Being from the Caribbean has served as a source of inspiration for my artwork. My artistic practice is hybrid and often interdisciplinary allowing to connect content with image. Elements of collaboration and research are part of the work in the interest to discuss the complexities of technological, geo-political, and natural effects that transform our understanding of realities. The artworks take the form of experimental digital printing processes, audiovisual material, performance, and large scale three-dimensional installations.
Lionel Cruet was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and received his Bachelor in Fine Arts from La Escuela de Artes Plásticas en Puerto Rico and a Masters in Fine Arts from CUNY - The City College of New York. He was the recipient of the Juan Downey Audiovisual Award in 2013 at the 11th Media Arts Biennale at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago, Chile. In 2015 had a solo show, Lionel Cruet: In Between, Real and Digital with Bronx River Art Center in New York. Also his artwork have been part of a group exhibition such as SuperReal: Alternative Realities in Photography and Video at El Museo del Barrio in New York, Colonial Comfort at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico and the Sound Art Fair at Sala de las Artes, Universidad de Sagrado Corazón in Puerto Rico among others. In 2016 he participated on the AIM Program with The Bronx Museum of the Arts and his projects has been published by Made in Mind Magazine and designboom.