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Wiliam Lira

Venezuelan artist. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, 1962.
STUDIES:

  • 1982 – Drawing and painting workshop FUNDARTE (Caracas)
  • 1984 – 1990 Libertador Pedagogic Experimental University
AWARDS:

  • Gold Medal, II Bienal Caribbean and Central America. Museum of Modern Art, Dominican Republic
  • Municipal Award Visual Arts “Juan Lovera” Caracas, Venezuela
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Alexis R. Fernández Salazar

Venezuelan artist. Born in Caripito, Monagas, Venezuela, 1969.
STUDIES:

  • 1989 – Drawing Workshop with model, Cristóbal Rojas School of Arts, Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1990 – Drawing Workshop with model, Fundarte and Federico Brandt Art Institute, Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1991 – Drawing Technique Workshop at Antonio Herrera Toro, Caracas, Venezuela. Painting and Plasticity Analysis, Drawing and sculpture at Federico Brandt Art Institute, Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1993 – Drawing Workshop at Fundarte and Contemporary Art Museum Sofía Imber, Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1994 – Drawing workshop at Galería de los Espacios cálidos, Ateneo de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela
  • Painting, sculpture and drawing at Federico Brandt Art Institute, Caracas, Venezuela
AWARDS:

  • 1996 National Prize Young Artist , Asociación Venezolana de Artes Plásticas, Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1993 First Prize VIII National Painters Encounter, Parque Suata, Maracay, Venezuela
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Bernardo Nieves

Venezuelan artist. Born in Barquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela, 1961.
Go to Artist Website
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Félix Perdomo

Venezuelan artist. Born in Santa Teresa del Tuy, Miranda, Venezuela, 1959.
STUDIES:

  • Escuela Cristóbal Rojas (1976-1979)
  • Escuela de Arte del IUPC (1980-1986)
  • Taller El Herbario (1984-1990)
  • 1974 -1983 Escuela Superior de Artes Decorativas and Escuela de Altos Estudios en Ciencias Sociales (París)
AWARDS:

  • Second Prize III Bienal Internacional de Pintura
  • PS1 Museum of Contemporary Art Institute, New York
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José Guédez

Venezuelan artist. Born in Barquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela, 1968.
STUDIES:

  • 1984 Escuela de Arte “Martín Tovar y Tovar”, Barquisimeto, Lara
  • 1986 Con Arte Contemporáneo Sociales de EE.UU. Jacob Lawrence
  • 1986-1989 Escuela de Artes Plásticas “Cristóbal Rojas”. Caracas
AWARDS:

  • Award Salón Municipal de Intercambio Maracay, Aragua
  • Award Salón Nacional de Carúpano, Sucre
  • Special Honor Salón de Aragua de Maracay, Aragua
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José Merchán

Venezuelan artist. Born in Estánques, Mérida, Venezuela, 1969.
STUDIES:

  • 1984-1985 Taller de Arte ELBANO MÉNDEZ OSUNA CONAC, Tovar, Estado Mérida
  • 1988-1993 Escuela de Artes Plásticas CRISTÓBAL ROJAS, Caracas, Mención Arte Puro
AWARDS:

  • 1998 Award Artist younger than 30 years old, Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales Francisco Lazo Martí
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Douglas José Córdova

Venezuelan artist. Born in Quiriquire, Monagas, Venezuela.
STUDIES:

  • Escuelas de Arte del Estado Sucre y Monagas
  • Escuela Cristóbal Rojas, Caracas
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Jimmy Day

Born in Bogota, Colombia 1939. Has resided in Margarita Island, Venezuela, for the last 25 years.
EXHIBITIONS:

  • Contemporary Art Museum “Francisco Narvaez” Margarita, Venezuela
  • Arte Galeria Yumares y Galeria Trazos, Caracas
  • Atelier Murlender, Mexico City
  • Royal Society of Drawing of London (Certificate of Distinction)
“.. This fascinates and absorbs me. More and more I have found that my own private space, my garden, my small Margaritan Giverny a la Monet, bathed in the sensuous light of the Tropics, seduces and forces me to paint. Evidently there exists a magic element, the angling dawn light which, day after day, restores color and form to our lives .”Jimmy Day
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Carlos Mora

Venezuelan artist. Born in Merida, Venezuela, 1973. Resides in Valencia, Venezuela.
STUDIES:

  • Sculpture Superior Studies (Covedie)
  • Workshops on several techniques as: Sculpture structure, rock and wood sculpting, fire arts and metal, curing and colour in sculptures, etc.
  • Currently uses his hands as his main tool to work resins or bronze for his sculptures
  • Has participated in several individual and collective exhibitions
AWARDS:

  • Honourable Mention “I Municipal Plastic Arts Salon Diego Ibarra 1997”
  • 2 Prize “II Municipal Plastic Arts Salon Diego Ibarra 1998”
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Regina Viso-Torres

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, 1960. Resides in Weston, Florida.
STUDIES:

  • Graduated in 1984 BA in Chemistry from Regis College, Massachussetts, MA
  • Majolica Pottery Technique and Recycled Paper Relieves
EXPERIENCE:

  • Owner of “Taller Fandango’ 1990-2000 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela
  • Currently owner of TAPARA Designs. Handpainted “Taparas”
TAPARA DESIGNSTaparas are the fruit of the Tapara Tree (Crescentia Cujete also known as Calabash tree). The fruit is usually cut, emptied of its seeds (gutted), dried/cured and prepared for painting.
Taparas come from Hacienda Paya in Turmero, Aragua State, Venezuela, a two century old family property.
This precious ‘Taparas” have travelled the world so that their beautiful transformation begins in the artists hands.
Now available in Calgary.
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Juan Pablo González

Juan Pablo is a fresh, versatile and gifted young Venezuelan artist residing in Calgary.
STUDIES:

  • Completed Bachelor in Communications in 2004.
  • In 2013, he graduated as a Bachelor in Fine Arts – Sculpture, from the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) in Calgary, Alberta.
AWARDS:

  • In 2011, as a result of an Encana scholarship, to which Juan Pablo was entitled, “The Bow Emerging Artist Project”, one of his sculptures from the series “Resonance and other Distractions”, was selected to remain in the common area of the Bow Building in downtown Calgary.
Roberto Weil

Roberto Weil

Cartoonist from Caracas, Venezuela.

  • Has been published in various newspapers and magazines since 1990.
  • Has won all the most important cartoonist awards in Venezuela.
  • Was among the four finalists of the Interamerican Press Association IAPA cartoonist award 2015.
  • Has published 3 books about his cartoons and 1 book about a comic novel.
  • Has exhibited his work, in Venezuela, the United States and Italy, using different techniques, such as crayons, watercolors, acrylic, oil, and bronze.
  • Nowadays he focuses on limited art prints, watercolor on paper and acrylic on canvas
    to see his work: www.weil.com.ve
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Carlos Otero

Carlos Otero was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1960. For the past twenty five years the Artist has lived and worked in Montreal. In 1984, after four year studies in civil engineering, Carlos starts his graphic design career at the prestigeous Fundación Instituto de Diseño (Newman) in Caracas, Venezuela. In 1988, the last year of his studies, members of a jury awarded him the honorable mention Cum laudæ for the quality of his work and his academic achievements. He notably studied with Ina Bainova, Miguel Sanoja, Victor Hugo Irrazabal and Patricia Van-Dalen among others.

Parallel to his holistic work as a biodynamic craniosacral therapist Carlos continues to develop his artistic side through painting. Principally he works in acrylics on canvas. His work reveals an ongoing fascination with the colorful energy flow of abstraction.
He relates his colorful acrylic flow with the unfolding process in Biodynamics
Recently Carlos has been exploring a more abstract dimension with his new series. Responding to the long tradition of abstract painting in Quebec, he is producing brilliantly multi-coloured unfolding scenaries of deeply incised acrylic paint. These canvases have an amazing impact on the viewer touching their emotions as he/she discovers the intricacies of the process involved at the same time as assimilating the vibrancy of the image.