Artist Fernando Ureña Rib
La Romana, Dominican Republic, 1951
Fernando Ureña Rib began his Art training at the Age of twelve cumulating with a degree and designation as Professor of Drawing from the National School of Fine Arts in Santo Domingo. During his post graduate work he studied with Jaime Colson, a recognized master of Dominican Painting. In the early seventies he lived and studied in Spain. During this time he traveled extensively throughout Europe and North Africa developing a more comprehensive understanding of fine Arts as cultural expression. In 1977 he received an invitation from the State Department of the United States to acquaint himself with the major museums, universities Art schools and galleries of this country. Returning to the Dominican Republic he was named Director of the Art Department of APEC University (1978) and later he was appointed Public Relations Director of the National Museum of Modern Art (1981) He is a past president of the Dominican Artist Association. (1992-1994) Fernando Ureña Rib’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in Madrid, Soria, Malaga, Ponce, Bonn, Mainz, Bad Kissingen, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Rome, Paris, London, Frankfurt, Munich, Brussels, San Juan, Miami, Ottawa, Quebec City, Montreal, Bogota, Caracas, Santiago, New York, Detroit, Chicago, and Santo Domingo Fernando Ureña Rib is a former President of the Dominican Artist Association, member of AICA, (Association International de Critiques d' Art, Paris) and AIAP (Association International des Artistes Plastiques, Paris).