Francisco Vidal is original from Barranquilla, Colombia artist resident in New York City for many years, although I has  developed and artistic language in this city, my art reflects the Cultural values, ideals , the daily life a his Barranquilla, Colombia.
Francisco is a versatile  painter who works in Oil. Acrylic, Watercolors, Gouache, his works is a Figurative behind his oeuvre reveal an artist who has passion and intellectual rigor and solid Technique to create a genuinely body of work.
 The lines on my paintings are simple but they represent the mood of a people that sees beyond its present day challenges .
A  people inspired by his surrounding,The mountains,street life,the market life,its music.The colors on Vida"ls paintings remind us of the magic of the tropic,where the green,the blues,the reds, the yellows,take on life of their own and became chromatic gods that bewitch you with an ultra-sensory perception of beauty.
Like Vidal puts it " During the carnival in Barranquilla all of society unite and became one, leaving aside their vicissitudes.Everyone became one body and soul ,dancing to the beat of fun instrument,
Reaching to the heights of their dreams." "Capturing  emotions like love , jealousy, solicitude, violence, desperation, resentment,, hope and freedom all hidden behind a mask and portrayed on my paintings As a vehicle for a language of love and tragedy" 
                                                            The Artist Francisco Vidal with painting "The Artist" 30x40"acrylic canvas

                                Three new paintings from Series The Music all Acrylic canvas Francisco Vidal
Francisco Vidal (B.1946)
35-50, 81 st street, Apt:6-M, Jackson Heights,New York.11372
 [email protected]   (347)876-3906
education:Self-taught, Artist Live and Work in New York City
Selected Solo Show:
1974 Recent Paintings Gallery :Las Bovedas #22 ,Cartagena,Colombia
1975 Recent Paintings Gallery "La escuela"Bellas Artes Barranquilla,Colombia
1983 Recent Paintings  Pracc,Puerto Rico Cultural Center,Rochester,NY
1983 Recent paintings-Sculpture,The Alternative Museum,NY
1983 1983 Open Studio,Project Studios One (P.S.1)Long Island City,NY
1983 Recent paintings-Sculpture,IntarLatinAmerican Gallery,NY
1984 Open Studios, Project Studios One(P.S.1)Long island City,NY
1992 The General Series,Quintero Gallery,Barranquilla,Colombia
1994 The Studio Garnet-Torres Gallery,Bogota",Colombia
1995 The Studio Gallery Frau (SOHO) new York.NY
Select Group Exhibitions
2013 Bridging The gap,3juried Exhibitions,3Queens Venues,40Queens Artist
Flushing Townhall June-July 2013. La Guardia Community College,Nov-January13
QCC Gallery at Queensborough Community College Nov-January13
2012 Big Queens Drawing Show,group show of small format drawing,Sept-Oct2012
Jamaica Art Center,JCAL,Jamaica,NY
2007 Sixth edition of The Biennale Internationally dell' Arte Contemporanea on Firenze, Italy
from Dec1 to 9
2005 Night of 1.000 Drawings benefit,Artist Spaces,New York,NY
2005 ADOGI MiniprintInternational,CADAQUES,Taller Galeria Fort,Barcelona,Espana
2004 Night of 1.000 Drawings Benefit,Artists Space,New York,NY
2003 Latin America Exhibit Sept/Oct.03, Credit Swiss,New York
2003 Night of 1.000 Drawings Benefit,Artists Space,New York
2003 Imagen of Latin America International paper exhibit,Monique GoldsTrom,New York
2003 International Paper Exhibit,MGart International/CVBSPACE,Sept/Oct,New York
2003 International Paper Exhibit,William Whipple,ArtGallery,Museum,University
Minisota,MN,Dec03/Jan04,curate Edwar Evans,Director,WilliamWhippleArtGallery,Minisota
2003 Vision 2004 LatinAmericaArtMuseum,Miami,Fla,Dec 12/03 January3/04
2001 ADOGI Miniprint International-Cadaques,TallerGaleria Fort,Barcelona,Espana
2001 Biennale Internazionale dell"Arte Contemporary #3, Firenza,Italy
1999 First Encounter Bolivariano of Contemporary Art,Venezuela Embassy,New York
1999 Four Contemporary Colombian Artist,Colombian Embassy,New York
1999 Summer Salon, Ward-Nasser Gallery,NewYork
1997 First cultural Week of Barranquilla,Embassy of Colombia,New York
1997 XII Biennal of San Juan of the Print LatinAmericano and the Caribe, San Juan,Puerto Rico
1996 MARCO Prize Museum of Contemporary Art,Monterrey,Mexico
1996 LatinAmerican Artist, Sindin gallery ,New York
1995 Natural Myth-a Bestuary,Trockmorton Fine Art Inc,New York
1995 Recovering Popural Cultural Culture, Museum of the Barrio, New York
1995 XI BIENAL de San Juan del gravado latinoAmericano y del Caribe ,San Juan,Puerto Rico
1995 Four National Drawing Salon of Santo Domingo, Foundation  of Arawak Inc, Santo Domingo
1995 Marco Prize,Museum of Contemporary Art, MARCO,Monterrey,Mexico
1993 The 11 Cleveland International Drawing Bienal,The Cleveland Gallery,ClevelandNewEngland
1993 Home away from Home,LatinAmericanArtists,"Conversation with The Artist and Poets"The Museum of Stony Brooke, New York
1993 ANGELS ,Castle Gallery,College of New Rochelle,New Rochelle,New York 
1992 El Impacto de dos Mundos,Art Space,New Haven,Connecticut,New York
1991 Mitos y Magia en America "The Eighty",Museum of Contemporary Art "MARCO"
1991 LAYERS, New York Telephone,New York City
1989Memorias de La Infancia, Trenton College,Trenton,New Jersey
1990 One Collection of Contemporary Art,Jaymour A Berger,Center for The Arts Sid Jacobson,North Shore YM&WCA,East Hill,New York
1990Artist of The Museum of The Barrio,State of Monclair Gallery of Art of The School,Upper Monclair,New Jersey
1990 Quitate la Mascara, Teatro  Amira de La Rosa,Barranquilla,Colombia
1990 A Decade of The Market Place,Museum of The Bronx,Bronx,New York
1990Recent Trends in  Work of Art Work on Paper,Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires,Argentina
1990 6 AT 6 ,A collective of Colombian Contemporary Art , Rempire Fine Art,New York
1989 First Festival of Art in Barranquilla,Teatro Amira de La Rosa,Barranquilla,Colombia
1988/89 MIRA
        The Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour 111,Museum del Barrio,New York
        Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery,Los Angeles,California
        The Meadows Museum of Dallas,Dallas,Texas
        The Bass Art Museum,Miami,Florida
        Museum of The American Terra,Chicago,Illinois
1988/89 "Expressiones hispanas"
         Artists images Art Tour,Taos Museum,New Mexico
         The Center of The Fine Arts,Miami,Florida
         Museum of Southwest,California
         Instituto Cultural Mexicano ,San Antonio,Texas
1989  Hispanic Art Tour in U.S.A, Modern Art Gallery, SOHO, New York
1989  COLOMBIANS in U.S.A, Art Tour , Center ColomboAmerican, Bogota", Colombia
1988  COLOMBIANS in U.S.A, Art Tour, Museum of Modern Art, Cartagena, Colombia 
1988  COLOMBIANS in U.S.A, Art Tour, Salon Avianca ,Barranquilla , Colombia
1988  ARTIST in THE MARQUET PLACE, The Bronx Museum of The Arts, Brown , New York
1988  AMERICANOS, Contemporary Allegories, East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art,East               Hampton,New York
1995  Marco Prize and the 98 Artists in the Permanent Collection of the Museum Arts News
1995  Selected for The Permanent Collection,Museum of the Contemporary Art of                   Monterrey,MARCO,,Monterrey,Mexico
1994   Vivien Raynor, ANGELS, New York Times, Sunday,New York
1994   THE STUDIO, HOLA Magazine, Bogota', Colombia
1994   THE STUDIO, Developed Latin Art in New York, La Republic, Bogota'Sept 19
1994   THE STUDIO, Francisco Vidal, La Prensa, Bogota'Colombia,Sept9
1994   THE STUDIO, Francisco Vidal, EL Heraldo, Colprensa,Barranquilla,Colombia,Setp 14
1994   THE STUDIO, Francisco Vidal, El Tiempo, Bogota',Colombia,Sept 14
1991    Art News International No11 (NEWS BRIEFS)
1991    Charles Merewether, Mitos y Magia en American,Los Ochenta, Inaguration of The New Museum of Contemporary Art of The Monterrey,Mexico,MARCO,Catalogo 
1990    Phyllis Braff, Experimentation in The Still life, The New York Times,May6
1989   Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour 111 , Art&Leisure, The New YorkTimes, Feb 28
1989   David Boitiano,FranciscoVidal exhibit in TheMuseum of theBarrio,NoticiasdelMundo,NY.
1988/89 Essay by Gulio bland,Miguel Dominguez,Felix Angel, Expressions Hispanic Coors national Hispanic Art Exhibit and Tour catalog
1989  Armando Flores, Latin American Painters Exhibit in New York, La Opiniun

Citycorp Center,New York
The Artist of The Month August 2012 , on the web side
Fellowship,Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation National Endowment for The Arts Regional Fellowship,Baltimore Fellowship,Baltimore, Maryland
Second Prize-Painting Contest for The re-inauguration of the Art Gallery, Bank of the Republic,Barranquilla,Colombia
Selected for 1984/85/86Select National Studio Program, project studios one Long Island City
Grant, Lithograpy Print making Workshop Bob Blackburn,Jerome Foundation 1983/1985
Annual Juries Exhibitions 83 Selected Works by 16 Artist,Queens , Museum,Queens,N.Y.
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