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Armando Soto is a visual artist who uses oil, acrylics, collages, charcoal, and mixed media in his work.

Soto was one of the seven Puerto Rican artists who founded in 1969 “El Taller Boricua” (the Puerto Rican Workshop) in New York City, a cultural institution still thriving. This group of artists included Rafael Tufino, Martin Rubio, and Marcos Dimas, who are internationally known. Soto and these artists contributed to the establishment of El Museo del Barrio, a Latin American, Caribbean, and Puerto Rican museum of art, on its ascendancy according to the New York Times, and one of the institutions comprising Museum Mile on Fifth Avenue, New York City.

Soto received a BFA from Pratt Institute. He has taught at the college level, and directed the art program at Rock Point School in Burlington, VT, from 1995 through 2000, when he moved to Troy, where he now resides and maintains a studio.

Soto’s work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, NYU’s Loeb Student Center, the Henry Street Settlement, Boricua College, Bank Street College Gallery, Museo del Barrio, and the Museum of the City of New York. In the Capital District, Soto is represented by the Martinez Gallery in Troy.

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