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GENERAL

2010-current – Owns and runs Molecule/Furniture& Design, a brick & mortar and online retail venue that sells innovative contemporary design in furnishings, lighting and accessories from american and european designers for residential and commercial projects.  On a grander scale, Molecule explores general design themes including industrial design, architecture, sustainable design, smart materials, business and technology through InContext – Molecule’s Design magazine.

2006-2008 – Designed the first cargo container building in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a partly sustainable architectural project for the Santa Fe Railyard District in the Baca Street area.  The building houses her Molecule Design store.

2003 – Founded InStock/Furniture & Design (the initial contemporary design venue in Santa Fe, NM), which also operated as an online store. Then, the very first partner companies were Vitra, Moooi, Calligaris, Innovation, Carl Hansen & Son, Pablo Pardo, Cherner and others. Now, it represents over 80 designer/manufacturers, including De La Espada, Bensen, Droog, Tom Dixon, Loll, and Flux.  Adriana’s interest is to promote the work of young industrial design companies both at a local and national level.

80’s-2000’s – Art making and exhibitions, New Music radio dj and still photographer, Caracas, Venezuela and Miami Florida.  Co-founded West Manhattan ArtSpace (artist’ studios) and Black Mesa Ceramics, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

1990’s-2003 – Operated a faux painting endeavor for residential & commercial projects in USA and Venezuela.  Designed a custom all-surface, non-lath plaster material that was shared in many projects with a local Santa Fe contractor, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

1977-1981 –  Owned and operated Entonces, a fashion design store in Valencia, Venezuela.  Entonces offered Brazilian and Italian beachwear as well as in-store designed and produced lines.

EDUCATION

1996     Santa Fe Art Institute, Lynda Benglis, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1987     BFA Florida International University, Miami, Florida

1980     CEGRA-Graphics Arts: lithography, serigraphy, etching, drawing, art theory. Mentors: Alirio Palacios & Maria Elena Ramos, Caracas, Venezuela

1976     Pilly Taboada, painting, Valencia, Venezuela

SOLO ART  EXHIBITIONS

2002     Archea, La Sala Alternatiea / Elvira Neri / Galeria de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela

1999     Materia Prima, La Sala Alternatiave / Elvira Neri / Galeria de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela

1998     Navegacion al Reencuentro, Taller Abierto y La Sala Alternative / Elvira Neri / Galeria de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela

1997     Recent Work: Paintings, Sculptures & Works on Paper, West Manhattan Artspace, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1995     Testigos, New Paintings, Santa Fe Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

GROUP ART  EXHIBITIONS

2016   El Muro de Soma – De Izquierda a Derecha – Elvira Neri Arte, Carcas, Venezuela

2010     En Arte A Chorros – Elvira Neri Arte, Caracas, Venezuela

2007     Odalys, Subasta 153, Arte Contemporanero Venezolano y Latinoamericano – Coleccion Galeria Alternativa, Caracas, Venezuela

2005     Impermanence, Bronze Sculpture Installation, AIDS FOR AIDS, 5th Annual Silent Auction, New York City

Exposicion ‘Pequeno Formato’ Colectiva, La Sala Alternative / Elvira Neri / Galeria de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela

2001     Objects for a Ceremony, Mixed Media Installation, Spirited Wanderings: Santa Fe Art at the Threshold, University Art Museum, Northern Michigan University, Marquette

El Cacao, Primer Festival Cultural Caribe, Capital Rio Caribe, Venezuela

2000     Song of Cicada, Mixed Media Installation, Arte Diex, An Exhibition of Ten Contemporary Latina Artists from New Mexico, New Mexico State Capitol, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Drawings, Proyecto Armondo Reveron, Museo del Diseño y de La Estamps Carlos Cruz Diez, Caracas, Venezuela

Drawings, Proyecto Armando Reveron, Galeria de Arte Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela

Drawings, Proyecto Armonado Reveron, La Sala Alternative/Galeria de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela

Drawings, Projecto Armando Reveron, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela

Drawings, Projecto Armando Reveron, Galeria Musci, Caracas, Venezuela

1999     A Show of Hands, Guadalupe Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

El Objeto, La Sala Alternativa/Galeria de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela

1996     Small Works Exhibition, West Manhattan Artspace, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ill Subasta de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela

Maximun Drawings, College of Santa Fe, New Mexico

Orinoco-Anaburawitu, Installation, Santa Fe Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1995     8th Annual Shrine Show, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Eros in Winter, Santa Fe Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1994     Vernissage: A Celebration, Santa Fe Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1991     Group Show, The Steve Boon Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1988     Encounters and Collaborations, Museo Cubano, Miami, Florida

Zero Tolerance Series, Artifacts Art Salon, Miami Florida

A Special View of Contemporary Art, Joy Moos Gallery, Miami, Florida

Miami/New York Exchange Show, TOBE Art International, New York City and Artifacts Art Salon Miami, Florida

Group Show, Joy Moos Gallery, Miami, Florida

1987     Micro 87, Transatlantic Exhibition, Artifacts Art Salon, Miami, Florida

The Unmasking, The Art Museum, FIU, Miami, Florida

1986     The Dog Trots Freely, Sound Work, Artifacts Art Salon, Miami, Florida

Interference, video work, FIU, Miami, Florida

Group Show, The Art Museum, FIU, Miami, Florida

Discover a New Form of Art, D&D Gallery, Miami, Florida

1985     Group Show, The Art Museum, FIU, Miami, Florida

1984     Group Show, The Art Museum, FIU, Miami, Florida

1983     Twelve in Art, The Art Gallery, MDCC, Miami, Florida

1982     Group Show, The Art Gallery, MDCC, Miami, Florida

AWARDS

1996     John Marion Scholarship, Santa Fe At Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1995     Rex Art Award, FIU, Miami, Florida

Brown Marion Whately Scholarship, FIU, Miami, Florida

1983     Frances Wolfson Scholarship, MDCC, Miami, Florida

1982     Francis Wolfson Scholarship, MDCC, Miami, Florida

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