CHAPTER IV  – Settling in New York:  1978 to 1987

Solo show at Museum of Modern Art of Latin America,
Washington DC. 1978

Ford Foundation Grant, Pratt Institute, New York. Pratt Studio Grant, Pratt Institute, New York. Son David Humberto born on November 19,1978 First one man show in the USA. at the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, Washington DC., organized by the prestigious and respected art critic and Museum Director Mr. José Gómez Sicre who knew the work of the artist since 1972 when Mr. Aquino represented Peru at the II Biennial of Coltejer, Medellín and was awarded Acquisition Prize for his work “Homage to Dürer” by the Jury of the Biennial of which Mr. Gómez Sicre was a member. Recent Fulbright Artists in Exchange, Art Gallery of the Institute of International Education, New York. Meets artist Saint Clair Cemín in New York. 

With Chris Condon and Eduardo Guinea at America’s Society, New York 1979

Moves studio to 341 West 14th St. Chelsea. First Latin American Art Auction, Sotheby Parke-Bernet, NY.
The Peruvian Exhibition, The Armas Gallery, Miami, Florida. Ten Years of Andean Culture, Gallery of Art of the “Acuerdo de Cartagena”, Lima. Group show, Jacques Baruch Gallery, Chicago. Meets Chris Condon, Director of Bayard Gallery, Soho, New York and starts representing the artist. II and III Latin American Art Auction, Sotheby Parke-Bernet. New York. First Latin American Art Auction, Christie’s, New York II Iberoamerican Biennial of Art, Mexico, DF.
XX Anniversary Casa de las Americas,Cuba; Museo del Barrio, New York. Meets Larissa Maziar at Bayard Gallery, New York.

IV Biennial of Graphic Arts, Museo la Tertulia, Cali, Colombia.

 Solo exhibition, Schweyer- Galdo Gallery, Michigan. Meets Sally Ardrey at Colnaghi, Old Masters Art Gallery, NY. 

Moves studio to 335 East 58 St. Sutton Place, New York. 

Travels to Connecticut to attend the show of Paintings by William Bouguereau, the french realist painter at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford. Extraordinary opportunity to enjoy and carefully study the complete opus of this great master of the human figure.

Invited to exhibit at  “American Artists Easter Egg Exhibit”,  The White House, Washington DC. Awarded Artist’s Fellowship; Works On Paper, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York. Meets Federico Castelluccio at Silverstein Gallery, Soho, NY.  The Art of Humberto Aquino, Illustrated Lecture, 15 years of Pictorial Development, Society of the Americas, New York.

With Larissa Maziar at the Whitney Museum of American Art Awards Reception,  New York Foundation for the Arts,  New York 1985

The Artist, Lilliana Porter and Rimer Cardillo

Winners of New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship 
Reception at the Whitney Museum, New York, 1985

With Sally Ardrey, Connecticut 1983

My children  Gianina and David in Lima, Perú 1983

Studio at 335 East 58 St. New York 1983


With Federico Castelluccio, Nana Mukadze, Carmen Arriagada
and Marvin Eng, New York 1985

Group show “Twenty Latin American Artists”, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA. Professional Practices for Visual Artists, a Workshop, Museum of the City of New York. Meets Spanish artist Antonio López Garcia at Marlborough Gallery, New York.

“Latin American Artists in New York since 1970”, Archer M.Huntington Art Gallery, Texas at Austin. Film, Studio Interview Latin American Artists in New York, NBC TV Visions. The Pan-American Games Feature Exhibition, Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, Indiana.