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 Heavens 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 at the Bass Museum in Miami Beach. Canos public art projects include pieces 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 Visual Arts, 1983-84)

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