EDGAR SOBERÓN was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba in 1962. His family traveled to Madrid, Spain in 1971 and later settled permanently in New York City. In 1983 Soberón was awarded a scholarship to study at Parsons School of Design in New York.

 

In 1987 he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree graduating at the top of his class. As a student, Soberón was also awarded the Brunschwig and Fils Scholarship to travel abroad. In 1986 he studied at Parsons and the American College in Paris, France and Sienna, Italy. It was soon after his studies abroad that Soberón would decide that he would pursue painting and printmaking on a full time basis.

 

Soberón had his first solo exhibition in 1998 at the Associated American Artists gallery in New York City. He has participated in numerous exhibitions since, including two important still life survey exhibitions: Silent Things Secret Things, Still Life from Rembrandt to the Millennium, Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Reflections of Time and Place: Latin American Still Life in The 20th Century, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, N.Y. and El Barrio Museum, New York, N.Y.

 

In 2004 Soberón’s prints became part of the collection of the Rutgers Archives for printmaking. His prints were on display at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum of Art, New Brunswick, N.J. as part of the exhibition, Newer Genres: Twenty Years of the Rutgers Archives for Printmaking Studios. In 2004, his prints were also acquired by the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, in Washington, DC. More recently, Soberón prints were selected for exhibition in the Harnett Biennial of American Prints, his work is now part of the print collection at the Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA.

 

In the fall of 2009, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL opened a retrospective exhibition that brought together a selection of 43 paintings and works on paper spanning more than a decade. Movements in Stillness: The Still life paintings of Edgar Soberón, was the artists first solo museum exhibition. An exhibition catalog with the essay, “The Hermetic Universe of Objects”, by professor and historian, Edward J. Sullivan of New York University was published by the museum.

 

Soberón joined the faculty at Parsons School of Design in 1992, where he served as Drawing and Printmaking instructor with the Foundation and Fine Arts programs until 2002. In 1996 the New School University and Parsons School of Design recognized Soberón with the distinguished, Teaching Excellence Award for his outstanding contributions in art education. In 2002, after a year on sabbatical from his post at Parsons, Soberón relocated his studio to central Mexico. He presently lives and works in the town of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.

 

 

EDGAR SOBERÓN nace en Cienfuegos, Cuba, en 1962. Su familia se exilia a Madrid, España en 1971. En 1973, viajan a Nueva York donde establecen residencia permanente. Soberón realiza sus estudios formales en Parsons School of Design en Nueva York, donde se recibió con la Licenciatura de Bellas Artes en 1987. En Parsons Soberón recibió la Beca Brunschwig & Fils para estudiar en el extranjero y el American College en París, Francia y Sienna, Italia.

 

En 1992 Soberón imparte clases de Dibujo y Grabado en Parsons por primera vez y permanece como profesor hasta 2002. En 1996, The New School University y Parsons le reconocen por sus contribuciones didácticas a nivel universitario, galardonándole el distinguido “Premio por Excelencia en la Enseñanza”.

 

Soberón hace su primera exposición individual, en 1998 en la galería Associated American Artists en New York. Ha participado en numerosas exposiciones desde entonces, en las que destacan dos importantes exposiciones sobre el tema del bodegón: Silent Things Secret Things: Still Life Painting from Rembrandt to the Millenneium, Albuquerque Museum of Fine Arts, Albuquerque, Nuevo México y Reflections of Time and Place: Latin American Still Life in the 20th Century, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, Nueva York, y El Museo del Barrio, Nueva York, NY.

 

En 2004 Soberón participa en la exposición, Newer Genres: Twenty Years of Rutgers Archives for Printmaking Studios, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum of Art, New Brunswick, N.J. Este mismo año sus grabados son adquiridos para la colección permanente de la Biblioteca del Congreso de los EUA, División de Grabados y Fotografías, Washington, DC.

 

Su obra se encuentra en numerosas colecciones en Estados Unidos y en el extranjero entre las que cabe mencionar, The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.

 

El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum of Art, Rutgers Archives for Printmaking, New Brunswick, NJ, The Hechinger Collection, Landover, Maryland y The Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC.

 

En el otoño de 2009, el Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL. inaugura una exposición retrospectiva que reúne una selección de 43 pinturas y grabados abarcando obras de los últimos diez años. Movements in Stillness: The Still Life Paintings of Edgar Soberón, fue la primera exposición individual del artista a nivel de museo. EL catálogo que acompaña esta exposición lleva el ensayo, “The Hermetic Universe of Objects” del reconocido historiador de Arte Latino Americano, Edward J. Sullivan.

 

Desde 2002 Soberón vive y trabaja en la ciudad de San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México.

PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

ESTUDIOS PROFESIONALES

1982  Arts Students League of New York. New York, N.Y.

1983-1987  BFA, Parsons School of Design. New York, NY.

1986  Parsons School of Design /American College in Paris. Paris, France.

1986  Summer Program, Parsons School of Design. Sienna, Italy.

EXHIBITIONS

EXPOSICIONES

2015

Hand Pulled: The Current Practice In Printmaking, Group Exhibition of Artist Prints, Gallery OnSite: Brooklyn, N.Y. New York.

2014

Harnett Biennial of American Prints, Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond. Richmond, Virginia.

 

“Pulling the Devil’s Tail”, Group Exhibition of Artist Prints. The Fischer Gallery, Horace Mann School, Bronx. New York, N.Y.

 

Homenaje a Pedro Friedeberg: Manos por México, Franz Mayer Museum. Mexico, D.F., Mexico. Pinacoteca de Monterrey. Nuevo León, Mexico. Group exhibition of artist interventions on the iconic Hand-Chair of Mexican artist Pedro Friedeberg.

2013

Nicki Solomon Fine Art, Art and Design of the 20th and 21st Century, Boston Print Fair, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

 

The Magic of Still Life, Group Exhibition, Galería Santiago Corral. Valle de Bravo, Edo. de Mexico, Mexico.

2010

Solo Exhibition, Gallery Bergelli, Larkspur. San Francisco, CA.

 

Presentation and cocktail celebrating the May, 2010 cover issue of Marin Magazine.

2009-2010

Movements in Stillness: The Still life paintings of Edgar Soberón, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL. Solo exhibition of paintings and prints.

2007

Panorama Latinoamericano. Group Exhibition, Artspace, Virginia Miller Gallery. Coral Gables, Miami, Florida, April – May 2007.

2005-2014

Tools in Motion: Works from the Hechinger Collection, traveling museum group exhibition.

2005

Young Latin Americans: Group Exhibition, Artspace, Virginia Miller Gallery, Coral Gables, Miami, Florida.

2003-2004

Newer Genres: Twenty Years of the Rutgers Archives for Printmaking Studios, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

2003

Edgar Soberón: Naturaleza Muerta. Galería Casa Museo Pedro Friedeberg, San Miguel de Allende, GTO. Mexico.

2001

Galería Acquavella, Feria del Arte Internacional, Caracas, Venezuela.

 

Galería Ramis Barquet. Monterrey, Mexico.

1999

Silent Things, Secret Things: Still Life from Rembrandt to the Millennium, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

Group Show, Associated American Artists, New York, NY.

 

Naturalezas Muertas, Centro Cultural El Nigromante, San Miguel de Allende, Gto. Mexico. Solo exhibition of paintings and prints.

 

Reflections of Time and Place: Latin American Still Life in the 20th Century, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York / Museo del Barrio, New York, NY.

1998-1999

Edgar Soberón: Cuban Reveries, Associated American Artists, New York, New York. Solo exhibition paintings.

1998

On Paper, Associated American Artists, New York, NY. Group exhibition.

 

Edgar Soberón: Recent Still Life Prints, Gallery 2/20, New York, NY.

1997

Exploring Metaphor: The Hechinger Collection, National Building Museum, Washington.

1996

Galería Palomas, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Group exhibition.

 

Small Prints, Joint Faculty Print Exhibition, University of West England, Bristol.

 

Inprints, The Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, NY.

1995

Group Exhibition, LRC Gallery, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

1994

Galería Palomas, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, Group exhibition.

 

Three Artists’ Works on Paper, NAW Gallery, New York, NY.

1992

Visions In The Poetry of Maya Islas, Drawings and paintings, Ollantay Center for the Arts, Queens, New York.

1989

Small is Big, Small Works Exhibition, Parsons Gallery, New York, NY.

1988

Tribute to Artistic Achievement, Broadway Gallery, Passaic Community College, Passaic, N.J.

APPOINTMENTS

DOCENCIA

1989 Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, Printmaking Facilities, Supervisor.

1992-2002 Foundation Program, Parsons School of Design New York, Drawing Instructor.

1992-2002 Printmaking Department, Parsons School of Design New York, Printmaking Instructor.

AWARDS

RECONOCIMIENTOS

1995-1996 Distinguished University Teaching Award, New School University / Parsons School of Design, New York, NY.

1983-1987 Deans List Honors, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY.

1986 Brunschwig and Fils Scholarship, American College in Paris / Parsons School of Design, Paris, France.

1980 Augustus St. Gaudens Medal Award for outstanding draftsmanship, Board of Education City of New York, NY.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

BIBLIOGRAFÍA

Revista EstePaís, November 2015, Cultural Section, Profile of painter Edgar Soberón, Mexico, D.F.

 

Lupina Lara Elizondo, Autorretratos en la Historia Universal, Editorial Promoción de Arte Mexicano. Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico, D.F.

 

Conversations with Artists in San Miguel de Allende, by Margaret Paul, 2014. Book of interviews with local artists living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Published by the writer.

 

Lupina Lara Elizondo, Monica Lavin Maroto, Naturaleza Muerta, Obras Maestras en la Historia del Arte, Editorial Promoción de Arte Mexicano, Mexico, D.F. 2013.

 

Edward J. Sullivan, The Hermetic Universe of Objects, Movements in Stillness: The Still Life Paintings of Edgar Soberón, (exhibition catalog) Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery Alabama. Foreword by Mark M. Johnson, Museum Director, 2009-2110.

 

Trudy V. Hansen, “Evolving Forms / Emerging Faces”, Trends in Contemporary Printmaking, Recent Acquisitions; Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1999.

 

Maya Islas, Merla, illustrations and translation by Edgar Soberón. Editorial Betania, Madrid, Spain, 1991.

 

Ellen J. Landis, Bernard Barryte, Peter Frank. Silent Things, Secret Things, Still Life from Rembrandt to the Millenneum (exhibition catalog), Albuquerque Museum of Fine Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1999-00.

 

Edward J. Sullivan, Clayton Kirking. Latin American Still Life: Reflections of Time and Place (exhibition catalog), Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York and Museo del Barrio, New York, New York, 1999-2000 Edgar Soberón: Still Life Paintings. Published by the artist with introduction by Pedro Friedeberg. Designed by Ernesto Ferrand, printed in Mexico, 2007.

 

Lupina Lara, Resumen Magazine: Issue #112, July-August 2011. Published by Promoción de Arte Mexicano, Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico, D.F.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

COLECCIONES PÚBLICAS

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.

 

Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA.

 

Museo del Barrio, New York, NY.

 

The Hechinger Collection, Arts & Artists International, Washington, DC.

 

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers Archives for Printmaking, New Brunswick, NJ.

 

The Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC.

 

Casa Larios, Miami, Florida.

 

TIAA Co., New York, NY.

 

Condado Plaza, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

El Convento, San Juan, Puerto Rico.