Born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic.


Graduated in 2007 with an AAS in Fine Arts and Illustration from Altos de Chavón in the Dominican Republic and in the same year moved to Puerto Rico, where he performed as furniture design, Film/tv production and Drawing/Fashion Illustration Faculty at Turabo University.


In 2011 obtained a BFA in Painting from Escuela de Artes Plásticas of Puerto Rico and in 2013 obtained a MFA in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design. 


Maldonado has been the recipient of the Carlos Collazo (EAP) and Gelman Trust Scholarship (SCAD) and has been subject to inclusion on various publications across platforms, including papers, magazines and online journals.


His work has been exhibited in various venues, including the Santo Domingo 23rd Modern Art Museum Biennial (2013), "Santurce es Ley" art festival (2010, 2011), Saint Louis Fashion Week, Philly Fashion week, as well as multiple group and solo shows throughout Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the United States. He has also been a resident artist at Elsewhere Residency in Greensboro, NC (2013) and Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Philadelphia, PA (2020).


Since 2017 he has lived and works in Philadelphia, PA.

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