1980-1987 National School of Fine Arts. Lima, Peru. Drawing and Painting
2009-2012 The Art Students League of New York. Bronze sculpture.
Creator of the Latin American Flag.
Personal Shows and Proclamations
1995 “El Guane” Gallery. El Portico, Bogota, Colombia.
2003 “The Hunt” Gallery. San Antonio, Texas.
2009 Union City Hall. New Jersey. Latin American Flag Raising Ceremony.
2010 Paterson City Hall, New Jersey. Latin American Flag Raising Ceremony.
2010 Queens Borough Hall, New York. Latin American Flag Raising Ceremony.
2010 Jersey City Hall. New Jersey, Latin American Flag Raising Ceremony.
2011 Brooklyn Borough Hall, New York, Latin American Flag Raising Ceremony.
1987-2019 Group shows between Peru, Colombia, Mexico, the United States, and Europe.
1999 Review “Hoy” newspaper, USA.
2001 Review “Nosotros los Latinos” newspaper, New York, USA.
2001 Review “Noticias Hispanoamericanas” newsspaper, New York, USA.
2001 Interview “El Diario/ La Prensa” newspaper, USA.
2002 Review ” The West New York Reporter” newspaper, New Jersey, USA.
2004 Review “The New Hudson” newspaper of New Jersey, USA.
2009 Review “American Business” magazine, New Jersey, USA
2009 Review “Cambio” newspaper, New York, USA.
2009 Review “La Razon” newspaper, New York, USA
2009 Review “Cine y Novelas” newspaper, New Jersey, USA.
2010 Review “The Queens Chronicle newspaper, New York, USA.
2010 Review “Forest Hills Celebrity” magazine, New York, USA.
2011 Review “Raices de Mexico” magazine, New York, USA.
2011 Review “El Migrante” newspaper, New York, USA.
2011 Review “El Imperio de la Paz” magazine, New York, USA.
2011 Review “Ayllu Times” newspaper, New York, USA.
2011 Interview “Associated Press” One of the biggest news agencies in the world.
2011 Review “El Comercio” newspaper, Peru.
2011 Review “El Nuevo Herald” newspaper, Miami, USA.
2011 Review “El Diario/La Prensa” newspaper, USA.
2011 Review “El Pais” newspaper, Spain.
2011 Review “La Hora” newspaper, Guatemala.
2011 Review “Publimetro” newspaper, Chilean.
2011 Review “El Diario de Mexico” newspaper, New York. The USA.
2011 Review “El Planeta” American newspaper, Boston Massachusetts USA.
2011 Review “El Mundo Hispanico” newspaper, Atlanta. The USA.
2012 Review “Nosotros” newspaper, New Jersey. The USA.
2013 Review “El Diario/La Prensa” newspaper. The USA.
2013 Review “Ayllu Times” newspaper. The USA.
Television Interviews about my Art and the creation of the Latin American Flag.
2009 Univision 41 T.V. New York, “Al Despertar” hosted by Antonio Martinez. Oct 12.
2010 Univision USA National T.V. “Despierta America” hosted by Birmania Rios (New York) Karla Martinez and Raul Gonzalez (Miami). March 9.
2011 Azteca America, USA National T.V. “Hoy en New York” hosted by Natalia Sanchez. April 5.
2011 La Mira T.V. New York channel, aired by Willax T.V. of Peru. May 25.
2011 MNN New York official channel ” Gritalo New York ” hosted by Elizabeth Casey. .July 20.
Art Works in Private Collections
Peru, Colombia, Puerto Rico, the United States, Italy, Mexico, and Dubai.
1990-1994 Art Teacher – Lima Geographic Society. Lima, Peru.
To obtain a better understanding of the historical moment that the ever-growing Latin Community in the United States is experiencing we need to look at some numbers and some history:
On January 22, 2003, the first page of The New York Times had as a headline that there were more Latinos than Afro-Americans in the United States. Soon after, the census bureau published that since July 2002 there were more Hispanics (38.8 million) than African-Americans (38.2 million) in the United States; in this way officially declared Latinos as the biggest minority in the United States.
Professor Leobardo Estrada, a sociologist, in his book “Latinos and the Nation’s Future” edited by Henry Cisneros (Former Housing Secretary during the Clinton administration), in May 2009, presents an analysis of the demographic implications that life events like marriage, education, death, births, etc., have in the Latin society as well as in the future of the United States.
Professor Estrada demonstrates the growth of the Latin population, using as a base that when the Southwestern states became part of the United States, there were about 160,000 persons of Spanish origin in the United States and its territories.
- The number of Latinos born outside the United States reached 1 million when Andrew Jackson was president.
- When J. F. Kennedy was president, the number of Latinos reached 5 million.
- When Richard Nixon was president, the number of Latinos reached 10 million.
- When Ronald Reagan was president, the number of Latinos reached 20 million.
- When Bill Clinton was president, the number of Latinos reached 30 million.
- It was during the George W. Bush administration that the number of Latinos reached 40 million.
- President Obama saw the number of Latinos reach 50 million.
- In the last 2020 census with the Donald Trump government, Latinos reached more than 65 million.
If we look at the young Latinos, the numbers are more impressive than those of the Latin community in general. In a recent study, the Hispanic Center (PEW) published on May 31st, 2009, concluded that Hispanics under 18 years of age represent 22% of the Hispanic population, more than one for every five of the population in the United States.
These numbers reflect a significant increase since 1980 when the same demographic group represented just 9%.
Pew also affirms that in the same manner in which the numbers changed, the demographic characteristics also changed.
There are about 16 million Hispanic children and youngsters under 18 years of age in the United States, 52% of this group are part of a “second generation” according to PEW in its study “Hispanic children: The development of the second generation, based on the census bureau statistics
These numbers show that the children belong to at least one parent born outside the United States, typically from immigrants that came from Mexico, Central America, Latin America, or the Caribbean during the immigration wave of 1980.
About 11% of Latin children are “first generation”, born in a foreign country, and 37% of the Latin children are “third generation or greater”, born of Hispanic parents born in the United States. These changes, the PEW study shows, are important because the social, economic, and demographic characteristics of the Latin children “vary substantially according to the status of the generational background”.
According to the study, two-thirds of the 1.7 million Latin children born outside the United States are illegal immigrants while none of the 6 million children that belong to the third generation are, since they were born in the country where their parents were born, and both are American Citizens.
Among the children that belong to the second generation, almost 4 out of 10 have at least one legal immigrant parent and live in families with mixed immigration status.
The projections of the census bureau indicate that toward the year 2025, almost three of each ten children in this country will have Latin ethnic origin.
During the last two decades, the numbers show, the Latin community had an impressive rate of growth because of births and new immigration.
When we speak of the growth of a population, fertility is a key factor. In 2005, the fertility index (average number of children for one family) was 1.7 for Asian women, 1.8 for white non-Hispanic women, 2.0 for Afro-American women, and 2.9 for Latin women.
The key to understanding the impact of these differences is to understand that it is necessary to have a fertility index of 2.1 to sustain the growth of any group of people in the world based on births alone.
We can conclude, therefore, that Latinos are the only ethnic group with sufficient births to grow and sustain the density of their population depending on births only.
Demographic studies show that the Latin population grows at a constant rate and higher than that of other groups.
According to projections, the Hispanic population grows at an annual rate of 3.4%, the Asian population grows at a rate of 3.2%, Afro-Americans grow at the rate of 1.3% and whites non-Hispanic grow at a rate of 0.3%.
On May 14 of 2009, the census bureau disclosed that the Hispanic population is much younger than the total population, with an average age of 27.7 years in 2008, compared to 36.8 years for the total population of the United States. A total of 34 % of the Hispanic population had less than 18 years and 6% had 65 years of age or more.
The average age for Afro-Americans was 30.3 years in 2008. Around 30% of the Afro-American population had less than 18 years of age, while 8% of the population had 65 years or more.
The average age for Asians was 34.2% years in the year 2008. Almost 26% of the Asian population had less than 18 years of age, while 9% had 65 years or more.
The white non-Hispanic population was much older than the total population, with an average age of 41.1 years in 2008. Around 21% of the white non-Hispanic, population had 18 years of age while 16% had 65 years or more.
Today, Hispanics represent close to half of the total growth of the nation.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: July 16, 2021
By: Arcelia Serrano
For the United Nations Organization, youth is a person who is between 15 and 24 years old; In the United States this same definition has been taken, but not in the Mexican case; In Mexico, young people are those between the ages of 12 and 29.
Be that as it may, young people are a powerful group whose main advantage is precisely their young age and enough energy to join the working life, in companies existing ones or forming their own, or in an endless number of projects thanks to the new technologies. Without any fear, it can be said that young people are the future of the country and young Latinos are the future of the United States.
In the United States, there are currently 42 million young people (between 15 and 24 years old), and they represent 13% of the total population of the country. Just for reference, adults aged 60 and over represent 24% of the population, that is, they are almost double the young population. Both in the white population, as well as among Afro-Americans and Asians, only 1 in 10 are young, but among Latinos, the proportion is 2 out of 10.
Thus, of the total number of young people in the country, a quarter is of Latino origin. Just 5 years ago these young people represented less than a fifth of the total. This means that their number has been increasing. But not because of migration but because the number of Americans who have Latino roots has increased, that is, they are children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren of Latino immigrants
Among these young Latinos, 84% are born in the United States, only 3% are naturalized, 6% have Legal Permanent Residence and 7% do not have documents, but of the latter who do not have documents, 6 out of 10 arrived in the US. In the US being under 16 years of age, that is, they fall into the category of Dreamers.
To date, 6 out of 10 young people of Latino origin have completed High School or more, and among them, 24% have a college degree and 10% have a bachelor’s degree. That is, they have been prepared or are in the process.
At least half of Latino youth are already working in activities as varied as business administration, financial occupations, administrative support, and even agriculture, construction, or transportation of people. And of those who work, at least a third continue studying, that is, they combine working life with education. Latino youth are ending the stigma that has accompanied the community for so long and according to which Latinos occupy only low-skilled and low-paying positions.
On the other hand, there are non-Hispanic whites, among whom the prevalence and increased aging, currently close to a third of whites are 60 or older, while among Latinos only a tenth are that age. The average age among whites is 43 years, among African Americans, it is 37 years, among Asians it is 38, while among Latinos it is 31 years.
These data are a sample of why we affirm that the United States has a great wealth and a great treasure in Latino youth. Because they are the ones who in the coming years will be fully incorporated into working life, many of them work and pay taxes, benefiting the American economy, and on whom, without a doubt, much of the weight will fall to sustain the pension system, increasingly demanding resources in the US.
So beyond the divisive discourses, which still prevail in some areas of the country, it is important to recognize that Latino youth contribute and will contribute even more so that the United States continues to be the economy most important in the world.