” Dhara Rivera and Collective;


2013 - Lionel Cruet, “Art Workshop on Discovery of Puerto Rico and Caribbean Islands” News 12 The Bronx NY, November 19, 2013


2014 - National Society of Leadership and Success

2013 - Golden Key International Honour Society

2011 - SC Johnson


2015 - Seven Below Arts Initiative | Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT

2015 - The Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY

2015 - Grantee for The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria


2013 - CUNY - The City College of New York, New York, NY Teaching Assistant to Professor Joy Garnett: 2D Design

2013 - Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, Bronx, NY Counselor Teaching Artist

2012 - ELLIS Preparatory Academy, Bronx, NY Instructor 9 to 12: Visual Arts and Design

2012 - Bronx Arts Ensemble, Bronx, NY Teaching Artist: Visual Arts

2010 - CAUSE = Centro de Acción Urbana, Comunitaria y Empresarial de Río Piedras (Center for Urban Action, Community, and Business), University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras San Juan, PR
Coordinator for Ecological Sustainable Community Art Workshops

2006-07 - Departamento de Educación de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR


2014 - Eyebeam Internet Blackout or “Practocalypse”

2010 - Eyebeam Open Source Digital Archiving: Omeka, Collective Access


Vargas Gallery, Jose Maria Vargas University, Pembroke Pines, Miami, Fl


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