Enrique Figueredo (born 1980, Caracas, Venezuela; lives Richmond, VA) is a Venezuelan-American artist who emigrated from South America at an early age. He received a BFA with a concentration in printmaking from Purchase College, State University of New York and an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. His work was the subject of a solo exhibition at The Re Institute, Millerton, NY and has been in group shows at International Print Center New York and ARTag Gallery, Helsinki, Finland. In 2017, He made a site-specific installation on 14th Street in New York City for Art In Odd Places. Figueredo is the recipient of the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Award from The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts and the Nadine Goldsmith Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson. His work is in the collection of the Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ. Figueredo is currently the Fountainhead Fellow and Visiting Professor at VCUarts Department of Painting + Printmaking in Richmond, VA.
Statement from the Artist:
Figueredo’s work looks closely at the forces and issues affecting today’s world—economy, religion, immigration, power—and relates those incidents to the visual history of ancient civilizations, the colonization of the Americas and mythology.