Eddie Arroyo’s paintings explore the effects of gentrification on Miami neighborhoods. Arroyo adopts a social realist style to capture vernacular commercial buildings in Miami’s Little Haiti that may soon be replaced by new development. He chronicles the loss of a community’s social, physical, and economic fabric.
Arroyo (b. 1976) lives and works in Miami, FL. He received a BFA from Florida International University (2001) and has shown his work in multiple venues such as Girls’ Club Collection (Fort Lauderdale, FL), Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (FL), Locust Projects (Miami), and Little Haiti Cultural Complex (Miami). He has had solo exhibitions at the Bakehouse Art Center (Miami), Swampspace (Miami), and CS Gallery (North Miami). His journalistic work has been published in The Miami Rail and the online publication Art is About.