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Luis Cruz Azaceta    (American/Cuban, 1942)

 Luis Cruz Azaceta - Abandoned (Paintings) h: 85 x w: 63 in / h: 215.9 x w: 160 cm
Luis Cruz Azaceta
Abandoned 1986
 
 Luis Cruz Azaceta - AIDS Count II (Paintings) h: 48 x w: 36 in / h: 121.9 x w: 91.4 cm
Luis Cruz Azaceta
AIDS Count II 1988
 
 Luis Cruz Azaceta - Arsenal (Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.)) h: 18 x w: 24 in / h: 45.7 x w: 61 cm
Luis Cruz Azaceta
Arsenal 1978
 
 Luis Cruz Azaceta - Latin American Victims of Dictators (Paintings) h: 76.5 x w: 168 in / h: 194.3 x w: 426.7 cm
Luis Cruz Azaceta
Latin American Victims of Dictators 1987
 
 Luis Cruz Azaceta - Self Portrait of Throwing the Devil Out (Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.)) h: 22 x w: 30 in / h: 55.9 x w: 76.2 cm
Luis Cruz Azaceta
Self Portrait of Throwing the Devil Out 1981
 
 Luis Cruz Azaceta - Self Portrait: Spitting Bullets (Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.)) h: 22.2 x w: 30 in / h: 56.4 x w: 76.2 cm
Luis Cruz Azaceta
Self Portrait: Spitting Bullets 1980
 
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Biography
1942 Born in Havana, Cuba
1960 Emigrated to the U.S.
1967 Acquired U.S. Citizenship
1969 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1972 Cintas Foundation, Institute of International Education, New York, NY
1975 - 1976 Cintas Foundation, Institute of International Education, New York, NY
1980 - 1981 National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC
1981 - 1982 Creative Artist Public Service (CAPS), New York, NY
1984 Mira! Canadian Club Hispanic Award
1985 National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC
1985 Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Grant, New York, NY
1985 New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
1989 Mid-Atlantic Grant for Special Projects
1991 - 1992 National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC
1992 Penny McCall Foundation Award
Lives and works in New Orleans, LA and New York, NY

Exhibitions
2012 “Under the Influence: The Comics,” Edith Alstchul Lehman College Gallery, Bronx, NY
2012 “RAW,” Homespace Gallery, New Orleans, LA,
2012 “Painting Borges,” Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, Worchester, MA
2011 - 2012 Latin America: Art and Confrontation 1920-2010, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City; Museo de Arte del Banco de Republica/Museo de Arte Moderna de Medellin; Museo Arocena, Torreon Coah
2011 Shifting States,” Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans (solo)
2011 “Self Portraits: Watercolors and Drawings 1977-1981,” George Adams Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2010 EXILE 50, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA (solo)
2010 Trajectories/Trayectorias, Pan American Art Projects, Miami, FL (solo)
2010 Swimming to Havana, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA (solo)
2009 Arteamericas 09, Miami Beach Convention Center, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami, FL
2009 Matrix, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2009 AJIACO: Spirituality in Contemporary Cuban Art, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, CT
2009 Trouble in Paradise: Examining Discord between Nature & Society, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
2009 Ambulatory: Museum Plan, Emmanuel Gallery, Colorado University Museum, Denver, CO (solo)
2008 No Bounds, Gertrude Herber Institute of Art, Augusta, GA (solo)
2008 On the margins, The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2008 Luis Cruz Azaceta: 1999, Contemporary Arts Center, New York, NY (solo)
2008 Museum Plans, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)
2008 Prospect 1, International Biennial, New Orleans, LA
2008 In Katrina’s Wake, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX
2008 Katrina: Catastrophe and Catharsis, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2008 Andamiajes/Scaffoldings, Allegro Galeria, Panama
2008 In Katrina’s Wake, The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
2008 Dominican Power & Solid Friends, During Art Basel Miami Beach 08, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL
2007 25th Anniversary Exhibition for Segura Publishing Co., Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2007 Calentando La Pista, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami, FL
2007 In Your Face, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL
2007 Katrina: Catastrophe and Catharsis, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO
2007 Sin Palabras/Without Words, Galeria Lyle O. Rietzel, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (solo)
2007 Ambulatory: Museum Plan, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, NY (solo)
2007 Local Anesthesia, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA (solo)
2007 Atraves del Espejo: Arte Cubano Hoy, Allegro Galeria, Panama
2007 Latin American Art: Myth & Reality, The Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY
2007 Peep (Kerry Stokes Art Collection), Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia
2007 Cuba Avant-Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection, Samuel P. Hearn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2006 Unbroken ties: Dialogues in Cuban Art, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
2006 In Transit: New Work by Luis Cruz Azaceta, The University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA (solo)
2006 20th Anniversary Show, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2006 Art Basel Miami Beach, Galeria Ramis Barquet, Miami, FL
2006 Bloom: Paintings and Constructions by Luis Cruz Azaceta, Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Jacksonville, FL (solo)
2005 Eyeshot, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, NY (solo)
2005 Made in New Orleans, Center for the Living Arts, Mobile, AL
2005 Dissidence: Political Social and Artistic Protest, University of Connecticut, Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford ,CT
2005 Works on Paper, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)
2005 Art in the Toon Age, organized by Kresge Art Museum, Lansing, MI
2005 Migraciones, Laberintos y Alucinaciones, Galería Lyle O. Reitzel, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (solo)
2004 Latin American Graphics: The Evolution of Identity From Mythical to the Personal, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
2004 Paper, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, NY
2004 Graphic Diversity: 500 Years of Printmaking, Museum of Art, University of Missouri at Columbia, Columbia, MO
2004 Ahora es el futuro/The Future is Now, organized by Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art, The Durst Organization, New York, ny
2004 Happy/Deadly, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA (solo)
2003 Navegante, Galeria Ramis Barquet, Monterrey, Mexico (solo)
2003 Joy-Ride, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)
2003 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2003 Paper, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, NY
2003 Inside the Paper, Centro Cultural Espanol, Miami, FL
2003 Rutgers Center for Innovative Print & Paper, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2003 Multiple Artists, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Visiones: 20th Century Latin Art: Selections from the Nassau County Museum of Art’s Permanent Collections, Dowling College, NY
2002 Human Park/ Parque Humano, Institut de Cultura de Barcelona, Spain
2002 Happy/Deadly, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, NY (solo)
2002 Crisis Response, The RISD Museum, Providence, RI
2002 Me, Myself & I, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Reality and Figuration in Contemporary Latin-American Presence, Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL
2002 Structuring Fear, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, NY (solo)
2002 NO/NY, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA (solo)
2002 Prayers-Beads-Cells, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA (solo)
2001 - 2002 Real(ist) Men, Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
2001 Artists Respond: A Benefit Exhibition of Works by Gallery Artists, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2001 2001 Collector's Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
2001 About Face: The Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch, Jr, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
2001 New Orleans Mapping, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)
2001 Adrift, Generous Miracles Gallery (in collaboration with Galeria Ramis Barquet), New York, NY (solo)
2000 - 2001 The Figure: Another Side of Modernism, The Human Figure in Painting from 1950 to the Present, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
2000 This is Not the Place, Ramapo College, Berrie Center, Mahwah, NJ
2000 Cuban Art of Three Generations, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
2000 American Embassy Havana, Cuba
2000 La Luz: Contemporary Latino Art in the United States, National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
2000 Structuring Fear, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, NY (solo)
2000 Luis Cruz Azaceta, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA (solo)
1999 - 2000 Contemporary Narrating in American Print, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, CT
1999 Saints, Sinners and Sacrifices: Religious Imagery in Contemporary Latin American Art, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
1999 FIAC, Paris Art Fair, Galeria Ramis Barquet, Paris, France
1999 Contemporary Collaborations: The Artist and the Master Printer, Sherman Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
1999 Material Preception: Celebrating Art & Architecture, LA Salle Gallery at National Bank Plaza in Charlotte, NC
1999 Accounts Southeast Transience, SECCA, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
1999 Fabled Impressions, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
1999 Back Streets, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA (solo)
1998 Bound, Mary-Anne Martin/Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
1998 Breakout, Galería Ramis Barquet, New York, NY (solo)
1998 Susurro, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)
1998 Hybrid States, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ (solo)
1998 1998 New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
1997 Out of Bounds: Part II, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, Austin, TX
1997 Deadline, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, FL (solo)
1996 A Painter’s Passage, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ (solo)
1996 Thinking Print: Books to Billboards 1980 - 1995, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1996 Self as another, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA (solo)
1995 Dislocations, Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, CA (solo)
1995 It`s Only Rock & Roll: Currents in Contemporary Art, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; Traveled to: Lakeview Museum of Art, Peoria, IL; Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, Virginia Beach, VA; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL; Nexus, Atlanta, GA; The Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX; Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, OH: Lowe Art Museum, FL; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
1995 Cuba: La Isla Posible, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
1995 Stripped Bare, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1994 Recent Works, J. Maddux Parker Gallery, Sacramento, CA (solo)
1994 Street Life in America, A Man Caught Between Two Cultures--A Survey of Northern California and Bay Area Collections, La Raza / Galeria Posada, Sacramento, CA (solo)
1994 Old Glory: The American Flag in Contemporary Art, The Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
1994 HELL, Selected Works from 1978-1993, The Alternative Museum, New York, NY (solo)
1993 Biting the edge, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA (solo)
1993 43rd Biennal of Contemporary American Painting, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1993 Identity and Chaos, Daniel Saxon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1993 The AIDS Epidemic Series, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA (solo)
1990 - 1993 Luis Cruz Azaceta: The Aids Epidemic Series, Queens Museum, New York, NY; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL; Tweed Museum of Art, Deluth, MN; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH (solo)
1992 Picturing the World Turned Upside Down: Paintings by Luis Cruz Azaceta, Galeria Ramis Barquet, Monterrey, Mexico (solo)
1992 Luis Cruz Azaceta: Selections from the ‘Aids Epidemic’ Series, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (solo)
1992 Latin American Artists of the 20th Century, Curated by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; traveled to: Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Sevilla, Spain; Pompidou Museum, Paris, France; Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
1992 The AIDS Epidemic Series, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH (solo)
1991 Obras Selectas: Trayectoría, Galería Botello, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico (solo)
1991 Trayectoría, Museo de Arte De Ponce, Puerto Rico (solo)
1991 Opus Art Studios, Inc., Coral Gables, FL (solo)
1990 Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA (solo)
1990 Eugene Binder Galerie, Cologne, Germany (solo)
1988 Luis Cruz Azaceta, Kunst Station, Sankt Peter, Cologne, Germany (solo)
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