I am at my best when I am pursuing multiple creative projects at a time. I like to do many things and launch new ideas when I am not traveling, writing, shooting or making art at my studio.
FotoFlo Gallery, San Juan (2017): the first contemporary photography gallery in Puerto Rico specialized in artistic and conceptual photography, featuring work from emerging and established photographers in Puerto Rico and the world. This project will also feature a contemporary photography school, studio space for rent, darkroom facility, and a small cinema.
Currently working on:
Casa de Artistas: currently in the final phase of restoration, Casa de Artistas is an intentional artist community consisting of 8 apartments and a total of 20 bedrooms in the neighborhood of Puerta de Tierra, several blocks off the enchanting Old San Juan. Our goal is to create the first artist community in Puerto Rico to foster collaboration, unity, encouragement among our local talent. Artists will have the opportunity to exhibit their work at the basement gallery, “el sótano. Opening in November 2016. Applications available online.
Matadero Art Gallery: launched in 2014, Matadero Is a contemporary art gallery in San Juan featuring emergent and established artists working on paint, photography, sculpture, mixed media and urban art. We also have an online art shop with over 70 Puerto Rican, Latin American and American artists. Follow us on Instagram and see the latest press.
To see my photography and visual arts work visit: www.jorgefusaro.com
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Restoration of the “Cúpula del Palacio de Santa Catalina en La Fortaleza”, the governor’s house in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. This beautiful neoclassical monument is unique and was finished in 1845 under the leadership of Queen Elizabeth II. It is a patrimony of UNESCO.
I was called in to make a team that consisted of 17 local artists and students to work on the second stage of the restoration: painting all the shaft of the stairs and the ornaments and application of gold leaf throughout the architectural details. It is a structure 60′ feet high with a diameter of 24′ feet. We worked day and night to complete the project in record time. Book published. Documentary in the making. Photo below by Moncho Dapena.
“Los Muros de la Uni”: Urban art project held in July-August 2015 in the Bayamón campus of the University of Puerto Rico. Project consisted of 9 murals and the painting of a transportation trolley to shuttle students to/from campus to the local metro station.
Foro Creativo: In December 2015, we closed a five year project consisting of two local daily deal websites in Puerto Rico.This enterprise was very successful and helped local merchants increase sales and business traffic. Coupled with an in-house design and promotions agency, we served over 700 clients.
Other past projects include: Leadership Fuel Coaching and Consulting, Futuroe.com, MyTechieCoach, Expohogar, Today’s Woman, Electrosound Dj’s. Also worked at J. Walter Thompson and Grey advertising agencies and at the Gradizio Graduate School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University.