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Jairo Prado

Jairo Prado

(b.1947) born in Cali, Columbia, lives in Nashville
Ancestral Fish, 1997-98
wood and metal, found objects, 30 x 58 x 12 inches, 2000.28

For nearly 30 years, Prado has been an art educator and full-time artist, creating commissioned works and exhibiting nationally and internationally. Noted exhibitions include a solo show at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, as well as the Biennial Best of Tennessee Craft Artists exhibition at the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga. His work is in the collections of the Tennessee State Museum, Tennessee State University, Watkins College of Art and Design, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. (video below)

Compassion, 1990
plaster sculpture (3 figures) from the Harapos Series
Gift of J. Kenneth Townsend