Ignacio Font

Ignacio Font was born of Cuban parents on the island of Puerto Rico, where he began his search as an artist. As a child, Ignacio always felt an outsider, not belonging to his family, neighborhood or school. At the age of 10, he visited New York with his family and felt a warm embrace when in front of a Jackson Pollock painting. A year later his family moved to Miami from Puerto Rico and the disjointed feeling he always had became an even greater contrast to the warm embrace of the Pollock painting. This disjointed feeling, coupled with the warm embrace, are the driving forces in his works.

Ignacio received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Florida International University, after changing his major from Computer Science – thanks to an astute Art History teacher who saw the artist in Ignacio.  He later returned to the city where his love of art was ignited, and received his MFA from School for Visual Arts, New York. Currently, Ignacio teaches art at a private school in Miami, and creates work whenever and wherever he can.

 

ART SHOWS AND EXHIBITS

Ignacio Font’s work has been exhibited across South Florida, in New York, and other cities.

2016
Places We Call Home, April 2016
Arts at St. Johns, Miami Beach, FL

2012
The Art of Community
The Betsy – South Beach, Miami Beach, FL
A special exhibition with work that addresses the idea of community, curated for the hotel’s cultural arts
programs.

2011
Palm Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
This was a retrospective of works created over several years.

2010 – Current
The Marriage Project
The Mutiny Hotel, Coconut Grove, FL
An ongoing project between the artist and his wife, exploring the origins of traditional marriage and the state of marriage in today’s society.

2008
Reflections of War
Miami Women’s Club, Miami, Florida
Curated by Arts at St. Johns and Downtown Diva Art, this exhibit looked at the roles of women during wartime. Suicide Bomber and Woman with Grocerieswere created specifically for this exhibit.

2007
Art for a Cause
Art for a Cause Gallery, Miami Florida

Jessica Kessler Benefit Concert and Auction
Club Cinema, Pompano Beach, Florida

A Place to Call Home
Arts at St. Johns / Downtown Diva Art, Miami, Florida
Hosted in downtown Miami, this exhibit looked at the idea of home and homelessness. The series of drawings,  A Season in Hell, were created for this exhibit.

Up & Coming
Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, Florida

2004
Belen Jesuit Student/Faculty Show
Olga & Carlos Saladrigas Art Gallery, Miami, Florida

1995
The Survival of Joy: Contemporary Cuban Art
Seattle Central Community College Art Gallery, Seattle Washington

1992
Range
Visual Arts Gallery, New York, New York

Persona, Person, Personality (Art Signs and Individuality)
Visual Arts Gallery, New York, New York

1991
New Decade/New Image
Arrequi/Hsia Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida

1990
32nd Annual Hort memorial Competition Exhibition
Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

1986
Our Place
Miami Beach, Florida

1985
Catch Twenty -Two
Florida International University Museum, Miami Florida

Latin Views of the Bay Vista Photo Club
North Miami Dade Regional Library, North Miami, Florida

1984
Florida International University Student Show
Florida International University Museum, Miami Florida

Photowork’84
New Gallery, Miami, Florida

1983
New Views
Kennedy Library, Hialeah, Florida

Light Sensitive IV
Thomas Center Gallery, Gainesville, Florida

1982
Twelve in Art
Miami Dade Community College Gallery, Miami, Florida

Student Photography Show
Gallery 5201, Miami, Florida

Hispanic Festival Art Show
Tropical Park, Miami, Florida

Student Art Show
Miami Dade Community College Gallery, Miami, Florida

1981
Hispanic Festival Art Show
Tropical Park, Miami Florida

Student Art Show
Miami Dade Community College Gallery, Miami, Florida