Suite 340 Bethlehem PA 18015 Cell: 347. 866-3180 Rigo Peralta was born in San Josè de las Matas,Dominican Republic,in 1970 He relocated to New York in 1989. These dichotomous cultures have inspired his work to blend in visual idioms the multicultural diversity that connects his caribbean past and his urban present. From 1988 to 1989 he was a full time art instructor on elementary school in Dominican Republic. 2002 to 2003 was Art Director of the  Casa de la Cultura Dominicana in New York, sponsored by the  Dominican government. EDUCATION 1995-1997  The Art Student League of New York Work-shop / Artist: Jack Faragasso 1997-1998 drawing the human figure at the Art Student league of New York artist: Peter Cox 1986-1989 National Academy of Fine Arts. Santiago, Dominican Republic. 2003-2004  Julio Vardes Silkaquatint Printmaking  Work-shop 2003-2004  Dan Welden Solar Plate Etching Printmaking in the Sun Work-Shop SOLO EXIBITIONS 2007 Rigo Peralta's paintings plumb the depths ofalabyrinthian soul at The Baum School of Art 2006 Extreme At The Rio 2 Gallery .  New York , N Y 2005 Monsoon Gallery Bethlehem, Pensilvania 2005 Maquinas Universal  The North Light Loft Gallery Allentow Pensilvania 2004 Transition at The Trenton City  Ellarslie Museun N.J. 2002 Gestación Cósmica Museum Cándido Bidó Dominican Republic. (Oct-Nov).Escape Casa de la Cultura Dominicana, New York (Feb-March). -Mito de un Sueño Colegio Dominicano de Artista Plásticos,  Dominican Republic. 2000 Realism and Surrealism, Elizabeth Anne Seton Memorial Gallery N.J. Between Worlds Galaxy D' Art, New York,NY. 1999 Testigo del Tiempo Fort Washinton Penthouse New York, N.Y. 1997 Más Allá de Aquí 97th Street Branch library New York,N.Y. 1996 Spiritual Essence,Boricua,Collage Gallery Granham Center Brooklyn,N.Y. 1986 Patio Cultural de San Jose de las Matas, Santiago, Dominican Republic. SELECTED PRIZES AND HONORS 2003 First Dominican artist invited by the president of the United States  to visit the White House 2001 Nassau County Legislature, Recognition at the African American Museun -Certificate of Merit by the City of Miami Mayor Joe Carollo 1999 Second Prize, The First International Religion Art Competition in N Y organized by the Arquidiocesis of New York -First Prize, Art in Movement Incorporated, New Jersey SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2006 Allentown Museum Allentown PA 2005 20th Annual Baum School Art Auction Allentown, Pensilvania 2003 Dominican Expressions, Paterson Museun, Paterson New Jersey. -Expresion del Caribe Casa De la Cultura Dominicana New York NY. 2002 Semana Dominicana, West Tampa Convention Center, Tampa Florida.                     -2nd Religious Art Exhibit of Hispanic American Artist.Wallace Hall, New York. -African American Museum Nassau County New York. 1999 Síntesis de un Lenguaje, Pearl Gallery, New York  NY. 1997 Tres Peralta Casa De Arte, Santiago Dom. Rep.  -Grupo 3+1 El Taller Latino Americano. New York NY. 1996 Homenajes en las Artes a Nuestra Cultura Hispanica, Golla Art Gallery. -Unity of the Race AT&T New Jersey. 1994 Las Tres Isla Del Caribe Progress Art Gallery, New York, NY. 1993 Expo Feria, New York Armory, New York N Y. -NYSHSA/ Alliance of N.Y.State of the Arts Counsil. -Art is Ageless.NYSHSA/ Alliance of N.Y.state Arts Consil. -North Concourse Gallery, Empire Stated Plaza Alvany NY. 1992 Latin American Art Exhibit, Meadowland Convention Center New Jersey..