Gerardo Goldwasser (Montevideo, 1961)
He studied at Nelson Ramos’ studio (Centro de Expresión Artística, cea). At the Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales (mnav), in 1987, he learned hand papermaking with Lawrence Baker, director of the Barcelona Paper Helkshop, Spain and, in 1985, printmaking with David Finkbeiner, a professor at the Manhattan Graphics Center of New York and the Pratt Institute of New York. Goldwasser is an adjunct professor (grade 3) of the degree in Visual Communication Design, School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism (Udelar). He held the following residences: Ateliers Internationaux du Fonds d’Art Contemporain Régionaux-Frac des Pays de la Loire, Nantes (1996), and New York, with the Bienarte III (1992) scholarship. In 2014, he won the Justino Zavala Muniz creation scholarship (fefca), and in 2015, the Fondo Concursable para la Cultura (Art Fund Competition), both from the Ministry of Education and Culture. He received the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship, New York (2001); Second Prize in the second Bienal de Grabado of Mercosur, the Fondo Nacional de las Artes (National Fund for the Arts), Buenos Aires (2000); the Paul Cézanne Prize (1997) and the Grand Prix at the Bienarte III, Alianza Cultural Uruguay- USA (1990-1992). He won First Prize at the 51 Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales (National Visual Arts Awards), Montevideo (2003); First Prize in the 50 Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo (2002), First Prize at the 51 Salón Municipal de Artes Visuales (Municipal Visual Arts Awards), Montevideo (1999); a mention at the Museo de Arte Decorativo (Buenos Aires); First Prize at the Cuarta Muestra de Artes Plásticas Nacional Coca Cola-Pluna (Fourth National Plastic Arts Coca-Cola Pluna Awards), Montevideo (1989), and First Prize at the Encuentro Internacional del Cómic, Badalona (1989). He lives and works in Montevideo.