PRIDA | Visual Artist of The Month |Luis Cordero Santoni


Luis Cordero Santoni

Luis Cordero Santoni is a graphic artist born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and raised in El Barrio (New York City’s Spanish Harlem). As an artist, Luis is very interested in exploring themes related to Puerto Rican history and culture, especially Native American Taino culture. He recently created a portfolio of images derived from which he titles Taino Abstractions.

Luis is also a photographer, a painter and a publisher. He designs, produces and sells his own line of t-shirts with Native American Taíno and other Puerto Rican cultural icons.

As founder of Cemi Press, Luis is dedicated to promoting Puerto Rican literature and culture. The recently published Taino Zen, a book of poetry by Bobby Gonzalez, features one of Luis Cordero Santoni’s paintings on its cover.

As a member of the Comite Noviembre Board since 2006, Luis has coordinated the Puerto Rican Artisan Fair and Exhibit, the largest Puerto Rican artisan fair outside of Puerto Rico, and the largest in the U.S.

With Comité Noviembre’s support, Luis and several other artists founded the Puerto Rican Institute for the Development of the Arts, P.R.I.D.A., which has distinguished itself as one of the few, if not the only organization, advocating for the rights of Puerto Rican artists. PRIDA’s mission is to promote and provide support for Puerto Rican artists and the arts.

To contact Luis Cordero Santoni, please visit him online:
Facebook: Luis Cordero Santoni