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College / University
Escuela de Artes Plasticas de Puerto Rico/ Northeastern Illinois University
Program / Degree
Digital Media/Painting/Studio Art
May 25, 2007
Member type
Artist, Curator, Museum, Producer, Other
If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Conceptual, Digital, Event, Installation, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Video
I am...
I was born in Rio Piedras and raised in Saint Just, Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico. Coming from a working class family, I was never into any art growing up.
In 1986,I discovered punk rock music and eventually the local scene. In August 1990 I co-conceptualized/co- founded the local pioneer punk in Spanish band RECHAZO SOCIAL (1990-1992), which eventually became LOPODRIDO (1993-1997). I played guitar as well as contributed lyrics and music for its first two classic and reputation building albums.

Although moved by all the graffiti and street art I saw on several trips in the 80’s to New York visiting relatives, it was the discovery in1987 of the outsider artwork featured in N.Y .Bad Newz underground zine, which inspired me to do the band's collage posters. I would later distribute these all over the San Juan metropolitan area and use them as writing paper for international letters.

Sometime in 1991, my friend Rebecca introduced me to drawing classes and contemporary art exhibitions. Inspired by the EAP (School of plastic arts PR) and friends, I have continued to visit exhibits for the past 18 years.

I first exhibited some collages in New York in 1995 at ABC NO RIO, an independent arts space for a punk art show that was organized by Christine Boards. Moving to Toronto in 1997, I published a book of collages called Arte facto Schizophrenia Tercer Mundista. Also I started making mid sized collage paintings.

With this new passion, I moved back in early 1999 to Puerto Rico, where I focused on putting together a body of work on my own, which I eventually in 2000 used to enter as a full time student at the Escuela de Artes Plasticas de Puerto Rico. That same year I exhibited among EAP students in their first Viota gallery exhibit. After a lot of hard work and discipline, I became an honor student, won a trip to visit all the best museums in Spain, and received a scholarship in 2002. That same year, after unexpectedly moving to Chicago I submitted my work and was accepted to the Art Institute of Chicago, although I declined to attend.

It has been here in Chicago where I have exhibited the most in many diverse spaces from coffee houses, libraries, universities, parks etc, to all kinds of galleries.

In 2004, after working for CPS as an afterschool teacher of painting and reading for ESL students, I entered Northeastern Illinois University where I continued a BA in Art Education classes, an entered the Deans honor list. In 2012, I curated an exhibit called: Made in Logan Square at I am Logan Square gallery that featured four Latino artists from the community, the first and last exhibit of its kind.
About my artwork
I strongly believe in the transformational power of Art and it's million of positive possibilities. I have used Digital media, Installation, Painting, Performance, Photography, Sculpture, and Music as media to do my work. I can also produce digital art, graphic art, murals, interventions, and any other sacred cow of contemporary art. My visual/sonic/conceptual background has educated me in multi dimentional aesthetics. I also love to do site expecific work. The conceptual background , all of my old, sketche/ideas and current work are missing from online for obvious reasons. If you are serious about your enquiry contact me: conejoblanco72 at hotmail.com
Artists I like
Bob Z, Rebeca Nogales Molinari,Andy Wharhol,Gee Vaucher(CRASS),Winston Smith(DK), Reymond Pettibon(Black FLAG), Daisy Mora de Leon, Morgan Isaac Lopez,Jola S., Roberto Parrilla, Elizam Escobar,Mari Mater O’Neil, Jorge Felix, Edra Soto, Pistoleto, etc.

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I love to do site expecific work in whatever media is avaliable or more suitable for the space. I strongly believe in the transformational power of Art and it's million of positive possibilities. Music, Cooking, Life, Justice./http://coquiigloo.bandcamp.com/
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
Whatever they show at Chicago Cultural Center is excellent,
it beats all the paying museums for quality of work and it's free.
The street, Hyde Park Art Center.
Centre of the artworld:
New York, London, LA, Berlin, Beijing, my studio, online, nowhere and everywhere, another city

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Posted on August 22, 2016 at 20:19

***ART RESUME(Exhibitions etc.)***



*Solo and Group Exhibitions


2013   (June 28-30)   Milwaukee Avenue ART FEST , PRAA/ Young Shoes store,  2777 N Milwaukee Ave.,…


Posted on October 27, 2008 at 5:30

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At 16:54 on June 21, 2022, Francisco Rosado said…
At 16:53 on June 21, 2022, Francisco Rosado said…
At 4:15 on April 21, 2014, Francisco Rosado said…

At 0:51 on April 30, 2012, Francisco Rosado said…
At 21:14 on October 15, 2010, Nerval said…
me encanta tu pagina y lo que dices..si pudieras agregarme..me sale el cuadro ese de que no puedo añadir mas personas..
At 20:22 on April 21, 2009, Edwin Velazquez Collazo said…
At 14:06 on April 7, 2009, vera goulart said…
oi ! FRANCISCO !.. gostei das pinturas e manifestos de raiva poetizada !!!!!..
...... abracos vera
At 11:32 on January 19, 2009, alison williams said…
hello how r you? ready for HEP submission yet? let me know please. you can send via downlaod to my email, use pando.com it is free n fast? if you send DV file make sure it is PAL DV and if you send .mov also PAL - DV thanks. speak soon. alison
At 17:39 on January 13, 2009, Francisco Rosado said…

I was just listening to Sade when I remembered seeing once this video-This video features one of my collages-street art that I posted in 2000-2001 on calle Sol-old san juan PR-- when I lived in San Justo street(where Sade's apartment is on the video). On my works Images you can see the poster pasted in the delapitaded building she walks in front of with her kids. Enjoy!
At 16:52 on November 15, 2008, JoAnna said…
Good work and hi from England!!
At 10:47 on October 24, 2008, Patricia Fernández Miranda (Pafermi)Patricia Fernández Miranda (Pafermi) said…
Francisco Rosado "El Pegador"
Pájaros de la melancolía..
Es dificil vivir si eres distinto, si no te sumas al grupo genérico y juegas sus reglas, es quizás por eso que estamos aquí.
At 11:20 on October 18, 2008, Ann Besier said…
Really good work* It´s a pleasure for me, to add you to my -friends-. Greetings to SF from Berlin ;)
At 14:37 on August 14, 2008, baltazar castillo said…
Hello Francisco and thanks for the info. I will be there Sat. wouldnt miss it!
At 11:12 on June 3, 2008, Frank Fu said…
Interesting works!
Please check out my site

Frank Fu
At 5:58 on May 30, 2008, Jannis Markopoulos said…
thank you for your friendship good work!!!
At 8:15 on April 25, 2008, Joan Priego said…
Thank you for your frienship Francisco, great work!
Saludos desde Barcelona!!
At 15:19 on March 28, 2008, Christian Moeller said…
Hello dear Francisco,

I thank you, I thank you very much indeed for your friendship here on artreview. Your work is so absolute stunning!!! I wish you a godspeed and have wonderful days.

With my best wishes to you here from Berlin,

At 5:57 on March 5, 2008, Per E Riksson said…
LOL, so Im not alone!

Might make you honorary member in the band :-)''
Today Im forced to meet the baseplayer and I dont have any excuse stored, not to jam with him.

Thanx, I took part in the Time traveller exhibition at Polvo gallery in Chicago last summer. Maybee you saw the laptop there?
At 17:36 on March 1, 2008, Monik Myle said…
Hola Francisco,
Thank you for your invite. Liked your Mbrain very much and am intrigued by Pajaros de la Melancolia.
At 9:44 on February 29, 2008, Kourosh Amini said…
thanks for the invite, glad to network with you.
let's talk some sometime. okay, I am going to go look at your work now, glad we connected.


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