About

Biography

Raul Barquet is an award winning artist and curator from Staten Island, NY. He is the founder of Port Exhibitions. His artwork has been featured on the cover of FONT Arts & Literature Magazine and is included in collections internationally.

Statement

My work is an exploration of semiotics and ephemera. I appropriate words, letters, and other symbols as well as found objects in much of my work. For me language and art occupy the same space in my head so I find it unnecessary to make the separation in my practice.

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b.1989 in Staten Island, New York, USA

Honors & Awards
2017Honorable Mention – Mixed Media, 50th Annual S.S.A.G. Juried Fence Show, Staten Island, NY
2017DCA Premier Grant, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York, NY
2016Voters Choice – Best Staten Island Artist, Staten Island Advance, Staten Island, NY
20081st Place – Mixed Media, 41st Annual S.S.A.G. Juried Fence Show, Staten Island, NY

Selected Exhibitions
2017Collaborative, Old Timers: Small Box in the 21st Century, Art Lab Gallery, Staten Island, NY
2017Culture Shock, Target Gallery, Alexadria, VA
2017Connotations, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
2017Image & Word, Kaviar Gallery, Louisville, KY
2017Pieced Together, Sulfur Studios, Savannah, GA
2017Trump Won’t Stop Us, Gristle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2017Lucky Numbers, Ripe Art Gallery, Huntington, NY
2017Text, Texture, Textile, G.B. Stuart Gallery, CALC, Carlisle, PA
2017Marked Urgent: An Exhibition in Defense of Free Press, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2016When Language Meets Art, Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall, LHUCA, Lubbock, TX
2016The Retro Show, Labyrinth Artist Collective, Staten Island, NY
2016For Arts Sake, Bayonne Community Museum, Bayonne, NJ
2016Open House Art Show, 2nd Ridge Studio, Kinnelon, NJ
2016Collective Artistic Visions, Labyrinth Artist Collective, Staten Island, NY
2016Day Ones, Brooklyn, NY
2016Pop-up Exhibition, The Kreischer Mansion, Staten Island, NY
2015Do or Die, T Space, Brooklyn, NY
2014The People’s Choice, The Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014A Ripe Circus, Ripe Art Gallery, Greenlawn, NY
201411th Annual Open Show, Art Lab Gallery, Staten Island, NY
2013The Main Event, Milk & Honey Tattoo Gallery, Staten Island, NY
2013The People’s Choice, The Greenpoint Galley, Brooklyn, NY
2012Paint & Poetry 6, Third(eye)solation, Brooklyn, NY
2012 – 9th Annual Open Show , Art Lab Gallery, Staten Island, NY
2012We Don’t Give A…, The Poet’s Den Gallery, New York, NY
2012I Am Unity, Gowanus Loft, Brooklyn, NY
2012Solo, Typographic, Sapphire, New York, NY
2012Paint & Poetry 5, Rockbottom, Brooklyn, NY
2011EAC One Year Anniversary, Southpaw, Brooklyn, NY
2010Art Mix Up, ADG, Staten Island, NY
2010Free Heart, Grand Street Pop-up, New York, NY
2010Back to Basics, Kingdom, Brooklyn, NY
2010Puzzled, Martini Red, Staten Island, NY
2010Night of Clutter, North 4th, Brooklyn, NY
2010Group Exhibition, Avenue A Gallery, New York, NY
2008Two Person, Street Side Art Show, Form Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Commissions
2016 – Public Art Commission, Labyrinth, mural, spraypaint on multiple wood panels, Labyrinth Artist Collective, Staten Island, NY

Print Media
“‘Anamorphic’ exhibit opens during big ‘Heart of Art’ festival”, Staten Island Advance 16 Jun. 2016
“Your Guide to this Weekend’s Biggest and Best”, Staten Island Advance 7 May 2016
“New ‘Chelsea-like’ Gallery Opens with Group Exhibition”, Staten Island Advance 27 Mar. 2016
Cover, Font Magazine Issue 31, Spring, 2011
“Student Profile”, Curtis Log, Staten Island, April 2007

Television
“Artists Add Splashes of Color to The North Shore”, NY1, Staten Island, NY, November, 2016
“Staten Island Landmark Opens its Doors to Local Artists”, NY1, Staten Island, NY, August 2016
“Staten Island Creative Community Say a Redesign Marks Shift in Local Art scene”, NY1, Staten Island, NY, March, 2016
“Your Staten Island News Now”, NY1, Staten Island, NY, September, 2012
“Your Staten Island News Now”, NY1, Staten Island, NY, June, 2012
“Home Invaders Variety Show”, CTV, Staten Island, NY, April 2011

Online Periodicals
“‘Anamorphic’ Exhibition at SIABC Offers an Abstract Version of Reality”, SI Live 16 Jun. 2016
“7 Things for You to Do in Staten Island’s Neighborhoods This Weekend”, DNA Info 24 Mar. 2016
“Gallery Aiming to Bring Chelsea to Staten Island Opens with First Exhibit”, DNA Info 17 Mar. 2016
“Second Saturday Staten Island Art Walk”, Huffington Post 28 Apr. 2014

Blogs
“Artist Interview: Raul Barquet”, Art Hash 24 May 2010

Workshops
2016Summer Nights: Word Art 101, Staten Island Museum, Staten Island, NY

Professional Service
2017 – Grant Panelist, Department of Cultural Affairs, New York, NY
2016 – Grant Panelist, Staten Island Arts, Staten Island, NY
2013 – Grant Panelist, Staten Island Arts, Staten Island, NY

Memberships
Staten Island Arts, Staten Island, NY
Staten Island Museum, Staten Island, NY
Labyrinth Artist Collective, Staten Island, NY

Exhibitions Curated
2016Subversive Communication, Port Exhibitions, Staten Island, NY
2016Anamorphic, Port Exhibitions, Staten Island, NY
2016Uncensored, Port Exhibitions, Staten Island, NY
2016Obscured/Omitted, Port Exhibitions, Staten Island, NY
2015Disme, City Bird Gallery, New York, NY
2014Femme Fatale, Port Exhibitions, Staten Island, NY
2014 Black & White, Port Exhibitions, Staten Island, NY
2013Greetings from Staten Island, South Beach Library, Staten Island, NY
2012An Introduction, Art Lab Gallery, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY

Client List
The Museum of Ice Cream, New York, NY
Richmond Hood Company, Staten Island, NY
Cobra Sun Studio, Staten Island, NY
Hey Dollface! Jewelry & Accessories, Staten Island, NY
Warriors of Wrestling, Staten Island, NY
Gone by Friday, Long Island, NY
Taking Back Queens, Queens, NY