Bronx borne and raised, Xavier Figueroa is a visual artist working in installation, painting, sculpture and other various media. With a background in carpentry, merchandising, graffiti, graphics and fine art, he has continuously strived to create work invoking a sense of familiarity of the urban environment using his Puerto Rican roots and personal memories.
Xavier received his BFA in Sculpture with departmental honors from Lehman College/CUNY
(2007) and has also studied at Bronx Community College/CUNY
, The Educational Alliance
and National Academy Museum & School of Fine Arts
In 2010, he launched the online magazine Bronx Art Guide
helping support Bronx artists and local art venues. In 2011, he received the Bronx Council on the Arts
for installation art, participated in the Bronx Museum of the Arts
AIM program and showed in Wave Hill
s Glyndor Gallery as part of the Bronx Museum
s Bronx Calling: The First AIM Biennial
. Xavier currently resides and works in the Bronx.