Miguel Trelles in his studio in Manhattan, New York

Drawing is the essence of Miguel Trelles’ art.  His preferred medium is painting and he regularly produces prints in different media, most notably serigraphs.

Miguel Trelles on-going Chino-Latino painting series encompasses both a contemporary Caribbean landscape idiom fraught with references culled from Chinese dynastic masterpieces, as well as narrative figurations that dwell on Chinese and Latin American visual sources.

A “Borimix” (a Puerto Rican of Cuban descent with strong Dominican ties) Trelles began exhibiting in the early 1990’s.  Often shown in New York, New Haven and San Juan, his paintings and prints have traveled to Miami, Havana, Santo Domingo, Lima, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Paris. The artist works out of the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center in New York City’s Lower East Side.


Paintings by Miguel Trelles can be found in several permanent collections:  Fundación Gabarrón (Spain), Deutsche Bank (New York), and the Museo de Arte de Ponce (Puerto Rico).  His work has been addressed in various art publications such as “Arte al Día”, “Art in America”, “Art Nexus”, “YISHU: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art” and numerous newspaper articles in English, Spanish and Portuguese.


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