Villalongo’s goal is to spark conversations between history and art which give us progressive discussions of the future. “Our histories are metabolized, they mutate and are more alive in us when regarded as question. Social and cultural histories are in a constant cycle of being told and retold. The winners often claim authority, but the losers, lovers and haters must all have their say. I’m interested in this hazy space, in which the cry of many voices, melds the events of today into the mythologies of tomorrow, which somehow resemble the mythologies of yesterday”.
Villalongo lives and works in Brooklyn. He is the recipient of both the prestigious Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptor’s Grant. His work is included in several notable collections including the Studio Museum In Harlem, El Museo Del Barrio and Princeton University Art Museum. He has been reviewed in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, The New Yorker and the New York Times.