Rudy Gutierrez

Rudy Gutierrez: Humanity, Not Politics
Rudy Gutierrez
Humanity, Not Politics, 2020
Acrylic, colored pencil, crayon on Bristol paper mounted on board
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Sacred Scream / Humanity Not Politics

My heart and soul sees the many offenses taking place inclusive of the immigrant children at the borders that are in concentration camps separated from their families and the constant racist Police killings of people of color most notably being African Americans.

All of which no decent human being should be able to ignore. While the so called “power” parties that be, play the game of divide and conquer by the spreading of fear and hate driving this country to devolutionary values. I say whether we scream sacredly from our hearts, minds or souls it is about voting for Humanity not Politics and each of us to must do what we can where we stand! 


Rudy-GutierrezRudy Gutierrez is an American illustrator and educator born in the Bronx, NY, of Puerto Rican heritage, and raised in Teaneck, NJ. He has been a professor of illustration at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where he has taught since 1990.

The artist’s work has appeared in films and performances, and on U.S. Postage stamps (Musical Icon Series of Jimi Hendrix), posters, and LP / CD covers. His artwork for Santana’s “Shaman” was used as a set design at the 2002 Super Bowl half-time show and for various products. More recently, his paintings have been commissioned for the film “Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary.” Featured in many public and private collections, his art is included in those of musical icons Carlos Santana, Clive Davis, and Wayne Shorter.

Gutierrez’s many awards include the Society of Illustrators’ Dean Cornwell Recognition Hall of Fame Award, Distinguished Educator in the Arts Award, and Gold Medal. His children’s books have earned a Caldecott Honor Award, Pura Belpre Award, Americas Book Award, Children’s Africana Book Awards, and a New York Book Award. Communication Arts, Step by Step Graphics, Art News, American Illustration, American Artist and Art Direction Magazine have featured his art.

Yuko Shimizu: Defend Democracy - Vote

Unity Project illustrations by Yuko Shimizu and Rudy Gutierrez selected as an American Illustration 40 Winners

From over 7,000 entries from 1,342 artists, art directors, publishers, agencies and schools, the jury selected 426 images by a majority vote or better to appear in the American Illustration 40 book and represent the best pictures from 2020. 302 of the industry’s best established, emerging and student illustrators will be presented in printonline and, with a little luck, in person this November to celebrate this occassion.

This year’s distinguished jury included: Gail Anderson, Chair, BFA Design and BFA Advertising SVA, Jury Chair;  Antonio Alcala, Art Director, Studio A;  Bashan Aquart, Executive Creative Director, AKA/NYC;  Lynne Carty, Art Director, Wall Street Journal;  Debora Cheyenne Cruchon, Art Director, BUCK;  Bobby C. Martin, co-Founder, Champions Design;  Neeta Patel, Designer, The New Yorker;  Chris Rukan, Art Director, The Washington Post;  Jackie Seow, VP, Executive Director of Art, Trade Division, Simon & Schuster;  Faith Stafford, Art Director, Entertainment Weekly.

Congratulations Yuko and Rudy!

Rudy Gutierrez: Humanity, Not Politics