|William Villalongo, Sista Ancesta (Ad Reinhardt-Congo). Image via trestlegallery.org.|
Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 at 6:30pm
400 Third Avenue
William Villalongo was born 1975 in Hollywood, FL and raised in the town of Bridgeton, NJ. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art and his Masters of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Villalongo’s work was first introduced to the public through the Studio Museum in Harlem in 2004 and PS1 MoMA’s Greater NY 2005 exhibition. He is the recipient of both the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptor’s Grant. His work is included in several notable public collections including the Studio Museum in Harlem, El Museo Del Barrio, Princeton University Art Museum and The Whitney Museum of American Art. His work has been reviewed in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, The New Yorker and the New York Times and Art In America. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and is a Lecturer at the Yale University School of Art.