Abreu, Iván

Iván Abreu (b. 1967, Havana): Abreu's work incorporates multiple media, such as electronic devices, software development, sound experimentation, Internet, industrial design, documents, video and photography. His work has been exhibited internationally, at venues that include Greusslich Contemporary in Berlin; the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts in El Paso, Texas; the Portugal Biennial; PAN Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, in Italy, and the NTU School of Art, Design and Media, in Singapore. Abreu is the recipient of a grant from the National System of Art Creators of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts of Mexico (FONCA). In 2012, his photography was selected for a group photo exhibition at the Rio+ 20 Climate Change Summit.  Abreu has a Master Degree of Information Engineering from Anahuac University. (Cintas for art, 2011-12)

Abreu, Juan

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Aids Flag Sida, 1993, Oil on canvas, 78” x 72”

Juan Abreu (b. 1952, Havana): A writer and journalist as well as an artist, Abreu has been a columnist for Diario las Américas and is the author of Habanera fue, A la sombra del mar: Jornadas cubanas con Reinaldo Arenas, and Libro de las exhortaciones al amor. He studied at the National Academy of San Alejandro in Havana and came to the United States in the Mariel boatlift of 1980. He had his first exhibition at the Sibi bookstore, in Miami, in 1982. Since then he has exhibited his work regularly. He is represented in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. (Cintas in art, 1993-94)

Akers, Adela

Wall Hanging: Peace,  36.5” x 27.5”, Wool, Woven textile possibly intended as a wall hanging

Adela Akers (b. 1933, Santiago de Compostela, Spain): After studying pharmacy at the University of Havana and working for a time as a biochemist, Akers became interested in tapestries in the late 1950s and studied weaving at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. She later became weaver-in-residence at Penland School of Crafts and taught at Temple University's Tyler School of Art for more than 20 years. Her work is in the permanent collection of major institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Smithsonian Institution, the American Craft Museum and the Everson Collection of American Art. (Cintas in art, 1967-68, 1968-69) 

Alejandro, José Ramón

Portfolio: Parts Of A Machine, ink on paper, 12.875” x 9.875”

José Ramón Alejandro (b. 1943, Havana): After living in Buenos Aires and Montevideo in the early 1960s, Alejandro moved to Paris in 1963 and spent the next 30 years in France, working as an artist, book illustrator and designer. He had his first exhibition at the Galerie Lambert and went on to participate in shows throughout Europe, Israel and the United States. His work was included in the Outside Cuba exhibition, and is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. Alejandro moved to Miami in 1995. Over the years, Alejandro’s early geometric paintings have evolved into lush tropical landscapes; noted Cuban writer Antonio José Ponte called him “an artist of the terrible, of mystery.'' (Cintas for art, 1969-70, 1971-72)

Alfonzo, Carlos

Untitled, 1984, Ink on paper. Gift of Olga Viso

Carlos Alfonzo (b. 1950, Havana-d.1991, Miami): One of many Cuban artists who came to the United States in the Mariel boatlift, Alfonzo quickly developed a following in this country. His work was represented in the Outside Cuba exhibition and the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition and he was the subject of several solo exhibitions in institutions such as the Miami Art Museum, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in North Carolina, the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach and the Hal Bromm Gallery in New York. His work was featured in Triumph of the Spirit: Carlos Alfonzo, A Survey 1975-1991, published by the Miami Art Museum. He is one of the artists profiled in Maria Lino’s 1988 documentary film, Three Artist Profiles. Alfonzo studied at the University of Havana. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. (Cintas for art, 1983-84)

Algaze, Mario

Los Amiguitos de Gloria, 1993, Gelatin silver print on paper, 9.875” x 9.875”

Mario Algaze (b. 1947, Havana): Traveling extensively as a freelance photographer, Algaze has devoted his career to documenting life in the cities and countryside of Latin America. His evocative photographs have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad and his work has been purchased for the collections of museums such as the Tamayo, in Mexico, the Santa Barbara Museum, The Duke University Museum and the Fundación Guayasamín in Quito. He is the winner of several fellowships, including one from the National Endowment for the Arts. His work was included in the Outside Cuba exhibition and in the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition and is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. (Cintas in art, 1989-90)

Alonso, Luis

LUIS ALONSO

Untitled, 1986, Acrylic on Masonite, 13” x 13.75”

Luis Alonso (b. 1952, Sagua la Grande): Since receiving a Bachelor’s degree in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Rutgers University, Alonso has participated in multiple exhibitions, including many Rhode Island School of Design faculty biennials, as well as exhibitions at the Schaffler Gallery of the Pratt Institute, the Dowd Fine Arts Gallery at SUNY and the Scott Alan Fine Arts in New York. Alonso is senior critic in the Department of Foundation Studies at Rhode Island School of Design. He has been a visiting lecturer at SUNY College at Cortland and a visiting critic at Harvard’s Carpenter Center. (Cintas in art, 1985-86)

Anreus, Alejandro

The Great Butcher I and The Great Butcher II, Oil on canvas, dyptich format, 48” x 30”

Alejandro Anreus (b. 1960, Havana): Though he began his career as an artist, Anreus is now an art historian and poet, and is professor of art history at William Paterson University. For many years, he worked as curator at the Montclair Art Museum and the Jersey City Museum. He regularly participates in panels and seminars on Latin American art. Among the exhibitions he has organized are Ben Shahn and The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti at the Jersey City Museum and Juan Sánchez: Printed Convictions, Subversions/Affirmations: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and A Survey and Latino Visions II at the Aljira Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, NJ. He has been published widely in art magazines such as Art Nexus, Canícula and Encuentro, and has written many exhibition catalogues. He was editor and essayist for Orozco in Gringoland: The Years in New York, and he is the editor of Mexican Muralism A Critical History with Robin Adele Greeley and Leonard Folgarait. Anreus received a Ph.D. in art history from the Graduate Center at CUNY.  When he won his first Cintas fellowship, he became the youngest person ever to receive the award. (Cintas in art, 1979-80, 1986-87)

Asencio, John Joseph

John Joseph Asencio (b. 1946, Mayarí): A sculptor who works primarily with metal, Asencio is known for his innovative casting techniques. He has exhibited throughout the United States in venues such as the Gilman Gallery, the Chapultepec International Gallery, the Art Institute in Chicago and the Kromex Gallery in New York. Asencio received a Master of Arts degree from the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago. (Cintas for art, 1980-81)

Ballester, Juan Pablo

Juan Pablo Ballester (b. 1966, Camagüey): The Barcelona-based Ballester was a member of the Havana artists’ collective known as ABTV, whose conceptual work was influenced by post-modernist theories. He has become increasingly interested in photography and video art. In 1992, he moved to Spain, where he exhibits frequently. In 1997, he participated in the guerrilla performance piece Sudaca Enterprises with Coco Fusco and María Elena Escalona at ARCO 97 in Madrid. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, the Ludwig Forum in Aachen and the Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. Ballester studied at the Instituto Superior de Arte de La Habana. (Cintas for art, 1998-99)

Becker, Lilliam

In Honor of Wasily Kandinsky, 1969, Oil on canvas, 20” x 24”

Lilliam Becker (b. Havana): A freelance art director, translator and teacher, Becker has worked with fashion photographers and record and video producers. Her drawings, etchings and silk-screens have been exhibited in galleries in Puerto Rico, Japan, Italy, Venezuela and several cities in the United States. Becker graduated from the City University of New York and studied film and languages in Florence, Italy. (Cintas in art, 1979)

Bedia, José

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Una Guia en la Subida, 2006, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48"

José Bedia (b. 1959, Havana): Bedia works in several media, including painting, installation and ceramics, and has participated in dozens of solo and group exhibitions in the United States and across the world. His work is strongly evocative of Afro-Cuban religions as well as of the rituals of Native Americans, whose cultures he studies. His work has been acquired by galleries and major collectors, including the Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City, the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas, the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Miami-Dade Public Library. Bedia attended the Escuela de Arte de San Alejandro and the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana. He is the winner of Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, a Premio Fundación Joan Miró and numerous other awards. (Cintas for Art, 1997-98)

Bellechasse, Jaime

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The Unexpected Visitor, 1983, oil on canvas, 32" x 44"

Jaime Bellechasse (b. 1944, Havana – d. 1983, Miami): After graduating from the National Academy of San Alejandro, Bellechasse exhibited in Cuba, Mexico and Spain and his illustrations appeared in Revolución, Bohemia and Noticias de Arte, among other publications. He was one of the artists represented in 10 Out of Cuba at INTAR Latin American Gallery in 1982. (Cintas for art, 1981-82, 1983-84)

Beltran, Elio

Nostalgia (Homenaje a Daniel Sera Badue), 1998, Mixed media on canvas, 32 x 39 inches

Elio Beltran (b. 1929, Regla): The critic Armando Álvarez Bravo has described Beltrán’s work as one influenced by the “experience of separation, exile and loss.” Beltrán has participated in exhibitions such as Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition and African Currents at the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art in New York. He has shown his work in numerous galleries and museums in the United States, including the Paterson Museum and the Bergen Museum in New Jersey. One of his pieces, Transiciones, was purchased for the permanent collection of the Museum of the Organization of American States; his work is also in the permanent collections of the Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, and the Institute of Art and Education in New York. The French Academy of Arts awarded Beltrán a Silver Medal for his work. Beltrán is the author of the book Back to Cuba (The return of the butterflies). (Cintas for art, 1983-84)

Bencomo, Mario

Corpus Cavafy, 2003, Acrylic and ink on handmade paper, 31" x 42”

Mario Bencomo (b. 1953, Pinar del Río): Noted for the strong imagery, color and ambiguity of in his paintings, drawings and artist’s books, Bencomo has participated in exhibitions at venues that include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Minnesota Museum of Art, the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, the Centre d’Art Santa Monica in Barcelona and the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. His work was included in the Outside Cuba exhibition, the Miami Generation traveling exhibition and the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition. His work is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Detroit Institute of Art, the Denver Art Museum, Havana’s Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, the Miami-Dade Public Library and the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C., among others. (Cintas for art, 1984-1985)

Bermúdez, José Ygnacio

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Casseopia, 1970, Stainless steel (four piece geometric form in box), 31.5” x 24”

José Ygnacio Bermúdez (b. 1922, Havana 1922 – d, 1998, Phoenix): Part of a group of abstract expressionist artists who came of age in the 1950s and became known as “Los Once,” Bermúdez was known for his work in painting, sculpture, photography and graphic design. Between 1953 and 1971, he was program officer in the Cultural Affairs Division of the Organization of American States and later head of its graphic services division. He exhibited widely in the United States and abroad, including solo shows at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas. In 1961, he won first prize at the American Mural Competition in Maryland, and in 1969, second prize at the IX Festival de Arte in Cali, Colombia. Bermúdez also made several documentary films. His work is in several major collections and museums, including the Detroit Art Institute, the J.B. Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Ky., the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Miami-Dade Public Library and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (Cintas for art, 1969-70, 1970-71)

Bermúdez, Secundino (Cundo)

Secundino (Cundo) Bermúdez (b. Havana, 1914-d. 2008, Miami): Bermúdez attended the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes as well as the University of Havana, where he studied political science and economics. He was founding member of the Asociación de Pintores y Escultores de Cuba, created in 1949. A figurative painter and muralist, Bermúdez spent a year working in Mexico in the late 1930s and acknowledges the influence of the Mexican muralists in his early work. Bermúdez participated in countless solo and group exhibitions, beginning in 1942, when he showed his gouaches and water colors at the Havana Lyceum, and including galleries and museums in Chile, Guatemala, Haiti, Peru, Sweden, Venezuela and several cities in the United States.  He received the award “Homage to Picasso” from the Organization of American States. One of Bermúdez’s large ceramic murals was installed in the gardens of the OAS General Secretariat building in Washington, D.C. He was commissioned to create a glass mosaic mural, 27 feet by 40 feet, for the lobby of a studio theater that is part of Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. (Cintas for art, 1973-74)

Boza, Juan

Juan Boza (b. Camagüey, 1941-d. New York, 1991): A member for many years of Havana’s Taller Experimental de la Gráfica, Boza excelled at painting, drawing, engraving, installation and graphic design. After arriving in New York in 1980, he worked at the Printmaking Workshop, the Lower Eastside Printshop and the Art Students League. He participated in many shows in Cuba and the United States, as well as in Europe and Latin America. He was the recipient of the Jerome Foundation Fellowship to the Printmaking Workshop. He was one of the artists featured in Wayne Salazar’s 1985 documentary Cuba-USA: Three Cuban Artists in New York City. His work was included in the Outside Cuba exhibition and the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition. His work is in the collections of the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Museo de la Universidad Autónoma de México, among others. (Cintas for art, 1983-84, 1985-86)

Briel, Ernesto

Untitled, 1988, Print, 24” x 18"

Ernesto Briel (b. Guanabacoa, 1943- d. New York, 1992): An artist with a particular interest in the theater, Briel was a painter and set designer who also worked briefly as an actor. He studied painting at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro and design at the Escuela Nacional de Diseño in Havana, and photography at the Parsons School of Design in New York. He participated in solo and group shows in the United States and Cuba. In 1994, two years after his death, the Jadite Galleries in New York presented an exhibition of his work. His work is in the collections of the Jersey City Museum in New Jersey, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana and the Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport, Conn. (Cintas for art, 1988-89)

Brito, Maria

Maria Brito (b. Havana, 1947): From her base in Miami, the sculptor Maria Brito has gained wide recognition and is frequently exhibited in the United States and abroad. Her work was chosen for the third ¡Mira! Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour, for Ceremony of Memory, a major exhibition of work by Hispanic artists that toured the United States, for the Miami Generation traveling exhibition, the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition and for the landmark The Decade Show in New York. She is the winner of fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Florida Department of State, the South Florida Consortium, the Pollock Krasner Foundation and the Virginia A. Groot Foundation. Brito is one of the artists profiled in Maria Lino’s 1988 documentary film, Three Artist Profiles. She is also one of the featured artists in the book Latin American Women Artists of the United States. Brito’s work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Miami. (Cintas for art, 1981-82, 1985-86)

Cabrera Vega, Yvette Cabrera Vega

Yvette Cabrera Vega (New York, 1955): A full-time faculty member at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez, where she has taught studio art courses since 1993, Cabrera Vega is one of the leading figures in contemporary Puerto Rican ceramics. She is the recipient of two fellowships from the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture and won the acquisition prize at the Contemporary Ceramics Biennial in San Juan in 1993.  Her work was chosen for the second Havana Biennial and for several other international shows in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Italy and Mexico. She was a visiting artist at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia in 2001. Her pieces are in the collections of The Clay Studio, Pratt’s Permanent Collection in Brooklyn and the Contemporary Puerto Rican Ceramic Sculpture Collection at the Casa Candina in San Juan. Cabrera Vega has a Master of Fine Arts degree in ceramic, sculpture and drawing from the Pratt Institute of New York. (Cintas for art, 1984-85) 

Calzada, Humberto

Atlantida Habanera, 2007, Acrylic on canvas, 48” x 48” 

Humberto Calzada (b. 1944, Havana): The paintings and prints of Miami-based artist Humberto Calzada are rich with architectural imagery and highly evocative of Cuba. They have been exhibited in solo and group shows in the United States and Latin America, including a 1991 retrospective at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach. Calzada is the winner of the 1978 acquisition prize from the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America in Washington, D.C., and the recipient of a painting fellowship from the Florida Fine Arts Council. He was selected for the third ¡Mira! Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour, the Outside Cuba exhibition, the Miami Generation traveling exhibition and the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition. His work is in numerous private and public collections, including Miami-Dade’s Art in Public Places collection, the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library, the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, the Denver Art Museum, the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Chile and the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America in Washington, D.C. Calzada studied industrial engineering and has a Master in Business Administration from the University of Miami. He taught engineering at Miami-Dade Community College in the early 1970s, but has since dedicated himself fully to his painting. (Cintas, 1979-80, 1981-82)

Calzadilla, Guillermo

Guillermo Calzadilla (b. 1971, Havana): A graduate of the Escuela de Artes Plásticas of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and based in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, and Cambridge, Mass., Calzadilla has worked since 1995 in collaboration with the artist Jennifer Allora in producing community collaborations, installations, photography and sculptural work. A 2003 project at London’s Tate Modern featured cartographic felt floor to recreate landscape of Vieques, the island off Puerto Rico that was used by the U.S. military for controversial bombing practice. The artists participated in the VII Havana Biennial, the XXIV biennial in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the III Interamerican Biennial in Lima, Peru, Allora and Calzadilla represented the United States in 2011 Venice Biennale. Venues for their installations include the Wexner Center for the Arts in Ohio, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Power Plant in Toronto, the International Center of Photography in New York and the Arch at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn.  (Cintas for art, 2000-01)

Cano, Pablo

Truth, 2001, Terracotta, aluminum, cigarette foil, 8’ x 4’ feet

Pablo Cano (b. 1961, Havana): Since 1998, Pablo Cano has been turning his found-objects sculptures into living characters for musical plays commissioned annually by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami. Three of the plays – ending with For Heaven’s Sake in 2003 – formed what Cano called a trilogy on the human condition. His work – which includes drawings and paintings in addition to sculpture – has been shown at Columbus Museum of Art in Georgia, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the von Liebig Art Center and the New Word School for the Arts in Florida, and the Private View Fine Art Gallery in New York. His work was included in group exhibitions such as The Miami Generation, at the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture, Cuba-USA: The First Generation, which traveled to several venues in the United States, and in Miami at the Bass Museum in Miami Beach. Cano’s public art projects include pieces for Concourse G at Miami International Airport and the ILAC Center Puerto Plata Church in Santo Domingo. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami and the Miami-Dade Public Library, among others. Cano has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Art Institute and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Queens College. (Cintas for art, 1983-84)

Carbonell, Galaor

Galaor Carbonell (b. Havana, 1938-d. Miami, 1992): A painter as well as a sculptor and critic, Carbonell was also a professor at universities in Kentucky and Colombia. He exhibited regularly in Kentucky in the 1960s and in Colombia in the 1970s and ‘80s, and wrote frequently about art. He won the Wendell Smock Sculpture Prize from the Louisville Arts Center in 1961. Carbonell received a Master’s degree from the University of Kentucky. (Cintas for art, 1971-72)

Carreño, Mario

Muchacha Con Fruta”, 1987, Oil on canvas,  32.5” x 26.5” 

Mario Carreño (b. Havana, 1913-d. Santiago de Chile, 2000): A painter and illustrator, Carreño belonged to the legendary group of Havana artists and intellectuals known as Grupo Orígenes. He trained in Havana, Madrid and Paris, taught at the New School for Social Research in New York between 1944 and 1948 and became a founding member of the Asociación de Pintores y Escultores de Cuba in 1949. The next year, he became the editor of Noticias de Arte in Havana, a position he held until 1957, when he moved permanently to Santiago de Chile and became a professor of painting at the Art School of the Catholic University. Throughout his long career, he exhibited widely in Latin America and Europe and was the subject of retrospectives in Chile’s Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (1991), Havana’s Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (1993) and Sotheby’s in Coral Gables (1995). His work was included in the Outside Cuba exhibition. Among the recognitions he earned were the 1938 National Award in Painting in Havana, a Guggenheim International Award, and a National Art Award and a Pablo Neruda bronze medal in Chile. His work is in the collections of Museo de Bellas Artes in Santiago de Chile, the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America in Washington, D.C. and the Miami-Dade Public Library. One of his large glass mosaic murals, Homenaje a Fray Angélico, is at the San Ignacio School in Santiago de Chile. (Cintas for art, 1987-88)

Carulla, Ramón

The Fool With A Balloon, 1973, Oil on canvas, 36.5” x 30.75”

Ramón Carulla (b. Havana, 1938): A painter and engraver, Carulla’s work was included in the Latin America Graphic Arts Biennial at the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art in New York, the Grands et Jeunes d’Aujourd’hui exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris, the Norwegian International Print Biennale and the Sapporo International Biennial in Japan, among others. Carulla participated in Expresiones Hispanas, a national tour of U.S. Hispanic artists in 1988-89. He won the Simon Daro Daridowicz Painting Award in 1980 from the Metropolitan Museum and Art Center in Coral Gables, as well as prizes from the VI Biennial in San Juan and the 8th Mini Print Internacional de Cadaqués in Barcelona. His work is represented in several collections, including those of the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, the Centre International d’Art Contemporain in Paris, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Detroit Institute of Art, the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona, the Japan Printmakers Association, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City, the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal and the Miami-Dade Public Library. (Cintas for art, 1973-74, 1979-80)

Castañeda, Consuelo

Consuelo Castañeda (b. 1958, Cuba): A conceptual artist who often uses photography in her work, Castañeda is a student of French thinkers such as Derrida and Baudrillard. She has written that she is interested in exploring the borders between the arts and the sciences. Among the many group and solo shows in which her work has been featured are the Miami Warehouse Project, Traces: The Body in Contemporary Photography at the Bronx Museum of Arts, 11 Conceptual Photographers at the Generous Miracles Gallery in New York, and the installation Cybernetic Information Center at the Miami Art Museum. Castañeda studied art at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana. (Cintas for art, 1997-98)

Castellanos, Eloisa

Untitled, 1976, Oil on canvas, 49" x 36"

Eloisa Castellanos (b. 1938, Camagüey): A painter trained at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana and at the Pan American Art School in New York, Castellanos has participated in group shows in the United States, Latin America and Europe, in venues such as the Bronx Museum of Art, The Ponce Museum in Puerto Rico, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Madrid and the Museum of Albuquerque in New Mexico. Her work was represented at the First Biennial of Iberoamerican Painting in Mexico. (Cintas for art, 1976-77, 1977-78)

Castillo Valdés, Liset

Departure Point Series #3, 2003, C-print on Dibond, 50” x 67”

Liset Castillo Valdés (b. 1974, Camagüey) Educated at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana, Castillo works have involved elaborate sand constructions that she describes as “conceptually focused on the representation of the impermanence, vulnerability and nomadic aspects of contemporary art.” Since 2000, Castillo has lived in the Netherlands, where she participated in a residency with de Ateliers, an international artist’s institute in Amsterdam.  In 2002, she was selected to participate in New York City’s International Studio and Curatorial Program, continuing her work on the exploration of what she calls artificial nature. Castillo’s work has been shown in the United States, South America and Europe. It is in the permanent collections of Allen & Overy in Amsterdam, the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Fla., the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Antonio Pérez Foundation in Cuenca, Spain. (Cintas for art, 2003-2004)

Catasus, Albert

Painting: three baskets of fruit, 1978, Pastel on paper

Albert Catasus (b. 1947, Havana): An artist and educator, Albert Catasus is the director of the American studies program at the Christa McAuliffe School in Brooklyn, New York. (Cintas for art, 1978-79)

Causo, Carlos Víctor

Untitled, 1993, Ektacolor print, 30” x 40”

Carlos Víctor Causo (B. 1959, Havana): The photography of Carlos Causo has been exhibited in several galleries in the United States. He has a master of fine arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York and is a photography instructor at Florida International University. (Cintas for art, 1992-93)

Chardiet, José

José Chardiet (b. 1956, Havana): A glass artist who cites as influences Spanish still-life paintings, Chardiet’s pieces are included in the permanent collections at the Renwick Gallery, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the American Craft Museum, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Detroit Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art and the Yokohama Museum of Art, among others. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Kent State University in 1983, and has taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has received fellowships from the Institute of International Education, the Ohio Arts Council and the Creative Glass Center of America (Cintas for art, 1988-89)

Chávez, Humberto

Humberto Chávez (b. Havana, 1937): After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the New School for Social Research in New York, Chávez pursued a career as a sculptor. He has received scholarships and fellowships from the Bronx Council on the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has participated in group exhibitions at the Intar Latin American Gallery, the Bronx Museum of Art and the Alternative Museum in New York, among others. His work is in the collections of the Islip Museum in Long Island, Foster Securities and the Prudential Life Insurance Corporation. (Cintas 1986-87)

Conde, Eduardo

La Muerte del Troubadour, 1991, Acrylic on canvas mounted on board, 50 x 53.5 inches

Eduardo Conde (b. Havana, 1955): After attending the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana, Conde came to the United States in the Mariel boatlift of 1980. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and an Arkansas Arts Council fellowship for large drawings on paper. The Arkansas Arts Center holds one of his drawings in the 20th Century drawing permanent collection. (Cintas for art, 1990-91)

Consuegra, Hugo

Curriculum Vitae #8, 1970, Oil on canvas, 40” x 40”

Hugo Consuegra (b. 1929, Havana- d. 2003, Rego Park, N.Y.): An architecture graduate from the University of Havana and the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro, Consuegra was one of the leading exponents of abstract expressionism in Cuba in the 1950s. He was a member of “Los Once,” the legendary group that broke from the representational style that predominated in Cuba at the time. He taught and practiced architecture in Havana and was widely exhibited in Cuban and internationally until he received political asylum in Spain in 1967. He moved to New York three years later, eventually joining the architecture firm of Brennan Beer Gorman Architects in Manhattan while continuing his painting, drawing and engraving career. His pieces are in the permanent collections of the Museo de Barranquilla in Colombia, the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas,  the Museo de Bellas Artes in San Juan, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, the Miami-Dade Public Library and the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America in Washington, D.C., among others.  A large marble mural by Consuegra is in the lobby of the Time & Life Building, in New York’s Rockefeller Center. (Cintas for art, 1970-71, 1973-74)

Consuegra, Rafael

Self-Portrait Of Ree Coos, 1973, Ink on paper print, edition 41/58, 28.5” x 21.625”

Rafael Consuegra (b. 1941, Havana): A sculptor who works in clay as well as metal, Consuegra has taught at Miami-Dade College, Barry University and at his own studio. In 1995, Galería Vanidades in Miami presented a retrospective of his work at. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Miami. His pieces are in the permanent collections of Barry University and the Museum of Latin American Art in Los Angeles, among others. (Cintas for art, 1972-73, 1973-74)

Cruz Azaceta, Luis

Luis Cruz Azaceta (b. 1942, Havana): After arriving in the United States in 1960, Luis Cruz Azaceta settled in New York, where he studied at the School of Visual Arts and participated in the city’s neo-expressionism movement of the 1970s. He now lives in New Orleans. He is widely exhibited in the United States and abroad. Cruz’s work was selected for the Canadian Club’s Mira! Hispanic Art Tour in 1985, for the Outside Cuba exhibition and for Cuba-USA: The First Generation, which toured this country in the early 1990s. He is the winner of grants and fellowships from the Penny McCall Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among others. His pieces are in several permanent collections, including those of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and the Miami-Dade Public Library. (Cintas for art, 1972-73, 1975-76) 

Cruz, Emilio

Three Nudes in the Manner of Matisse, 1966, Oil on canvas, 48 x 60.5 inches

Emilio Cruz (b. 1938, New York - d. 2004, New York): A poet and writer as well as a visual artist, Cruz was educated at Art Students League in New York, the University of Louisville and the New School for Social Research in New York. He founded Spectacle, Inc., a multi-media theater production company and taught at a number of higher education institutions, including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Parsons School of Design, Cooper Union, the Pratt Institute and New York University. For his expressionistic work, Cruz won numerous awards and fellowship from institutions such as the Walter Gutman Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council, the Artemercato Internanzionale Accademia Italia, the Fulbright program and the Joan Mitchell Foundation, among others. He is represented in several permanent collections, including the Brooklyn Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum of Art, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of American Art in Washington, D.C., and the Studio Museum in Harlem. (Cintas for art, 1965-66)

Cubiles, Miguel

Homenaje A Barcelona, Mes Que Mai, 1965, Mixed media on canvas, 31.5” x 46”

Miguel Cubiles (b. 1937, Caibarien): After arriving in the United States in 1961, Cubiles studied art at Miami-Dade Community College and the University of Miami. He moved to Mexico in 1980, where he lives, works and frequently shows his work. He has also exhibited in several countries in Europe, the United States and Japan. His work – which includes paintings, engravings and ceramics as well as sculpture – is in the permanent collections of the Fundación Joan Miró in Barcelona, the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña in San Juan, the Japan Printmakers Association in Tokyo, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Sevilla, the Miami-Dade Public Library, and the Museo de Arte y Cultura and the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City, among others. (Cintas for art, 1986-87)

Cuenca, Arturo

Marti R. Building NY, 1992, Oil on unstreched canvas, 72” x 71”

Arturo Cuenca (b. 1955, Holguin): After studying art and literature at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro and the Escuela Nacional de Instructores de Arte in Havana, Cuenca taught briefly at the Instituto Preuniversitario 8 de Octubre in El Cotorro. He won several prizes for engraving, photography and installation in Cuba before moving to Mexico in 1989 and finally to the United States in 1991. He has been exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally. In 1995, the Center for Curatorial Studies in Bard College held a one-man show, Arturo Cuenca: Modernbund. That same year, the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale hosted Sharing Roots: Cuenca and Gory. His work is in several permanent collections, including the Art Space Gallery in Rotterdam; the Museo de Arte Moderno in Caracas and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana. (Cintas for art, 1992-93)

Cuenca, Lilliam

Man, 1994, Acrylic on canvas, 45” x 28”

Lilliam Cuenca (b. 1944, Havana): A painter and engraver, Cuenca studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana and later was active at the Taller Experimental de Gráfica.  She moved to Caracas in 1980 and to the United States in 1985. She has worked as an instructor for ArtCenter/South Florida, in Miami Beach, where she has her studio. Among her awards are a first prize in calcography at the first Víctor Manuel Engraving Triennial in Havana and the Ashati Broadcasting Corporation Award at the Osaka Triennale 1990 in Japan. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Contemporary Art and Culture Center in Osaka, the Museo de Arte La Rinconada in Caracas and the Universidad Central de Venezuela.  (Cintas for art 1990-91)

Curiel, Christian

In the Company of Hope and Humiliation, 2004, Oil on canvas, 60 x 62 inches

Christian Curiel (b. Ponce, Puerto Rico): Curiel’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group shows at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C., and the Fredric Snitzer Gallery, the Barbara Gilman Gallery and Leonard Tachmes Gallery in Miami. His pieces are in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C., and the Hort Collection in New York. Curiel is a member of FeCuOp, a collaborative group based in Miami, which experiments with social interactions and art. Curiel is the recipient of the 2004 Robert Schoelkopf Traveling fellowship from the Yale University School of Art, and the Chestler Visual Arts award. Curiel received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the International Fine Arts College in Miami and a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Yale School of Art.  (First Cintas Foundation-Emilio Sanchez Fellowship in Visual Arts, 2005-06)

De La Paz, Neraldo

Reflection Reflex, 1984, Oil on canvas, 48” x 48”

Neraldo De La Paz (b. 1955, Matanzas): Since 1996, De La Paz has been working in a collaborative team with Alain Guerra under the name Guerra del a Paz. They tend to work with found objects, most recently recycled clothes, with which they create sculptures. Their work has been included in exhibitions such as Ephemeral/Trends II at Merrill Lynch ARTEAMERICAS and Between Art and Life: From Joseph Cornell to Gabriel Orozco at the Miami Art Museum. De La Paz has a bachelor of fine arts degree from Northern Illinois University. (Cintas for art, 1984-85)

Del Valle, Eduardo

Ixtlan De Los Hervores, Mexico,  1989, Ektacolor type C photograph, 21” x 25”

Eduardo Del Valle (b. 1951, Havana): Working in collaboration with his wife, Mirta Gomez, since 1973, Del Valle’s photography often documents the life and geography of Yucatan, Mexico. He is the recipient two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships as well as fellowships from the New York State Council for the Arts, the Florida Arts Council and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, among others. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the California Museum of Photography and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. His work was included in the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition.  Del Valle and Gómez’s books include Fried Waters published by Nazraeli Press in 2005 and Between Runs, which consist of photographs made at the Hing Yip printing plant in Dongguan, China. Del Valle holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Brooklyn College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Florida International University. He is a professor of photography at FIU (Cintas for art, 1989-90, 1995-96)

Deyá, Alicia

Alicia Deyá (b. Havana): A stone carver who works in large-scale marble sculptures, Deyá has earned numerous awards, including the Cortona Government Grant in Italy and the Edith Fergus Gilmore Grant from Ohio State University. Deyá was executive director of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. She is also an educator, having taught most recently at Palm Beach Community College, the Robert & Mary Montgomery Armory Art Center and the University of Georgia at Cortona, Italy. Deyá has a Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and a Master’s from Ohio State University. (Cintas for art, 1987-88)

Díaz-Balart, Waldo

Construction, 1969, Wood-plexi, H: 35.5 x W: 22.5 x D: 8

Waldo Díaz-Balart (b. 1931, Holguin): A longtime resident of Madrid, Díaz-Balart studied accounting and political science and economics in Havana before moving to New York to pursue art studies in 1962. Díaz-Balart’s work – explorations of color and light in geometric paintings and light sculpture – has been widely exhibited. He has had one-man shows in the Netherlands, in Spain and in the United States at the Art Gallery of Florida International University. He is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation fellowship and his work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Mondriaanhuis in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, and the Museum of Modern Art in Huenfeld, Germany, among others. In 1992 he published the book Waldo Díaz-Balart, Ensayos de Arte. (Cintas for art, 1968-69, 1969-70)

Díaz, Vanessa

Vanessa Díaz (b. 1980, Ft. Lauderdale): Díaz earned her MFA from the University of South Florida. She was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, and a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship in 2014. She was one of ten artists invited to exhibit in the premier Florida Prize in Contemporary Art exhibition at the Orlando Museum of Art. Her work has been exhibited at Project Row Houses in Houston, Texas as well as the Museum of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, the Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa and the ArtsUp! Gallery space in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She has also received several fellowships for residency, including The Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans; BAU Institute Camargo Foundation, France; The Oberpflazer Schwandorf Kunstlerhaus. Germany; The Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida; the Wassaic Projects, New York; and recently the Windgate Visiting artist in Residence Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is currently based in South Florida. (CINTAS for Visual Arts, 2016-17)

Domenech, Rafael

Rafael Domenech (b. 1989, Havana): A sculptor, painter and draftsman, Domenech’s work focuses on  the sensitivity of perception and the changes brought forth by time. He graduated from the National  Academy of Fine Arts “San Alejandro” in 2009 and has been included in various exhibitions at the Wifredo  Lam Centre for Contemporary Art, the Havana Biennale and the Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes  Visuales. In 2010, Domenech immigrated to the United States, and shortly thereafter enrolled in the New  World School of the Arts where he graduated in 2015. His work has recently been exhibited at the Bronx  Museum of the Arts, New York; Artium Museum in Vitoria, Spain; Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami; and the  Rockefeller Foundation, New York. (CINTAS Knight Fellowship in the Visual Arts, 2015–16)

Dominguez, Fernando Luis

Te Sentiras Aqui Como En Tu Casa, 1971, Oil on canvas, 32” x 40”

Fernando Luis Dominguez (b. 1932, Havana-d.1983, Miami): The large surrealist paintings that Dominguez produced toward the end of his career were only one aspect of his art, which also included drawings, engravings and ceramics. His work, first shown at the Lyceum in Havana in 1962, has been exhibited internationally and was included in the Outside Cuba exhibition. He received an honorable mention at the IV Paris Biennial and an award for drawing at the VIII International Competition of the Fundación Joan Miró in Barcelona. His pieces are in the permanent collections of the museums of modern art of Madrid, San Sebastian and Santiago de Chile, and in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana. He lived in Spain and France between 1970 and 1976, when he moved to Miami. He was known professionally as Fernando Luis. (Cintas for art, 1971-72)

Dopico, Vicente

Vicente Dopico (b. 1945, Havana): An expressionist painter and water-colorist, Dopico also writes on Latin American art and was the director of the Cuban Museum of Art and Culture in Miami. He has participated in many group and individual exhibitions, including the Contemporary Latin-American Art Exhibition at the Museum of Art and History in Delray Beach and Latin-American Painters of Today held at the Museum of the Americas in San Juan. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. Dopico received a Bachelor and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of St. Thomas in Miami and studied visual arts, watercolor, drawing, painting and design at the Art Student League of New York. (Cintas for art, 1977-78) 

Dulzaides, Felipe

Triptych, 2001, Photography, 30" X 120”: a."Masking a Road with Toilet Paper" b."Splitting a Parking Space with Toilet Paper" c."Making a Two Way Street with Toilet Paper"

Felipe Dulzaides (b. 1965, Havana): A video, installation and performance artist, Dulzaides has participated in experimental theater groups internationally, curated shows and exhibited his work at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Ludwig Foundation in Havana and the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, among other venues. Recent solo exhibitions include Graham Foundation in Chicago, Freedom Tower in Miami, Galería Habana and Sala Díaz in Texas. Dulzaides is a recipient of an Art Council Grant in New York and a Headlands Artist in Residence fellowship. He graduated from the theater program of the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana in 1989 and was a member of the experimental theater group Buendía. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2001. He was awarded the Rome prize in 2010. (Cintas for art, 2001-02)

Elozua, Raymon

Untitled (Railroad Car), 1982, Mixed media on board

Raymon Elozua (B. 1947, West Germany): First known for his realistic sculptures of American industrial architecture, Elozua has taught at several academic institutions, including Louisiana State University, where he was artist in residence in the graduate department’s sculpture program. For 20 years, until 1979, he was consultant and curator for the Allan Chasanoff Ceramic Collection, now at the Mint Museum of Crafts in Charlotte, N.C. Elozua has received three National Endowment for the Arts grants in painting and sculpture. In May of 2003, the Mint Museum of Art and the Mint Museum of Craft and Design presented a career retrospective survey of his sculptures, paintings, photography and digital works. Elozua studied at the University of Chicago (Cintas for art, 1981-82)

Espinosa, Eugenio

Eugenio Espinosa: The artist Eugenio Espinosa received a Weir Farm Resident Artist grant and a fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. His work was featured at the Art Gallery of the College of New Jersey in an exhibition titled The Political is the Personal – Perspectives from the Latin Diaspora, and at The Visual Imaginary of Latinas/os in New Jersey at the Kenkeleba Gallery in Manhattan. Espinosa holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Rutgers; he is on the art faculty at SUNY Rockland Community College (Cintas for arts, 1986-87) 

Évora, Tony

Tony Évora (b. 1937, Havana): A painter and printmaker, musicologist, writer and educator, Évora lived and worked in Exeter, England, where he became director of the Visual Arts, Music and Publications Department at Oxford Brookes University before moving to Spain in the early 1990s. Since then, his work – artistic and literary – has revolved around Cuban music and its relationship to santería. HIs books include Orígenes de la música cubana, El Libro del bolero and Música cubana: Los últimos 50 años. (Cintas for art, 1978-79, 1980-81)

Falero, Emilio

Untitled, 1978, Oil on canvas, 47” x 43”

Emilio Falero (b. 1947, Sagua la Grande): Highly influenced by the Spanish masters whose work he often quotes in his large paintings, Falero is the winner of a Ziuta and Joseph James Akston Foundation Award from the Society of Four Arts in Palm Beach. He has shown his work in galleries and museums such as the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale and the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America in Washington, D.C. His work was included in the Outside Cuba exhibition, the Miami Generation traveling exhibition and the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition. His work is in the permanent collections of the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami and the Miami Dade Public Library System, among others. He studied at Miami-Dade Community College and Barry College. (Cintas for art, 1977-78)

Fernández, Agustín

Portrait of a Headless Lady, 1978, oil on canvas, 74.5” x 27”

Agustín Fernández (b. 1928, Havana-d. 2006, New York City): After his first one-man exhibition at the Lyceum in Havana in 1951, Fernández went on to have a highly successful career as a painter, engraver and sculptor.  He studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana and at the Art Students League in New York. His work was shown at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Ringling Museum in Sarasota and the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America in Washington, among others. He participated in Latin American Spirit: Art and artists in the United States, which traveled widely across the United States in 1988-89 and in the Outside Cuba exhibition. He won honorable mentions from the IV Biennial at the Modern Art Museum of Sâo Paulo and the III Latin American graphics Biennial in San Juan. His work is in the permanent collections of several institutions, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Art, the Museo del Barrio in New York, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America in Washington, D.C., the Miami-Dade Public Library and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The Agustin Fernandez Foundation was established after his death "to encourage an understanding and appreciation" of his work and to promote exhibitions and scholarships about the artist. (Cintas for art, 1978-79)

Fernández, Jesse A.

Jesse A. Fernández (b. 1925, Havana-d. 1986, Paris): As a photographer, Fernández gained international recognition with his portraits of artists and intellectuals, from Salvador Dalí to Marcel Duchamp, which were published in The New York Times, Life, Time, Pagent and The Herald Tribune, among others. He was also a skilled painter and engraver, and made box-collages filled with philosophical, artistic and scientific references. In 1984, he published his book of photographs, Les momies de Palerme. The Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid held an exhibition of 260 pieces by Fernández in the summer of 2003. Fernández studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana and at the Art Students League in New York. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. (Cintas for art, 1967-68, 1975-76)

Fernández, Teresita

Teresita Fernández (b. 1968, Miami): An installation artist based in New York, Fernández’s work is generally large in scale and often site specific. She employs feminist architectural theory and uses color, light and reflection to investigate spatial relationships. Fernández has had solo exhibitions at Castello di Rivoli in Italy, the Masataka Hayakawa Gallery in Japan, The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Deitch Projects in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami. She has been included in group shows at The Power Plant in Toronto, De Appel in Amsterdam, the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, among others. She has received fellowships from the American Academy in Rome, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Fernández holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Florida International University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. In September 2011, Fernández was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. (Cintas for art, 1994-95)

Figueras, Humberto

Untitled, 1983, Acrylic and ink on canvas, 30” x 40”

Humberto Figueras (b. 1948, Camagüey): Figueras’ work is in the permanent collection of the Miami Public Library. (Cintas for art, 1979-80).

Flores Galbis, Enrique

Symmetry, 1980, oil on canvas, 31.5” x 25.5”

Enrique Flores Galbis (b.  1952, Havana): The work of Flores Galbis has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art and the National Arts Club. He is the winner of a Helena Rubenstein Fellowship and a Phillip Lehrman award. He has taught at the Parson’s School, the Montclair Museum and the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts. Flores has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Parson’s School and attended the Art Students League.  Flores is also a writer. His first novel, Raining Sardines, received the Americas Honors for Latin American Literature, while 90 Miles to Havana received the Pura Belpre Honors Award from the American Library Association. (Cintas for art, 1980-81, 1985-86)

Fors, José

José Fors (b. 1958, Havana): Working in a variety of media, from oil painting to drawing, to printmaking, to dry-point, Fors has exhibited his work in Mexico, Puerto Rico and the United States. In 2001, he was selected to participate in the X International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibition in the Republic of China and for the Osaka Triennial in Japan. In 2000, he won the National Posada Prize for Printmaking in Aguascalientes, Mexico. His work is in the collections of the Museo José Guadalupe Posada in Aguascalientes, the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, the San Antonio Museum of Art in Texas, the Wurth Museum in Germany and the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum Chicago, among others. He studied drawing with Roberto Martínez in Miami, and printmaking techniques in New Jersey. (Cintas for art, 1985-86)

Franqui, Camilo

The Prisoner, 1982, Oil on canvas, 24.5” x 20.5”

Camilo Franqui (b. 1956, Havana): Calling himself a “creator of sensations” more than a painter, Franqui traces his influence to Cuban masters Wifredo Lam and Fidelio Ponce. After leaving Cuba for Paris, where he lived for many years, Franqui moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico. His 2003 exhibition at Meza Fine Art in Miami, titled From Paris to the Tropics, traces that journey. (Cintas for art, 1982-83)

Fusco, Coco

COCO FUSCO

Coco Fusco (b. 1960, New York) is an interdisciplinary artist and writer and MIT’s MLK Visiting Scholar for 2014-2015. Her work combines electronic media and performance from staged multi-media performances incorporating large-scale projections and closed-circuit television, to live performances streamed to the internet that invite audiences to chart the course of action through chat interaction. Her most recent performance, Observations of Predation in Humans: A Lecture by Dr. Zira, Animal Psychologist, revives the character from Planet of the Apes to offer a commentary on contemporary forms of aggression that is supplemented by multimedia illustration. (Knight Foundation Fellowship in Visual Arts, 2014-15)

Galbis, Pío

Pío Galbis (b. 1957, Havana): The paintings of Pío Galbis were shown in the solo exhibition Still Lives at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse. He has also had one-man shows at the Matthew Kerr Gallery in New York and the Wessel O’Connor Gallery in New York, among others. He has been represented in various group shows, including exhibitions at the Drawing Center in New York, the Brooklyn Academy of Art and the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Galbis is the recipient of a traveling grant from the MacArthur Foundation and of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio School and the Ford Foundation. He is the winner of a Barbara Chase Burke Memorial Drawing Award. (Cintas for art, 1982-83, 1992-93)

García York, Roberto

La Charmeuse Du Printemps, 1971, Oil on canvas, 25.5” x 21.25”

Roberto García York (b. 1929, Havana-d.2005, Paris): A painter and engraver as well as a wardrobe and interior designer, García York was artistic director of the Galerie l’Oeuf du Beaubourg in Paris and wardrobe designer for the Venice Carnival in Italy and the Festival Internationale du Film in Cannes. His first show – featuring designs of women’s fashions – took place in the Havana Lyceum in 1943. He had many solo exhibitions at galleries and museums such as Galería Proteo in Mexico City, the Fondation Rosa de Grancher in Paris, Círculo 2 in Madrid and Galerie Forni in Amsterdam. Group exhibitions include the VI Biennial in Sao Paulo, 7 Peintres Surrealistes Cubains at Galerie Maya in Brussels, Artistes LatinoAmericains de Paris at the Musée dArt Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the First Surrealist Exhibition in Sao Paulo, and Le Fantastique Contemporaine at the Galerie de L’Université in Paris. His work is represented in the permanent collection of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. (Cintas for painting, 1970-71)

García-Lavín, Juan Carlos

Untitled, 1987, Oil on canvas, stretched, 83.5” x 61”

Juan Carlos García-Lavín (b. 1956, Havana): An installation artist who produces work of great mechanical complexity, García-Lavín has grounded his work on the human anatomy. “I examine bones and cartilages for their structural qualities,” the artist has said. His work was exhibited at the Cuban Museum of Art and Culture, the Ambrosino Gallery and the Bakehouse Arts Complex in Miami, and the Now Gallery in New York. He participated in the Post Miami Generation exhibition at the InterAmerican Art Gallery. One of his public art pieces is at the Ryder Trauma Center in Miami. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library.  García-Lavín studied art at the Istituto D'Arte Pmorta Romana in Italy and at Miami-Dade Community College (Cintas for art, 1987-88)

García, Álvaro Aquilino

Álvaro Aquilino García (b. 1957, Havana): An installation artist, García works with automobile tires in which, he says, he finds a silent history of the places where they’ve been. He uses the tires to create iconic sculptures that he calls a “three-dimensional drawings.” García’s work was included in the Cuba-USA: The First Generation exhibition that toured throughout the United States, and in Reflections on the Nuevo Mundo at the INTAR Latin American Gallery, among others. He is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner NYSCA Individual Artist program grant and a New York Foundation for the Arts sculpture grant. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art. García earned a Bachelor’s degree from the Philadelphia College of Art and Master of Fine Arts degrees from Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania. He has been an instructor at Franklin & Marshall College. (Cintas for art, 1980-81, 1984-85)

García, Fernando

January 1978, 1978, Acrylic on canvas, 24” x 28”

Fernando García (b. 1945, Havana-d. 1989, Miami): A conceptual artist deeply involved with civic life in Miami, García’s artwork often involved the whole community. He created Holiday Spheres to float over the Miami-Dade Cultural Center during its opening, and organized the city’s literary community for his Miami Reading Symphonies for the public library system. Garcia studied mathematics at the University of Georgia in Athens and drawing and painting at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He was an art instructor at Miami-Dade Community College and the International Fine Arts College in Miami. Solo shows included On the Line. A Simultaneous Exhibition in Key West and Coral Gables; Miami Magic, an installation at the Metro Dade Cultural Center, and Aries. Installation, at the Albany Museum of Art. His work was included in the Miami Generation traveling exhibition. His work is in the permanent collections of the Miami-Dade Public Library, Miami Dade College and the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, among others. Making Purple, a neon piece, is at the Okeechobee Metrorail Station as part of Miami-Dade’s Art in Public Places program. (Cintas for art, 1978-79)

García, Laureano

Hombre Con Gallo, 1984, Oil on canvas, 51” x 41”

Laureano García (b. 1922, Sancti Spiritus): An architect by training, Garcia has designed parks and residential buildings, and his murals and paintings – García is particularly known for his still lifes – combine abstraction and geometry with figurative elements.  Garcia was selected to participate in the inaugural show for the Amalia Mahoney gallery in Chicago and has been exhibited in Europe and the United States. He studied architecture at the University of Havana and art in Paris under sculptor Ossip Zadkine and the painter Andre Lothe. In the United States, he attended Fairfield University in Connecticut, the Pratt Institute and the Art Students League. (Cintas for art, 1963-64)  

Garmendía, Tatiana

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Tatiana Garmendía (b. 1961, Havana): A figurative/conceptual artist, Tatiana Garmendía creates realistic, X-ray like images of the human body using graphite and metal leaf on paper. She has written of her interest in “reconciling figurative representation and the formal concerns of creating illusionistic images on a flat surface.” Garmendía has exhibited at the Bronx Museum of Arts, the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City, the Milan Art Center, the Castfield Gallery in England, and the Galeria Riesa Efau in Germany, among other venues. She is the recipient of a best-of-show award from the Bellevue Art Museum in Washington, of grants from Seattle Central Community College and of two Pratt G.I.A. fellowships from the Drawing Resource Center in Brooklyn. Among her independent curatorial projects are Salpicón Cubano/Cuban Splash at the Kirkland Art Center in Kirkland, Wash., and Survival Of Joy: Contemporary Cuban Artists, at the SCCC Art Gallery in Seattle. Garmendía has taught at Coral Gables Senior High School, the Pratt Institute and, since 1993, at Seattle Central Community College. Garmendia was trained at the American University in Paris, and has Master of Fine Arts degrees from Florida International University and the Pratt Institute of Art. (Cintas for art, 1993-94)

Gay García, Enrique

Untitled, 2007, Iron marble base, 28-1/2" x 17" x 12"

Enrique Gay García (b. 1928, Santiago de Cuba): A painter and sculptor, Gay Garcia’s work was selected for the VI and VII Sao Paolo biennials and the exhibitions HispanicAmerican Artists of the United States at the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America in Washington, D.C., Recent Developments in Latin American Drawing at the Art Institute of Chicago, Outside Cuba and Expresiones Hispanas 88/89, the Coors National Hispanic Art Exhibition, among others. He was the subject of reporter Ana Azcuy’s 1978 documentary, Gay García Casting Bronze. His work is in the permanent collections the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America in Washington, D.C., the Miami-Dade Public Library and the Vermont Academy, among others. His sculpture of Father Félix Varela is at the San Carlos Institute in Key West. Gay García studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana, the Instituto Politécnico in Mexico City, the Art Institute in Venice and the University of Perugia. (Cintas for art, 1983-84)

Gelabert-Navia, Jose

JOSE GELABERT NAVIA

Untitled Computer Art, 1985, lithograph on paper/computer Art, 16” x 36.5”

Jose Gelabert-Navia (b. 1954, Havana): An architect and educator, Gelabert-Navia’s recent work include the Village of Merrick Park Office and Residential Sectors in Coral Gables, the Delray Beach Public Library, the Caribbean Technology Center in San Juan, the University of Miami School of Communication, the St. Agatha Catholic Church in Miami and, with Charles Gwathmey, the Center for Contemporary Art in North Miami. He studied architecture at Cornell University, where he also received a master of fine arts degree; at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and at Isola Degli Studi, in Italy. Gelabert-Navia is co-author of Ocean Drive: Miami Beach. U.S.A, and is a frequent contributor to design and architecture journals. He is a trustee of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation and a professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture.  He is also regional director, Latin America, for the architecture firm Perkins + Will. (Cintas for architecture, 1987-88)

Gilbert Dollav, Grace

GRACE+GILBERT+DOLLAV

Painting of Threshold And Christmas, 1985, Oil on canvas, 16.25" x 20.5"

Grace Gilbert: (Cintas for art, 1985-86)

Girona, Julio

JULIO GIRONA

3906, 1966, Montage, mixed media (oil on board, stencil on white canvas), 34.5” x 26”

Julio Girona (b. 1914, Manzanillo-d. 2002, Havana): In his long career as a painter, graphic artist and sculptor, Julio Girona has worked in a range of styles, from figurative to symbolic abstraction. He was also a writer whose published books include the poetry collection La corbata roja. His first works – caricatures – appeared in 1927 in the magazine Social. He participated in the XXVI Venice Biennial, the exhibition American Painting 19451957 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the LXII American Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, the XX Biennial International Watercolor Exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, and in the I and II Havana Biennials. Girona won the sculpture prize of the Paris Biennial in 1961 and of Cuba’s National Plastic Arts Prize in 1998. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museo de Bellas Artes de La Plata in Argentina, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, the New Jersey State Museum, and the University of Dortmund in Germany, among others. Girona studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana, the Academie Ranson in Paris, the Taller de Gráfica Popular in Mexico City and the Art Students League in New York. He taught Engraving Techniques at Werkkunstschule, Kufel, F.R.G. and Spanish at the Center for Cuban Studies in New York. (Cintas for art, 1965-66)

Gispert, Luis

LUIS GISPERT

Untitled (Laundry), 2002, Oil on panel with aluminum piece attached Edition 2/6 Fujiflex print, 40” x 72”

Luis Gispert: (b. 1972, Jersey City, N.J.). Mixing hip-hop iconography and art-historical references, Gispert’s photographs and sculptures have drawn critical acclaim. His work has been featured in group exhibitions at Audiello Fine Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, all in New York; the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Mass., and at the Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Bologna, Italy, among other venues. He participated in the 2002 Whitney Biennial and, in 2004, the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria presented Luis Gispert: Urban Myths Part II (Return of the Hypenaholics), the artist’s first solo New York museum show. He had had previous solo exhibitions in the Berkeley Art Museum in California and at the galleries at Miami-Dade College, Kendall Campus. Gispert has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University. (Cintas for art, 2004-2005)

Goicolea, Anthony

Snowscape with Owls, 2003, C-print, ed. 22/30, 31 X 31 inches

Anthony Goicolea (b. 1971, Atlanta): Although he has worked primarily in photography, Goicolea has also engaged in video projects and drawings. In describing his work, he has written: “I am still interested in self-portraiture, vanity and narcissism as well as issues dealing with the body, bodily functions, beauty, chaos, the grotesque and the perverse.” He is often the lead character in his photographic narratives, acting out childhood scenes. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in Europe and the United States and his work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, among other institutions. Goicolea attended the Universidad de Madrid, the University of Georgia, where he studied art history, drawing and painting and received a Bachelor’s degree, and the Pratt Institute of Art, where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree. In 2005, Goicolea won the BMW-award for photography. His books include Antony Goicolea: Drawings, released by Twin Palms Press Publishing in 2005. (Cintas for art, 2006-07)

Gómez De Kanelba, Zita

Untitled (Portrait), 1974, Oil On Wood Panel, 16.25” x 13.25”

Zita Gómez De Kanelba (b. 1932, Paris): Gómez had a show at the Ars Atelier in Union City in 2000. (Cintas for art, 1974-75, 1976-77)

Gómez, Gregory

GREGORY+GOMEZ

Mudstone Drawing #19, 1992, Concrete and oil stick on paper, 37.25" x 29.125"

Gregory Gómez (b. 1958, Buffalo, N.Y.): An educator as well as an artist, Gregory Gómez has exhibited his work at the Brush Art Museum, the Boston Center for the Arts, the Fitchburg Art Museum, the Davis Museum and Cultural Center and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in Massachusetts, among other venues. He is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Wheelock College, Wellesley College and the Maryland Institute. Gómez has a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from Washington University in Missouri and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Grinnell College in Iowa. He is an associate professor in the arts department at Wheelock College, Boston.  (Cintas for art, 1992-93)

Gómez, José Antonio

 José Antonio Gómez (b. 1945, Jaruco): The sculptor José Antonio Gómez has had solo exhibitions at the Thorne Building in Millbrook and at the Hudson Hall Gallery of Dutchess Community College, both in New York, and has participated in numerous group shows in that state. Gómez is the recipient of grants from the Storm King Sculpture Center, Dutchess County and the National Community Arts Program. He won five merit awards and three “best in sculpture” awards from the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie. In addition to his art career, Gómez has been involved in computer systems development and in teaching mathematics. His work is in the permanent collections of the Barrett Art Center, the Dutchess County Community College and the St. Peter's College Art Department in Union City, New Jersey, among others. (Cintas for art, 1968-69, 1969-70)

Gómez, Mirta

Mirta Gómez (b. 1953, Havana): Working in collaboration with her husband, Eduardo del Valle, since 1973, Gómez’s photography often documents the life and geography of Yucatan, Mexico. She is the recipient two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships as well as fellowships from the New York State Council for the Arts, the Florida Arts Council and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, among others. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the California Museum of Photography and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. Her work was included in the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition. Gómez and Del Valle’s books include Fried Waters, published by Nazraeli Press in 2005, and Between Runs, which consist of photographs made at the Hing Yip printing plant in Dongguan, China. Gómez holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Brooklyn College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Florida International University. She is a professor of photography at FIU. (Cintas for art, 1989-90, 1995-96)

González Padura, Miguel

Near the Edge, oil on canvas, 22.5" x 18.5"

Miguel González Padura (Miguel Padura) (b. Havana, 1957): Among other exhibitions, Padura has participated in Outside Cuba, Les Plus Grands Peintres Latins d’Amérique at the Centre Culturel Paul Dumais in Tonneins, France; Cuban Artists in North America/Artistes Cubains en Amérique du Nord at the National Library of Canada; ¡Mira! Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour III, and Breaking Barriers, at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. His work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery in Texas, the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum in New Jersey, the Lowe Art Museum at University of Miami, and the Norton Gallery of Art in West Palm Beach. Padura studied painting with Roberto Martínez in Miami. (Cintas for art, 1981-82)

González-Torres, Félix

Félix González-Torres (b. 1957, Güaimaro-d. 1996, Miami): The minimalist artist Félix González-Torres began his career in photography but expanded to create installations and conceptual work. His pieces were included the biennial exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Venice Biennial and the Sydney Biennial and in exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, among other venues. He had solo exhibitions at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum in Progress in Vienna, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, as well as in museums in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. One of his pieces was selected for the exhibition Latin American & Caribbean Art presented by the Museum of Modern Art at El Museo del Barrio in New York. He received fellowships and grants from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst program in Berlin, the Gordon Matta-Clark Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner foundation and Art Matter, Inc. He studied at the Pratt Institute and at the International Center for Photography in New York. An extended interview with González Torres appeared in the 1996 book Between Artists. (Cintas for art, 1989-90)

González, Andrés

Untitled, 1981, Oil and ink on paper, 37 ½ x 32 ¾ inches 

Andrés González: (Cintas for art, 1982-83)

González, Eladio

Tres Cosas (Three Things, Bronze on stone base, 16" x 8" x 8"

Eladio González (b. 1937, Matanzas): The sculptor Eladio González has been exhibiting his work in the United States since his first solo show at the Chicago Press Club in 1972. He has participated in exhibitions at the Cuban Museum of Art and Culture in Miami, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Institute of Contemporary Art, among others. González graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana in 1962. (Cintas for art, 1979-80)

González, Juan J.

JUAN GONZALEZ

Farewell Gift, 1972, hand-colored lithograph on paper, 29.75” x 24.25”

Juan J. González (b. 1942, Camagüey- d. 1993, New York): The super-realist artist Juan González participated in group shows such as Painting and Sculpture Today1974 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art; Looking Inside: Latin American Presence in New York; Ancient Roots/ New Visions, which traveled to several cities in the United States; HispanicAmerican Artists of the United States, at the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America in Washington, D.C., The Figure in the Twentieth Century at the New York Academy of Design, Outside Cuba, The Miami Generation traveling exhibition and the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition. He had solo shows in the United States and abroad in venues such as the Center for InterAmerican Relations and the Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York, the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, the Meadows Museum in Dallas and the Center for the Fine Arts in Miami. He was the recipient of a Creative Artists Public Service (CAPS) Fellowship and of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His work is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Miami-Dade Public Library and the Smithsonian Institution, among others. González was one of the artists featured in Wayne Salazar’s 1985 documentary Cuba-USA: Three Cuban Artists in New York City. From 1984 to the time of his death, González was a member of the board of governors of the New York Foundation for the Arts.  He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Miami. (Cintas for art, 1972-73, 1974-75)

González, María Elena

María Elena González (b. 1957, Havana): Using industrial materials such as tile, safety surface rubber and glass, González creates installations that draw community participation. In 2002, she spent two weeks in Memphis working with the city’s Hispanic community with a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation. In 2003, the National Endowment for the Arts sponsored an art project involving residents of a public housing complex in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. She lectures frequently, and has had solo shows at venues such The Nuyorican Poets Café and El Museo del Barrio in New York, and the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba. Group shows include the VII Bienal Iberoamericana de Arte Domecq in Mexico City, the Biennial of Contemporary Latin American Artist in Connecticut, Cadences: Icon and Abstraction in Context at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, and the Encuentro interamericano de artistas plásticos in Guadalajara. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Florida International University and a Master of Fine arts degree in sculpture from San Francisco State University. (Cintas for art, 1989-90, 1994-95)

Guerra, Ana

Untitled, 1978-79, Oil on canvas, 24.25” x 30”

Ana Guerra (Cintas for art, 1978-79)

Guerrero, Ramón

Mangos and Coral, 1992, 30” x 24”, Black & white photograph on paper

Ramón Guerrero (b. 1946, Camagüey-d. 1993, Miami): Photographer Ramón Guerrero had solo shows at the Museo Cubano de Arte y Cultura in Miami, the Marta Gutiérrez Fine Arts gallery and the Tampa Museum of Art. Group shows included Myths & Realities at the WestDade Regional Library in Miami; the traveling exhibition CubaUSA: The First Generation; Islands in the Stream: Seven Cuban American Artists, at the Dowd Fine Arts Gallery in Cortland in New York and, posthumously, Past Cuba: Identity and Identification in CubanAmerican Art, at the Quick Center for the Arts in Fairfield, Conn. Guerrero won a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a first prize Andy Award from the Advertising Club of New York. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. (Cintas for art, 1990-91)

Gutiérrez de la Solana, Carlos

Carlos Gutiérrez de la Solana (b. 1947, Havana): An artist, writer and curator, Gutiérrez’s work includes photography and installation art.  He is the winner of an Art Matters award, and was the director of Artists’ Space in New York. He was a participant in the Light Work's Artist-in-Residence program and his work was included in the Outside Cuba exhibition. Gutiérrez received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute and a Master’s degree from the University of California Art Institute. (Cintas for art, 1974-75)

Gutiérrez, Osvaldo

Untitled, 1971, Oil on canvas, 36.5” X 38.5”

Osvaldo Gutiérrez (b. 1917, Matanzas-d. 1997, Miami): Although he worked for many years as a set designer for the theater, Gutiérrez always pursued a career as a painter and had exhibitions throughout Latin America, Europe and the United States. He participated in Art Cubain Contemporain at the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris in 1951, the Homenaje a la pintura latinoamericana in El Salvador in 1977 and in Hispanic-American Artists of the United States: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Cuba and Uruguay, at the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, in Washington D.C., in 1979. His work is in the collections of the Lowe Art Museum of the University of Miami, the Miami-Dade Public Library, the Museo Nacional, Montevideo, and the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, among others (Cintas for art, 1970-71, 1971-72)

Henríquez, Quisqueya

Quisqueya Henríquez (b. 1966, Havana): An installation artist who has been widely exhibited in the United States and Latin America, Henríquez studied painting at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana and public relations at the University of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Her work is in various collections, including those of the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami and the Ninart Centro de Cultura in Mexico City. She is the winner of a South Florida Consortium Award fellowship. The September 2007 issue of ARTnews included Henríquez in its list of 25 art world trendsetters (Cintas for art, 1997-98)

Hernández Rojo, Julio

JULIO HERNANADEZ ROJO

Untitled, 1988, acrylic and ink on canvas, 37” x 49”

Julio Hernández Rojo (b. 1937, Havana -d. 1994, Miami): As an active member of the anti-Castro Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil, Hernández Rojo participated in clandestine incursions to Cuba and eventually served more than 15 years as a political prisoner. It was in prison that Hernández Rojo began to paint. After his return to the United States, he participated in a number of exhibitions in Miami and became known for his colorful, optimistic landscapes. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Libraries. (Cintas for art, 1979-80) 

Hernández, Pedro

Alluring Presence, Wood and brass base, 24 x 14 x 6 inches

Pedro Hernández (b. 1932, Havana): A physician as well as an artist, Hernández’s favorite medium is wood, which he sculpts into smooth abstract pieces, but he has also produced delicate cut drawings on paper, which reflect his interest in Panamanian molas. Hernández has exhibited at the O Y Art Gallery in Coral Gables and at the Latin Network for the Visual Arts in Gales Ferry, Conn., where he participated in the exhibition Presenting Latin Visual Art to Southeastern Connecticut. He is the winner of a first prize award for Creativity and Collage at Tonneins-Bordeaux, France. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. Hernández studied medicine at the University of Havana. (Cintas for art, 1983-84)

Herrera, Carmen

Blanco Y Verde, c. 1966, acrylic on canvas, 40.5” x 67.75”

Carmen Herrera (b. 1915, Havana) One Cuba’s first abstract painters, Herrera has exhibited widely in solo and group shows, including El Espíritu latinoamericano: Arte y artistas en los Estados Unidos, 1920-1970, which traveled widely in the United States in 1988 and 1989, and Crossing Borders: Contemporary Art by Latin American Women at the College of New Rochelle, N.Y., in 1996. Herrera's pieces are in many museums and collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern, London, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. El Museo del Barrio in New York, and Havana's Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. She studied painting and art history at Marymount College in Paris, architecture at the University of Havana and attended the Art Students League in New York. Herrera is the subject of a 26-minute documentary, Artists in Exile: Carmen Herrera, made in 1994, and of Carmen Herrera: 5 Degrees of Freedom, by Konstantia Kotaxis, produced for a major retrospective of the artist's work at the Miami Art Central in 2005. She is also one of 33 artists featured in the book Latin American Women Artists of the United States. Her work was included in the Outside Cuba exhibition. Herrera lived in Paris from 1948 until 1953 and has lived in New York City since 1954. She is the winner of a Creative Artists Public Service Award (CAPS) in New York. (Cintas for art, 1966-67, 1968-69; Cintas Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award in the Visual Arts, 2010)

Javier Pardo, Jorge

Jorge Javier Pardo (b. 1951, Havana): He participated in the Outside Cuba exhibition and the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition and is the winner of fellowships and awards from the Mid-America Arts Alliance of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Society of Architects and the Austin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Pardo has a Master’s degree in architecture from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of fine arts degree from Florida State University and a Bachelor’s degree from the Universidad de las Américas in Mexico. (Cintas for art, 1982-83)

Kozer Baggetta, Sylvia

Untitled, Oil on canvas, 54 x 29 inches

Sylvia Kozer Baggetta (b. 1944, Havana): (Cintas for art, 1972-73, 1980-81)

Lago, Ramón

Silent Cry, 1988, fiberglass, metal pipes, paint, 83.5 h x71.687 w x 4 d

Ramón Lago (b. 1947, La Esperanza): In the 1960s, Lago was one of the youngest artists ever to exhibit at the National Academy of Design.  He has created several pieces of public sculpture, including Continuum at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and Silent Cry at Florida International University. Lago studied under José de Creft and Nathaniel Katz at the Art Students League and also attended the Newark School of Fine Arts and the National Academy of Design. Lago taught at Cooper Union. He is the winner of a Roman Bronza award in sculpture. (Cintas for art, 1979-80)

Larraz, Julio Fernández

JULIO FERNANDEZ LARRAZ

Blue Platter, 1975, oil on canvas, 24” x 30”

Julio Fernández Larraz (Julio Larraz) (b. 1944, Havana): The figurative works of Julio Larraz have twice earned the artist recognition from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has held individual exhibitions at the Westmoreland County Museum of Art in Pennsylvania; the Edward Hopper Landmark Preservation Foundation in Nyack, N.Y.; the Grand Palais in Paris; the Museo de Arte Moderno in Bogota; the Museo de Monterrey in Mexico, and the Victorian Museum in Rome, among others. His work was included in the Outside Cuba exhibition and is in the permanent collections of the Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery of the University of Texas, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, The Museo de Arte Moderno in Bogota, the Vassar College Art Gallery, the Miami-Dade Public Library and the Westmoreland Museum of Art in Pennsylvania, among others. Between 1968 and 1970, Larraz attended the workshops of Burt Silverman, David Levine and Aaron Schickler in New York.  (Cintas for art, 1975-76)

Lino, Maria

Maria Lino (b. 1951, Havana): Lino, who works in a variety of media, describes her two most recent series, Working Hands and Agua/Water, this way: “I experiment with the interdisciplinary fusion of the visual arts and the documentary mode by combining drawing, video, digital media and animation with material that is traditionally considered documentary: interviews, still images, recorded sound and archival and appropriated footage.” She has shown her work in multiple galleries in the United States, Latin America and Europe. Her work was part of the traveling exhibition Cuba/USA: First Generation, and has been included in museum exhibitions such as Ancient Roots/New Visions, Contemporaries: Juxtaposing Perceptions, at the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art in New York, Ten Contemporary Hispanic Artists, at the Brooklyn Museum, and Resurgimiento, at the Museo del Barrio in New York, among others. She is the winner of a Women in the Visual Arts scholarship and received a Fulbright Award to work in Peru in 2011. Lino has a Bachelor’s degree from New York University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Florida International University. (Cintas for art, 1975-76, 1976-77)

Lockpez, Inverna

Inverna Lockpez (b. 1941, Havana) A widely-exhibited artist, Lockpez has also been a visual arts consultant for private foundations and corporations such as AT&T New Art/New Visions International Program and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest International Artist Series. From 1979 to 1994, she was director of the INTAR Gallery in New York, where she curated more than 250 exhibitions. In 2001, she became the curator of the Erpf Gallery at the Catskill Center. Lockpez attended medical school at the University of Havana, and studied art at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro and the Taller de Grabado in Havana. She also studied social work at Columbia University and film/video and computer graphics at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has lectured at Columbia and Cornell universities, Hunter College and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among many institutions. She is past president of the National Association of Artists' Organizations. Lockpez is the winner of grants and fellowships from the Roxbury Arts Group, Creative Artists Public Service (CAPS, for sculpture), CETA, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Vogelstein Foundation. In 2010, her graphic novel, My Revolution, was published by DC Comics/Vertigo. (Cintas for arts, 1970-71, 1971-72)

López Dirube, Rolando

Rolando López Dirube (b. 1928, Havana-d. 1997, Puerto Rico) A sculptor, painter and engraver, Dirube left Cuba in 1960 and, after traveling throughout the United States, Europe and parts of Latin America, settled in Puerto Rico. He taught painting and design at the University of Puerto Rico and the Universidad Interamericana in San Juan and was founder and professor of the Escuela Taller de Artes Plásticas y Galería at La Romana in the Dominican Republic. Dirube studied at the Havana School of Architecture, the Art Students League of New York, and the Art Workshop at the Brooklyn Museum Art School. He participated in many solo and group shows in the United States, Latin America and Europe, including the Outside Cuba exhibition, and won the Iberia Airlines award for wood engraving and the I Bienal Hispanoamericana de Arte in Madrid. His works are in several major collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Caracas, the Miami-Dade Public Library, the Philadelphia Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. (Cintas in art, 1964-65, 1965-66)

López, J. Tomás

Eva, 1990, Gelatin silver print on paper, 15” x 15”

J. Tomás López (b. 1949, Camagüey): A professor of photography, López is also the head of the photography program at the University of Miami. His large-scale digital prints are part of several major collections, including those of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of American Arts, the Biblioteque Nationale of France and the International Museum of Photography. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts award in the visual arts. H he has a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University, a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina and a master in fine arts from the University of South Florida. Before moving to the University of Miami, he taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology. (Cintas for art, 1990-91)

Lozano, Alfredo

H 35.75” x W 19” x D 9”

Alfredo Lozano (b. 1913, Havana - d. 1997, San Juan, Puerto Rico): A member of the Orígenes group, Lozano studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana, the Escuela Libre de Escultura y Talla Directa in Mexico and the Sculpture Center of New York. His first solo show was at the Havana Lyceum in 1949; since then and until the time of his death in Puerto Rico, Lozano exhibited his drawing and sculpture regularly. In the 1950s, Lozano did a number of public works, including several pieces of sculpture for churches in Havana. His work was included in the Outside Cuba exhibition, and is in the permanent collections of CBS International, the Lowe Art Museum, the Miami-Dade Public Library and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana. (Cintas for art, 1982-83)

Maciá, Carlos

Image info TK

Carlos Maciá (b. 1951, Havana-d. 1994, Miami): An artist deeply influenced by his interests in religion and spirituality, Maciá created artists books, usually held in boxes, which he said offered him the ability to capture the audience visually and through the sense of touch. To make his books, he used a variety of textures, from coffee bags to copper pages, to handmade paper. Maciá was a graduate of Barry University, where he studied theology and philosophy. In 1996, two years after his death, Barry University held a retrospective of his work. Maciá was one of the artists featured in the traveling exhibitions The Miami Generation and Cuba-USA: The First Generation and his work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. Maciá was the winner of a Florida Arts Council award. (Cintas for art, 1983-84)

Magnan, Oscar

Zattere, 1966, Acrylic on canvas, 30” x 40”

Oscar Magnan, S.J. (b. 1937, Cienfuegos): An artist and professor of visual arts in St. Peter’s College, New Jersey, Magnan is also a restorer of Old Master paintings and was invited to participate in the Sistine Chapel restoration project in 1985. Magnan’s paintings have been featured in several one-man shows in North America and Europe, and he is the winner of awards from the Canada Council, the Guggenheim Foundation and the Hereward Lester Cooke Foundation. His work is represented in several collections, including those of the Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. Magnan has Master’s degrees from Oxford and St. Mary’s, and a Ph.D. from the Sorbonne. (Cintas for art, 1966-67)

Mallo, Luis

Periple Athens, 1991, Black and White photograph, 14” x 11”

Luis Mallo (b. 1962, Havana): Mallo’s photographs – which range from explorations of the human form to studies of veiled, empty cityscapes – have been exhibited in group and solo shows in Latin America, Europe and the United States. He is the winner of a Catherine and Denis Krusos Award, and has received a fellowship from the Art Matters Foundation.  His work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, among others. Mallo received an associate’s degree in graphic arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. His images have been featured in the magazines Metropolis, Azure and  Leica World. (Cintas for art, 1990-91)

Marais, Tomás

Winged Devil with Sword, Oil on unstretched canvas

Tomás Marais (b. 1931, Matanzas) Marais has worked in a variety of media, from painting, drawing and printmaking to collage and sculpture, and exhibits his work regularly. He studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana and at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. In 2002, the Gulf Coast Museum of Art in Largo held a retrospective of his work.  In 2013, The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs hosted the exhibition Tomás Marais: Artist in Exile. (Cintas for art, 1966-67, 1967-68)

Martínez-Cañas, María

Hortus: X, 2001, Gelatin Silver Print ED 3/3, 43"x 37"

María Martínez-Cañas (b. 1960, Havana): A photographer who uses and stretches the medium to explore color and form, Martínez-Cañas’ work also delves on issues of culture and identity. Her work was included in the Outside Cuba exhibition and the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition.  Her pieces are in the collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, the Center for Creative Photography in Arizona, the International Museum of Photography in Rochester, the Museum of Modern Art and the International Center of Photography in New York and the Centro Cultural Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City, among others.  She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from the Philadelphia College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago. (Cintas for art, 1988-89)

Matalon, Linda

LINDA MATALON

Untitled, 1992, graphite on paper, 23.375” x 19.875”

Linda Matalon (b. 1958, Brooklyn): The magazine Art in America described Matalon’s post-minimalist work as an “unflagging effort, by turns dogged, tender, angry and amused, to wrestle pure vision into tangible form.” Her drawings and sculpture have been featured in exhibitions throughout the United States and in Paris, including The Drawing Center and The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, and The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in Wilmington. Matalon has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and Art Matters.  In the fall of 2012, she was an artist in residence at Dartmouth. (Cintas for art, 1991-92)

Mayer, Jillian

Jillian Mayer (b. 1984, Miami): An artist and videographer, Mayer’s work was among the 25 selections for the Guggenheim’s YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video. As part of the biennial, her work was exhibited at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice and the Guggenheim museums in Bilbao and Berlin. Recent solo projects include Family Matters, at David Castillo Gallery, Love Trips at World Class Boxing, and Erasey Page at the Bass Museum of Art, all in Miami-Dade County. Her piece, Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, was screened at SXSW and has been played at several film festivals since. She is a recipient on the South Florida Cultural Consortium’s Visual and Media Artists Fellowships and was named among the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine. Mayer is a graduate of Florida International University. (Cintas for art, 2012-13)

Méndez-Diez, Francisco

Que Viva Chango, 1976, chrome-lithography, 22.25" x 30"

Francisco Méndez-Diez (b. 1948, Holguin): A painter and printmaker, Méndez-Diez has taught art at the Museum of Fine Arts and at Roxbury Community College, both in Boston. He is also a frequent participant in panels and seminars on museum issues. Exhibitions include a one-person show in Santa Fe, N.M., and numerous group exhibitions, including Boston Printmakers, Brush Gallery in Lowell, Mass., and the New Britain Museum of Art in Connecticut. His works are in the collections of Westfield State College in Massachusetts, Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, the Miami-Dade Public Library and various private collections. Méndez-Diez received a fifth year studio diploma from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and studied painting in Puerto Rico. He is the winner of Ture Bengtz and Boit awards, and of an honorable mention at the 5th Bienal del Grabado Latino Americano in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is manager of community arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where he manages partnerships with 10 community organizations and supervises an annual artist's project that culminates in an exhibition at the museum. (Cintas for art, 1976-77)

Mendoza, Tony

Tony Mendoza (b. 1941, Havana) A writer and photographer who combines both mediums to tell stories, Mendoza is the author of four books, including Ernie: A Photographer’s Memoir and Cuba – Going Back. His work was included in the Outside Cuba exhibition and the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition. His photographs are in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum, the Fogg Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, among others. He has a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from Yale University and a degree in architecture from the Harvard School of Design. He is the winner of three National Endowment for the Arts photography fellowships, a Guggenheim photography fellowship and two Ohio Arts Council writing fellowships. Mendoza teaches photography at Ohio State University. (Cintas for art, 1995-96)

Mijares, José M.

Under The Moon and The Sun, 1971, oil on canvas, 51" x 62"

José M. Mijares (b. 1921, Havana-d. 2004, Coral Gables) A painter, engraver and muralist, Mijares was a member of the Grupo Diez Pintores Concretos formed in Havana in 1958. The artists were influenced by the tradition of European concrete painters and were pioneers in geometric abstraction in Latin America. Mijares studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro and then taught there until moving to the United States in 1960. His drawings were used as illustrations in the magazine Orígenes. He participated in numerous exhibitions, beginning in 1944, when he had his first solo show at the Conservatorio Nacional Hubert de Blanck in Havana. In 1950, he won first prize at the Salón Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado in Havana. He was represented in the exhibition Modern Cuban Painters at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Outside Cuba exhibition and in HispanicAmerican Artists of the United States at the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America in Washington, D.C. In 1994, the Museo Cubano de Arte y Cultura in Miami celebrated his 50th anniversary as an artist with an exhibition. His work is in the collection of the Lowe Art Museum, the MiamiDade Public Library System, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Florida International University awarded Mijares an honorary degree in 2001.  (Cintas for art, 1970-71, 1971-72)

Morell, Abelardo

Camera Obscura (Living Room), black & white photograph on paper, 20” x 24”

Abelardo Morell (b. 1948, Havana): A photographer best know for his haunting use of the camera obscura, Morell’s body of work also includes a large number of intimate, richly evocative photographs of ordinary household objects and extreme close-ups of pages of antique books. His photographs were featured in a solo show at the Art Museum at Florida International University in 2004 sponsored by the CINTAS Foundation and are in the collections of many major museums including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum and the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago. His books include Abelardo Morell and the Camera Eye, Camera in a Room, Face to Face: Photographs at the Gardner Museum, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and A Book of Books. He received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1993, an Alturas Foundation grant in 2009 to photograph the landscape of West Texas, and the International Center of Photography 2011 Infinity award in Art. Morell has a Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from Yale University. He is professor emeritus at the Massachusetts College of Art. (Cintas for art, 1992-93)

Moreno, Gean

GEAN MORENO

Untitled, 2006, Mixed media Mixed media on canvas, 86" x 63"

Gean Moreno (b. 1972, New York): An art critic and curator as well as an artist, Moreno uses pop culture to inform his collages and paintings. As a curator, he focuses on emerging artists who work on the fringes of traditional art. Moreno is a frequent contributor to art publications such as Contemporary, Art Papers and Flash Art. He has a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Florida International University with a bachelor of arts in philosophy. His one-person exhibitions include Deep South, at the Derek Eller Gallery in New York, and Appalachia, at the Fredric Snitzer Gallery in Miami. He is the recipient of two Knight Arts Partnerships and has held recent residencies at Matadero in Madrid, Karl Hofer Gesellschaft in Berlin, and the Here and There Berlin Residency from the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach. (Cintas Foundation Emilio Sánchez Award in Visual Arts, 2006-07)

Muñoz Ordoqui, Eduardo J.

Eduardo J. Muñoz Ordoqui (b. 1964, Havana): The photographer Muñoz Ordoqui is also a curator and frequent lecturer on art and photography. His solo exhibitions include Resurrecciones at Espai Xavier Miserachs in Barcelona, Cartas por Sabina at Galería Nina Menocal in Mexico City, and Eduardo Muñoz Ordoqui at the Image Room Photography Gallery & Studio in Los Angeles. He is the winner of a Guggenheim fellowship. Muñoz Ordoqui studied art history at the University of Havana and received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Texas, Austin. (Cintas for art, 1998-99)

Nickford, Juan

JUAN NICKFORD

Proud Character, 1951, Steel, copper, brass, 51" x 10" x 7"

Juan Nickford (b. 1925, Havana-D. 2001): A member of the Sculptors Guild, Nickford held the title of Professor Emeritus of Art at City College of New York. He also taught at the University of Hartford and Smith College. His work was shown at the Whitney Museum and the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum, Fordham University and Lever House, among other venues. His work is in the collection of the Smith College Museum of Art and the Spaeth Foundation in New York. Among his many commissions are pieces for the Socony Oil Building and the Trade Show Building in New York, and the SS Santa Rosa. He received a Bronze Medal at the New York State Exposition. Nickford studied at the University of Havana School of Architecture. (Cintas for art, 1970-71)

Novoa, Glexis

GLEXIS+NOVOA

Ziggurat (To Late) The Sky #3, 2007, Graphite drawing on sheetrock panel, 18" x 24"

Glexis Novoa (b. Holguin, 1964): Best known for his finely drawn landscapes on marble, one of Novoa’s early outings as an artist was as the set designer of the acclaimed 1987 film Alicia en el pueblo de Maravillas. He has also curated several exhibitions, including Waiting List: Time and Process in Contemporary Cuban Art for the City Art Museum in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Novoa has had solo exhibitions at the Lowe Museum of the University of Miami, the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery and Locust Projects in Miami, and the Snite Museum at the University of Notre Dame, among others. His work has also been included in several group shows in the United States, Latin America and Europe. His work is represented in the collections of numerous institutions, including Centre de Cultura Contemporania in Barcelona, the Centro Wifredo Lam in Havana, the Lowe Museum and the Ludwig Forum Fur Internationale Kunst Aachen in Germany. Novoa studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, and the National School of Art and the National School of Design in Havana. (Cintas Foundation Emilio Sánchez Award in art, 2006-07)

O’Reilly, Aramis

Water from the Hill,1987, Oil on canvas, 60” X 60”

Aramis O’Reilly (b. 1958, Havana): O’Reilly teaches painting and drawing at the New World School of the Arts in Miami. His work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and public spaces. He was represented in the Outside Cuba exhibition, among others. The critic Juan Espinosa has described his art as providing “the traditional visual elements of drawing and painting with scenic, kinetic and musical components.” His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. Reared in New Jersey, O’Reilly attended the University of Connecticut and received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Florida International University. (Cintas for Art, 1987-88)

Ojeda, Gustavo C.

Gustavo C. Ojeda (b. 1958, Havana-d. 1989, New York): After winning early acclaim for his paintings and engravings, Ojeda participated in exhibitions across the United States, including the International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Outside Cuba. His work is in the collections of the Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery in Houston, the Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey and the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C., among others. Ojeda received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Parsons School of Design. He was the winner of a studio fellowship from P.S.1. Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Inc. (Cintas for art, 1980-81)

Oliver, Efraim

Efraim Oliver (b. 1930, Matanzas): An architect by profession and training, Oliver has had several one-man shows and has participated in group exhibitions at the University of Miami, the Museum of Science in Miami, the Society of Four Arts in Palm Beach and the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America (OAS) in Washington, D.C., among other venues. He received a Delineation Award from the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects and his work has been published in Drawings by American Architects and Presentation Drawings by American Architects. He is associate vice president for Spillis Candela & Partners Inc. Oliver studied architecture at the University of Havana. (Cintas for art, 1985-86)

Orlando, Felipe

Felipe Orlando (b. 1911, Tenosique, Mexico-d. 2001): An anthropologist as well as a painter and engraver, Orlando’s full name was Felipe Orlando Garcia Murciano. He studied at the University of Havana and at the painting workshop of Jorge Arche and Víctor Manuel, and was a founding member of the Asociación de Pintores y Escultores de Cuba (APEC). In Mexico City, Orlando was a professor at the Universidad de las Américas and the  Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. His work was exhibited regularly in solo and group shows until 1995 and is in the permanent collections of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America in Washington, D.C., among others. Orlando was the subject of various documentary films, including La pintura de Orlando, filmed in Mexico City in 1950, Wolf Hanke’s Felipe Orlando, done for Germany’s RTV and  Felipe Orlando, for Mexico’s Channel 5. His collection of pre-Columbian art is held by the Museo de Arte Precolumbino Felipe Orlando in Benalmádena, Spain, of which he was honorary director. (Cintas for art, 1967-68)

Oroza, Ernesto

 

Provisional chairs, 2005, Mixed media installation set of 2 Found metal chairs: monobloc plastic chairs and clothes. Set of two Edition of 5, 35" x 23" x 20"

Ernesto Oroza (b. 1968, Havana): Since his graduation from the Higher Institute of Design in Havana with a degree in industrial design, Oroza has worked as an artist in a variety of media, including photography and video, and has produced a wide-ranging series of conceptual art projects. He also lectures widely, and has taught at the Ludwig Foundation and the Polytechnic Institute of Design in Havana, and at the Ecole Nationale Supérieur de Création Industrielle in Paris. Oroza is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as fellowships and awards from the Christoph Merian Foundation in Basel, Switzerland; the Danish Center for Cultural Development, and the Ludwig Foundation. Recent solo shows include Gli oggetti della necessità, at GISH artecodesign in Livorno, Italy, and Statement of Necessity, at Alonso Art in Miami. His work was also recently featured in the Festival Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo in Leon, Mexico, in Cuba! Art and History, from 1868 to today, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Canada, and in Cuban America An Empire State of Mind, at the Lehman College Art Gallery. Samples of his work can be found at http://www.ernestooroza.com (Cintas Foundation-Emilio Sánchez Fellowship in art, 2008-09)

Otero, Nélida

Untitled II, 1979, Mixed media on canvas, 18.5" X 30"

Nélida Otero (b. Havana): The painter Nélida Otero Flatow graduated from Queens College, CUNY, and received a Master’s degree in liberal studies from Wake Forest University. She has worked as a bilingual liaison for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system. In 2011, the Artworks Gallery in Winston-Salem held an exhibition of her work. (Cintas for art, 1978-79)

Pantoja, Jorge

JORGE+PANTOJA

Tonsura, acrylic, oil, graphite on unstretched canvas, 42” x 54.5”

Jorge Pantoja (b. 1963, Havana): The painter has exhibited his work at the Javier Lumbreras gallery, the Gutiérrez Fine Arts gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Art, where he showed his series 100 Haikus, and at Carol Jazzar Contemporary and Books and Books, all in Miami-Dade County. He is the recipient of a South Florida Cultural Consortium Award, and his work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art. (Cintas for art, 1995-96)

Pedreguera, Angel R.

Man In Anguish, 1969, oil on masonite, 37” x 47”

Angel R. Pedreguera (b. 1938, Havana-d. 1979, Miami): Under the sponsorship of the City of Miami, Pedreguera created a mural dedicated to Our Lady of Charity in Little Havana’s Southwest Eighth Street and 15th Avenue. (Cintas for art, 1969-70)

Peláez, José A.

JOSE+PELAEZ

Caracolamizina, 1978, ink on paper print edition 10/30, 12.5” x 17”

José A. Peláez (b. 1950, Havana) An architecture graduate from the University of Puerto Rico, Peláez has devoted himself to graphic design, printmaking, photography and literature. He exhibits his print work regularly and directs a workshop, Arte Sobre Papel, in Puerto Rico. Peláez has taught graphic arts at Monmouth University in New Jersey, and at the schools of Architecture and Communications at the University of Puerto Rico. His books include La verdad sencilla, a selection of works by José Martí, and the poetry collections Poemas sobre el lienzo con música y dos películas de terror, and Arqueología. (Cintas for art, 1977-78)

Pellón, Gina

GINA+PELLON

Untitled, 1978, lithograph on paper, 21" x 26"

Gina Pellón (b. 1926, Cumanayagua): A widely recognized expressionist painter, Pellón exhibits her work regularly in Europe and the United States, and has been honored by the French minister of culture for her contribution to the French arts. She was represented in the Outside Cuba exhibition, and her work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. In 1992, she received the Arletty award. In 1999, the Musée du Pilori, in Niort, France, held a retrospective of her work. She is a graduate of the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana. Pellón is also a poet and printmaker.  (Cintas for art, 1978-79)

Pérez Castaño, Jorge

JORGE+PEREZ+CASTANO

Joconde Tropicale #3, 1973, Acrylic on canvas, 40” x 31.875”

Jorge Pérez Castaño (b. 1932, Havana-d. 2009, Paris) Even though he lived in Paris since 1959, the style and themes of Castaño’s paintings stayed close to his Cuban roots. He regularly exhibited his work in Europe and the United States, and participated in group shows such as the 1998 exhibitions Three Cuban Painters in Paris at the Galerie du Carrousel du Louvre in Paris and Far from Cuba at the Musees des Tapisseries et Pavillons de Vendome in Aix-en-Provence. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. (Cintas for art, 1965-66)

Pérez-Rey, Lisandro

Lisandro Pérez-Rey (b. 1975, Baton Rouge). After studying anthropology at Florida International University, Pérez-Rey began working in film and television. His full-length documentary on the Mariel boatlift, Beyond the Sea (Más allá del mar), was an official selection of the 2003 Los Angeles Film Festival, the Leeds International Film Festival and the Cambridge Latino Film Festival, and won for best feature-length documentary in the Made in Miami Film Festival. He is a recipient of a grant from the Ford Foundation and was selected by the Miami Light Project as an emerging artist in 2005 and 2006. He is also a 2005 South Florida Cultural Consortium fellow. Other documentaries include The Cuban Hip Hop Factory/La Fabri-K  and Those I Left Behind. (Cintas for art/film, 2002-2003) 

Pérez, Maritza

Maritza Pérez (b. 1955, Havana, Cuba): A multidisciplinary artist, Pérez works in installation art, painting, sculpture and photography, all informed by history, memory, power relations, hybridity, transgressions and religiosity. Her pieces have been exhibited in dozens of venues, including the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in San Juan, the Center for Book Arts in New York and the San Juan Biennial of Latin American Printmaking. She is a recipient of a Gibraltar Point Art Center International Artist Residency in Toronto and of a San Francisco Art Commission Market Street Art in Transit grant, among other awards. Pérez studied at Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico in San Juan and earned and Master of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco State University in California. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute. (Cintas for art 1990-1991)

Petrirena, Mario

Faceless Even Now, Clay, paint, 29.5" x 18.25" x 5.125"

Mario Petrirena (b.1953, Union de Reyes). Petrirena is a visual artist whose work is primarily sculptural, although he also works in collage. He is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner and the Georgia Council for the Arts. His work is included in the collections of the Fort Lauderdale Museum, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, the Rubin Foundation in New York, and the High Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia in Atlanta. His work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally, including Convergence, Beijing, curated by Feng Boyi and Marilyn Kiang. Petrirena’s work was included in Outside Cuba/Fuera de Cuba, Cuba-USA and Breaking Barriers. (CINTAS for 1986-87 and 1991-92)

Pujol, Ernesto

ERNESTO PUJOL

No puedo dormir (I can’t sleep), 1997, Oil paint on antique bed headboard and antique oars, 57” x 55.5”

Ernesto Pujol (b. 1957, Havana): Although he originally trained as a painter, Pujol work has broadened into installation work, performance art and photography. He has said his work deals with obsessive memory as its main theme, which he divides into memory of place, of gender and of violence. Pujol attended the University of Puerto Rico and the Universidad Complutense in Madrid and has a Master of Fine Arts in interdisciplinary studio practice from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City, the Casa de las Américas in Havana and El Museo del Barrio in New York. In 1997, Pujol represented the United States in the Second Johannesburg Biennial in South Africa, the Second Saaremaa Biennial in Estonia and the Sixth Havana Biennial. Recent works include Speaking in Silence, a 2011 sunrise-to-sunset performance for the Contemporary Museum throughout the city of Honolulu, with 18 performers as public orators. (Cintas in art, 1991-92, 1997-98)

Ravelo De Avellaneda, Arnaldo

Arnaldo Ravelo De Avellaneda (b. 1929, Cuba –d. 1979, Miami) A painter, sculptor and educator, Ravelo taught drawing and art history in Güines, Cuba, New York and Miami, where he was a member of the Grupo Artístico Literario Abril (GALA) Ravelo studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana, at Manhattan Community College and at La Moncloa in Madrid. (Cintas for art, 1977-78) 

Revuelta, Manuel

Four Matador, 1987, oil, canvas, burlap, twine, wood, 43.5” x 32”

Manuel Revuelta (b. 1953, Havana): After studying at the Escuela Nacional de Diseño in Havana, Revuelta worked as a designer and draftsman until he left Cuba during the 1980 Mariel boatlift. His sculptural pieces have been displayed in galleries in Miami and Madrid. Revuelta is also a furniture designer. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. (Cintas for art, 1987-88)

Rodeiro, José Manuel

Out on the town, 2007,  Oil on linen, 51” x 31”

José Manuel Rodeiro (b. Tampa, 1949): A professor of art history at New Jersey City University, Rodeiro is the winner of a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct art historical research and paint in Nicaragua, and of a visual arts fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Rodeiro also received an Inter-American Development Bank grant to curate, write a catalogue and tour contemporary Nicaraguan art through the Mid-Atlantic region. He exhibits his work widely in the United States. Rodeiro holds a Ph.D. from the College of Fine Arts in Ohio, a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Pratt Institute and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tampa. (Cintas for painting, 1982-83)

Rodríguez-Casanova, Leyden

Leyden Rodríguez-Casanova (b. 1973 Havana): Trained at the Ringling School of Art and Design and the New World School of the Arts, Rodríguez-Casanova has been an artist-in-residence at the Centre International d'Accueil et d'Échanges des Recollets in Paris, the Capri Palace in Italy and the Vermont Studio Center.
He has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including installations at Socrates Sculpture Park and Sculpture Center in New York, and at Locust Projects and the David Castillo Gallery in Miami. His work is in the permanent collections of CIFO: The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, The Frost Art Museum at Florida International University and the Bass Museum of Art. He received the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual & Media Arts in 2004 and 2011. Also in 2011, he was awarded a Knight Arts Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for Dimensions Variable, an exhibition space he founded and co-directs. Rodríguez-Casanova moved from Cuba to the United States during the 1980 Mariel boatlift. He lives and works in Miami. (Cintas for art, 2010-11)

Rodríguez-Ichaso, Mari

Mari Rodríguez-Ichaso (b. 1943 Havana): After working in journalism, TV production and film for more than 30 years, Rodríguez-Ichaso wrote and directed the documentary Branded by Paradise, about women in Cuba, and Made in Cuba: Children of Paradise. Her films have met with success at international film festivals such as Prague's One World Human Rights Festival, the International Festivals in Karlovy Vary, and festivals in London, Miami, Chicago and New Orleans. She was the associate producer of the feature film Bitter Sugar. (Cintas in art, 2002-03)

Rodríguez, Arturo

Untitled,  1982, acrylic on paper, 36.625” x 28.875”

Arturo Rodríguez (b. 1956, Ranchuelo): A widely exhibited artist, Rodríguez has received multiple Florida Individual Artist Fellowship awards and a fellowship from the South Florida Cultural Consortium. His works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Jerusalem Museum in Tel Aviv, the Norton Gallery of Art in West Palm Beach and the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. He has participated in  numerous exhibitions in Europe and the United States, including one-man shows at Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News, Va.; the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, the Gulf Coast Museum of Art in Largo, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art. His work was included in the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition. In 1987, he was commissioned by Florida International University to do a painting, which he titled Exiles, to be given to Pope John Paul II during his visit to Florida. Rodríguez is one of the artists profiled in Maria Lino’s 1988 documentary film Three Artist Profiles. His work has been auctioned at both Christie's New York and Sotheby's New York. The Smithsonian's Archives of American Art has been collecting his primary records since 1998. Artist's website: www.arturorodriguezart.com. (Cintas for art, 1982-83, 1988-89)

Rodriguez, John

JOHN+RODRIGUEZ

Griffin, 1978, Acrylic, canvas, wood and bronze Mixed media construction, 41” x 82”

John Rodriguez: (Cintas for art, 1978-79)

Rodriguez, Jose R.

Les Peupliers, 1967, Oil on board Masonite, 12” x  16”

Jose R. Rodriguez (b. 1926, Matanzas): (Cintas for art, 1967-68, 1968-69)

Rodríguez, Rocío

September 12, 2006, No. 3, Oil pastel and pencil on paper, 11” x  13.5” 

Rocío Rodríguez (b. 1952, Caibarién): Rodríguez has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, including the 2003 Armory Show in New York City and the 2002 Georgia Triennial and shows at the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. Rodríguez was awarded an artist residency at the Fundación de Valparaíso in Mójacar, Spain; a Southern Regional Artist award at the American Academy of Art in Rome; two Southern Arts Federation National Endowment for the Arts regional fellowships, and a Ford Foundation fellowship.  Her work is in a several collections, including the High Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Georgia, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. She has taught at Miami University in Ohio, Georgia State University and Atlanta College of Art. Rodríguez has Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the University of Georgia (Cintas for art, 1980-81)

Rubio, Lydia

LYDIA RUBIO

Pieces Of Paintings, Slices Of Thought(Fragments go Farther than Wholes), Paint on plywood (message); white wrapping paper with tag, 4” x 4”

Lydia Rubio (b. 1946, Havana) Distinguished by the use of words and images in painted multi-paneled pieces or installations, Lydia Rubio’s work suggest narrative puzzles and are often accompanied by books outlining the concepts and derivations of the works. Throughout her career, Rubio has had more than a dozen solo shows and more than 50 group shows in national and regional public and private institutions. In 2002, Rubio completed a major public art commission for the Port of Miami. More recently, she was commissioned to do large-scale public art sculptures for the Raleigh Durham Airport and for The Women’s Park in Miami Dade County. Her work is represented in the permanent collections of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the University of Southern California, the Wolfsonian FIU, the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami and the art galleries of Miami Dade College, Bryn Mawr College and Lehigh University. Rubio is the recipient of a Creative Capital Professional Development Seminar, a Pollock Krasner Fellowship and a State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. For two years, Rubio was a visiting critic in the design studios at Harvard Graduate School of Design. She was also an instructor at the University of Puerto Rico School of Architecture and at Parsons School of Design in New York, where she developed the Visual Thinking Studio within the Department of Environmental Design. Rubio received a Master’s in architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor’s in architecture from the University of Florida. She also studied urban design at Università degli Studi in Florence. Rubio moved to the United States from Cuba in 1960 and lived in Puerto Rico, Italy, Boston and New York before settling in Miami in 1989. Artist’s website: www.lydiarubio.com. (Cintas for art, 1981-82)

Ruiz, Gilberto

GILBERTO+RUIZ

There’s a Monster in My Bed, 1985, Oil on canvas, 38" x 60"

Gilberto Ruiz (b. 1950, Havana): A painter and installation artist, Ruiz studied at San Alejandro and the National Design School in Havana before coming to the United States during the 1980 Mariel boatlift. Since then, his work has been exhibited frequently, in both solo and group shows, including Mira! The Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour, Expatriates: Paintings by 15 Young Latin American Artists, Outside Cuba and CubaUSA: The First Generation, which toured throughout the United States, and Breaking Barriers: Selections from the Museum of Arts Permanent Contemporary Cuban Collection at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. He is the winner of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. (Cintas for art, 1982-83)

Salinas, Baruj

Cloud Pictogram XVII, 1983, oil on canvas, 41" X 71"

Baruj Salinas (b. 1935, Havana): An architect by training – he studied at Kent State University in Ohio – Salinas found early success as a painter and engraver. He is also an educator, having taught for many years at Miami Dade College. Salinas is regularly featured in solo shows in galleries in Europe and the United States. His participation in group exhibitions includes Recent Developments in Latin American Drawing at The Art Institute of Chicago, Outside Cuba, and Breaking Barriers: Selections from the Museum of Art’s Permanent Contemporary Cuban Collection at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. He is the winner of numerous awards, including the Prize to Excellency at the VII Grand Prix International de Peinture  in Cannes, France; a first prize at the IV Pan American Exhibition in Miami, and a first prize at the Sexta Bienal de San Juan del Grabado Latinoamericano in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His work is in the collections of museums in Israel, Spain, Colombia, Mexico and the United States. (Cintas for art, 1969-70, 1970-71)

Sánchez Calderón, George

George Sánchez Calderón (b. 1967, New York): With large-scale, site-specific pieces, Sánchez takes his politically charged art into the community at large. One of his recent projects flashed numbers onto Miami’s famed Freedom Tower to symbolize the journalists killed or imprisoned around the world. Another project, La Bendición, recreated architect Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye under an overpass in one of Miami’s poorest districts. Sánchez has a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. (Cintas for art, 2003-04)

Sánchez, Eduardo

Eduardo Sánchez (b. 1956, Havana): A conservator at the Getty Museum, Sánchez was part of the team that completed the conservation treatment of a mural painting by Philip Guston and Reuben Kadish at the new Visitors Center of the City of Hope hospital in Duarte, Calif. In 1999, he worked in the conservation assessment and survey of the hieroglyphic stairway at the Mayan Ruins in Copan, Honduras; he also worked in the restoration of first-century statues of Marcus Aurelius and the Gaius Caesar owned by the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.  He studied fine arts at the Claremont Graduate University in California (Cintas for art, 1982-83)

Sánchez, Emilio

Casita en Miami, oil on canvas, 26” x 38”

Emilio Sánchez (b. 1921, Camagüey- d. 1999, Warwick, N.Y): After moving to New York City in 1944 to study painting and printmaking at the Art Students League, Sánchez embarked in a successful artistic career. Among the group shows in which he participated are Artistas Latinoamericanos, at the Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo in Madrid, Outside Cuba, El Espíritu Latinoamericano: Arte y Artistas en los Estados Unidos, Latin American Artists in the U.S. before 1950 at the GodwinTernbach Museum in Flushing; and Breaking Barriers: Selections from the Museum of Arts Permanent Contemporary Cuban Collection at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. Although Sánchez is perhaps best known for his paintings of houses and other architectural themes, his body of work also included still lifes, flowers, landscapes, portraits and human figures. Sanchez’s work is in the permanent collections of many institutions, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Museo de Arte Moderno of Bogota, the Miami-Dade Public Library and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (Cintas for art, 1989-90)

Sánchez, Zilia

Tierra (The Earth), 1938, Mixed media , 48-1/2 x 48-1/4 inches

Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926, Havana) A member of the group Los Once, Sánchez has distinguished herself in the areas of painting, sculpture, drawing and theater design. She studied at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro in Havana, at the Instituto Central de Conservación y Restauración in Madrid and at the Pratt Institute in New York. She has exhibited widely in the United States and Latin America. Among the awards she has received are first prizes from the IV Bienal de Arte de Medellín and the  IV Salón Nacional de la UNESCO in San Juan, and a prize for excellence from the Metro Art Gallery in New York. She participated in the Outside Cuba exhibition, and her work is in the collections of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña in San Juan and the Museo de Arte de Ponce, among others. In 2013,the gallery Artists Space held her first survey exhibition in New York, which the New York Times called “one of the year’s high points, a revelation and a refreshment.” (Cintas for art, 1966-67, 1968-69)

Scott, Ernest Delamartier

Ernest Delamartier Scott (b. 1959, Camagüey): A photographer and educator, Scott is associate professor of photography at the University of Illinois, Champaign. He is the winner of awards from the Illinois Arts Council, the Polaroid Corporation and the UCLA Art Council. His work is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Historical Society, the University of Notre Dame Library and the Joseph Brodsky Collection, among others. Scott received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (Cintas for art, 1991-92)

Serra Badué, Daniel

Daniel Serra Badué (b. 1914, Santiago de Cuba - d. 1996, New York): Considered by many the godfather of Cuban art in exile, Serra Badué was one of the first winners of a Cintas fellowship and an early member of the board of the Cintas Foundation. A surrealist painter and graphic artist, he is one of the artists featured in Artists in Exile, a series of four television documentaries directed by Ray Blanco in 1994. He once wrote that his art was always connected to his homeland. “There's a relationship between me, as an artist, and the land where I was born,” he wrote. “I don't feel like a foreigner in any place, because I continue to create my own vision of the world.” His work was included in the Outside Cuba exhibition, and it is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. Serra Badué studied at art schools in Santiago de Cuba, Barcelona and New York, at the Art Students League, the National Academy of Design and Columbia University. He was the first Cuban-American winner of a Guggenheim fellowship. (Cintas for art, 1963-64, 1964-65)

Serrano, Andrés

Ejacute in Trajectory, 1990, Cibachrome print, 24 ½” x 32 ½” (each)

Andrés Serrano (b. 1950, New York): After exploding upon the U.S. art scene with his controversial photo of a crucifix immersed in urine, Serrano has never stayed far from America’s off-and-on culture wars. Topics for his photographic series have ranged from mutilated bodies in a morgue, Ku Klux Klan members and explicit sex scenes, to portraits of everyday Americans. “I want to explore the unexplorable," Serrano once said.  For his work, he has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts, and has been featured in countless solo and group shows in the United States and abroad. In 2013, Serrano created Sign of the Times” a project for which he collected 200 signs from homeless people in New York City. He described the work as “a testimony to the homeless men and women who roam the streets in search of food and shelter.” (Cintas in art, 1989-90)

Sierra, Paul

D-120nd, Oil on canvas, 60” x 95”

Paul Sierra (b. 1944, Havana): After moving to the United States in 1961, Sierra settled in Chicago, where he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. His figurative and landscape paintings are in the permanent collections of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian, in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Snite Museum of Art at Notre Dame University, among others. He has had several solo shows and his work has been represented in the exhibitions Outside Cuba, Arte Latino: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Cuba/USA: The First Generation, ¡Mira! The Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour 1988-1989 and Hispanic Art in the Untied States: Thirty Contemporary Painters and Sculptors, among other group exhibitions. He is the winner of three grants and fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council. (Cintas for art, 1990-91)

Sorí, Susana

The Witness, 1982, Ink on paper, 30.125 x 22.5

Susana Sorí (b. 1949, Camagüey): Having focused 30 years of her life on the studies of yoga, meditation and vibratorial/energetic healing methods along side her art, Sorí believes art must “draw forth a change, a transformation in our nature.” Sorí has had several solo and group exhibitions at venues such as the Museo de Arte in Santo Domingo, the National Library of Canada, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Orlando Museum of Art and the Hillwood Art Museum in New York. She was represented in the 10th International Independent Exhibition of Prints in Kanagawa, Japan, in Expatriates: Paintings by 15 Young Latin American Artists, which traveled throughout Florida, and in the traveling exhibition Outside Cuba. The SOS-Kinderdorf International Organization commissioned the large mobile sculpture I Am That, now located at the Village d’Enfants in Marrakech, Morocco. Her work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Miami-Dade Public Library. (Cintas for art, 1981-82)

Suárez, Primitivo

Primitivo Suárez (b. 1973, Chicago): Trained both in art and architecture, Suárez is a conceptual artist whose large-scale work has been described as “experimental architecture.” A recent exhibition at a Los Angeles gallery was a mixed-media, three-dimensional flattened paper house that took up 1,200 square feet of gallery floor. He has a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. (Cintas for art, 2001-02)

Swetcharnik, William

Untitled Study: Shell And Stone Series, 1986, Graphite and ink wash on paper, 28.5” x 37”

William Swetcharnik (b. 1951, Philadelphia)  An educator as well as an artist, Swetcharnik describes his work as using “the vocabulary of old master paintings to summon up images from centuries of art history and weave them into a complex architectonic fabric, concerned principally with the idea of time as filtered through Old and New World experience.” One of his pieces was selected by the Art in Embassies Program for the U.S. Ambassador’s house in Tegucigalpa. He is the creator of the Latin American Art Resource Project, which teaches art educators in Latin America to use inexpensive, indigenous art materials. He is the recipient of two Fulbright grants to Spain to study Romanesque altarpieces and one to Honduras. He also won an Arts America Lecturing fellowship to Belarus, and has been artist in residence at the Ragdale Foundation and Yaddo. Swetcharnik studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and at the University of California at San Diego. Artist's website: www.swetcharnik.com (Cintas in arts, 1985-86)

Tagle, Augusto

Augusto Tagle (b. 1918, Caibarién-d. 1974 Madrid): A painter, photographer, poet and theater director, Tagle was a member of the Cuban foreign service and had postings in Mexico, Buenos Aires, Valparaiso, Madrid and New York, where he eventually set up a photography studio. He moved to Spain in 1961 and devoted himself to painting for the remainder of his career. In 1978, he published the book La Pintura de Augusto Tagle, in Madrid. (Cintas for art, 1973-74)

Texidor, Patricio

Patricio Texidor (b. 1950, Havana): An art instructor at Upper Grade Center of Waukegan High School, Texidor has been teaching in the Waukegan, Illinois district since 1992. He has Bachelor’s degree in art education and a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Northern Illinois University. (Cintas for art, 1976-77)

Torre de Alba, Alberto

Alberto Torre de Alba (b. 1954, Havana): A sculptor and expressionist painter, Torre de Alba received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Philadelphia College of Art. He has shown his work in galleries in Florida, New Jersey and San Juan, Puerto Rico, and participated in the exhibitions The New/Lo Nuevo at the Cuban Museum of Art and Culture and The Post Miami Generation, at the InterAmerican Art Gallery. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. (Cintas for art, 1989-90)

Trasobares, César

Top image info TK, Bottom image: Sera-Bos-Art, 1980, Monoprint on paper with pencil etching, 32” x 40”

César Trasobares (b. 1949, Holguin) An artist, art activist and curator, Trasobares was the New York coordinator for the Estate Project for Artists with AIDS and, from 1985 to 1990, executive director of Metro-Dade’s Art in Public Places Program. He has served in numerous artist selection panels and committees, including the Federal Advisory Committee on International Exhibitions, the National Endowment for the Arts Public Art Panels, the Lila Wallace International Artists Fellowship panel and the National Advisory Board of the Public Art Institute. He has received fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Art Matters.  He has written essays on artists such as Ana Mendieta, Antoni Miralda, Carlos Alfonzo, Roberto Juarez and Purvis Young. His artistic work includes installation and performance, and he has participated in many solo and group shows, including Outside Cuba; Cuba-USA: The First Generation, The Miami Generation and Ancient Roots/New Visions, all of which traveled throughout the United States, and Breaking Barriers: Selections from the Museum of Art’s Permanent Contemporary Cuban Collection at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University. (Cintas for art, 1980-81)

Triana, Gladys

Gladys Triana (b. 1937, Camagüey): Her many solo exhibitions include shows at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art in New York, as well as in galleries in Paris, Lima, and Santo Domingo. Triana has also done many illustrations for poetry collections and literary magazines. Group shows in which she has participated include Breaking Barriers: Selection from the Museum of Art's Permanent Contemporary Cuban Collection in Fort Lauderdale, Latin American Book Arts at the Center for Book Arts in New York, African American and Latino American from USA at the Bellas Artes Museum in Santiago de Chile and Lines of Vision: Drawing by Contemporary Women at the Museo de Arte in Caracas and the Museo de Bellas Artes in Mexico. Her pieces are in several permanent collections, including the Museo de Bellas Artes in Chile, the Bronx Museum, the Museo de Arte Moderno in Santo Domingo and the Instituto de Cultural Puertorriqueña in San Juan. Triana received an outstanding achievement in visual art award from the Queens Borough President of the City of New York. Triana has a Master’s degree from Long Island University and a Bachelor’s from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.  (Cintas for art, 1993-94, Emilio Sanchez Cintas in art, 2009-2010)

Urdaneta, Ernesto I.

Ernesto I. Urdaneta (b. 1964, Sancti Spiritus): A graduate of the Parson’s School of Design, Urdaneta has received awards from the Long Island Arts Council and the Kodak Professional Photography Scholarship. (Cintas for art, 1991-92)

Vadía, Rafael

Endangered Dream (Into The Garden), 1992, Mixed media on canvas, H 12 x W 72 x D 3"inches

Rafael Vadía (b. 1950, Havana): Vadía’s work has been shows at galleries and museums such as the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, the Art Museum at Florida International University and the Lowe Art Museum. His pieces were also included in Expresiones Hispanas, the Coors National Art Exhibition and Tour, and Latin American Artists of the United States at the Organization of American States.  He is the winner of the Norton Museum’s Verna Lammi Memorial award, and his work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. Vadía studied at Miami-Dade College, the Ecole Des Beaux Arts in Paris and Florida International University (Cintas for art, 1991-92)

Valella, Angela

Double image attached, 2013, Inkjet print on silver metallic paper, 61 x 59 inches

Angela Valella (b. 1948, Havana): An artist, curator and educator, Valella has had solo exhibitions at the Buena Vista Building and the Miami Dade Library in South Florida, and at the Colby Gallery in Chicago.  She has participated in group shows held at various Miami galleries, and at the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo, Colorado, the Museo de Arte Moderno in Guatemala and the Chico Zapote Gallery in Mexico. Valella was part of the founding faculty charged with creating the art curriculum for the Design Architecture Senior High School (DASH) in Miami. She co-founded 801 Projects, which between 2005 and 2011 provided an alternative space dedicated to promote arts in Miami. In 2012, she conceptualized The Nightclub, which she describes as "a nomadic platform that attempts to build a dialogue among diverse artistic practices and practitioners through curated exhibitions." Valella received a Bachelor’s in fine arts from Florida Atlantic University. (Cintas for art, 2013-14)

Varona, Jorge

JORGE+VARONA

Leo Castelli's Portrait, 1982, graphite/charchoal on paper, 29” x 23”

Jorge Varona (b. 1955, Havana): A figurative painter, Varona has a Master’s degree from Colorado State University. (Cintas for art, 1982-83, 1985-86) 

Vega, Luis

Luis Vega (b. 1944, Havana): Celebrated above all for his Cuban landscapes, Vega is also a graphic designer who produced postage stamps in Cuba, created scenery for animated drawings at Cuba’s film institute and worked as illustrator for the Instituto Cubano del Libro. Vega participated in the first International Festival of Film Posters in Cannes and in many group exhibitions in Havana and in Florida His work is in the collection of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana. Vega is the father of Sinuhé Vega, also a noted painter. He studied at San Alejandro and has a degree in art history from the University of Havana. (Cintas for art, 1984-85)

Viera, Ricardo

Sounds and Rediscovery of America, 1975, Pastel, silver spray paint on paper, 22” x 29.5”

Ricardo Viera (b. 1945, Ciego de Ávila): A professor of art at Lehigh University and the director/curator of the university’s art galleries since 1974, Viera has curated many exhibitions, including CubaUSA: The First Generation (co-curator) and American Voices: Latino Photography in the U.S. Viera was  consultant/curator of the Smithsonian Institute Project Our Journey/Our Story: Portraits of Latino Achievement, part of the Center for Latino Initiative. Among his recent publications are the essays Silvia Lizama: Photographer, Explorations, and American Voices: Cuban-American Photography in the U.S. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. (Cintas for art, 1974-75)

Vila, Doris

Doris Vila (b. Miami): Working at the intersection of art and technology, Vila travels widely to Europe and Latin America to exhibit her 3D videos and responsive installations. Her solo exhibitions include Theatermachine, an interactive audio/video and environment installation in Bonn, Germany in 1995; The Book of Air, also in Bonn in 1993; Paradox Beach, a permanent installation of a children’s learning game at the Staten Island Children’s Museum in 2005, and Every Time I Open My Eyes I See Things, at the Butler Institute of American Art in 2008. She has had several fellowships at the MacDowell Colony for the Arts, received an InterActiva symposium award for interactive holographic video environment work, and was a fellow in the Academy of Media Art in Cologne, Germany. She has served as consultant to Canada's Department of Energy and to DuPont Inc. on holographic projects. In 1999, the Center for Holographic Art granted her a two-week residency to work on a holographic book. Vila has a Bachelor’s degree in art from Hunter College and also attended the University of California, Berkley.  (Cintas for art, 1986-87)

Wong, Katarina

KATARINA WONG

Touch 'n Go, 2004, Lithograph edition 3/10, 29” x 40”

Katarina Wong (b. 1966, York, Penn.): A visual artist and curator based in New York, Wong has exhibited nationally and internationally, and has had solo exhibitions in the Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, the Anton Gallery and the Andrea Pollan Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the Arlington Arts Center in Virginia, among other venues. Group shows include In the Shadow of 9.11: A Chinatown Memorial Exhibition, organized by the Asian American Arts Centre at the Gallery at Silk Road and Contrary Equilibriums: The 12th Annual Exhibition at the Asian American Arts Centre, both in New York, and Options 1997 at the Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran Projectspace in Washington, D.C. In 2004, she curated a show for the Rotunda Gallery in Brooklyn. Wong has a Master’s degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School, a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor’s from St. John's College. She is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner grant (Cintas for art, 1995-96)

Zamora, María Nélida

Untitled, 1977, oil on canvas

María Nélida Zamora (b. Guines): An art instructor as well as a singer and songwriter, Zamora’s work has been shown at the International Center for Contemporary Art in Paris, the South of the James Café Gallery in Richmond, Va., and the Sovran Bank in South Boston, Va. She received a Master in Fine Arts from the University of South Florida in Tampa. (Cintas for art, 1976-77)

Zapata, Julio Herrera

JULIO HERRERA ZAPATA

Two Nude Figures, 1975, Pencil on paper, 17.75” x 13”

Julio Herrera Zapata (b. 1932, Madrid - d. 2001, Paris) A member of the Société des Pastellistes de France, Zapata was a painter, engraver, graphics designer and ceramicist. He exhibited regularly in Europe in both solo and group shows, which included the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain at the Grand Palais in Paris, and the Ahrenberg Collection at the Göteborgs Konstmuseum in  Gothenburg, Sweden. He won winner acquisition prizes at the Biennale di Lignano in Italy and the Bienal de la Estampa “Máximo Prado” in Mexico. His work is in the collections of the Bibliothéque Nationale in Paris, the Ahrenberg Collection in Vevey, Switzerland, the Miami-Dade Public Library and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana. Zapata studied architecture at the University of Havana and attended Parsons School of Design in New York and the Ecole Superieure de Beaux-Arts in Paris. (Cintas for art, 1973-74, 1976-77)

Zarranz, Amalia

Amalia Zarranz (b. Havana): Zarranz’s first narrative short, TALLgirl, was screened at the Sundance film festival and was included in a British Film Institute tour. TALLgirl went on to the Regional Student Academy Awards and aired on PBS on the 2004 series Colorvision. She won a New Line Cinema Development award in 2001 to make Mercury In RetrOgrade, which continues to screen in film festivals worldwide. Zarranz graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and has a Master of Fine Arts in film from Columbia University. (Cintas for art/film, 2005-2006)

Zulueta, Ricardo

Therapy IV, 60 x 40 inches, photo-performance still from Humane Society Series, 1987

Ricardo Zulueta (b. 1962, Havana): A multimedia artist and scholar who uses photography, performance, video, digital imaging, sculpture and/or installation, holds a Ph.D. from the Cinema and Interactive Media Department at the University of Miami and an M.F.A. in Visual Arts. Zulueta incorporates an interdisciplinary approach by crossing boundaries and adopting hybrid forms of investigation, interpretation, and representation. More recently, he has returned to the studio with his pseudo-ethnography photo-performance project titled Domesticated Homosapiens in Traditional Costume Circa Twenty-First Century (2010).  His work has been exhibited in national and international group and solo shows most notably at the Grey Art Gallery at New York University, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the International Center for Photography in New York, New York, the Museo Alejandro Otero, in Caracas, the Smithsonian Institution, the Centro Reina Sofia Museum of Contemporary Art in Madrid and the Museo del Barrio in New York, among others. His work has been published in many journals and periodicals including Artforum, Flash Art, Interview Magazine, Village Voice, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and The New Yorker.  He has received grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. (Cintas for art, 1991-92)

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