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angel abreu


Angel Abreu (American, b.1974) is an artist that studied philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and New York University.

Abreu grew up in the Bronx and is a long-term member of Tim Rollins and Kids of Survival (K.O.S.), an artist's collaborative based in the South Bronx. Rollins and K.O.S. have exhibited their work, which is based on canonical literature as well as music, at galleries internationally. Their work resides in over 100 permanent museum collections around the world including MOMA, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Tate Modern. Through his collaboration with K.O.S., Abreu is the youngest artist, at 14, to have a work acquired by and be listed on the artists’ roster of MOMA.

Abreu continues his work with Tim Rollins and K.O.S. In addition, he has developed his own practice based on a study of American Pragmatism that he maintains in his Hoboken studio. Abreu is also a senior professor at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.