Mario Petrirena works with a variety of mediums ranging from sculpture to installations. Previous themes explored by Petrirena encompass complexities surrounding dual heritage and identity. A Cuban native, Petrirena attended the Rochester Institute of Technology School for American Craftsmen and the University of Florida. His work is held in the collections of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, FL; Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, The Cintas Foundation, NY; the Carter Presidential Center, the Paul Jones Collection at the University of Delaware; MOCA GA, the Ogden Museum in New Orleans and numerous private collections. He had solo exhibitions with Sandler Hudson Gallery, City Gallery East, the President’s Gallery at Brenau University, and most recently at the Ogden Museum in New Orleans. Petrirena has received awards, including, but not limited to, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant, and the Hambidge Fellowship.

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