Fausto Sevila

Biography

 

I was born in Santiago Cuba 1960. Came to The US in 1970 and have lived in Elizabeth Since. Studied at Rutgers University where I received my MFA in 1994. I have received Grants from the NJ state council on the arts, The Geraldine R Dodge Foundation, Union County Freeholders, The wheeler Foundation and Newark Arts Council. My poem was published in a collection of poems and Essays Published by ASCD. I have also discussed my works in forums at the Hunterdon Museum and the NJ State Museum.

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My work has been exhibited at the Drawing center in Wooster St. NYC, the NJ State museum, the Hunterdon Museum, Aljira A Center for Contemporary Art, Simon Liou Gallery in Brooklyn, The Jersey City Museum, and Kenkeleba Gallery. I have also performed with Geoffrey Hendricks at the Film Anthology and the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. The Brooklyn Rail, NY times and the star Ledger have reviewed my work.

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITS AND PERFORMANCES

The Drawing Center, “The Intuitionist”………………………..July and August 2014

New Jersey State Museum, “Aljira at 30” ………………….. July to September 2014

City without Walls …………..................................……..….September-October 2013

Seaton Hall Law School…………………........………..….  September-January 2009

Robeson Gallery, Newark New Jersey...………………….. September-February 2009

Mason Gross Gallery, New Brunswick………………...….………….…… May 2004

Kenkeleba Gallery, New York, NY………….............…….…..……….…March 2002

Mason Gross Gallery, New Brunswick………..………………...……September 2001

Jersey City Museum........................................................................................June 1998

Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, New Jersey,”Tough Art”...........................Sept 1997

Westminter Art Gallery, Bloomfield College…………....................................Oct 1995

Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, New Jersey............................................Sept 1995

Context Theater NY, New York - Performance...............................................May 1995

Film Anthology, New York - Performance ....................................................April 1994

AljiraCenter for Contemporary Art, New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey ..........Dec 1993

City Without Wall, Newark, New Jersey......................................................... Sept 1993

Aljira Gallery, Newark, New Jersey.................................................................Sept 1992

Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey ............................................................Oct 1991

Aljira Gallery, Newark, New Jersey ................................................................Sept 1984

Federal Plaza Contemporary Expressions, New York......................................Sept 1984

Cayman Gallery Trends, New York..................................................................July 1984

 

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITS AND PERFORMANCES

Gallery Aferro, Newark New Jersey........................................................September 2011

Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, New Jersey......................... October 2011

Simon Liou Gallery (Brooklyn)……………………………………................May 2006

Pierro Gallery of South Orange……….……………………………....…..October 2004

Snug Harbor Cultural Center, “Outside the Frame,

Staten Island (performances)...........................................................................April 1995

Jersey City Museum .........................................................................................Sept 1994

Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, New Jersey................................Dec 1991

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • New Jersey News, “State of the Art”, November2008

  • Brooklyn Rail, “Regina Bogat and Fausto Sevila: Vertical, June 2006, pp25

  • Trans Cultural New Jersey; Diverse Artists Shaping Culture and Communities , 2004, pp. 81

  • NJ News Video, “Brick City Lessons”, Reinventing Newark Schools….     March 1999

  • Channel Ten, (Elizabeth) Five minute interview on the local news, First week of March (4 times)

  • The Express Times, “Tough Art”, October 3, 1997

  • The Hunterdon County Democrat, “A Physical Exam of some ‘Tough Art’”,   October 9, 1997

  • Star Ledger, “‘Tough Art’ in a Tender Setting”, October 3, 1997

  • Star Ledger, “Exhibit reflects pride in Latin American Heritage”; Sunday, November 26, 1995,   page 14

  • Star Ledger, “Exhibit studies humanity in high-tech world”; Sunday, November 5, 1995, page 18

  • New York Times, “The Pencil’s Art and ‘Rocking Chairs’:; Sunday, September 18, 1994,  page 14

  • Star Ledger, “Jersey City show links images of rocking chairs, fences”, Sunday, October 30, 1994, page 16

  • The Star Ledger, “Latino Artists Have Due in Shows at Aljira Gallery”, page 14

  • New York Times, “A Show that Evokes the Spirit and Principles of Kwanzaa”; Sunday, January 4, 1992, page 10

  • New York Times, “Afro-Diaspora Show, with and without Acclaim”; Sunday, February 15, 1987, page 36

  • The Star Ledger, “Aljira Showcases works by Blacks and Hispanics”; Friday, February 20, 1987, page 96

 

GRANTS AND  HONORS

A Passion for Teaching from ASCD – published poem.............……............March 1999

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation ……………………………………….September 1999

Heart Grant ……………………………………………………………......June11998/99

New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship…………. ...........................Year 1998

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation ……………………………………...................1994/98

Wheeler Foundation, Inc………….....................................................................May 1994