Painter | Perú
<em> Nilton </em> Cárdenas
<em> Nilton </em> Cárdenas
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Nilton Cárdenas

Guardians of My Legacy, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 (2008)
Nilton was born in Lima, Peru. As a youth his family immigrated to Miami, Florida and then moved to Providence, RI. He grew up in Lima, Peru and studied journalism at the University of San Martin de Porres and Painting at the Institute Superior José Sabogal in Lima, Peru. He has exhibited individual and collectively in the United States. His latest works series “Native Land” reflects an inward search for his native origin as it releases to his creativity; his work is a spiritual rebirth, a liberating reawakening.

Nilton has been developing his talent as an art and painting instructor for years with children and youth in the city of Providence. He has worked in schools summer camps and before and after school programs. He has also worked for different organizations that support art and culture in the city of Providence, such as City Arts, Dorcas Place, YMCA, Urban League of RI, Hispanic Heritage Society Museum, RISD, Providence Safe Smart Program and Providence School District. Nilton also works for the Providence School Department.

Nilton has received recognition awards from the City Hall and from different state representatives acknowledging his art work, his support and the impact that he has as a role model for children, youth and people of Providence.