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Antonio PuriBiography: Art Education 1989 BA in Fine Arts, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1986 Summer Program, Academy of Art, San Francisco, California Antonio Puri spent his early years at the foothills of the Himalayas, capturing the essence of nature in a timeless state. Later, Antonio moved to the United States to study architecture, which evolved into a fine arts degree. After struggling to make a living as an artist, Antonio decided to pursue more marketable degrees like law and business, as a means to an end in Art. After becoming a lawyer, Antonio opened an art gallery in Hoffman Estates, which also served as his personal studio. Now Antonio lives in the east coast, close to his son Alexander, and the mother of all contemporary art. Transparent Women captures a truly unique perspective in oil painting, colored by Antonio’s worldwide experience. The vibrant colors of the Mediterranean blend with the earth tones found in South Africa, where Antonio has shown his work. His inspiration is derived from Spanish artists like Goya, Velasquez, and Gaudi, to the Dadaists and abstract expressionists like Rauschenberg and Pollock. Country: USA Birthyear: 1966 Galleries: Solo Shows 2000 Gallery 2828, Chicago, Illinois Philadelphia International Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1999 Planet Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa Ankh Gallery, Hoffman Estates, Illinois Pharaoh’s Embrace Gallery, Hoffman Estates, Illinois Border’s Café Gallery, Richfield, Minnesota 1998 Café Bacci, Chicago, Illinois Group Shows 2000 Salon Des Amis Gallery, Malvern, Pennsylvania Peter Jones Gallery, Chicago, Illinois Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota The Lounge, Minneapolis, Minnesota Rowan University, Wilson Gallery, Glassboro, New Jersey 1999 Gloucester County College Art Gallery, Sewell, New Jersey Barrington Area Arts Council Gallery, Barrington, Illinois Deiber Fine Arts Gallery, Lombard, Illinois Planet Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa 1998 Enchanted Easel, Chicago, Illinois Café Bacci, Chicago, Illinois Intuit, Outsider Art Show-Collectorama, Chicago, Illinois Izzo’s Artery, Chicago, Illinois 1997 Ankh Gallery, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 1995 Marvin Cone Art Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1993 Fox River Restaurant, Elgin, Illinois 1992 705 Midwest Club, Oakbrook, Illinois 1991 Suburban Bank of Barrington, Barrington, Illinois 1990 Barrington Library, Barrington, Illinois 1989 Marvin Cone Art Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1983 Woodstock School Gallery, Mussoorie, India 1981 St. Paul’s School Art Studio, Darjeeling, India Reviews 1999 Art World News, Gallery Lights, p 74, August Swellendam News, Vol I, Num 11, July 9th, South African Newspaper 1998 Chicago Artist’s News, Vol XXIV, Num VII, June Daily Herald, Section 3, March 27 1989 The Coe Cosmos, p 6, April 13 Awards 1989 Marvin Cone Art Award, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Outstanding College Students of America 1983 Certificate of Merit in Fine Arts, Woodstock School, Mussoorie, India 1979 Certificate of Merit in Woodcarving and Batik, St. Paul’s School, India Awards: please see resume above Media: oil Style: other, Non Dualism Subjects: other, Inner Experiences
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