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Louis Queralt

Paramus, New Jersey

As a Nuyorican, I was always proud of my tropical background from my mother’s side, as she was born in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. I was surprised when I went to Spain and especially Valencia, Spain, where my father was born, and discovered all of the tropical palm trees, it made me feel 100% like a true Latino.

But just as happy I am of being a New Yorker, born in Harlem and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. I was in a couple of street gangs, The Dragons, The Satans and The Clowns (in those days you really had to join). I loved Salsa from the early days of the Palladium Ballroom in Manhattan. Then I joined the Air Force, got married and studied at CCNY, until I decided that art would be my life so I went to The Art Students League, Phoenix School of Design (in Manhattan), The School of Visual Arts, and the National Academy of Design. With a plethora of visual stimulation that you get from NY, what with the galleries, museums (I always said that I lived at the Met) it was a wonderful place to have culture all around you and get out of my background where many of my friends had succumbed to drugs, jail , etc.

I worked as an artist for many advertising agencies and spent many years as Art Director for a couple of publishing houses, had my own design studio in the city while I lived in Gramercy Park East until I moved to New Jersey, where I now live in Paramus. Went to Bergen Community College for a Graphic Certificate and taught a Life Drawing class at the Ridgewood Community School for about 10 years. I also painted in oils at the Ridgewood Art Institute which I still do, only now I paint in pastels.

I am also, for over 5 years, the Creative Director for Mada Medical Products, Inc. a medical products and equipment company in Carlstadt, NJ. Working on many promotion, advertising, printed and web marketing concepts.