Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation
David Antonio Cruz <br> <i>Puerto Rican Pieta </i>

David Antonio Cruz
Puerto Rican Pieta

David Antonio Cruz <br> <i>Puerto Rican Pieta </i>

David Antonio Cruz
Puerto Rican Pieta

Acquisition for El Museo del Barrio, Bronx, NY.  2014

Puerto Rican Pieta is a portrait of the artist and his mother. In his work, Cruz shows moments of quiet reflection and psychological intensity, often combining figuration, abstraction, and collage . This painting was shown in Figure and Form: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection, December 22, 2015 – December 4, 2016.

David Antonio Cruz, (b. 1974, Philadephia) is a Puerto Rican artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. 

His many exhibitions and awards include LMCC workspace, New York, NY, franklin Furnace, NY, NY, Yale Summer School of Art, Norfolk Fellowship Award, Norfolk, Ct. , Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY.  His work has been written about in the New York Times, Time Out New York, The Wall Street Journal,  and Bomb magazine, among others. Currently he is a resident of Gateway Project Spaces.

Image: Detail of David Antonio Cruz, Puerto Rican Pieta, 2006, oil on canvas, 70 x 70 in., Collection of El Museo del Barrio, New York, Museum purchase through a gift from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation [acc.# 2015.7]

Image courtesy of the artist Artwork: © David Antonio Cruz