Title: Voyage II
Size: 24" x 32"
Born in Guayama, Puerto Rico, Arroyo is an artist, painter, and printmaker who also works with clay. Her source of inspiration emerges from her world of visions, nurtured by personal and collective references to her culture and ancestry. She studied art at the Universidad Catolica de Santa Maria, Ponce, Puerto Rico and Escuela de Artes Plastica, San Juan, Puerto Rico before moving to the United States where she received her BFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York and her MFA from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Currently, she is a tenured Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Eastern Connecticut State University and is President of the National Women's Caucus for Art, 1996-'98.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: Time, Movement and Symbolism / Survey of Works by Imna Arroyo 1968-1995, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, Connecticut, 1995; Ancestors / Deities--Deidades / Ancestros, Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, 1995; Water Media and Ceramics by Imna Arroyo, Every Day Books Cafe, Alternative Gallery, Willimantic, Connecticut, 1993; Acuarelas, Museo de la Independencia, Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Mexico, 1993; Imna Arroyo at CCSU, University Wide-Gallery, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, 1992-'93; Passages by Imna Arroyo, AS220 Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island, 1992; and Imna Arroyo Recent Works: Exchange Professor from South Central Community College, San Juan College Gallery, Farmingham, New Mexico, 1990.
Her selected group exhibitions include: Faculty Art Exhibition: Connecticut State University System, Samuel S.T. Chen Fine Arts Center Gallery, Maloney Hall, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, 1995; Ain't I A Woman? Women of the African Diaspora, Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut, 1995; Mujer Madre, Galleria La Sirena, Guanajuato, Mexico, 1994; Women of the Americas, Arts Alliance of Haverstraw Multicultural Gallery, Village of Haverstraw, New York, 1994; Sharing Spaces, Le Mieux Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1994; Messages from Home, Fruehwirth Design, San Diego, California, 1993; Images, Wave Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 1993; One Voice: Call & Response, In-Sights Gallery, Seattle, Washington, 1993; and Crosscultural Explorations, Atlanta College Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, 1992.