Carlos Llerena Aguirre has published woodcuts in international journals, books, magazines, children’s books, and newspapers. His woodcuts are in the Library of Congress Permanent Collection. He holds an M.F.A., in Cinematography from the University of Miami. An M.F.A., in art, an A.M., in Art Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and an M.A., in Graphics from Hunter College C.U.N.Y.
His video art and documentaries have been officially selected in international venues: FLAVIA[2 2013 Festival Latinoamericano de Videoarte, Buenos Aires, Argentina. TOLFA International Short Film Festival 2013, Roma, Italia. Museo de Arte, Parana. (permanent collection) Argentina. Cortoacquario VI Festival Internazionale Cortometraggi, Juried documentary, Santa Marinella, Roma, Italia. Festival Internacional Cine Toluca, FICT 2012, Mexico. Bideodromo 2012- Naziateko Zine eta Bideo Esperimentalen Laialdia. Bilboko, Bereginen Museoa. 1er Festival Latinoamericano de Cortometrajes Ambientales. Albufera 2012, Argentina. Optic Nerve XII, Film Festival. Juried exhibit. Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA, North Miami, FL. OMNI, Urban Intervention, Juried exhibit. Art Basel, Wynwood, FL. CLOSE UP. A Riesgo, Pasaguero, Juried exhibit. Video Projections, Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México.
His latest feature ethnographic documentary:
He represented Peru and the USA with his woodcuts in the Norsk Internasjonal Grafikk Biennale, Norway. The Jubilam X Internationale Grafik Triennale, Norway. Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition and The Xylon Graphische International Triennale, Switzerland. Recipient of the Frans Masareel Centrum artist in residence in Belgium and the Venice Printmaking Studio in Venice. Italy. He is currently a tenured professor at the University of Miami.