Lionel Cruet

BRAC Teaching Artist, TPS Program - Art and Aesthetic Appreciation, 2014-2015

Lionel Cruet (b. San Juan, Puerto Rico) lives and works in New York City and San Juan. In his artistic work, he uses digital media from printed materials and audiovisual installations that confront problems related to the economy, geopolitics, and technology through referential metaphors about nature. Cruet received a Bachelor in Fine Arts from La Escuela de Artes Plásticas en Puerto Rico and a Master in Fine Arts from CUNY - The City College of New York, and a Masters in Education from the College of Saint Rose; was the recipient of the Juan Downey Audiovisual Award in 2013 at the 11th Media Arts Biennale at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago, Chile and in 2018 was a Fellow at the Socrates Sculpture Park in New York City, and a fellow from The Laundromat project an organization that focuses on the arts and social engagement in New York City. 

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Why I Teach:

Simple, it's important to keep developing artistic and creative practices in moments of distress as what we are going through right now. My focus has been on engaging immigrant young adults to participate in the available resources online for arts and culture. As we foresee, this process of social distancing will be something longer than expected and if we have resources to continue educating ourselves through the arts we should make use of them. 

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Flood Aftermath and Other Hurricane Stories 2


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Bronx River Art Center
1087 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10460
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