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angel abreu


Born in 1974 and raised in New York City, Abreu studied art history and philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and New York University.

In 1985, at the age of 11, Abreu was given the unique opportunity of working with 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 paintings and prints, which are inspired by canonical literary works as well as music, at galleries internationally. Their work also resides in over 100 permanent museum collections around the world including the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) in NYC, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, and the Tate Modern in London, England. Abreu has the distinction of being the youngest artist, at the age of 14, to have a work acquired by the permanent collection of the MOMA.

1.JPGTo this day, Abreu continues his commitment to K.O.S. and his long time mentor and friend, Rollins. In addition, Abreu is a senior professor at the prestigious School of Visual Arts in NYC and has developed his own practice that he maintains in his studio in Hoboken, NJ.