Henry Bermúdez attended the National Schools of Art in both Venezuela and Mexico and studied in New York City’s Art Student’s League, as well as in Rome, Italy. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Latin America, Europe, Asia and the United States.
Henry Bermúdez’s paintings are steeped in mythical visionary imagery and other worldliness of carefully constructedcreature and plant forms. The artist’s paintings deftly explore the intersection of pre-Columbian history with Christianity, melding the two cultures with mythology and vision while creating a new language conjugated by the dynamics of Bermúdez’s unique images and compositions.
Henry’s distinctive work has been placed in many prestigious public and private collections throughout Central and North America. Major public collections include the museums of contemporary art in Caracas, Maracaibo, Merida and Maracay in Venezuela, as well as similar institutions throughout Latin America. Henry was selected to be the Venezuelan representative for the 1986 Venice Biennale and has been the subject of numerous articles. His work has been included in many exhibition catalogs including the X International Print and Drawing Exhibition of China, and it has been high lighted in books on the subject of contemporary Venezuelan art. In 2011,Henry was one of the honored artists selected to work with Philagrafika, a print collaborative in Philadelphia, PA.
Since returning to the United States in 2003, Bermúdez has workedwiththe Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia on several major projects. Henry Bermúdezcurrently teaches art at the Career Academy Developing Institute (CADI) and maintains an active studio and exhibition schedule.