Carmen Torruella-Quander

Artist

Bio & Statement

I am a Dominican American raised in the Nation's Capital. I began my formal art education at the Corcoran School of Art, then continued studies in NYC (Pratt Institute, The Art Students League, and New York University). I spent seven years with a small museum where I apprenticed under the tutelage of accomplished curators. In 2010, I accepted an invitation to study and paint at the renowned Repin Academy Institute of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia. I paint for myself with the intention of someone else also liking what I do. Today I continue to paint, and am accepting commissions. One can see the tremendous impact traveling the world has had on my career. The importance of understanding and valuing cultural identity is a defining feature as to how one sees oneself. With my artistic contributions, I strive to paint an understanding of our world's humanity.

As a visual artist that has been afforded the opportunity of personal visits throughout the world , I believe I have been entrusted to tell stories of the human condition. I believe many of my works portray a sense of place, but in the case of this piece, a sense of the effects of Misplacement. As a representational artist my works, require no explanation and need not be difficult to understand.

Refugee, Uncertain of His Future

Refugee, Uncertain of His Future

The Young Trader

The Young Trader

Carmen Torruella-Quander

Carmen Torruella-Quander

Washington, District of Columbia

Dominican Republic

Bathed in Sunshine

Bathed in Sunshine

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