Carlos Luna  (Cuban, 1969) 

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Carlos Luna Biography
1969   Born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba on January 2nd, 1969
1980 - 1983   Provincial School of Plastic Arts, Pinar del Rio, Cuba
1983 - 1984   San Alejandro Academy, Havana, Cuba
1986   Salón Interescolar Award; Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas and Academia de San Alejandro, Havana
1984 - 1987   National School of Plastic Arts (ENA), Havana, Cuba
1987   Honorable Mention; Salón de la Ciudad, Servando Cabrera Moreno Gallery, Havana
1988   First Prize; Salon de la Ciudad, Luz y Oficio Gallery, Havana
1988   First Prize; IV Salón Provincial de Artes Plásticas, Pinar del Rio, Cuba
1989   First Prize; V Salón Provincial de Artes Plásticas; Pinar del Rio, Cuba
1989   IV Salón Nacional de Premiados Award; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana
1987 - 1991   Institute of Superior Arts, Havana, Cuba
1991   First Prize; Salon de Profesores, Luz y Oficio Gallery, Havana
1997   Fellowship; State Government of Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
1998   Fellowship; State Government of Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
2001   U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service granted a EB-1-1 (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) Immigrant Visa, granted to applicants who can prove outstanding artistic, scientific, athletic, community, or scholarly performance
1991 - 2002   Lived in Puebla, Mexico with his family
2008   Artist in Residence; Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2008   New American Paintings; Juried Exhibition-in-Print, Number 76
2008   Grant award; Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, NY
Present   Resides in The United States of America since 2002
Selected Exhibitions
2010   Carlos Luna, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA (solo)
2009   Pablo Picasso Ceramics | Carlos Luna Paintings; Complejo Cultural Universitario BUAP, Puebla, Mexico (solo)
2009   Pablo Picasso Ceramics | Carlos Luna Paintings; Miramar Cultural Center -Artspark, Miramar, FL (solo)
2009   Latinamerican Art: Classic to Contemporary; Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
2009   Latin American Painting Now (Pintura Latino Americana De Ahora) Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL
2008   Art in Embassies Program, United States Embassy Santiago, Chile, 2008-2011
2008   Unbroken Ties: Dialogues in Cuban Art; Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2008   Visiones: 20th Century Selections from the Nassau County Museum of Art; Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
2008   Art Santa Fe; Osuna Art, Washington, DC
2008   Pablo Picasso Ceramics | Carlos Luna Paintings; Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL (solo)
2008   Carlos Luna: El Gran Mambo, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC (solo)
2008   Carlos Luna: El Gran Mambo; Museum of Latin American Art – Molaa, Long Beach, CA (solo)
2007   Carlos Luna: Personal Histories; (Oil paintings) Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA (solo)
2007   Carlos Luna: Personal Histories; (Works on amate paper) The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley Collage, Annville, PA (solo)
2007   Carlos Luna: Personal Histories; (Oils and works on amate paper) Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL (solo)
2007   Art Santa Fe; Osuna Art, Washington, DC (solo)
2007   Latin American Art: Myth & Reality; Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
2007   Art Miami; Gomez Fine Art-Galeria, San Juan, PR
2007   Arte Americas; Maxioli Gallery, Miami, FL
2007   Group Show. Latin American Art Gallery; Scottsdale, Arizona
2007   Alarca, Talavera Contemporanea; El Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico DF
2006   Unbroken Ties: Dialogues in Cuban Art; Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
2006   Diversidades. Del Caribe al Sur; Gomez Fine Art-Galeria, San Juan, PR
2006   Group show; Lurie Fine Art Galleries, Miami, FL
2006   Naci pa’ ser feliz; Gomez Fine Art-Galeria, San Juan, PR (solo)
2005   Retratos; Bass Museum, Miami, FL. USA. (solo)
2005   Carlos Luna; Leonard Tachmes Gallery, Miami, FL. USA. (solo)
2005   Arte Americas. George Billis Gallery, New York, USA
2005   Figuratively Speaking; Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
2005   Works on paper; Osuna Art, Bethesda, Maryland
2005   Wet; Edge Zones, Worlds Art Building, North Miami, FL
2005   Growth Spurt; Edge Zones. Worlds Art Building, North Miami, FL
2004   TONDO. Galeria Botello, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.
2004   Art Miami. Latin Collector Gallery, Miami FL. USA.
2004   Erase una vez en Mexico. Institute of Mexico in Miami, Miami, FL. USA.
2004   American Dream. The Olga M. & Carlos Saladrigas Gallery, The Ignatian Center For The Arts, Miami, FL. USA.
2004   The Soul of Latin American Art. Lurie Fine Art Galleries, Boca Raton, FL. USA.
2004   Leonard Tachmes Gallery, Summer Miami 2004: Works on Paper, Miami, FL
2004   Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, It’s for The Birds, Miami, FL
2004   Mexican Cultural Institute, Erase una vez en Mexico… , Coral Gables, FL
2004   Latin Collector Gallery, Art Miami, Miami, FL
2004   The Olga and Carlos Saladrigas Gallery, The Ignation Center for The Art, American Dream, Miami, FL
2004   Palacio de los Congresos, Ferias de las galerias, espanolas, Madrid, Spain
2004   "Latin Visions" a collector's insight. Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor, Long Island, New York, U.S.A.
2004   Scope Miami, Art Basel. Townhouse Hotel. Leonard Tachmes Gallery, Miami, FL. USA.
2004   It’s For The Birds. Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL. USA.
2003   Palazzo Mediceo, Transfiguracion, Seravezza, Italy
2003   Latin Collector, Group Show, New York, NY
2003   Jorge M. sor Fine Art, Group Show, Miami FL
2003   Leonard Tachmes Gallery, Second Year Anniversary Exhibition, Miami, FL
2001   La Boheme Fine Art Gallery, Small Format, Coral Gables, FL
2001   Paso a Paso (Step by step); Poblano Musuem of Viceroyal Art, Puebla, Mexico (solo)
1998   Women of Sensuality; Amalia Mahoney Gallery; Chicago, USA (solo)
1998   Presencia de Carlos Luna (Presence of Carlos Luna); Culture House; Puebla, Mexico
1997   Yo traigo de Todo (Pocketful of Everything); University Museum, Casa de los Muñecos; Puebla, Mexico (solo)
1997   Carlos Luna; Oscar Roman Gallery; Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
1996   Entre Gallos y Mujeres (Among roosters and women); Amalia Mahoney Gallery; Chicago, USA (solo)
1995   Mi Madre, Mi Patria (My Mother, My Land); The Amparo Museum; Puebla, Mexico (solo)
1994   El Bestiario II (The Bestiary II); Claustro de Sor Juana; Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
1993   El Bestiario (The Bestiary); Javier Lumbreras Fine Arts, Coral Gables; Florida, USA (solo)
1992   El Fuego Secreto (The Secret Fire); La Casita Gallery; Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
1991   IV Bienal de la Habana. El Desafio a la Conquista y Colonizacion (IV Biennial of Havana. The Challenge to Conquest and Colonization); National Museum of Fine Arts; Havana Cuba
1990   Andar Pinar; Luz y Oficio Gallery; Havana Cuba
1989   Do lo Abstracto (From the Abstract); Havana, Cuba.
1987   Honorable Mention: Salon de la Ciudad (Hall of the City), Servando Cabrera Moreno Gallery; Havana, Cuba
1987   Imágenes del Paraíso; Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas Gallery, Havana (solo)
1986   Award; Salon Interescolar (Interschool Hall); National School of Plastic Arts and San Alejandro Fine Arts School; Havana, Cuba.
Selected Public Collections
  Museo Casa de los Muñecos, Puebla, Mexico
  Bank of Mexico Collection, Mexico
  Secretaria de Hacienda y Credito Publico Collection, Mexico DF
  Gobierno del Estado de Puebla Collection, Puebla, Mexico
  Casa de la Cultura de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
  University of the Americas, Puebla, Mexico
  Talavera Uriarte Ceramics Collection, Puebla, Mexico
  Talavera de la Reina Ceramics Collection, Puebla, Mexico
  Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana
  Wifredo Lam Center, Havana
  New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
  El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
  Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
  Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
  Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
  The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley Collage, Annville PA
  Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL
  Museo Amparo, Mexico
  Museo Poblano de Arte Virreinal, Puebla, Mexico