- Contemporary art, process, creative thinking, art history and theory
- IU Bloomington
The Republic Building 116
Pierre Obando (b. Belize City, Belize) has worked as a visual artist and educator based in New York City. His work encompasses abstraction and allusive imagery that incorporate both improvisation and procedural methods. Engaging divergent approaches to art underlies his practice and pedagogy, staging a co-mingling of antinomies. His paintings reflect on the rudimentary in human touch and a fascination with mediated surfaces distanced from the hand. His current work considers how a construction of cultural identity can interface with modern art influences that foreground experimentation and aspire to universality.
Pierre has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions. He has taught at Hunter College, NYC College of Technology and SUNY College at Old Westbury among others. He attended residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and Alice Yard in Trinidad and participated in an international cultural exchange to Belize.