Bio

 

Olga Mercedes Bautista

www.olgamercedesbautista.com

Studio: Keyport, New Jersey

EDUCATION

2018 Master Studio Art. Fine Arts. New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ.

2007 Master in Fine Arts Education, Kean University.Union, NJ.

1996 Bachelor of Arts, New Jersey City University.Jersey City, NJ.

2008 Stone Carving. The Carving Sculpture Center, West Rutland, Vermont

2013 Barney Hodes, Sculpture: Modeling in Clay, Art Students League, New York

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sep 2000-Current

High School Art Teacher, Perth Amboy High School

300 Eagle Ave, Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

 

Sep 10, 2015-2016. Fairleigh Dickinson University

Adjunct Professor. Programa Puerta al Futuro. Perth Amboy Campus

1000 River Road, Teaneck NJ 07666

 

Dec 3 2004-Jan 2011

Director, Perth Amboy Gallery Center for the Arts

339 Reade St. Perth Amboy NJ 08862.

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

A Colombian Artistic Retrospective, July 13-September 17 , 2009-2013, Bergen Community College, Hackensack, New Jersey.

A Retrospective of Kenneth Hari in the Perth Amboy Gallery, Nov 2-Dec 31, 2010

Jan 2006. Eco-Cultural. Artworks from Local Artists.

Feb 2006. Going Beyond Images. An Exhibition of Drawing, Paintings, Photographs and Sculptures.

2006-2013. Students Annual Artwork Showcase. An art exhibition of selected artwork by students of public and private schools. 

Jun-Jul 2006. Variations; An exhibition of digital art, paintings, photography and sculpture.

Aug-Sep 30, 2006. Sculptures. Olga Mercedes Bautista. Perth Amboy Gallery

Oct-Dec 2006. Korean Show. Perth Amboy Gallery

Jan-Mar 2007. Group Show.Perth Amboy Gallery

Feb-Apr 2008. Dominican Artists in Perth Amboy. Perth Amboy Gallery

Jun-Aug 2008. Perth Amboy 325 Years. Perth Amboy Gallery

A Colombian Retrospective, July 13-26, 2008. Bergen Community College. Hackensack, NJ

EXPOARTE 2009-2013. July 14-27, 2009. Colombian artists from the metropolitan area in Bergen Community College. Hackensack. Colombian Consul and Club Colombia.

July 6-Aug 30, 2009. La Ruche Art in Perth Amboy. Curating with Robert Rosado and Jacqueline Amonitti , presenting artists: Willie Baez, Linda Ramos, Jose Rodeiro, Juan Serrano, Ricardo de Soto

May-June 2010. Student Artwork Showcase 2010

July-August 2010, Eyes of the City, Perth Amboy, art exhibition with local artists

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

August 2006 Sculptures, Perth Amboy Gallery

Nov 2006 Sculptures Contemporary Project Space, New York

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 Jan 7-30 2018. What's Next? Pro-Arts member show.  The Gallery Space. 1670 Irving St. Rahway NJ

Oct 14-30 2017. What's Next? Pro Arts member exhibit and part of Jersey City Art & Studio Tour 2017.  Harbourside Atrium. 210 Hudson St, Jersey City, NJ

Sep 16-Nov 6, 2016, Neo-Latino:Critical Mass.The Monmouth Museum.

Jan 16-Mar 13, 2016. Miniatures. Nilson Gallery, Monmouth Museum.

April 21-June 19, 2016 19th Annual Inpsirations for the Generations Art Show. Raritan Bay

Medical Center. New Brunswick Ave, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

April 7-17-Silent Action 2011-2017, New Jersey City University’s Annual Diversity.

April 16 2015. New Members Show” at Seton Hall University School of Law, One Newark Center, Newark, NJ 07102

April 2015. A Woman Show. Perth Amboy Gallery. 399 Reade St, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861.

March 29, 2014, Oasis, William Musto Cultural Center in Union City.

Oct 23 to December 1 , 2011. NEXUS NJ. Arts Guild New Jersey. Rahway, NJ.

October 5, 2014, Presence, Jersey City Members Show and Jersey City Artist Studio Tour 2013.

TenMarc Building, Jersey City

March 3, 2013, The Sailboat Project of Keyport, Keyport Yacht Club.

March 27th-April 15, 2013, Students Art Club Showcase, 1st Constitution Bank, Perth Amboy

March 24-April 22, 2008, A National Juried Exhibition, Court Gallery. William Paterson University

APRIL 24, 2008, 2009, 2014. Inspirations, a Celebration of Art and Spring, Concourse Gallery, Raritan Bay medical Center, Perth Amboy

Mar 2007 GX07 Graduate Art Exhibition, Liberty Hall Museum, New Jersey

Oct 2005 Neo-Latino. Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, Sumei Multidisciplinary Art Center.

2003 Permanent Collection Exhibition, Perth Amboy Gallery Center for the Arts. Perth Amboy.

Oct 2004. New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Community Room. Newark New Jersey April 15,

Sep 2004. NJ Diversity. Transcultural NJ. New Jersey City University galleries. NJ

Sep 1998-1999 Monthly Art Exhibition. Hispanic Center for Community Development, Newark,NJ

Sep 1998-1999 Monthly Art Exhibition. Hispanic Center for Community Development. Newark,NJ

Mar-Apr 2002 The Visual Imaginary Latinas/os in New Jersey. Kenkeleba Gallery, New York

Sep-Oct 2001 The Visual Imaginary of Latinas/os in New Jersey. Mason Gross Gallery.

Aug -Nov 2000. New Jersey Arts Annual crafts- Morris Museum.

May 1998. Hispanic Artist Fight AI.D.S. America Red Cross.

May 1996. The Feminine Perspective, New Jersey City University. Union Building Gallery.

Jun 1996. Annual regional exhibit. Rotunda Gallery at City Hall. Jersey City, New Jersey.

Oct 1997. Union Hill Inside the Mill. Union City. New Jersey

Sep – Nov 1997 Of Wood and Clay. Perfecto Oyola Biblioteca Criolla, Jersey City.

Oct 1997, 2015, 2017. Jersey City Artist Tour. Art center on First street. New Jersey

PUBLIC PROJECTS

March 3, 2013, The Sailboat Project of Keyport, Keyport Yacht Club, Arts Society of Keyport.

April 2016. Sculptures at Keyport.  Keyport Arts Society

June 1, 2012, The Butterfly Project of Keyport, Arts Society of Keyport

MEMBERSHIP

Pro-Arts Jersey City

ASK, Association of Keyport artists

El Duende Art Association

INTERVIEWS

Oct 17th, 2016. Neo-Latino Artists come to NJ Discover Live TV. Channel.

Sep 12, 1997. “Sin Limites” channel 19. Hudson county. NJ

Oct 1997. Newspaper Interview, Images in Wood and Clay, The Jersey Journal. NJ

Jul 2009. Telemundo TV, Sin Fronteras.

Jul 2009. Telemundo TV with Jorge Ramos

Sep 2009. Channel TV # 53. Ebru TV. NJ

FESTIVALS

May 18, 2015-2016. Waterfront Art Festival. Perth Amboy, NJ

Jul 2006-2009. Blueberry Festival. Perth Amboy. 

2004-2016. Festival de los Andes. A Celebration of Culture and Heritage of the Andes in Perth Amboy, NJ

AWARDS

April 28 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017. Certificate of Appreciation from American Conference on Diversity, donating artwork to New Jersey City University Stride Silent Art Auction.

March 29, 2014, Certificate of Appreciation by Mayor of Union City Brian P. Stack and the Board of Commissioners. Oasis Exhibition

Mar 2007 Certificate of Appreciation by Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas

Oct 2006 Certificate of Appreciation by Newark Mayor Cory Booker

Sep 1997 Certificate of Appreciation for being a creative artist and displaying tradition and culture by Jersey City Mayor Bret Schundler

August 13, 2009 Certificate of Recognition by the Middlesex County Department on Aging

July 13, 2010. Certificate of Commendation by the Club Colombia USA, Julio C. Salcedo, President

July 13, 2010 Certificate of Commendation by the County of Bergen, New Jersey, Dennis Mc Nerney, County Executive

May 15, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 Mayoral Citation by Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz, Student Showcase, Perth Amboy Gallery

May 15, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, Mayoral Citation by Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas Student Showcase, Perth Amboy Gallery