School of Visual & Performing Arts

Department of Art

Rudy Gutierrez

Visiting Artist Lecture

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 11:00 am 

Visual & Performing Arts Center, room 144
WCSU, Westside Campus

Free & Open to the Public
Limited Seating Available

Rudy Gutierrez is an American illustrator and educator born in the Bronx, NY, of Puerto Rican heritage, and raised in Teaneck, NJ. He received his BFA from Pratt Institute, where he is a tenured professor, having taught there since 1990.

His many awards include the Dean Cornwell Recognition Hall of Fame Award, Distinguised Educator in the Arts Award, and a Gold Medal – all from the Society of Illustrators, NY. His children’s books have earned him a Pura Belpre Award, Americas Book Award, Children’s Africana Book Awards - Africa Access Award, Shining Willow Award, and a New York Book Award. His work has been featured and honored by Communication Arts, Step by Step Graphics, Society of Illustrators (NY and LA), Art News, American Illustration, American Artist and Art Direction Magazine.

Rudy’s works have appeared in films, performances, U.S. Postage stamps (Musical Icon Series of Jimi Hendrix), posters, and LP / CD covers. His artwork for Santana’s “Shaman” was used as a set design at the 2002 Super Bowl half-time show and for various products. More recently, his paintings were commissioned for the film “Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary. Rudy’s works hang in public and private collections, including those of musical icons Carlos Santana, Clive Davis, and Wayne Shorter, among others.