Violeta (debutante series 2021) by Rolando Chang Barrero, acrylic on canvas 36" x 48"
Rolando Chang Barrero is an America born artist and graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago 1990 where he was awarded the Reyerson Fellowship. Recent invitational engagements include The Ringling Museum and The Norton Museum of Art. Recipient of the 2021 Raizes Award- Outstanding Latino Artist Recipient of The Cultural Council of Palm Beach Muse Award for Outstanding Cultural Leadership. Recognized as the Best Artist and Best Gallery in Palm Beach by SFGN for numerous years. Rolando Chang Barrero Born 1962, Coconut Grove, Florida Currently resides in West Palm Beach, Florida. Rolando Chang Barrero initiated the rebranding Boynton Beach Arts District, he is the founder Art Synergy. Rolando is recognized as Cultural Creative" by Art Hive Magazine, " Artistic Innovator" by The Florida Weekly, "Top 10 Visual Artists in Palm Beach County" by New Times ,”Most Intriguing People of S. Florida Arts Scene" by South Florida Gay News, and "Green Trailblazer" --Sun Sentinel. Recently has served as an invited artists, as facilitator of critical racial and equity programs, professional speaker, invited visual arts curator, tv host Hola Palm Beach Talk Show the first Bilingual Arts and Culture television program in Palm Beach County and media consultant for various news and entertainment outlets.2021 Professional: Invited guest on Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien Featured on WPBF (West Palm Beach) Special Report: West Palm Beach artist discusses the importance of equality Featured on national television and newspapers alongside other notable latinos- Hispanic Heritage Month: A celebration of heritage and culture Invited guest for Discover the Palm Beaches: Out on the Town Invited artist- Atelier de SoSi Gallery, City of St. Petersburg FL Invited artist- Neiman Marcus, City of Boca Raton, FL Invited artist- Easton Gallery at The Arts Warehouse, City of Delray Beach, FL Invited artist- 1310 Gallery, City Fort Lauderdale, FL Curator and development of international environmental exhibition, panel discussion. City of West Palm Beach Racial and Ethnic Equality Action Summit Curator of Our Planet Our Future Exhibition at The Miramar Cultural Center Curator of Blank Slate: Domenic Esposito and national mental health panel discussion. Curator of traveling exhibition “In time of Protest” ( City of Miami, City of Miramar, City of West Palm Beach) Center for the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts at Florida Atlantic University. Muse Award for Outstanding Cultural Leadership, Cultural Council for the Palm Beaches. Ongoing projects: ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project, Boynton Beach Art District Art Walk Golden Celebration, Outdoor Festival KeroWACKED, Multimedia Festival UNLEASHED Art Fair Art Synergy, ArtWeek, Palm Beach County, Florida