ARTIST BIO John Dominic Colón (b. 1971 Brooklyn, New York); lived in Puerto Rico as a child and raised in Chicago, IL. He currently lives in South Florida. Having grown up in Urban environments as well as mountainous countryside left a profound mark on his visual vocabulary. Throughout his life images of urban blight/renewal and tropical landscapes imprinted a cacophony of images often in collision with each other. He began his studies in visual art at the Art Institute of Chicago and completed his BA at Columbia College Chicago with an emphasis on photography and printmaking. Currently pursuing an MFA in mixed media from Florida International University. During his undergraduate studies, his most memorable experience was being included as part of Pepón Osorio’s ‘Salon de la fama’ installation during the artists visit of Chicago’s Puerto Rican community. Colón’s work has been exhibited in Miami's Laundromat Art Space, Chicago’s Glass Curtain Gallery; the Puerto Rican Cultural Center; the Hat Gallery; the Hokin Gallery and the Great Project Gallery in Fort Lauderdale, as well as appeared in print media ‘Boricua’ magazine. His volunteer work includes early membership on the board of directors of the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture.