Rudy Gutierrez's art has been described as Wall Medicine, ancient yet contemporary, urban in a sense and musical in feel. His distinctive spirit driven paintings are recognizable for their energy and passion and speak to the ills of inhumanity as well as celebrate the Divinity of us all.
Born in the Bronx, New York City and later raised in Teaneck N.J. Gutierrez attended and graduated from Pratt Institute and lived and worked in NYC for over twenty years before recently relocating to NJ.
He believes that the highest honor and fulfillment is to inspire and uplift and is passionate about breaking down labels, categories and borders with the notion that art should also live outside of the Gallery. To this end Gutierrez has used various corporate commissions and this has led to his highly recognizable presence in the art world. His paintings have been seen and exhibited worldwide and he has been commissioned for various periodicals, book covers, magazines, records, CDs, and children's books. The award winning artist includes the Dean Cornwell Recognition Hall of Fame Award (Since 1958, the Society of Illustrators has elected to its Hall of Fame artists recognized for their distinguished achievement in the art of illustration. The list of winners is truly a Whos Who of illustration), Distinguished Educator in the Arts Award, International Labor Communications Association Honor and a Gold Medal from the NY Society of Illustrators amongst his honors. His childrens books have earned him a Pura Belpré Honor, Américas Book Award, Africana Book Award and a New York Book Award. His work has been featured by Communication Arts, Step by Step, Society of Illustrators, Art News, American Artist and Art Direction Magazine.
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