Abraham Cruz A'00, Raul Castro-Cerrata A'00, and Anita Ragusa A'04

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Cooper Union School of Art alumni Abraham Cruz (2000), Raul Castro-Cerrato (2000), and Anita Ragusa (2004) are featured in an upcoming exhibition titled EXQUISITE CORPSE. Curated by Abraham Cruz, Exquisite Corpse is a group collaboration by artists who reside in the Hudson Valley and NYC. The exhibit follows the journey of seven artists/collaborators with one rooted seed – queer culture: past, present, and future. In this exhibit, the artist will present their journey as members of the queer community and the visual representation of a collaborative journey through the game Exquisite Corpse. EXQUISITE CORPSE September 29th – October 29th Everett & Treadwell Building 33 Canfield, Kingston, NY Opening Reception - September 29th - 6PM Artwork by: Abraham Cruz + Raul Castro-Cerrato + Anita Ragusa + Sergey Vershin + William van Roden + Jason O’Malley + Nicole Becher For further details follow @exquisitecorpse2023 on Instagram, for daily updates and exclusive interviews with participating artist.



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