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Pedroso, Armando

Pedroso, Armando

“After September 11, 2001, I was laid off from my corporate sales job of 18 years. It was at that time I ‘thought’ I heard a voice within myself, which told me to paint. Strange as the voice was (I have never painted before), I listened and gave over all my future corporate energies to make a bold move and pursue my new dream of being a self-taught artist....risky, eh? Well, much to my surprise (as well as that of my family and friends), my art career took off in ways unimaginable. I say, ‘if you don't believe in the voice of God or being connected to your inner spirit...we need to talk.’ I have seen first hand countless doors of opportunity fly wide open for me, what lay beyond those doors was this new person, this artist inside I never ever knew existed... all because I took the chance of listening to that small crazy voice inside myself.

I deconstruct and reconstruct layers of roofing tar, plaster, found objects, metals, symbols, rich acrylic colors and words to create inspirational and emotionally driven paintings. My focus is to encourage the viewer to act upon their hidden passions and dreams.

Sometimes playful, gritty or with an urban feel, my paintings capture the essence of what an individual’s dream might look like if inspired to take that leap of faith.”

Armando Pedroso (taken from his website)

Solo Exhibitions :
2009 - 2014, William-Scott Gallery, Provincetown;
2007 - 2008, Wiessman Gallery, Chicago;
2007 - 2008, Gallery 344, Kalamazoo;
2006, Wiessman Gallery.

Group Exhibitions :
2009 - 2015, Leigh Gallery, Chicago; MJG Gallery,Toronto; Galerie d'Art Beauchamp, Quebec City; William-Scott Gallery, Provincetown;
2007 - 2008, William Scott Gallery, Provincetown; Coconut Grove Gallery, Coconut Grove; Wiessman Gallery, Chicago; Gallery 344, Kalamazoo; Johnathon Interiors, Chicago; Poggen Pohl, Chicago;
2006, Leche-Vitrines Art Alliance, Ft. Lauderdale; Coconut Grove Gallery, Grove Gallery; Amdur Art Gallery, Glenview; Wiessman Gallery, Chicago; Gallery 344, Kalamazoo;
2005 Coconut Grove Gallery, Coconut Grove; Amdur Art Gallery, Glenview; Wiessman Gallery, Chicago;
2004 Anam Art Gallery, Glenview; William Scott Gallery, Provincetown.

Corporate Collections :
British Petroleum, Coldwell Bankers Realty.

Media Coverage :
2015, Sense 8 on Netflix; Episode #3 of Chicago Fire on NBC; Episode #4 of The Boss on NBC; Cougar Town on TBS; Chicago P.D. on NBC; Chicago Med on NBC;
2009 - 2014, Fox News, Birmingham, Michigan; Episode #3 of Chicago Fire on NBC; Episode #4 of The Boss on NBC; & Cougar Town on TBS;
2008, Chicago Free Press; Chicago Tribune; WGN-TV; CBS News; ABC News; The FOCUS Group; SiriusXM Radio;
2007, Chicago Free Press, A Proliferation of Art; ABC News™ et Chicago Tribune, One-of-a-Kind Art Show Features Artist; Ravenswood ArtWalk; Artcircuits.com; Amdur Productions Art Annual;
2006, Chicago Tribune, On the Town; Art World Chicago; Amdur Productions Art Annual; Detroit Free Press, Art & Apples Festival; WGN-TV Interview, Chicago Tribune Artfest Michigan Avenue; CBS News, "Art Space Spices up the Mag Mile";
2004, North Shore Chicago Magazine, One of a Kind Finds;
2002, Chicago Tribune, My Home Drawings.

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