DIONISIO BLANCO (Dominican Republic) 

Blanco was born in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic, on October 9, 1953 and graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Santo Domingo. He worked as a Drawing Professor in the Architectural Department of the Universidad Autónoma of Santo Domingo, and as co-director of the distinguished magazine, Isla Abierta, where he is also an art critic. He is an established painter whose contributions and investigations can be found in many national and international libraries. He has received many important prizes and distinctions in contests and national bi-annuals sponsored by official organizations as well as private institutions. His work has beendisplayed in many individual and group exhibitions in Santo Domingo, Mexico, Paris,Caracas, Sao Pablo, Jerusalem, San Juan, Buenos Aires, New York, Miami, Chicago, Rome, Madrid, Lisboa, Brussels and Bonn, among other cities.

"If an ignorant person, with a language barrier, contemplates Dionisio Blanco’s works, he could very well be recreated and perhaps write the best of poems. This is in addition to venerating the hands of the painter."—Evgueni Evtushenko, Russian Poet, 1984

"When he paints figures in a landscape (those extraordinary Caribbean landscapes),the relevant theme that encompasses the best of Dionisio Blanco’s work, not only do his exquisite sensitivity and emotional power emerge, but also his virtuoso masteryy of the chromatic range, his amazing blues, shaded greens, resounding redsand joyous yellows.

In addition to their sensitivity and emotion, his seemingly simple compositions undoubtedly reveal a skilled artist who has been able to assimilate the historical avant-garde movement and to synthesize its teachings into a style all his own, one that, above and beyond his subjects, has become truly unmistakable."—Maria Lluisa Borras, Member of the International Association of Art Critics, Barcelona, Spain 1997 

"The sowing of seeds is a metaphorical reality in the vast human destiny and mankind’s fortune within life¹s cosmic rhythm. Dionisio Blanco’s sowers identify withsoil, seeds and earth, as well as with the energy that drives them."—Dennis Wepman, Art Critic, New York Daily News

"With wisdom, the artist never descends to the trivial. On the contrary, through bravery and loyalty to a true craftsmanship, he begins to justify himself within his own reason and prediction. Dionisio Blanco creates in his works metaphors that are redeeming and truly fulfilling."

—Armando Alvarez Bravo, Art Critic, The Miamii Herald

Solo Exhibitions: 1978, Auffant Gallery, Santo Domingo, 1984, Casa de Bastidas, (Volunteer of the Museum of Las Casas Reales), Santo Domingo 1987, Jaditte Galleries, New York, USA, 1989, Red Mill Gallery, Johnson, Vermont, USA . UU, 1991, The Embassy Gallery of International Art, Coral Gables, Miami, Fla. USA, Retrospective Exhibition, Museum of ModernArt - MAM-Santo Domingo, 1992, Jaditte Galleries, New York, USA, 1993, The Embassy International Gallery of Art, Coral Gables, Miami, Fla. USA, 1994, Art Gallery Nora, Belgium, Waterfront Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel, Nicholas Art Gallery, Miami, Fla. USA, 1995, New WorldGallery, Germany, 1996, Vanity Gallery, Miami, Fla. USA, Barnard-Biderman Fine Art, New York, USA, 1997, The Embassy Gallery of International Art, Coral Gables, Miami, Fla. USA; Museum Modern Art, Santo Domingo, R. D.; Gallery New World, Germany, 1998, Thhe Embassy Gallery of International Art, Coral Gables, Miami, Fla. USA. Collective exhibitions in which he has participated: 1981, III Bienal de Arte, Mexico City, DF, Mexico, 1983, Dominican Art, Gallery Pro-Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, 1985, XVIII Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1986,Expo- International Municipal Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel, 1987, Museum of Art and History of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Gallery Praxis International, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1988, Contemporary Latin American Group Expo: Painting and Sculpture, Jaditte Galleries, New York, USA, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992 and 1994, Latin American Art, Sotheby's, New York, USA, 1996, Expo-Collective in the Dominican Embassy in Paris, France. In Santo Domingo: XII, XIV,XV, and XVI National Biennial of Visual Arts, Art Contest, E. Leon Jimenes, Inaugural Exhibition Gallery of Modern Art, Altos de Chavon, La Romana, R. D. Dominican-American Cultural (Instituto Cultural Dominico-Americano) Reserve Bank Competition, Museo de Las Casas Reales, The Chase Manhattan Bank, Metropolitan Bank, Gallery Arawak, Nader Art Gallery, Gallery San Ramon, The Brush Gallery, Gallery Equis in La Romana, Executives Club of Santo Domingo, Casa de Teatro, Paiewonsky Gallery, Gallery Giotto, Hotel Sheraton, Patronato Pro-Motherhood of Our Lady of La Altagracia, Patronato Pro-Cardiology, National Museum of History and Geography, Faculty of Humanities UASD; Expo Seminar - Dominican Identity (UNPHU). Miami Art Fair, Chicago, Illinois, U.S., 1991. Dionisio Blanco, Sowers as the sacred smoke, mixed s / canvas, 50 "X 60", 2005. Collection of Regino Alvarez Art Fair Miami, Fla., USA; Nader Art Gallery, Collective Opening "My Gallery", Chicago, Illinois., USA; Ladies Guild Art Auction, auction to raise funds for the Gallery of Modern Art , Sotheby's Modern and Contemporary Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, 1992, Doominican Painting in Contemporary Israel (GAM), Contemporary Painting, Artists' House Jerusalem, Israel, Latin American Art Exposition and Auction, Sterling Art Gallery, Fla. USA, 1993, Art Fair in Venezuela, Kendall Regional Medical Center, Miami, Fla, USA, Stony Brook University, New York, USA; Ilamit Wizo Art Auction, Miami, Fla. USA, 1994, Miami Art, (Carib Art, Kimberly Gallery, The Embassy Gallery of International Art, Art Gallery and Nader, 1994, 96 Latin American Art Auction, Gallery Fine Art Nader, 1997, Italo-Dominican First Meeting of Contemporary Art, Latin American Institute. Awards and Honors: 1971, First Prize Painting National School of Fine Arts. Santo Domingo, RD, 1972, Honorable Mention in Painting, Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santo Domingo, RD, 1973, First Prize in Painting, Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santo Domingo, RD 1975, Painting Second Prize, National Student Art Competition, sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada in Santo Domingo, RD, 1978, First Prize for Drawing, Annual Competition House of Spain, Santo Domingo, RD, 1984, First National Drawing Award the Sixteenth National Visual Arts Biennial, Santo Domingo, RD,1986, invited by the Central Institute of Cultural Affairs International Meeting of Artists in Israel, Latin America, Spain and Portugal, 1989, invited by the Foundation of the Colony of Artists New York City in Johnson, Vermont and the Department of State of the United States in the International Visitor Program, 1997, invited by the Istituto Italo-Latinoamericano in Rome toattend the Venice Biennale.

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Acerca de Dionisio blanco:

Blanco nació en San Cristóbal, República Dominicana, el 9 de octubre 1953 y se graduó en la Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes de Santo Domingo. Trabajó como profesor de dibujo en el Departamento de Arquitectura de la Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, y como co-director de la distinguida revista, Isla Abierta, donde también es crítico de arte. Él es un pintor establecido cuyas contribuciones e investigaciones se pueden encontrar en muchas bibliotecas nacionales e internacionales. Ha recibido numerosos premios y distinciones importantes en concursos y bi-anuales nacionales patrocinados por organizaciones oficiales, así como las instituciones privadas. Su trabajo ha beendisplayed en numerosas exposiciones individuales y colectivas en Santo Domingo, México, París, Caracas, Sao Pablo, Jerusalén, San Juan, Buenos Aires, Nueva York, Miami, Chicago, Roma, Madrid, Lisboa, Bruselas y Bonn, entre otros las ciudades.