• 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 Visual Arts, 1992-93)

  • Cuenca, Arturo

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

    Arturo Cuenca (b. 1955, Holguin - d. 2021, Miami) 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 Visual Arts, 1992-93)

  • Duany, Andrés Martín

    Andrés Martín Duany (b. 1949, New York City): A founding partner of the post-modern architectural firm Arquitectonica, Duany and his wife, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, now head Miami’s DPZ design firm, an architecture and town planning enterprise that promulgates a school of traditional neighborhood design known as New Urbanism. An early key work of DPZ is the groundbreaking project Seaside, a village on Florida’s Gulf Coast that won praise as the first traditionally organized new town designed in decades. Duany is a founding member of the Congress for the New Urbanism. DPZ has completed the design of more than 225 new towns, regional plans and community revitalization projects throughout the United States and abroad. Duany grew up in Santiago de Cuba and Barcelona. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton and a Master’s in architecture from Yale University. He is the co-author of Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream and of The New Civic Art, among other books. With Plater-Zyberk, he is the winner of multiple awards, including the Vincent Scully Prize from the National Building Museum, the Brandeis Award for Architecture and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Medal of Architecture. (CINTAS for Architecture & Design, 1992-93)

  • 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 OConnor 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 Visual Arts, 1982-83, 1992-93)

  • García, Cristina

    Cristina García (b. 1958, Havana): A former TIME Magazine correspondent in Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles, García is the author of the novels, Dreaming in Cuban, The Agüero Sisters, Monkey Hunting, The Lady’s Matador Hotel and King of Cuba. She is the editor of Cubanísimo! an anthology of stories, essays, poems and novel excerpts. García grew up in Brooklyn and attended Barnard College before receiving a Master’s degree from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. She has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University and the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award.  García was appointed University Chair in Creative Writing at Texas State University-San Marcos, 2012-2014. (Cintas for literature, 1992-93, 1998-99)

  • Gómez, Gregory


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

    Gregory Gómez (b. 1958, Buffalo, NY) 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 Visual Arts, 1992-93)

  • 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)

  • Ruiz, Viviana

    Viviana Ruiz (b. Havana, 1963): A pianist and composer, Ruiz graduated in 1989 from Havana’s Instituto Superior de Arte with a degree in music composition. Among her works are Penetrating Silence, a piece for piano, string orchestra and percussion, and Bosque, a piece for orchestra and batá drums, in which she incorporates Afro-Cuban rhythmic elements. Her pieces have been heard in various national and international festivals. She lives in Miami, where she teaches piano and composition from her own studio. (Cintas for music, 1992-93)

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