About Luis Cordero Santoni
Luis Cordero is a graphic artist born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and currently residing in Yonkers, NY. He has been very active in the Puerto Rican community over the years.
With Comité Noviembre’s support, he 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 organizations advocating for the rights of the Puerto Rican artists.
Since 2006 he has been on the Board of Directors of Comite Noviembre and has produced and coordinated Comite Noviembre's National Puerto Rican Artisan Fair, the largest Puerto Rican artisan fair outside of Puerto Rico and the largest in the US.
I am inspired to create by the richness of my culture. We can draw on our African roots to create dances and rhythms that can move people out of their seats and into another world. We can draw on our Spanish/European roots to create literature to inspire the world. We can draw on our Native roots to create graphics that had never been seen before. It amazes me when I think of what a small island Puerto Rico is, with so few people yet our artists have created art that can stand side by side with the best in the world!