About Flores Charneco
Born in Mayagüez, he graduated from the Escuela de Artes Plasticas de Puerto Rico and continued his studies at the Programa Graduado en Artes Visuales at the Academia San Carlos de México where he completed his Masters Degree in Visual Arts with a concentration in painting.
His more than 20 individual and collective exhibitions presented at the most prestigious art platforms on the Island include “Vejigante en la ciudad” (1992), “Sobrepaños” (1996), “Entretelas” (2000), “Mosaico sobrepaños” (2008) and “Perfil luminoso” (2011). Also, his work has been part of La Muestra Nacional and the exhibition 100 años despues, cien artistas contemporaneos, both at the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña.
The Instituto has also recognized his talent and awarded him with several distinctions such as a Merit Prize in 1992 and a professional development scholarship in 1995. Several years ago, his work won a top prize at the Certamen Unicaja de Artes Plasticas de Malaga, in Spain, alongside more than 500 artists from Europe, South America and the Caribbean. Flores-Charneco also received the prestigious prize awarded by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation from New York City. His work is among the most prestigious private and institutional collections locally and internationally.