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“Celestial Mechanics” | Interior Design by Vargas-Suarez Universal | PS/IS 191 - The Riverside School for Makers and Artists in New York
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“Celestial Mechanics” - Interior Design

Featured In PS/IS 191 - The Riverside School for Makers and Artists, New York, NY

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oil on canvas on birch panels (in 8 parts)
PS/IS 191 Riverside School for Makers and Artists, Manhattan, New York
Commissioned by the NYC Department of Education & the NYC School Construction Authority, Public Art for Public Schools Program, in collaboration with the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program.
Collection of the NYC Department of Education

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Contemporary art for public and private spaces

Vargas-Suarez Universal (b. 1972) lives and works between New York City, Houston, Texas and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
​He was born in Mexico City and raised in the Houston, Texas suburb of Clear Lake City, adjacent to the Johnson Space Center (NASA). From 1991 to 1996 he studied astronomy and art history at the University of Texas at Austin and moved to New York City in 1997.

Vargas-Suarez has conducted post-studio research at NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA; Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, FL; Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX; Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Korolyov (Moscow), Russia; and the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. His writings have been published by Right Brain Words, New York; Edizioni Charta, Milano and The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Selected collections include: The Museum of Modern Art Library, Whitney Museum of American Art, El Museo del Barrio, Queens Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Dieu Donne Papermill, Inc. Archives (all in New York); Jersey City Museum, NJ; Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, RI; Baltimore Museum of Art, MD; Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin,TX; Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy; Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain; DA2 (Domus Artium, 2002) Salamanca, Spain; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), León, Spain, Winzavod Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow, Russian Federation, JPMorgan Chase Art Collection and the UBS Art Collection