Curriculum Vitae


2013 MFA, Lehman College, CUNY, New York, NY (Departmental Honor)

2008 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kean University, Union, NJ ( Cumlaude)

 Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018 Brick City Newark's Papers, James Howe Gallery, Kean University,

         Union, NJ

2015 The Cultural Spot Ligth Series, The ETS Center for Advocacy

         and Philanthropy, Princeton, NJ

2012 Don't go Ballistic, Ceramics,  Choplet Ceramics Studio

         Williamsburg, Brooklyn,NY

         Curate by: Nadage Choplet

2010 Feature Artists, Penguin Polka Dot Pottery Studio, Rye, NY

         The Indiscreet Landscape, City Hall Art Gallery, Union, NJ 

         Tie Line, S.K.A.B. Gallery, Kean University, Union, NJ

2008 Fragments of Landscape, Nancy Dryfoos Gallery, Union, NJ

2000 First Exhibition, Galleria Taller San Francisco, San Juan, PR

 Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 5th Bronx Latin American Art Biennial, Andrew Freedman Home

            Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

            Spring in Roode Hoek, Aniversary of the colonization of

            New Ansterdam, BWAC, Brooklyn, NY

2015 BoriCuba 2 X 2, Galery Abrazo Interno, Cultural and

         Educational Center Clemente Soto Velez, New York, NY

         Curated by: Alexis Mendoza and Miguel Trelles

         Newark Muralist, Yendors Art, Newark, NJ

         Curated by: Armisey Smith

        We are You International Projct, Human Rigth Center Art Gallery,

         Kean University, Union, NJ (September 2015)

         Inspire, Colaborate, Create, Variety New York,New York, NY,

         Curated by: James Horner

         Launch of the "Drawing in a Bottle Art Project" YoHo Artists Studio,

         Yonkers, NY 

         12" X 12" , BX Factory, Bronx, NY, Curate by Alexis Mendosa.      

2014 We are You International Project, New England Edition, Fountain Street

         Art Gallery, Framinghan, MA

         A Movable Feast. Art Food and migration, Theresa A Maloney Galley

         College of Saint Elisabeth, Morristown, NJ

2013  Stigmata, Yendor Productions Art Gallery, Newark, NJ

         Identity and the Accumulation of Memory, Boricua College

         Art Gallery, New York, NY

         Curated by: Alexis Mendoza

         We Are You International Project, California Exhibition, Joyce Gordon 

         Gallery, Oakland, CA

         MFA Graduate Students Exhibition, Lheman College Art Gallery,

         Bronx, NY

2012 Made in New York, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center,

         Auburn, NY

         We Are You International Project in New Jersey, Arts Guild New Jersey,

         Rahway, NJ

         Wide Open 3, juror—Charlotta Kotik, BWAC, Brooklyn, NY

         We are You International Project Inaugural Exhibition, Wilmer Jennings Gallery, 

         New York, NY

         The Inverted Landscape Installation, Lehman College Students

         Art Gallery, CUNY, Bronx, NY  

2011 Metro 28 Traveling Exhibition, CWOW Art Gallery, Newark, NJ

         Jury by: Kalia Brooks, Yaelie Amir, and Jenn Hampton.

         13th Annual Art Show at HVG Arts Group, Hudson View Gardens, 

         New York, NY

         The NoN Artistic Object, Lehman College Students Art Gallery,

         Lehman College, CUNY, NY

         Tales of Breukelen, BWAC, Brooklyn, NY

         Black & White Summer Show,BWAC, Brooklyn, NY

         Beach Ball Art Show, Boys and Girl Club of Bellport Area, Bellport, NY

         Grand Opening, William V. Musto Cultural Center, Union, City, NJ

         Personal Artistic Evolution, Lehman College Students Art Gallery,

         Lehman College, CUNY, NY 

2010 Caminos, Monroe Center for the Arts, Hoboken, NJ

         Lineage BWAC, Brooklyn, NY

         Encounter, Perth Amboy Gallery Center for the Arts, Perth Amboy. NJ

         Melting Pot, Passaic Public Library, Passaic, NJ

         Gun Shy, Gallery 9 at JC Theater, Jersey City, NJ

         Red Hook Summer Show, BWAC, Brooklyn, NY

         Latino Voices, La Biblioteca Criolla, Jersey City Public Library,

         Jersey City, NJ

         Art Walk 2010, Paterson Art Council, Paterson, NJ

         Celebration of the Cuban Independence, Jose Marti Academy,

         Union City, NJ

         SaludArte, Monroe Center for the Arts, Hoboken, NJ

         Nailed, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, Brooklyn, NY

         Spring Art & Book Expo, City Hall Art Gallery, Union City, NJ

         Art in the 4th Ward, La Ruche Art & Manos a la Ayuda, Elizabeth, NJ

         VIII Annual Hispanic and American Exhibition, Hispanic Mercantil

         Federation, Union City, NJ

         8th Annual 100 Works on paper, Kentler International Drawing Space,

         Brooklyn, NY

         Left Forum 2010 Art Exhibition, Pace University, New York, NY

2009 December / January Showcase, 6 X 6 Gallery, New York, NY

         5th Small Works Show, Curate by: Charles Long, 440 Gallery,

         Brooklyn, NY

         The 11 Annual Art Show at Hudson View Gardens, HVG Arts Group,

         New York, NY

         Second Union City Art and Book Expo, Union City, NJ

         Wall-to-Wall, City Without Wall Art Gallery, Newark, NJ

         Hispanic Heritage Month, Union City Performance Art Center,

         Union City, NJ

         Sixth Annual Art Festival, City Hall Art Gallery, Union City, NJ

         Celebrated Art 2009, NoHu Cultural Art Center, Union City, NJ

         Fall Spectrum Words of Color, BWAC, Brooklyn, NY

         The Very First Gallery Aferro Art Benefit, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ

         First Union City Art and Book Expo, Union City, NJ

         Celebrated Cuban Independent, Casino Art Gallery, Schezun Park,

         Union City, NJ

         Feature Artist, Union City Art Gallery at City Hall, Union City, NJ

2008 Night of 1000 Drawings, Artist Space, New York, NY

2006 The Student Works Selection, Kean University Art Gallery, Union, NJ

2005 The Student’s Show, Kean University Art Gallery, Union, NJ

2004 The Last Picture Show, The Silk Mill Arts Building, Union City, NJ

2003 Art at the Silk Factory, The Silk Mill Arts Building, Union City, NJ

1999 Presenting the Artists, Galleria Taller San Francisco, San Juan, PR

1998 Grand Opening, Le Vintage Art Gallery, San Juan, PR

1997 “ Permanent Collection “ Island Feeling Gallery, San Juan, PR

 Curatorial Work

2014  Inabhited Space, ArtDen Art Gallery, New York, NY

2011  The NoN Artistic Object, Lehman College Students Art Gallery

          Lehman College, CUNY, NY

          Private eye, Gallery 9 at JC Theater, Jersey City, NJ

2010 State of the Union, Gallery 9 at JC Theater, Jersey City, NJ

         Jersey City Studio Tour, Gallery 9 at JC Theater, Jersey City, NJ

         Melting Pot, Passaic Public Library, Passaic, NJ

2001 A Window to the Caribbean, Colores Art Gallery, San Juan, PR

  Museum and Private Collections

2011 Victoria Hope Private Collection, New York, NY

         Ricardo Arango, Private Collection, Jackson High, NY 

         William V. Musto Cultural Center. Union City, NJ

2009 Clayton Gates Private Collection, Brooklyn, NY

2005 Francisco Foy Private Collection, Jersey City, NJ

2004 Qbava Gallery Permanent Collection, Union City, NJ

1999 Island Feeling Art Gallery Permanent Collection, San Juan PR

 Art Groups and Membership

2016 Member of the Advisory Committee, Bx Arts Factory, Bronx, NY

2009 Artists Unite, New York, NY

         Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance ( NOMAA), New York, NY

         Union City Artist Collective, Union City, NJ

         Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY

2008 Allied Art Council, Saint Joseph, MO


2015 Yonkers Art Beat:Cuba Native Discusses Art & Culture, by Adam Shultz, Yonkers Risin, january 2, 2015, Vol 110, Number 1.

2012 Meet Our Graduate Students in Art. Prod. Keisha-Gaye Anderson. Perf. Steven Dana, Stacey Zerelly, Nelson Alvarez. Meet Our Graduate Students in Art. Lehman College Media Relations Office, 11 Jan. 2012. Web. 11 Jan.2012.
 2011 William V. Musto Cultural Center open 6/11 BWW News Desk. Broadway World. June 1, 2011
2010 Nelson alvares Solo show "S.K.A.B. Gallery at Kean University" Exhibition Review July/15/2010,
 2010 Gun Shy art exhibition, Artists:  Nelson alvarez and Daniel Brophy, July 2010,
 2010 Hudson Reporter - "‘Gun Shy’ runs through July 31"
"...supporting local artists by converting the lobby into a gallery that will present an exhibition running in conjunction with the production. Curated by Hernando Rico Sanchez, the show will feature artworks by Daniel Brophy and Nelson Alvarez...."
 2010 Jersey City Independent - J CITY Theater Kicks Off 5th Season with ‘Gun-Shy’ - Exhibition review by Jon Whiten
“…, features work by Daniel Brophy and Nelson Alvarez… “The exhibition is a perfect complement to the production,” Sanchez says. “It explores the relationship between reality and the deformities of our infatuated and interrupted memories.
 2008 Nelson ,Charles: Nelson Alvarez present Fragments of landscapes, May 2008, Composition News.
 2003 Mulero, Eugene: Exhibit at the Silk Factory jump scene , october 2003, west new york reporter. com
 2001 Jesus Vera: Interview Nelson Alvarez at the Cultural news WIPR San Juan. PR.
 2001 Garcia Charley: A window to the caribbean arte latino americano magazine, number, 2 july - december  2001

  Curate Flat Files and Registries

        Artists Unite, New York, NY

        Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition Flat File, Brooklyn, NY

        Image Bank, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY

        City Without Walls, Newark, NJ

        The Drawing Center Viewing Program, New York, NY

        Artist Space, Artists File Online, New York, NY, Düsseldorf, Germany, Switzerland, Madrid, Spain

  Professional Experience

2012 Teaching: Art Teacher at Sussex Ave School, Newark Public School System,

         Newark, NJ 

         Teaching: After School Club, Ceramic at Bronxville Elementary School,

         Bronxville, NY

2010 Independent Curator, Gallery 9 at  JC Theater, Jersey City, NJ

2009 Teaching: Making Memories Program, Aspire Preparatory

         Middle School, Bronx, NY 

2000 – 2002 Gallery Director at Colores Art Gallery, San Juan, PR  

1999 – 2002 Co Founder and Director at The Galleria Taller San Francisco,

         San Juan, PR

 Talk and Lectures

2015 Riverdale Art Association, Bronx,NY (June 2015)

2010 “ Gun Shy” In conversation with the Artists, Gallery 9 at JC Theater, Jersey City, NJ

Moderator at the Melting Pot artist panel discussion, Passaic Library,

Passaic, NJ

2009 From the series New Things: Nelson Alvarez and the Invisible landscape

a talk with the artist, Spanish Speaking Club, Kean University Union, NJ

Motivational speaker at “The Hispanic Heritage Celebration" ,

Downs Hall, Kean University, Union, NJ

 Public Art

2014 The New Nest, Mural Painting, Larke's Family Recidency

         Portland, Connecticut

2011 The Inbondeiro and the Giraffe, Mural painting, Evydent Dentistry

         New York, NY

2005 Recreated Old Seal of the Newark Court House for The United States

         District Court, District of New Jersey  


2004 Restoration of the Eagle sculpture for The Historical American Society

         of the United States, District of NJ


2013 Hydrotrone: Prod. Neson Art Studo, perf. Nelson Alvarez. Hydrotrone

         Nelson Art Studio May 21, 2013

 2012 Meet Our Graduate Students in Art: Prod. Keisha- Gaye Anderso. Perf. Steven Dana, Stacy Zerelly,

         Nelson Alvarez. Meet Our Graduated Students in Art,

         Lehman College Media Relations Office 11 Jan, 2012.



 Selected Award

2009 “Certificate of Appreciation” by the Board of Commissioner for

contribution to Celebrated Art Month, Union City, NJ

 “Commendation & Praise” by The New Jersey State Senate for contribution to

 the Union City Art and Book Expo. Trenton, New Jersey

 “The State of New Jersey Senate Citation” New Jersey Legislature for

contribution to the City Hall Art Gallery, Trenton, New Jersey

2009 “Featuring Artists” City Hall Art Gallery, Union City, NJ

2005 “ Kean University Scholarship” Kean University, Union, NJ  

2004 “First Place 40th Plainfield Art Festival” Plainfield, NJ