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About Rigo Peralta

Born in San Josè de las Matas, Dominican Republic, and then relocated to Brooklyn, New York in 1989.

These dichotomous cultures have inspired Peralta's work to blend in a visual language with cultural diversity, wich connects his Caribbean past with his urban present. During 1988 to 1989, he was a full time art instructor at an Elementary school in Dominican Republic.

 

From 2002 to 2003, he was the Art Director of the Dominican Culture House (Casa de la Cultura Dominicana) in New York, New York sponsored by the Dominican Republic Government.

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Rigo Peralta

In 2004 Peralta moved to Allentown, Pennsylvania where he integrated his new environment and  art work.

Peralta developed a household name in The Banana Factory (Bethlehem, PA), becoming one of the first Hispanic artist to debut a studio in the building. His time spent in the City of Bethlehem inspired Peralta, to use the Cities history, steel and mechanical objects in his newest art pieces.

 

In 2012, Peralta decided to open his first solo Gallery/Studio "Rigo Peralta Art Studio" in Allentown, PA a block away from his home stating " My children have grown in this Community and the Community has given us so much, it's time to give back!" In recent years Peralta, has  hosted various  free shows, and installations for his Community from artist around the world, as well as his own new work. 

In 2019 The Allentown museum purchased a piece from Rigo Peralta, making him the first modern artist to debuts art in the museum, as a permanent collection piece. 

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