Carlos Alfonzo (Cuban, 1991)

Timeline

1950
Born in Havana, Cuba
1969–1972
Attended the Cuban Academy
1973
Received a degree in art from the Academia San Alejandro
1974
Received a degree in art history from the University of Havana, Cuba
1973–1977
Received a degree in Art History from University of Havana
1980
After days spent crowded into the Peruvian Embassy, Alfonzo left by sea on a journey that was marred by violence. He came to Miami during the Mariel boat lift and lived and worked there until his death.
1991
Died in Miami, FL

Exhibitions

2007
Power of Ten, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
2006
Masters of Latin America: From the Joan and Milton Bagley Collection, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
2006
Geometry and Gesture, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC
2005
Rampa: Signaling New Latin American Art Initiatives, ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
2003
Multiple Artists: Print and Editioned Works, 1967-2003, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2002
Art Trends: Miami's Trek III, Kendall Campus Art Gallery, Miami Dade Community College, Miami, FL
2002
Me, Myself & I, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2001
2001 Collector's Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
2000
Cuban Art of Three Generations: Alfonzo, Azaceta and Bedia, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
1999
Saints, Sinners and Sacrifices: Religious Imagery in Contemporary Latin American Art, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
1999
Carlos Alfonzo: Paintings and Works on Paper, 1987 - 1991, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1997–1998
Carlos Alfonzo: Triumph of the Spirit, 1975-1991, Miami Art Museum, Florida and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (solo)
1995
Phallic Symbols: Images in Contemporary Art, Life Gallery, New York, NY
1994
Significant Losses: Artists Who Have Died From AIDS, The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
1994
Latin American Art in Miami Collections, The Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
1993
Carlos Alfonzo: Major Works, Osuma Gallery South, Miami, FL (solo)
1992–1993
Cuba-USA: The First Generation, Organized by El Fondo de Sol Visual Arts Center, Washington, DC; traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; El Fondo de Sol Visual Arts Center, Washington DC, with The National Museum of American Art and The School for Advanced International Studies/Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC; The Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN, with Film in the Cities, St. Paul, MN and Intermedia Arts Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, FL with New World School of the Arts Gallery, Miami, FL; Contemporary Art Museum/University of Southern Florida, Tampa, FL with The Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL; Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA in association with Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, PA, The Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA and The Lawrence Art Gallery/Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA
1992
Cuban Masters, The Americas Collection, Coral Gables, FL
1992
Approaching the Quincentenary: Latino Art 1982-1992, Rosenburg Gallery, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD; Traveled to Stephanie Ann Roper Art Gallery, Frostburg State University, Frostbury, MD; Arts Center/Gallery, Delaware State College, Dover, DE
1992
Carlos Alfonzo: Images from a Series Dedicated to Friends with AIDS, Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, FL (solo)
1992
Habitual, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC (solo)
1991
1991 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1991
ArtPark at FIU, The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, FL
1991
AVA 10 (Awards in the Visual Arts 10), Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. Winston-Salem, NC; traveled to Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Albuquerque Museum of Art, History, and Science, Albuquerque, NM; The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; The BMW Gallery, New York, NY
1991
Eulogy, Gallery North, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL
1991
New Latin American Paintings, Arnold Herstand & Company, New York, NY
1990
Carlos Alfonzo: Recent Sculptures and Works on Paper, Osuna Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
1990
Carlos Alfonzo: Sculpture, Paintings and Works on Paper, Greene Gallery, Coral Gables, FL (solo)
1990
Carlos Alfonzo: New Work, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL (solo)
1990
Abstraction, Greene Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
1990
Twenty-five in Miami, South Campus Art Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL
1990
The Start of Something Big, Eastbourne Clark Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
1990
The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s, The New Museum of Contemporary Art. New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, New York, NY; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
1990
Mariel...A Decade, The Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture, Miami, FL
1990
Sculpture of the Americas into the Nineties, Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, Organization of American States, Washington, DC
1990
Art 1990, McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
1990
Fanciful Feast, Main Library, Miami-Dade Public Library System, Miami, FL
1990
Miami Thriving in Change (1940-1990): Miami Artists, Fifty Years of Collecting, Main Library, Miami-Dade Public Library System, Miami, FL
1990
Southeast Bank Collects: A Corporation Views Contemporary Art, Norton Gallery and School of Art. West Palm Beach, FL; traveled to Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL; Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL; Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL
1989
Carlos Alfonzo, Lannan Museum. Lake Worth, FL (solo)
1989
Carlos Alfonzo: Paintings, Sculpture, Works on Paper, Greene Gallery, Coral Gables, FL (solo)
1989
Carlos Alfonzo: New Paintings, McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
1989
Artists’ Proofs: Printmaking in South Florida, Frances Wolfson Art Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL
1989
Made in Florida, University of South Florida Art Museum, Tampa, FL; traveled to Musee Cantini, Marseille, France; Provincaal Museum, Hasselt, Belgium; Centre d’Art en Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain; Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL; Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL; Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL; Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL; Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL
1989
Critics Choice: Florida’s Experts Choose Florida Artists, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
1989
The 41st Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; traveled to Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA; Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
1989
Latin American Art from the Private Collections of Maria and Luis Avellana, S.M. Lurie, Peter Menendez, InterAmerican Art Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL
1989
Southern Expressions: Points of View, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
1989
Smaller Works, McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX
1989
Paperwork Six, Center for Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
1988
Colliding: Myth, Fantasy, Nightmare, Artists Space, New York, NY
1988
Hispanic Art, Corbino Galleries, Sarasota, FL
1988
The Art of Carlos Alfonzo, Frances Wolfson Art Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL (solo)
1988
Carlos Alfonzo: Paradiso, Hal Bromm Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1988
Carlos Alfonzo, Greene Gallery, Coral Gables, FL (solo)
1988
Carlos Alfonzo: Development of an Artist, 1976-1988, Bacardi Art Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)
1988
Carlos Alfonzo: Paintings, Osuna Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
1987
Carlos Alfonzo, Osuna Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
1987
Carlos Alfonzo, Pablo Cano: New Work, Greene Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
1987
Contemporary Screens, The Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
1987
Hispanic Art in the United States: Thirty Contemporary Painters and Sculptors, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; traveled to Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; The Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, and the Metropolitan Museum and Art Center, Coral Gables, FL; Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
1987
29th Annual Hortt Memorial Competition and Exhibition, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
1987
Books and Pages: Florida Artists’ Books, Main Library, Miami-Dade Public Library System, Miami, FL
1987
Public Art Indoors: Fernando Garcia, Carlos Alfonzo, Main Library, Miami-Dade Public Library System, Miami, FL
1987
Ceramics as Canvas, Main Library, Miami-Dade Public Library System, Miami, FL
1987
Art of the 80’s Created in Florida, Greene Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
1987
Visions of Self: The American Latin Artist, South Campus Art Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL
1987
Challenge: Young Latin America on Paper, CDS Gallery, New York, NY
1987
Cuban Artists in North America/Artistes Cubains en Amerique du Nord, National Library of Canada, Ottawa, ON Canada
1986
New Works: Juan Abreu, Carlos Alfonzo, Gilberto Ruiz, New Gallery, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
1986
Five from Miami, Air Atlanta, Miami International Airport. Miami, FL
1986
Caribbean Art/ African Currents, Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, New York, NY
1986
Expatriates: Paintings by 15 Young Latin American Artists, The Thomas Center Gallery, Gainesville, FL; traveled to Lee Scarfone Gallery, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL; Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL; Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
1986
V Bienal Iberoamericana de Arte: Naturaleza Muerta o Bodegon, Galeria del Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico
1986
Hot Off the Press: Monoprints, Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami, FL
1986
Abstraction: Four from Latin America, Frances Wolfson Art Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL
1986
Home Sweet Home, Hal Bromm Gallery, New York, NY
1986
Public Art Process: Art Exhibition of Drawings, Models and Photographs/Metro-Dade Art in Public Places Collection 1973-1985, North Miami Museum and Art Center, North Miami, FL; traveled to County Governmental Center, West Palm Beach, FL; Broward County Library, Fort Lauderdale, FL; East Martello Museum and Gallery, Key West, FL
1985
Carlos Alfonzo: New Paintings, McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
1985
National Endowment for the Arts: Fellowship Artists, Florida 1983-84., Fine Arts Gallery, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
1985
New Works, Inter Latin American Gallery, New York, NY; traveled to New Gallery, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
1985
North of the Border, Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, PA
1985
Alloyage ‘85, SIBI Art Gallery, SIBI Cultural Center, Miami, FL
1985
Florida Figures: The Human Figure by Contemporary Florida Artists, Frances Wolfson Art Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL
1985
Art Cars, Beatrice Indy Challenge, Tamiami Park, Miami, FL; traveled to Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami, FL; Main Library, Miami-Dade Public Library System, Miami, FL
1985
The Art of Miami, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
1985
Le Petit Format, SIBI Art Gallery, SIBI Cultural Center, Miami, FL
1984
Carlos Alfonzo: Drama, Galeria Ocho, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL (solo)
1984
Young Collectors of Latin American Art, Metropolitan Museum and Art Center, Coral Gables, FL
1983
Cuban Fantasies, Kouros Gallery, New York, NY
1983
Faces and Masks, Galeria Ocho, Miami-Dade Community Center, Miami, FL
1983
Fine Arts Exhibition for the Festival de las Artes, Tamiami Park, Miami, FL
1983
The Miami Generation, Cuban Museum of Art and Culture, Miami, FL
1983
Roots, University of Miami Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
1982
10 Out of Cuba: A Selection of Cuban Painters, Intar Latin American Gallery, New York, NY
1981
XXPremi Internacional de Dibuix Joan Miro, Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain; traveled as XXPremio Internacional de Dibujo Joan Miro to Museo Espanol de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid, Spain; and as Seleccao do xx Premio Internacional de Desenho Joan Miro to Galeria Atrio, Nucleo Cultural Municipal, Vila Real, Portugal
1981
Art 10, Koubek Center, Miami, FL
1979
Jovenes Plasticos Cubanos, Galeria de la Habana, Havana, Cuba
1979
XVIII Premi Internacional de Dibuix Joan Miro, Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain
1979
Pintura Fresca, Home of Jose Manuel Fors, Havana, Cuba; traveled to Casa de Cultura de la Ciudad de Cienfuegos, Cienfuegos, Cuba
1979
I Trienal de Dibujo Arostodes Fernandez, Galeria Oriente, Pinar del Rio, Cuba; traveled to Santiago de Cuba
1979
V Salon Juvenil de Artes Plasticas: En Saludo al 11/Festival Mundial de la Juventud y los Estudiantes, Museo Nacional, Havana, Cuba
1978
La tarde y sus dibujos, Traveled to various venues in Cuba (solo)
1978
Salon UNEAC 1978, Museo Nacional, Havana, Cuba
1977
IV Salon Juvenil de Artes Plasticas, Museo Nacional, Havana, Cuba
1977
Primer Salon Nacional de Dibujo, Galeria de Arte, Pinar del Rio, Cuba
1977
Experimentos de Carlos Jose Alfonzo, Museo Nacional, Havana, Cuba (solo)
1976
Como una vieja estampa, Galeria Amelia Pelaez, Havana, Cuba (solo)
1976
Exposicion de Dibujos de la Brigada Heramnos Saiz, Galeria de la Habana, Havana, Cuba
1976
III Salon Juvenil de Artes Plasticas, Museo Nacional, Havana, Cuba
1976
Salon XIII Aniversario del Concurso 26 de Julio de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias, Museo Nacional, Havana, Cuba
1976
Salon Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado, La Galeria Matanzas, Matanzas, Cuba; traveled to Cede Central del periodico La Unita, Rome, Italy
1976
Sandino y Nicaragua en la Plastica Cubana, Galeria de la Habana, Havana, Cuba
1975
Panorama del Arte Cubano de la Colonia a Nuestros Dias, Museo de Arte Modermo, Mexico City, Mexico; traveled to Havana, Cuba
1975
II Salon Juvenil de Artes Plasticas, Museo Nacional, Havana, Cuba
1975
XXX Anos Victoriosos, Moscow, Russia
1975
XV Aniversario de los Comites de Defensa se la Revolucion, Museo Nacional, Havana, Cuba
1975
58 Aniversario de la Revolucion de Octubre, Galeria Amelia Pelaez, Havana, Cuba
1975
Arte Cubano Contemporaneo, Ministerio de Cultura, Havana, Cuba; traveled to various venues in Scandinavian countries
1975
En Homenaje a Antonio Maceo, (one day event), Galeria Amelia Pelaez, Havana, Cuba
1975
III Salon de Profesores e Intructores de Artes Plasticas, Museo Nacional, Havana, Cuba
1975
Viva Puerto Rico Libre, Hotel Habana Libre, Havana, Cuba
1974
II Salon Nacional de Profesores e Instructores de Artes Plasticas, Museo Nacional, Havana, Cuba
1973
I Salon Nacional de Profesores e Instructores de Artes Plasticas, Museo Nacional, Havana, Cuba
1970
Salon 70, Museo Nacional, Havana, Cuba
1970
Salon Guerrillero Heroico, Hotel Habana Libre, Havana, Cuba