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Born in Cali, Colombia 

Lives and works in Miami, Florida 

Teacher by day, but ARTIST full time. 

Dad to my muse

 

Residency

Bakehouse Art Complex  2010-2013

 

Solo Exhibitions

2012     Design Factory, Wynwood/ Design District, Miami, Florida 

 

Group Exhibitions

2017

New Realities, Muriel Guepin Gallery,New York, New York

 

2016

SCOPE, Art Basel, Miami Beach, Miami Independant Thinkers

Muriel Guepin Gallery, New York, New York

 

2015

SCOPE, Art Basel, Miami Beach, Miami Independant Thinkers

Affordable Art Fair, New York, New York, Muriel Guepin Gallery

 

2014

Daegu Art Fair, Luv Gallery, Daegu, South Korea

Pop and Junk, Luv Gallery, Daegu, South Korea

Asia Contemporary Art Show, Luv Gallery, Hong Kong, China 

Context, Luv Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

 

2013

Daegu Art Fair, Luv Gallery, Daegu, South Korea

Preview Berlin Art Fair, Berlin, Germany 

Art Center City Hall Exhibition, Miami Beach, Florida

 

2012

Williams Island Art Festival, Aventura, Florida 

We Are Family, South Point Towers, Miami Beach, Florida

Cutler at Paris, Deering Estate,, Florida 

Brickell Art Walk, Downtown Miami, Florida 

 

2011

Earth Angel Outreach, South Point Towers, Miami Beach, Florida 

Lucky You, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, Florida 

Art in the Park Miami, Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami, Florida 

Recently Acquired 2, Audrey Love Gallery-Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, Florida 

 

2010

Lucky You , Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, Florida 

Open Mic Night, Smoke’t, South Miami, Florida

Art Showcase, Anthony Ardavin, Miami Beach, Florida

 

2009

Art Showcase, Art Center/ South Florida, Miami Beach, Florida

Art Showcase, Anthony Ardavin, Miami Beach, Florida

 

Supporting Our Community through the Arts

SIPA Fundraiser, Ambassador of Spain’s Estate, Coral Gables, Florida,  2008

Sunset Elementary Magnet Studies Gala Auction, J.W. Marriott, Downtown Miami, Florida , 2005 

 

Press

Kelly Kyu-Hyang "Juan Carlos Arana", Luv Contemporary Art, March 2014

Berlin, Germany "Juan Carlos Arana", Art Parasites Magazine, October 2013

Choklin, Chelsea, “Q&A with Juan Carlos Arana, July Feature,” District Factory Blog, July 2012

Dougher, Colleen, “A New Art Walk in Town”, Arterpillar – South Florida Art Blog, June 2012

Wollenweber, Heike, “Sketchy Party at the Bakehouse,” Ocean Style Magazine,  August2011

Soul ofMiami, “Bakehouse Opening Reception”, February 2011

Almeida-Shore, Mary Jo, “Don’t Miss…Wynwood Art Walk”, Miami Socialholic Blog, October 2010

 

Education

Bachelor's Degree from Florida International University, 2006