Bio

Pablo Shine was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico in 1961. He first studied painting under the direction of his father, Professor James Shine at the Art Student League in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1978 he became a member and co-founder of “Workshop 78”, a nonprofit organization, directed by his father, to promote young talent in the field of visual arts in San Juan.

 

From 1980 to 1983 he furthered his studies in art history, painting and printmaking at the University of Puerto Rico and the Interamerican University in San Juan. During that time he also exhibited his work in many art galleries and museums of the Island including the Ponce Art Museum, the Institute of Puertorrican Culture and Botello Gallery. In 1983 he continued his studies in art at SUNY New Paltz where he earned a Masters degree in Fine Arts in 1988.

 

Since 1983 he has had many exhibitions in the Hudson Valley area, NYC, Washington DC, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Gallery showings include Caiman Gallery(NYC), Ariel Gallery (NYC), Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (NYC) and Cueto Gallery in San Juan, just to name a few. Pablo's work is presently represented in the area by Wired Gallery in High Falls. His painting "Graceful Warrior" recently won the first prize award at Woodstock Artist Association & Museum.

 

Pablo teaches Drawing and Painting at Ulster County Community College where he has been a member of the Visual Arts faculty since 2000. He has taught drawing and/or painting at The Barrett House(Poughkeepsie), Marist College(Hyde Park), SUNY New Paltz,The Woodstock School Of Art and Dutchess Community College.

 

His work is in private collections in the Hudson Valley area, New York City, Los Angeles, London, Japan and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Statement

My work is inspired by a variety of sources...The flora and folklore of my
native Puerto Rico. The African presence, manifested in the music and
spirituality, brought to the island by the African slaves during the age of
colonization.

 

Latin American literature has also been another source of inspiration.
Authors like Neruda, Garcia-Marquez, Lorca and Borges have nurtured my
portraiture and still life paintings.

 

Abstraction was a vital way of expression in my creative endeavors during
the1980ʻs.Currently I am revisiting my relationship with abstraction while
continuing my exploration and development of figurative work.

Exhibitions (selection)

Wired Gallery

High Falls, NY, 2015

"Collectors Curate" Group Show

 

Woodstock Artist Association and Museum

Woodstock, NY, 2015

Juried Show “Noteworthy”

*Received the Doris Lee/ Elfriede Borkman Award

 

Wired Gallery

High Falls, NY, 2014

"First Generation" Group Show

 

Art Bar Gallery

Kingston, NY, 2014

Group Show

 

Store Front Gallery

Kingston, NY, 2010

Solo Exhibition

 

Woodstock Artist Association and Museum

Woodstock, NY, 2009

Active Member Solo Show

 

Mezzaluna Gallery

Saugerties, NY, 2006

Solo Exhibition

 

Muroff Kotler Gallery Ulster County Community College, 2006 Faculty Show

 

Kleinart James Art Center 

Woodstock, NY 2005 

Group Show (From private collections) 

"Passionate About Art"

 

Muroff Kotler Gallery 

Ulster County Community College, 2004 

Individual Exhibition," Shades of Darkness"

 

Muroff Kotler Gallery 

Ulster County Community College, 2003 

Faculty Show 

 

Museo de Bellas Artes 

San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2003 

Celebrating 25th Anniversary 

Art Student League of San Juan

 

Cueto Gallery 

San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2001 

Individual Exhibition

 

Boriquen Gallery 

New Paltz, New York, 2000 

Individual Exhibition

 

Woodstock Artists Association 

Woodstock, NY, 1999

 

Mark Gruber Gallery 

New Paltz, NY, 1997

 

Woodstock School of Art 

Woodstock, NY, 1996 

Faculty Exhibition

 

Marist College 

Hyde Park, NY, 1996 

Faculty Exhibition

 

Donskoj Gallery 

Kingston, NY, 1995 

Recent Paintings, Individual Exhibition

 

Museo de las Americas 

San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1992, 

Inaugural Group Show 

Celebrating the Quincentennial Anniversary 

of the discovery of America

 

Art Students League 

San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1992 

Recent Works on Paper 

Individual Exhibition

 

Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art 

New York, NY, 1991 

Lithographs and Works on Paper 

Individual Exhibition

 

Mid-Hudson Arts And Science Center Poughkeepsie, NY, 1991 

Recent Drawings, Individual Exhibition

 

SUNY  New Paltz Art Gallery 

New Paltz, NY, 1991 

Hudson Valley Artists ’91 

Myth, Spirituality and Culture 

Juried by Connie Butler, Curator of Artists Space, NYC and Gary Sangster, Curator of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC

 

Kleinert Center 

Woodstock, NY, 1990 

Oil Paintings and Watercolors 

Individual Exhibition

 

(Continued)

Somos Uno Conference 

Puerto Rican Silk Screen Poster Exhibition Albany NY 1989

 

Ariel Gallery 

Soho, NYC, NY, 1988 

“Focus on Light”

 

Summergroup Gallery 

Poughkeepsie, NY, 1987 

“Paradise” Individual Exhibition

 

Museum of the University of Puerto Rico 

San Juan, Puerto Rico,1983 

UNESCO of Puerto Rico contest

 

Art Students League 

San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1982 

Oil Paintings, Individual Exhibition

 

Cayman Gallery 

New York, NY, 1982 

Contemporary Puerto Rican Drawings

 

Ponce Art Museum 

Ponce, Puerto Rico, 1980 

Workshop ’78, Three Artist Exhibition

 

Museum of the University of Puerto Rico 

San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1980 

Workshop ’78, Three Artist Exhibition

 

Publications:

 

Biography and Work 

Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico

from 1950-1983 

Manuel Perez Lizano, 1983

 

Awards:

 

First Prize in Oil Painting 

Barrett House 

Dutchess County Art Association Poughkeepsie, NY,1986

 

First Prize in Oil Painting 

Mobile Oil Caribe Juried Annual Exhibition, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1982

 

Honorable Mention 

Woodstock Artists Association 

Woodstock, NY, 2000

 

Educational Travels:

 

Paris 

London 

Dublin 

Edinburgh 

Rome 

Florence 

Venice 

Padua 

© 2018 by Pablo Shine

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