Born and raised in New York City, I have a strong passion for making and viewing art. Early in life, I learned about art not only from the museums, but also from the raw, primitive, folk qualities of art in the city, where I lived awash in the colors of different cultures. Fascinated with monoprint and intaglio techniques of printmaking, I produced a series of over 100 prints, while working with master printer Roni Henning for museums, galleries and publishers as well as individual artists. While living and working in Soho, New York, I became interested in experimental and radical art as well as feminist art. At this time, I also became involved in multicultural art organizations, such as Vistas Latinas and Coast to Coast: Women Artists of Color, and began curating and organizing exhibitions.
For the last thirty years, I have created and exhibited my art professionally and taught art classes for the University of New Mexico Valencia campus from 2000-2013. I especially enjoy teaching because it allows me to interact and learn from students from a wide range of cultures, languages, ages, and backgrounds. I view myself a cultural worker in my art and life. Because racism and sexism are such bone-crushing, spirit-deadening oppressions, it is vital that my voice and the voices of my compañas have the authority to express our experiences without being defined by others.
At this time in history, we also need to free our minds and create a world with more choices and more dimensions. How can we expand our consciousness for creating our world with more possibilities for understanding each other as greater than black or white, good or evil, male or female, rich or poor. We as artists and cultural workers can show the way toward exploring complexity by putting our dreams into three dimensions for the rest of society. By doing so, we can retell the past, create the present, and envision the future.
Regina Araujo Corritore
7811 15th Ave Brooklyn
M.A. in Art, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
B.F.A, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY
Artist in Residence, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
Ceres Gallery (March-April 2016) New York, NY
UNM Valencia County Library (October 2009), Tomé, NM
Judith Shaw Gallery (July 2007), Albuquerque, NM
Harwood Art Center (April 1998), Albuquerque, NM
Ceres Gallery (March 1998), New York, NY
John Jay College Art Gallery (April 1994), New York, NY
Soho 20 (May 1993), New York, NY
Soho 20 (May-June 1990), New York, NY
Soho 20 (November 1987), New York, NY
Ceres Gallery (September 1986), New York, NY
Ceres Gallery (January 1985), New York, NY
GROUP EXHIBITIONS - MUSEUMS
New Mexico Showcase (Jan.-April 2012), 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM
Quinto Sol / Sexto Sol (Sept. – Oct. 2011) South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
Watercolor U.S.A. 2010 (June-August 2010), Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri
Dia De Los Muertos (October-November 2010), South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM