Born and raised in New York City of Dominican-born parents, Ros-Suárez has extensive printmaker experience, working in a range of techniques, from etching and woodcut to silk
screen printing. He began making prints at Bronx Printmakers and continued at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, the Lower East Side Print Shop, and Manhattan Graphic Center, all in New York. Ros-Suárez is a member of the printmaking collective Dominican York Proyecto GRAFICA.
In high school, Ros-Suárez interned at the American Museum of Natural History, making replicas of dinosaur bones and Mayan artifacts. He also spent time studying in the Dominican Republic, where he was awarded a national prize for painting.
His artwork is identity-based, using inclusive practices that embrace the local and expand the range of cultural identity on a global scale. He is best known for intense paintings and sculptures that transforms the common in an expressionist style.
Ros-Suárez has had one-person exhibitions at museums in the United States and the internationally, including the Yeshiva University Museum, New York; the Paterson Museum, New Jersey; and the Instituto de Cultura y Arte in Santiago, Dominican Republic. He has been awarded commissions by the New York Department of Cultural Affairs and the Bronx Council for the Arts for public sculptures, and by the Metropolitan Transit Authority for stained glass windows.
Ros-Suárez recently conceptualized a group exhibition of nineteen artists, mostly Dominican, titled “Tyranny’s Tear: Mending the Dominican Trauma”, at BronxArtSpace, New York.
Ros-Suárez is a graduate of the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. and a licensed architect in the state of New York.
My Home Is Not Your BackyardFebruary 26 - March 26, 2017
Curated by Oshun Layne