Carlos Llerena Aguirre


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Carlos Llerena Aguirre


Carlos Llerena Aguirre has published woodcuts in international journals, The New York Times, Washington Post, The Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, El Comercio, books, magazines, children’s books, and international newspapers. His woodcuts are in the Library of Congress Permanent Collection. Washington, DC, USA. Franz Masareel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium. Museo del Grabado Lima Peru, MAC Lima, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Lima, Peru. Venice Printmaking Studio. Venice, Italy. Douro International Printmaking Biennale. Douro, Portugal.  Museo del Grabado, Instituto Peruano Norteamericano, Lima. Peru. Norwegian International Printmaking Biennale, Fredrikstad, Norway.

He holds an MFA, in Cinematography from the University of Miami. An MFA, in painting, and an M Ed, in Art Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and an MA, in Printmaking from Hunter College. The City University of New York City.

His video art and documentaries have been officially selected in international venues: FLAVIA[2,  Festival Latinoamericano de Videoarte, Buenos Aires, Argentina. TOLFA International Short Film Festival, Roma, Italia. Museo de Arte, Parana. (permanent collection) Argentina. Cortoacquario VI Festival Internazionale Cortometraggi, Juried documentary, Santa Marinella, Roma, Italia. Festival Internacional Cine Toluca, FICT  Mexico. Bideodromo. Naziateko Zine eta Bideo Esperimentalen Laialdia. Bilboko, Bereginen Museoa. 1er Festival Latinoamericano de Cortometrajes Ambientales. Albufera, Argentina. Optic Nerve XII, Film Festival. Juried exhibit. Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA, North Miami, FL. OMNI, Urban Intervention, Juried exhibit. Art Basel, Wynwood, FL. CLOSE UP. A Riesgo, Pasaguero, Juried exhibit. Video Projections, Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México. Ischia International Film Festival, Napoli, Italy.

The book -DVD Saynatakuna was published and exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lima Peru.

His latest feature ethnographic documentary is:

He represented Peru and the USA with his woodcuts in the Douro Printmaking Biennale, Douro, Portugal. Hilo South Pacific International Printmaking Biennale. Hawai. ICPNA 5th International Printmaking Biennale. Lima, Peru. Norsk Internasjonal Grafikk Biennale, Norway. The Jubilam X Internationale Grafik Triennale, Fredrikstad, Norway. Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition, Hawai. The Xylon Graphische International Triennale, Switzerland, La Bienal del Grabado de Puerto Rico,  Puerto Rico, USA. The Krakow Biennale of Printmaking, Polonia. Recipient of the Frans Masareel Centrum artist in residence in Belgium. The Venice Printmaking Studio in Venice. Italy and The TAKT artist residence in Frederikshavn, East Berlin, Germany and Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.

He is currently a Distinguished Professor at the University of Miami.

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MFA, Cinematography and Film Production, Distinguished Professor
MFA, Painting,
MEd, Art Education,
MA, Printmaking, Distinguished Professor
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