Báez, Rogelio

Born 1974 San Juan, Puerto Rico

Lives and works San Juan, Puerto Rico.Painting, object and installation artist.  1990 Independent studies under Fran Cervoni. 1995-2004 Cabinet maker and librarian at the San Juan Courthouse. 1996-2002 Studied at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan.  2003 Studied under Melanie Reign in Altos de Chavón School of Design, Dominican Republic.  2003-2004 Independent studies under Amanda Carmona Bosch.  2004-2005 Continued studies at Escuela de Artes Plásticas, San Juan. 2006 First solo exhibition at La Casa del Arte in San Juan. 2006 Founding member of The Storehouse Group, gallery offering emerging local artists a platform to break through to the international art market.  2007 Exhibited in international art shows in Los Angeles, Miami and New York.  Lived in Brooklyn, worked as art-handler.  2009 Founded La corporación Artist Studios, which offers studio space for emerging local talent.  2010 Awarded first place in 3rd Young Artists Prize by Oriental Bank, Puerto Rico. Was selected in Frescos, a publication concerning the top 50 Puerto Rican artists under 35.