Jorge Larrea, M.A.

Adjunct Faculty of Fine Arts

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About Professor Larrea

I was born in Quito, Ecuador, in 1967, and immigrated to the United States at the age of 22, after two years of theological studies. I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Art History from Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, and a few years later a Masters in Education. I’ve been teaching art history and studio classes for the last twenty years in the Fine Arts Department at Saint Peter’s University, and I’m currently a full-time art teacher at Northeast School in Montclair, NJ. I’ve exhibited my artwork in New Jersey and New York for over two decades.

Teaching is a conversation, not a lecture. Students open themselves up to the subject when they are not spoken to but with. It’s al about the students, their understanding of the subject, not about me knowing it. I learned a lot about teaching at Jesuit institutions, one of them SPU. So I’m grateful for the opportunity to share what I’ve learned in the same place that taught me so much.


Career & Accomplishments


  • Saint Peter's University, M.A.

  • Saint Peter's University, B.A.


  • Dreams and Archetypes, Artist Square, Montclair NJ, 2018

  • Into the Metaphysics, Saint Peter’s University, Jersey City, NJ, 2018

  • Flesh & Passion. The Fervor of Sebastian thru the artist’s eye, CFM Art Gallery, SoHo, NY, 2008

  • La Forme Humaine, The Portrait, Landscapes and Vistas, The Nude in Art, Three Young Artists, One Man Show Saint Peter’s University, Jersey City, NJ, 2008, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1995, 1994

  • Contemporary Artists, Borders Art Gallery, Livingston, NJ, 1999

  • Ecuadorian Artists in America Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, New York City, NY, 1997

  • Latin American Artists, The Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ, 1995

  • Latin American Artists, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1995

  • Peep Show, CFM Art Gallery, SoHo, NY, 1995

  • Small Works, Juried Show, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, 1994


  • Bene Merenti award for 20 years of teaching at Saint Peter's University