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Henry Bermudez




Henry Bermudez attended the National Schools of Art in both Venezuela and Mexico and studied in New York City’s Art Student’s League, as well as in Rome. His work has been placed in public and private collections throughout Central and North America including the museums of Contemporary Art in Caracas, Maracaibo, Merida and Maracay in Venezuela.

Bermudez was selected to be the Venezuelan representative for the 1986 Venice Biennale and he has been the subject of numerous articles. His work has been included in many exhibition catalogs such as the X International Print and Drawing Exhibition of China as well as in books on the subject of Venezuelan art.  In 2011, he was one of a handful of artists chosen to work with the Philagrafika print collaborative founded by artistic director and curator Jose Roca. In 2012 he was a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. In April 2016, he was chosen as the fourth Peter Benoliel Fellow through the Visual Artist Fellowship Program at The Center for Emerging Visual Artists.

Since 2003, Bermudez has worked with the Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia on several major projects. He currently teaches art at the Career Academy Developing Institute (CADI) and at Fleisher Art Memorial.  He is co-director of HouseGallery1816 in Fishtown and maintains an active studio and exhibition schedule.