Emilio Maldonado is an Afro-Caribbean artist living in Philadelphia. He graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design (MFA, Painting, 2013), Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico (BFA, Painting, 2011) and from Altos de Chavón in the Dominican Republic (AAS, Fine Arts and Illustration, 2007).
Through a multidisciplinary practice, he tackles questions that live between the realm of the domestic and the social-contemporary, dealing with culture, poverty, and trauma and with a very keen interest in the human condition.
He has been part of group and solo shows locally and abroad, such as Vox Populi Make/shift (Philadelphia, PA, 2021) and Santo Domingo Museum of Modern Art Biennial, (Santo Domingo, DR, 2013). He has also attended Elsewhere Residency (Greensboro, NC) and Tiger Strikes Asteroid in 2020 and a recipient of the 2021 Mural Arts Fellowship for Black Artists.