Arturo Herrera (born 1959) is a Venezuelan visual artist who exhibits internationally. He received a BA from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Herrera utilizes fragments of imagery borrowed from popular culture to create collages, felt sculptures, and wall paintings that lie on the shifting border between legibility and abstraction. He especially favors screen printing, which he compares to drawing for its spontaneity and openness to variation between prints.
He has had one-person exhibitions at Centre d'Art Contemporain, Dia Center For The Arts, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Whitney Museum of American Art, UCLA Hammer Museum, and P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center.
- For other artists who reference or utilize collage in their work, check out Mel Bochner, Christo, Lesley Dill, Sam Gilliam and Wangechi Mutu.
- In the collection of our sister gallery, form & concept, Heidi Brandow similarly incorporates hundreds of found paper elements into her colorful mixed-media paintings. View her work.