Jorge Soto Sánchez

October 7 – December 2, 2015
Curator: Gladys Peña-Acosta

Main Gallery & Project Room Space

The late Nuyorican artist and Taller Boricua member -- Jorge Soto Sánchez (1947-1987) is honored in an exhibit featuring selected paintings, ink drawings, and mixed media, including versions of his best known work El velorio de Oller en nueva york. His distinctive iconography which blends African and pre-Columbian motifs, among other traditions, expresses the multiracial and multicultural composition of Puerto Rican identity.

Upcoming Exhibit Bronx: Africa

Jorge Soto Sanchez El velorio de Oller en Nueva York, 1975
Pen and ink on paper, 26" x 40"
Courtesy: Amy Balcazar

Events & Public Programs


Opening Reception & First Wednesday Bronx Trolley: Wed, October 7, 5-9pm

Reception & First Wednesday Bronx Trolley: Wed, November 4, 5-9pm

Panel: Remembering Jorge Soto Sánchez: Collaborators & Friends Thurs, Nov. 5, 6-7:30 pm Panel PDF

Closing Reception & First Wednesday Bronx Trolley: Wed, December 2, 5-9pm

Fall Gallery Hours


12:00pm - 5:00pm
12:00pm - 5:00pm
12:00pm - 5:00pm
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Closed Wednesday, Saturday. Sunday and holidays.
Wheelchair accessible


450 Grand Concourse, Room C-190
(at 149th Street)
Bronx, NY 10451


Hostos is easily accessible by the 2, 4, and 5 IRT Trains.
Click here for detailed directions.

Phone: 718-518-6728

For more information on events and programs please visit www.bronxarts.org

This exhibition is made possible with funding from National Endowment for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYS Council on the Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Hostos Center for the Arts "&" Culture, Bronx Tourism Council, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., NYC Council Members Andrew Cohen, Andy King, Melissa Mark-Viverito and James Vacca and the Bronx Delegation of the City Council.