Henry Bermudez


Contact Information

Henrybermudezart@yahoo.com

Phone: 267-315-5585

http://www.henrybermudezart.com/

1816 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Drawing

Painting

The Visitor

The SuperHeroes

Artist's Statement

The images and iconography in my paintings come from the cultural intersection of pre-Columbian, Christian, myths, religions and legends. Growing up in Venezuela, I often visited the Amazon. The experiences from that time still inform my work. I paint from my dreams and memories where a rich, surrealist atmosphere intertwines with the mythology of complex jungle cultures that exist in a living, primordial world.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo

2011
Henry Bermudez: Baroque Landscape, Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal C, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Philagrafika Invitational Print Portfolio, Collaboration with master printer Silicon Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Pen.Ink.Paper, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Encantamientos/Enchantments, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA

The Garden Of Earthly Delights, West Chester University, PA

2009
A Silver Touch In My Dreams, Hard Core Gallery, Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL

2008
Con la Mirada en el Cielo, Mason Murer Atlanta, GA

Con la Mirada en el Cielo, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Fragmented Dream, Mason Murer Projects, Atlanta, GA

2006
Fragmented Dream, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2005
El Camino de Los Dioces, Museum of Contemporary Art, Maracaibo, Venezuela

2004
Totally Mythological, Qbix Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

Endless Dream, Perfect Touch Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2003
Diferencias en la Continuidad, Contemporary Art Museum “Mario Abreu,” Maracay, Venezuela

Drawings, Dimaca Art Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

2001
Nude Landscape, Art and Space Gallery, Maracaibo, Venezuela

1998
Irma Parra and Henry Bermudez, Art and Space Gallery, Maracaibo, Venezuela

1997
Enconter – Begegnung, Dietmar Jakel and Henry Bermudez, Hardberg-Bonn, Germany

1996
Gelsenkirchen Contemporary Art Museum, Germany

1993
God, Man and Nature, Simon Bolivar University Art Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

1991
The Embassy Gallery, Miami, FL

1988
Euroamerican Center Art Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

1984
Arch Gallery, New York, NY

1983
Euroamerican Center Art Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

1981
Heyward Robinson Gallery, New York, NY

1979
Estudio Actual Art Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

1977
San Angel Art Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

1975
Estudio Actual Art Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

1973
Estudio Actual Art Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

1972
Gaudi Art Gallery, Maracaibo, Venezuela

Group

2010
Suenos: Latin American Contemporary Art, Noyes Museum, NJ

Toronto International Art Fair represented by Projects Gallery of Philadelphia, Toronto, CA

Red Dot Art Fair represented by Projects Gallery of Philadelphia, Miami, FL

2009
Inliquid 10th Anniversary, Urban, Philadelphia, PA

Toronto International Art Fair represented by Projects Gallery of Philadelphia, Toronto, CA

Red Dot Art Fair represented by Projects Gallery of Philadelphia, Miami, FL

To Be Or Not To Be / A Painter’s Dilemma, Rutgers University Department of Fine Arts, Camden, NJ

Obama Rama, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Sage Arts, Philadelphia, PA

African Influence in Latin American Art, Silvana Facchini, Wynwood Art District, Mi., FL

2008
Red Dot NY represented by Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Bridge Art Fair Miami represented by Projects Gallery of Philadelphia, Miami, FL

Red Dot Miami Art Fair represented by Projects Gallery of Philadelphia, Miami, FL

Red Dot Chicago represented by Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Altered Landscapes, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Obras, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006
International Art Fair, Maraciabo, Venezuela

Black & White, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Nova Art Fair exhibited by Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, Chicago, IL

2005
The Second International Art Fair of Maracaibo, Venezuela

Back from Miami, Hyder Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Art Miami 2005 exhibited by Hyder Gallery, Philadelphia, Miami, FL

2004
Between the Lines, Hyder Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Hanging Garden, Hyder Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Spirits…Seen and Not, Hyder Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2003
The Box, Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

2002
Labyrintum Art Gallery, Gelsenkirghem, Germany

2001
Caribbean Winds, Galica Contemporary Art Gallery, Milan, Italy

X Biennale International of Drawing, Tai Pei, Republic of China

F.I.A. 2000 (International Art Fair of Caracas), Sal Ocre Art Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

1999
Venezuelan Artists at the Contemporary Art Museum of Caracas Sofia Imber, Caracas

XIII Artists for the Recuperation of the Maracaibo Lake, Contemporary Art Museum of Maracaibo, Maracaibo, Venezuela

1998
The Drawing, Venezuelan Art Center, Bogotá, Colombia

The Infinite Signs of the Sun, Contemporary Art Museum, Maracaibo, Venezuela

1997
Hierofania, Art and Mirror, Simon Bolivar University Art Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela-

Animals in the Art of Venezuelan Collections, The Americans House, Palacio Linares, Madrid, Spain

1995
Special Guest by the Committee of F.I.A. 95, Int’l Art Fair of Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela

1994
II Biennale Camilo Pizarro, Cultural Center Consolidado, Caracas, Venezuela

1993
F.I.A. 93 (Int’l Art Fair of Caracas), Minotauro Art Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

1991
Venezuela and American Friendship Association “IV Venezuela Art Festical”, Freites Art Gallery, Caracas, VZ

Salon de Arte Wizo, Union Israeli, Caracas, Venezuela

1990
Venezuela Emergen Art, Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt A.M., Bremer, Gotting, Germany

1989
III Biennial International of Havana, Cuba
Invitational

1987
Iberoamerican Cooperation Art Center, Madrid, Spain

United Nations Venezuela Art Center, New York, NY

Belle Art Museum, Caracas, Venezuela

Cultural Affair of the Regional Government, Maracaibo, Venezuela

1987
Grand Prize Contest Christian Dior, Caracas, Venezuela

1986
XLII Biennale di Venezia, Venezuela’s Pabellon, Venice, Italy

XX Triennial of Sacred Art, Milan, Italy

Salon of Art Alejo Carpentier, Contemporary Art Museum Alejandro Otero

1984
Three Artists for a Biennial, Contemporary Art Museum Sofia Imber, Caracas, Venezuela

1981
Drawing is Thinking, C.D.S. Gallery, New York, NY

1980
The Ancient Hands, Today Signs, C.A.N.T.V. Art Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

1978
Drawing, Ceramic, Etching, Cultural House, Puebla, Mexico

1976
X Paris Biennial

III Drawings, Biennial of Cleveland, OH

Line of Vision, International Exhibition, Washington, DC

1975
First National Contest of Drawing and Design, University of the Andes, Merida, Venezuela

1972
First National Contest Salon Plaza, Caracas, Venezuela

Artist's Bibliography

2011
Rooney, E. Ashley with forward by Charles Yoder, 100 Artists of the Mid-Atlantic, Schiffer Publishers

2010
New American Paintings, Juried Exhibition in Print – 15 Year edition,The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA

Irreversible, Miami, FL

2009
New American Paintings, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA
Curator: Stephen Bennett Phillips, The Phillips Collection

2007
New American Paintings, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA
Curator: Stephen Bennett Phillips, The Phillips Collection

Silva, Carlos, Venezuela Painting History, Armitanos Editor, Caracas, Venezuela

Calzadilla, Juan, Time and Space in the Venezuela Drawing

Calzadilla, Juan, Study of Visual Art in Venezuela, Mica Editor, Caracas, Venezuela

Calzadilla, Juan, Singulars Paintings of Venezuela Art, Euzkoamericana of Editions C.A. and the Vasca Encyclopedic, Espane

Imber, Sofia, The Collection of the Museum @ Contemporary Art Museum of Caracas, Venezuela Central Bank 1940 B 1996, Caracas

Viloria, Enrrique, Henry Bermudez, Pavilo Editions, Caracas, Venezuela

El Quijote Latinoamericano @ Estampa Editions, Center for the Study of Cervante, Madrid. 1998

X International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Tai Pei, Republic of China

Professional Experience

2011
Instructor, CADI, The Career and Academic Development Institute

2010
Instructor, The Neuberger Musuem of Art at Purchase College, Purchase, NY

Instructor, West Chester University, West Chester, PA

2009
Instructor, Montgomery School, Chester Springs, PA

2004 - present
Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA

Substitute instructor for Frank Hyder, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Public Art Projects

Mural, Honeys, 4th and Brown Street, Philadelphia, PA
Collaboration with Frank Hyder

Mural, South side of 11tH & Erie, Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Mural, Mander Recreation Center 33rd & Diamond Streets, Philadelphia, PA

The Hanging Garden mural, I-95, between Fairmount Avenue and Green Street, Philadelphia, PA
Collaboration with Paul Santoleri and Frank Hyder

Mural, Fitzwater and 12th Streets, Philadelphia, PA
Collaboration with Michelle Ortiz

Collections

Public and Private
Venezuela National Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
Venezuela Petroleum Company (P.D.V.S.A.), Maracaibo, Venezuela
Museum of Contemporary Art Sofia Imber, Caracas, Venezuela
Museum of Contemporary Art, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Museum of Contemporary Art A Juan @, Merida, Venezuela
Museum of Contemporary Art A Mario Abreu @, Maracay, Venezuela
Moder Art Museum of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Puebla Cultural House, Puebla, Mexico
Museum of Art A Ralli @ Punta Del Este Uruguay
Heinz Industry, Art Collection, Caracas, Venezuela
Hans Newman Art Collection, Caracas, Venezuela
Harry Manil Art Collection, Caracas, Venezuela
Frederick D. Seely, New York, NY
Haig Garden Collection, New York, NY

Education

1965 - 1970
Studied at the National School of Art “Julio Arraga,” Maracaibo, Venezuela

1976 - 1979
Studied at the National School of Art “La Esmeralda,” Mexico City, Mexico

1980 - 1983
Studied at the Art Student’s League, New York, NY

1985 - 1986
Studied in Rome, Italy