About


Biography

Raul Barquet is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary artist and independent curator from Staten Island, NY. His artwork has been featured on the cover of FONT Arts & Literature Magazine, on New York 1 Television, on the murals of the 100 Gates Project, the Centrefuge Public Arts Project, and BKLYN House, and is included in collections across the globe. Additionally, Barquet has conducted workshops in partnership with the Staten Island Museum and IlluminArt Productions.

Statement

My work is an exploration of semiotics and ephemera. With a particular passion for text, language, and communication, I naturally gravitate towards the use of words, letters, symbols and found objects in much of my work. For me, language and art occupy the same space in my mind, so I find it natural to intertwine the two concepts 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
2016WinnerRolling Rock We Paste Poster Competition, Community 54, 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

Solo, Collaborative & Two Person Exhibitions
2017 – Old Timers: Small Box in the 21st Century, Art Lab Gallery, Staten Island, NY
2015 – Rezolutions, Image Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012Typographic, Sapphire, New York, NY
2008Street Side Art Show, Form Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions
201812 x 12, Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA
2018 – , Atlantic Highlands Gallery, Atlantic Highlands, NJ
2018Nothing Pretty, Bedford, PA
2018Shaolin: Into the 36 Chambers, Newhouse Center For Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY
2018O Coen, Where Art Thou?, Spoke Art, New York, NY
2018Square 1, G.B. Stuart Gallery, CALC, Carlisle, PA
2017American Dotard, World Money Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2017All In, South St. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2017Culture Shock, Target Gallery, Alexandria, 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
2016For Arts Sake, Bayonne Community Museum, Bayonne, NJ

Mural Installations
2017 – 100 Gates Project, Staten Island, NY
2017 – Day Ones Festival, Brooklyn, NY
2016 – Labyrinth Artists Collective, Staten Island, NY
2016 – Day Ones Festival, Brooklyn, NY
2015 – BKLYN House, Brooklyn, NY
2015 – Centrefuge Project, New York, NY

Workshops
2017Lettering For Murals, IlluminArt Productions, IS57, Staten Island, NY
2016Summer Nights: Word Art 101, Staten Island Museum, Staten Island, NY

Professional Service
2017 – Juror, Bryant Park Artist in Residence, New York, NY
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

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