Emilio Cruz

Born in New York City, Emilio Cruz
has been cited by such important art historians as Harry Rand Curator, Painting & Sculpture of The National Museum Of American Art as one of the important pioneers of American Modernism of the sixties when he first began fusing Abtract Expressionism with figuration. During this period he exhibited with such important New York galleries as Virginia Zabriskie and Martha Jackson. These paintings became closely associated with Jan Muller, Lester Johnson and Bob Thompson. Henry Geldzahler former 20th Century Curator of The Metropolitan Museum Of Art now deceased in 1984 wrote, "Emilio Cruz' work deserves to be widely known and handsomely supported."

In the seventies Cruz lived in Chicago and taught at The Art Institute Of Chicago returning to New York in 1982 when he once more began to exhibit there. Geno Rodriquez Curator & Executive Director Of The Alternative Museum wrote: "Emilio Cruz, a brilliant and impassioned artist current paintings are monumental, imbued with intelligence, fury and an apt sense of irony. They reflect the turbulent world within which we live." In 1990 art critic Geoffrey Jacques wrote: "Emilio Cruz paints humanities essence. Mythology and archeology are the foremost concerns of the painter Emilio Cruz. Dinosaurs, skeletal humans and fossil-like images are used in his work as metaphoric signpost in a consideration of the basic questions of existence."

At The Rose Art Museum Boston in an exhibition titled, "Alchemies Of The Sixties Cruz's work was included amongst other more recognized American modernist masters as Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, Morris Lewis. For his one man exhibition at The Museum of American Art of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts March 1997 Paul Staiti writing for the catalogue wrote: "Emilio Cruz's Homo sapiens series is a strange and haunting genealogy of the modern soul... What is at stake here more than biopolitical culture, is the remystification of the body and mapping of consciousness."

Emilio Cruz is also a poet and playwrite whose plays written in late seventies "Homeostasis: Once More The Scorpion and The Absence Held Fast To It's Presence" was produced in 1981 by Jean Erdman and Joseph Campbell in New York at The Open Eye Theater and later performed in France in The World Theater Festival in Nancy France, Paris and Italy where they received extraordinary reviews as the outstanding work of the festival. At present he is living and working in New York where he has developed this series of works LIFE ON EARTH that now includes not only the drawings but the paintings based upon the drawings.

Emilio Cruz studied in New York and has taught at New York University, Pratt Institute, Parsons School Of Design, Cooper Union. He is in such outstanding collections such as The Museum Of Modern Art, The Brooklyn Museum, National Museum Of American Art, Museum of the University Of Texas at Austin, Museum of the University of Tucson, Hirshhorn Museum, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Wadsworth Atheneum, The Studio Museum in Harlem. He has received several scholarships and Fellowships including two National Endowment for the Arts.

An new traveling museum exhibition of a recently completed series of 40 drawings entitled LIFE ON EARTH, inspired by Goya's "Los Caprichios" is being planned. The exhibition is being organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions in association with Alitash Kebede Fine Art. It is curated by art historian and author, Paul Staiti, Professor of Fine Arts on the Alumnae Foundation, Art Department, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Curator, Paul Staiti, in his essay for the exhibition writes, "...mordant without pathos, the works have descended conceptually from a particular strain of fantastical art that attempts nothing less than the visual articulation of the stealth demons that ceaselessly kiss reality and trump the rational." Staiti continues "...Cruz's style is masterful, classical, even beautiful." 



Works of Art
by
Emilio Cruz



TREE OF LIFE: YELLOW SKY
1991
pastel
19 x 25"
Sold
 




KEYHOLE OF FAMILY TREE
1991
pastel
19 x 25"
 


TREE OF LIFE: BLUESTREAM
1991
pastel
19 x 25"
 


TREE OF LIFE: IN THE DOORWAY
OF OBSCURE MOON
1991
pastel
19 x 25"
 

 



LEAF
1991
pastel
50 x 30"
Sold
 








STAGGERING TREE
1989
Pastel
32 x 38"






CROW
1986
Pastel
25 1/2 x 28 1/2"


NOT ALCATRAZ
2000
pastel
30 x 22 1/2"
  

 

 



SPICE
2001
Pastel
19 5/8 x 25 1/2"
 



THE SEDUCTION OF GARLIC
2001
Pastel
19 5/8 x 25 1/2"
 




EROS VISITING BASKET
2001
Pastel
19 5/8 x 25 1/2"
 

 

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Emilio Cruz

Place of Birth: New York, New York

EDUCATION

Art Students League, New York, NY
Seong Moy, Provincetown, MA
University of Louisville, KY
New School for Social Research, New York, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2001 Skoto Gallery, New York, NY
1998 Molly Barnes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1997 Homo sapiens Series, Portraits of No-One and Vertebrae, Steinbaum
Krauss Gallery, New York, NY
Homo sapiens Series, The Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania
Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Homo sapiens Series: 18 Panels, Maurice N. Flecker
Memorial Gallery, Suffolk County Community College, New York
1991 Drawings Informing the Painting, Galerie Francoise et Ses Freres,
Baltimore, MD
1990 Vessels Incarnate, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
1998 Kingsborough College, Brooklyn, NY
California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1987 Spilled Nightmares, Revelations & Reflections, The Studio Museum in Harlem
New York, NY
1986 Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
1985 Hand in Hand Gallery, New York, NY
Alternative Museum, New York, NY
1978 Walter Kelly Gallery, Chicago, IL
1977 Krannert Center, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
1976 Walter Kelly Gallery, Chicago, IL
1975 Walter Kelly Gallery, Chicago, IL
1974 One Illinois Center, Metropolitan Structures, Chicago, IL
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
1973 Walter Kelly Gallery, Chicago, IL
1969 Loretto Hilton Gallery, Webster College, MO
1965 Zabriskie Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1963 Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2000 Frere, New York Independent Art Fair, New York, NY
1999 Alchemy of the Sixties, The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
1999 African American Art @ 2000: Public Voices/Private Visions,
Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY
1999 Slave Roots: The Long Memory, Kenkeleba Gallery, New York, NY
1999 Dialectica, New York, NY
1998 Gifts for A New Century, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
1997 Salon de Dibujo de Santo Domingo, Museo de Arte Moderno de Santo Domingo
1996 Four Collectors, The Century Association, New York, NY
1996 Wheel of Fortune, Artists Interpret the Tarot, Lombard/Fried Fine Arts,
New York, NY
1995 Body Language, Jamaica Arts Center, Jamaica, NY
Face to Face, Artists on Artists, Gallery Swan, New York, NY
Serial Histories, Lombard/Fried Fine Arts, New York, NY
New York University Faculty Show in Two Parts, Apex Gallery, New York, NY
1993 Ciphers of Identity, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
organized by Maurice Berger (travels to: Ronald Feldman Fine Arts,
New York, NY; University of South Florida, Tampa Bay, Florida: University
Of California, Irvine; New Orleans Center for Contemporary Arts, Louisiana;
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas)
Emilio Cruz and Kathy Acker, Two Person Exhibition, Galerie Francois et Ses
Freres, Baltimore, MD
Current American Identities, Biennial of Painting, Cuenca, Ecuador (travels to Panama City,
Panama; TequCigulpa, Honduras: San Salvador, El Salvador; San Jose, Costa Rica;
Medellin, Columbia; Bogota, Columbia; Montevideo, Uruguay; Asuncion, Paraguay
Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Merida, Venezuela; Caracas, Venezuela)
Artists Respond: The "New World" Question, The Studio Museum in Harlem,
New York, NY
New Acquisitions, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Free Within Ourselves: Africian American Artists in the Collection of the National Museum of American Art, National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC;
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT; IBM, New York, NY
1992 Dream Singers, Storytellers and African American Presence, Jukui Fine Arts Museum,
Japan;Tokushima Modern Art Museum; Otani Memorial Art Museum; New Jersey
State Museum, New Jersey
Gallery Revue, Porter Randall Gallery, La. Jolla, California
Socrates Unbound, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York
Felipe Almada, Emilio Cruz, Edouard Duval-Carrie 3 Person Show, Porter Randall
Gallery, La Jolla, California
1991 Artistas Latino Y Afro Americanos En USA, Museum National De Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile
1992 Grass Roots Arts Energy, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
Woven Spirits, G.R. N'Namdi Gallery and the Creative Arts Center of Pontiac, Michigan
1990 Beasts and Dreams, an Artists Place, the Gallery of the Gandy Brodie School of Fine
Arts West Townsend, VT
The Decade Show a collaborative exhibition of The Museum of Contemporary
Hispanic Art, The New Museum and The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
INTROSPECTIVE: Contemporary Art by Brazilians & Americans '90. The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; '89, California AFRO American Museum; traveling
1989 Adler Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Contemporary Nudes, One Penn Plaza, New York, NY
Vero Beach Art Center, Vero Beach, FL
1988 Alice and Look Who Else Through The Looking Glass, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York, NY
Contemporary Art, The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1900 To Now: Modern Art From Rhode Island Collections, The Museum of Rhode
Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1987 South Florida University
Josiah White Exhibition Center, Jim Thorpe, PA
The Modernist Tradition 1950-1980, Portland Museum of Art, ME
Call of the Wild: Animal Themes in Contemporary Art, Museum of Art, Rhode Island
School of Design, Providence, RI
1986 Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY
The Animal Within, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Kind of Blue, Museum of the Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown, MA
(traveled to Northeastern University, Boston, MA)
Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Fetishes, Figures and Fantasies, Kenkeleba House, New York, NY
Five Expressionist Painters from New York, Newton Arts Center, Newtown, MA
Choosing: Changing Perspectives in Modern Art and Art Criticism by Black
Americans, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL. (traveling exhibition)
1985 Meeting of the Avant-Garde Kenkeleba House, New York, NY
Hand in Hand Gallery, Three person show, New York, NY

A Tribute to Martha Jackson, Arbitrage Gallery, New York, NY (traveling exhibition)
Recent Acquisitions and Notables from the Permanent Collection, The Studio Museum
In Harlem, New York, NY
1984 Tradition and Conflict: Images of a Turbulent Decade, 1963-1973, The Studio
Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (traveling exhibition)
1982 Adler Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1981 Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, IL
1980 The Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1979 The Art Institute of Chicago, IL.
Hanser Fuller Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Florida Technological University, Orlando, FL
1976 Neuberger Museum, State University of New York, Purchase, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
1975 The Classic Revival, Illinois Bell (traveling exhibition: Lobby Gallery, Illinois Bell,
Chicago: Lakeview Center for the Arts, Peoria, IL: Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL;
Kirland Gallery, Millikin University, Decatur, IL; Mitchell Museum, Jackson, MI;
University Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN through 1976
28th Illinois Invitational, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
Women Choose Men, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
Art In the Business Environment, Leverhouse, New York, NY
The Other Tradition, Michael Wyman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Acquisitions 1970-75, Martha Jackson West, New York, NY
1974 Art in the Business Environment, James Talcott Inc., Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center,
New York, NY
Summit Art Center, Summit, NJ
Chile Emergency Exhibition, 383 West Broadway, New York, NY
Art On the Midway, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1973 University Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin, TX
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1971 World Trade Center, New York, NY
The New Consciousness, Hudson River Museum, New York, NY
1970 Spanish Pavilion, St. Louis, MO
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1969 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1968 Smithsonian Institution, National Collection, Washington, DC
Allentown Museum, Allentown, PA
U.C.L.A. Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
State University of New York, University Gallery, Binghampton, NY
1966 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Ithaca Museum, Ithaca, NY

First World Festival of Negro Arts, Dakar, Senegal
Bowdoin College Museum, ME
Contemporary American Figures, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
1965 Germantown Art Association, PA
Contemporary Figure Painting, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
1964 Richard Grey Gallery, Chicago, IL
Dayton International, Dayton, OH
1963 HCE Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Sun Gallery, Provincetown, MA

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Albright Knox Museum
Bell Telephone Co.
The Brooklyn Museum
The William Benton Museum of Art
Ciba-Geigy Corporation
First Pennsylvania Banking and Trust Co.
Freedom National Bank
Greenwich Public Library
Hirshhorn Museum of Art
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
Kingsborough College
Kemper Insurance Company
Parrish Art Museum
Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art
Museum of Florida International University, Cintas Collection
Museum of Art Association of Provincetown
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of the University of Texas at Austin
Museum of the University of Tucson
National Gallery of American Art, Smithsonian Inst.
New England Center for Contemporary Art
New Jersey State Museum
Newark Museum
H.F. Philipsborn and Company
Portland Museum of Maine
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford
World Trade Center

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

David Anderson James Michener
Noah Goldowsky James Talcott
Richard Grey Meyer Shapiro
Walter Gutman Jeanne Siegel
Joseph Hirshhorn Rabbi Malcom Thomson
Martha Jackson Virginia Zabriskie
Sam Lecher Robert Zolla
Leonard Lewis

AWARDS

1998 Doing Art Together 1998 Honoree
1996 Youth Friends Award, The School Art League
1994 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
1987 National Endowment for the Arts
1984 World Culture Prize-Statue of Victory Centro Studi Richerche Delle Nazioni
Artemercato Internationale Accademia Italia
1981 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship
1970 National Endowment for the Arts
1965 Cintas Foundation Fellowship
Fulbright Scholarship
1964-65 John Jay Whitney Fellowship, Rome
1962 Walter Gutman Foundation

HONORARIA

1996 Columbia University, Teachers College
Art in General Artists' Studio Tour & Reception-Spring Benefit
Judge National Scholastic, Young Artists and Writers Award (and 1995
1993 Maryland Institute, College of Art
New Jersey State Museum
1989 Contemporary Art in Context, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1986 Boston College of Fine Art, Boston, MA
Yale University, New Haven, CT
1985 City College of New York, NY
1975 Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
1969 University of Missouri
1968 Washington University, St. Louis, MO
1966 Cooper Union, New York, NY
1983 Yale University, Hartford, CN

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1995 Assistant Professor, New York University
1994 Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute
1988 Associate Professor, Cooper Union
Associate Professor, Parsons School of Design
1987 Visiting Artist, SUNY, Purchase, New York
1970-82 Professor of Painting and Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Museum of American Art of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, March 8, 1997, Emilio
Cruz, Home sapiens series, exhibition brochure, essay by Paul Saiti
New York Magazine, January 30, 1995, The 100 Smartest New Yorkers, p.41,42
Acme Journal, Vol. 1, November 3, 1994, Kinshasha Holman Conwill, Considering Cultural
Permissions, p20-22
The African Americans, Viking Studio Books, p160-161
Elle Décor Magazine, Winter 1990, John Howell, p112-115
Free Spirit Magazine, Summer-Fall 1988, cover and 2 page Article
Evslin, Bernard, Monsters of Mythology, Geryon, Chelsea House Publishers, 1987, p4, 40, 76
Evslin, Bernard, Monsters of Mythology, Cerberus, Chelsea House Publishers, 1987, P6, 19

PERFORMANCES

Emilio Cruz is a published poet and writer and has adapted and written works for theater. As Founder and Artistic Director of Spectacle, Inc., a multi-media theater production company incorporating paintings, film, poetry, movement and music, he was invited to participate in the 1981 Festival Mondial du Theatre in Nancy, France. The tour included performances in New York City at the Open Eye Theater, in Paris at the Maison de la Culture and in Milan
The works performed were Homeostasis:Once More the Scorpion and The Absence Held Fast to its Presence, both written and directed by Emilio Cruz.

His works include:

Spirit of Influence
Music & Poetry, Knitting Factory, 1996

Compassion, Images from A Dark Room
Jamaica Arts Center, 1996

Compassion, Season of The Blind
Lombard/Fried Gallery, 1995

Trilogy for A Distant God
Aaron Davis Hall at City College, 1993

Get Down Perfume
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, 1990

Cage
The Studio Museum in Harlem, 1987
BACA Downtown, February 1987
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1987
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, October, 1986

The Absence Held Fast to Its Presence
Washington Project for the Arts, November, 1982
Randolph Street Gallery, 1981

Homeostasis: Once More the Scorpion (in repertory with The Absence)
Festival Mondial Du Theatre, November 1981
Paris, France
Nancy, France
Turino, Italy
Milano, Italy
Theater of the Open Eye, New York, 1981
MoMing Dance Center, Chicago, IL, 1980
Eleventh Street Theater, Columbia College, 1978

Musical Homage to Ants and Other Symbiotic Creatures
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, 1976
N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL 1976



 

BIOGRAPHY

Emilio Cruz


Place of Birth: Bronx, New York
Date of Birth: 3/15/38

EDUCATION
Art Students League, New York, NY
Seong Moy, Provincetown, MA
University of Louisville, KY
New School for Social Research, New York, NY


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1997
Homo sapiens Series, Portraits of No-One and Vertebrae, Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York, NY
Homo sapiens Series, The Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Homo sapiens Series: 18 Panels, Maruice N. Flecker Memorial Gallery, Suffolk County Community College, New York

1991
Drawings Informing the Painting, Galerie Francoise et Ses FrÈres, Baltimore, MD

1990
Vessels Incarnate, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY

1988
Kingsborough College, Brooklyn, NY
California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CHAD

1987
Spilled Nightmares, Revelations & Reflections, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

1986
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY

1985
Hand in Hand Gallery, New York, NY
Alternative Museum, New York, NY

1978
Walter Kelly Gallery, Chicago, IL

1977
Krannert Center, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

1976
Walter Kelly Gallery, Chicago, IL

1975
Walter Kelly Gallery, Chicago, IL

1974
One Illinois Center, Metropolitan Structures, Chicago, IL
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH

1973
Walter Kelly Gallery, Chicago, IL

1969
Loretto Hilton Gallery, Webster College, MO

1965
Zabriskie Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1963
Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1997
Salon de Dibujo de Santo Domingo, Museo de Arte Moderno de Santo Domingo

1996
Wheel of Fortune, Artists Interpret the Tarot, Lombard/Pried Fine Arts, New York NY

1995
Body Language, Jamaica Arts Center, Jamaica, NY
Face to Face, Artists on Artists, Gallery Swan, New York, NY
Serial Histories, Lombard/Fried Pine Arts, New York, NY
New York University Faculty Show in Two Parts, Apex Gallery, New York, NY

1993
Ciphers of Identity, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, organized by Maurice Berger (travels to: Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, New York; University of South Florida, Tampa Bay, Florida; University of California, Irvine; New Orleans Center for Contemporary Art, Louisiana; Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas)
Emilio Cruz and Kathy Acker, Two Person Exhibition, Galerie Francois et Sea FrÈres, Baltimore, MD
Current American Identities, Biennial of Painting, Cuenca, Ecuador (travels to Panama City, Panama; Tequcigulpa, Honduras; San Salvador, El Salvador; San Jose, Costa Rica; Medellin, Columbia; Bogota, Columbia; Montevideo, Uruguay; Asuncion, Paraguay; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Merida, Venezuela; Caracas, Venezuela)
Artists Respond: The 'New World" Question, The Studio Museum in Harlem, installations and Performances
New Acquisitions, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Free Within Ourselves: African American Artists in the Collection of the National Museum of American Art, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT; IBM, New York, NY

1992
Dream Singers, Storytellers, and African American Presence, Jukui Fine Arts Museum, Japan; Tokushima Modern Art Museum; Otani Memorial Art Museum; New Jersey State Museum, New Jersey)
Gallery Revue, Porter Randall Gallery, La Jolla, California
Socrates Unbound, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York
Felipe Almada, Emilio Cruz, Edouard Duval-Carrie, 3 Person Show, Porter Randall Gallery, La Jolla, California

1991
Artistas Latino Y Afro Americanos En USA, Museum National De Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile
Grass Roots Arts Energy, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
Woven Spirits, G.R. N'Namdi Gallery and the Creative Arts Center of Pontiac, Michigan

1990
Beasts and Dreams, an Artists Place, the Gallery of the Gandy Brodie School of Fine Arts West Townsend, VT
The Decade Show, a collaborative exhibition of The Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, The New Museum and The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

Introspective:Contemporary Art by Brazilians & Americans '90, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; '89, California AFRO American Museum; traveling

1989
Adler Gallery, Los Angeles, CHAD Contemporary Nudes, One Penn Plaza, New York, NY Veto Beach Art Center, Veto Beach, FL

1988
Alice and Look Who Else Through The Looking Glass, Bernice Steimbaum Gallery, New York, NY
Contemporary Nudes, One Penn Plaza, New York, NY
Contemporary Art, The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1900 To Now: Modern Art From Rhode Island Collections, The Museum of Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

1987
South Florida University
Josiah White Exhibition Center, Jim Thorpe, PA
The Modernist Tradition 1990-1990, Portland Museum of Art, ME
Call of the Wild: Animal Themes in Contemporary Art, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

1986
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY
The Animal Within, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Kind of Blue, Museum of the Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown, MA (Traveled to Northeastern University, Boston, MA)
Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Fetishes, Figures and Fantasies, Kenkeleba House, New York, NY
Five Expressionist Painters from New York, Newton Arts Center, Newton, MA
Choosing:Changing Perspectives in Modern Art and Art Criticism by Black Americans, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL (traveling exhibition)

1985
Meeting of the Avant-Garde, Kenkeleba House, New York, NY
Hand in Hand Gallery, Three person show, New York, NY
A Tribute to Martha Jackson, Arbitrage Gallery, New York, NY (traveling exhibition)
Recent Acquisitions and Notables from the permanent Collection, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

1984
Tradition and Conflict: Images of a Turbulent Decade, 1963-1973, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (traveling exhibition)

1982
Adler gallery, Los Angeles, CHAD

1981
Nancy Laurie Gallery, Chicago, IL

1980
The Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1979
The Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Hanser Fuller Gallery, San Francisco, CHAD
Florida Technological University, Orlando, FL

1976
Neuberger Museum, State University of New York, Purchase, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

1975
The Classic Revival, Illinois Bell (traveling exhibition: Lobby Gallery, Illinois Bell, Chicago; Lakeview Center for the Arts, Peoria, IL; Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL; Kirkland Gallery, Millikin University, Decatur, IL; Mitchell Museum, Jackson, Mt; University Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN - through 1976, 28th Illinois Invitational, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL Women Choose Men, ARC gallery, Chicago, IL Art in the Business Environment, Leverhouse, New York, NY The Other Tradition, Michael Wyman gallery, Chicago, IL Acquisitions 1970-75, Martha Jackson West, New York, NY)

1974
Art in the Business Environment, James Talcott Inc., Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, NY
Summit Art Center, Summit, NJ
Chile Emergency Exhibition, 183 West Broadway, New York, NY
Art on the Midway, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1973
University Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin, TX
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1971
World Trade Center, New York, NY The New Consciousness, Hudson River Museum, New York, NY

1970
Spanish Pavilion, St. Louis, MO
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1969
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

1968
Smithsonian Institution, National Collection, Washington, DC
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
U.C.L.A. Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CHAD
State University of New York, University Gallery, Binghampton, NY

1966
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Ithaca Museum, Ithaca, NY
First World Festival of Negro Arts, Dakar, Senegal Bowdoin College Museum, ME
Contemporary American Figures, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY

1965
Germantown Art Association, PA
Contemporary Figure Painting, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Paul Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

1964
Richard Grey Gallery, Chicago, IL
Dayton International, Dayton, OH

1963
HCE Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Sun Gallery, Provincetown, MA

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Albright Knox Museum,
Bell Telephone Co.
The Brooklyn Museum, NY
The William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT
Ciba-Geigy Corporation
First Pennsylvania Banking and Trust Co.
Freedom National Bank, Chicago, IL
Greenwich Public Library, CT
Hirshhorn Museum of Art, Washington, DC
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY
Kingsborough College, NY
Kemper Insurance Company
Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art
Museum of Florida International University, Cintas Collection
Museum of Art Association of Provincetown, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of the University of Texas at Austin, TX
Museum of the University of Tucson, Al
National Gallery of American Art, Smithsonian Inst., Washington, DC
New England Center for Contemporary Art, CT
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
Newark Museum, NJ
H.P. Philipsborn and Company
Portland Museum of Maine
The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
World Trade Center, NY

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
David Anderson
Noah Goldowsky
Richard Grey
Walter Gutman
Joseph Hirshhorn
Martha Jackson
Sam Lecher
Robert Zolla
James Talcott
Leonard Lewis
James Michener
Meyer Shapiro
Jeanne Siegel
Rabbi Malcom Thomson
Virginia Zabriskie

AWARDS
1998
Doing Art Together Honoree

1996
Youth Friends Award, The School Art league

1994
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

1987
National Endowment for the Arts

1984
World Culture Prize-Statue of Victory Centro Studi Richerche Delle Nazioni
Artemercato Intetnationale Accademia Italia

1981
Illinois Arts Council Fellowship

1970
National Endowment for the Arts

1965
Cintas Foundation Fellowship, Fulbright Scholarship

1964-65
John Hay Whitney Fellowship, Rome

1962
Walter Gutman Foundation

HONORARIA
1996
Columbia University, Teachers College
Art in General Artists' Studio Tour & Reception-Spring Benefit Judge National Scholastic, Young Artists and Writers Award (and 1995)

1993
Maryland Institute, College of Art
New Jersey State Museum

1989
Contemporary Art in Context, Museum of Modern Art, New York

1986
Boston College of Fine Art, Boston, MA
Yale University, New Haven, CT

1985
City College of New York, New York, NY

1975
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH

1969
University of Missouri

1968
Washington University, St. Louis, MO

1967
Cooper Union, New York, NY

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1995-Present
Assistant Professor, New York University

1994-Present
Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute

1988
Associate Professor, Cooper Union
Associate Professor, Parsons School of Design

1987
Visiting Artist, SUNY, Purchase, New York

1970- 82
Professor of Painting and Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Art In America, review, February 1998, pg. 107
New Art Examiner, June, 1997, Emilio Cruz Museum of American Art, Philadelphia, p.42
Museum of American Art of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, March 8, 1997, Emilio Cruz, Homo Sapiens Series, exhibition brochure, essay by Paul Saiti
New York Magazine, January 30, 1995, The 100 Smartest New Yorkers, p 41,42
Acme Journal, Vol. 1, November 3, 1994, Kinshasha Holman Conwill, Considering Cultural Permissions, p 20-22
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PERFORMANCES
Emilio Cruz is a published poet and writer and has adapted and written works for the theater. As Founder and Artistic Director of Spectacle. Inc., a multi-media theater production company incorporating paintings, film, poetry, movement and music, he was invited to participate in the 1981 Festival Mondial du ThÈ’tre in Nancy, France. The tour included performances in New York City at the Open Eye Theater, in Paris at the Maison de la Culture and in Milan. The works performed were Homeostasis: Once More the Scorpion and The Absence Held Fast to its Presence, both written and directed by Emilio Cruz.

His works include:

Spirit of Influence
Music 5 Poetry, Knitting Factory, 1996

Compassion, Images from A Dark Room
Jamaica Arts Center, 1996

Compassion, Season of The Blind
Lombard/Pried Gallery, 1995

Compassion, Earthenware
Studio Performance, 1995

Trilogy for A Distant God
Aaron Davis Hall at City College, 1993

Get Down Perfume
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, 1990

Cage
The Studio Museum in Harlem, 1987
BACA Downtown, February, 1987
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1987
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, October, 1986

The Absence Held Fast to Its Presence
Washington Project for the Arts, November 1982
Randolph Street Gallery, 1981

Homeostasis:Once More the Scorpion (in repertory with The Absence)
Festival Mondial Do ThÈ’tre, November 1981
Paris, France
Nancy, France
Turino, Italy
Milano, Italy
Theater of the Open Eye, New York, 1981
MoMing Dance Center, Chicago, IL, 1980
Eleventh Street Theater, Columbia College, 1978

Musical Homage to Ants and Other Symbiotic Creatures
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, 1976
N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1976