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Born in Guanabacoa, Cuba 1943



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Artist Jose Chiu is a graduate of the (San Alejandro National School of Fine Arts) in Havana, Cuba: "Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes "San Alejandro" is the oldest and most prestigious fine arts school in Cuba. It is located in Marianao, a suburb of Havana. It was founded in 1818 at the Convent of San Alejandro by the French painter, Jean Baptista Vermay, who was its first director. It is located today in a monumental building built in the early 1940s. 


Chiu's work, uses traditional customs, and Folklore, as a resource for subject wherein he seeks to identify archetypes or actual picturesque characters. He's been a South Florida resident since 1982. A folkloric artist Jose strives to share with us his memories and visions of the Cuban populace. He depicts them doing everyday chores such as working, playing or engaging in idle chat. His master use of the techniques available  to him coupled with his creativity presents us with a finished product that touches the inner- soul. He was commissioned by the Bacardi Museum to do a life size figure in papier mache of a Rum- Runer. He was also selected and published in: “Americanos: Latino Life in the United States.” Which is a book that was published by little Brown and Company and is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution. This exhibition is currently traveling throughout museums in the U.S. His work is represented in numerous private and public international collections. Native of Guanabacoa, Habana, Cuba. Jose began to paint at an early age. He enrolled in the San Alejandro  Academy of the Art, Cuba’s foremost Art Institute. After graduation in 1975, he became an art instructor at the Jose Marti Institute in rancho Boyeros, Havana. After his arrival in the united States during 1980, he has dedicated most of his time to his painting, participating in many collective and individual exhibitions.



1975   Salon de Profesores,Palacio  de bellas Artes, La Habana, Cuba
1975   Academia de San Alejandro , La Habana, Cuba 
1976   Galeria de Arte Galiano, La Habana, Cuba
1978   Salon de Profesores, Palacio de bellas Artes, La Habana, Cuba
1979   Teatro nacional Guinol, La Habana, Cuba
1982   Mar de plata Gallery , Miami Beach, Fl.
1983   Festival de las Artes de Mariel, Miami, Fl.
1985   Miami Book Fair, Miami ,Fl.
1985   Ms Lacey Hoover, Miami Fl.
1986   Mr. and Mrs. Ron Royal Collection , Miami, Fl.
1988   Galeria Pacha , Miami, Fl.
1990   Ciclo de Arte Contemporaneo, Cuernavaca, Mexico
1991   Restaurant Yuca, Coral Gables, Fl.
1992   WM White Gallery, Eugene  Obregon , Oregon
1994   La Cueva art Gallery , Cuernavaca, Mexico.
1995   Arte Contra el Sida, Cuernavaca, Mexico.
1995   Galeria Isabel Odio, San Jose, Costa Rica
1996   Art from the Heart, Congress of USA, Washington, DC.
1996   Red Sunset Art, Antique Gallery, Miami ,Fl.
1996   Willy Chirino Foundation, Cuban Arts, Miami Beach, Fl.
1996   Belen Gala Auction, Miami , Fl.
1996   Los Colores de Cuba, Mount Vernon College,Georgetown, DC.
1996   Havana Extravagance Festival, Radisson Hotel, Miami, Fl.
1997   Genesis, Lucha  Contra el Sida, Coral Gables, Fl.
1997   Festival de Hispanidad, Miami, Fl.
1997   International Gallery, Coral Gables, Miami, Fl.
1997   Miami Children Hospital, Miami, Fl.
1997   Amalia Mahony Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
1998   O&Y Gallery, Coral Gables, FL.
1998   Santayana Gallery, Key Biscayne, Fl.
1998   Belen Gala Auction, Miami, Fl.
1998   Willy Chirino Foundation , Miami Beach, Fl.
1998   Nabuc Gallery, Miami, Fl.
1998   O&Y Gallery, Coral Gables, Miami, Fl.
1998   Bacardi Museum , Miami, Fl.
1999   Lourdes Gala Auction, Miami, Fl.
1999   Centro Mater Gala  Auction, Miami, Fl
1999   Nabuc Gallery, Miami, Fl.
2000   20 years After, Nabuc Gallery, Miami, Fl.
2000   20 Years of Art on the Diaspora, O&Y Gallery, Coral Gables, Fl.
2000   Future Vision II, O&Y Gallery, Coral Gables, Fl.
2000   Brickell Village Gallery, Miami, Fl.
2000   Centro Cultural, Miami, Fl.
2000   Little Havana Museum, Miami, Fl.
2000   Arte Ocho Mural Miami, Fl.
2000   Chanty Gallery, Miami, Fl.
2000   Hispanic Art Expressions, Miami Dade College , Miami, Fl.
2001   Da’ Vinci’s Gallery , Coral Gables, Fl.
2001   Fraga Gallery , Miami, Fl.
2001   Historic  Museum South Florida, Miami, Fl.
2001   Work of Art Gallery, Miami, Fl.
2001   Small Painting Work of Art Gallery, Miami, Fl.
2001   Work of Art Gallery, Miami, Fl.
2001   Cuban American Artist Society, Da’ Vinci’s Gallery, Miami, Fl.
2001   Hispanic Art Expressions, Coral Gables, Fl.
2002   Pequeno Formato, OY Gallery, Coral Gables, Fl.
2002   Homenaje a la virgen , Fraga Fine Art, Miami, Fl.
2002   “ Americanos” Latino Life in the United States;libro patrocinado por Edward James Olmos and the Smithonian Museum.
2002   Hispanic Art Expression, Coral Gables, Fl.
2003   Voces por la libertad, Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Fl.
2003   Sonido de Cerrajos, Potrony Gallery, Miami, Fl.
2003   Hispanic Art Expression, Coral Gables, Fl.
2004   Pequeno Formato, OY Gallery, Coral Gables, Fl.
2005   20th Annual Viscaya Event , Palacio Viscaya, Miami, Fl.
2005   “ Los Pintores cubanos” Dos Siglos de Pintura. Documental Patrocinador: Latin American Art Consultants Inc.
                (University of Miami) Miami, Fl..
2005   Mariel Siempre tu Color, San Carlos institute , Key West, Fl.
2005   The Mariel Generation 25 years later, FIU, Miami, Fl.
2006   The Art of Sister Cities, Teatro Tower , Miami, Fl.
2006   Latin American Friend, Miami museum of Science, Planetarium, Miami, Fl.
2007   “Tesoros del Mare” Liga Contra el Cancer. Miami, Fl.
2007   “Vigenes” Obini Gallery Miami, Fl.
2008   “Colores Costumbres de Cuba” Cuba
2008   “ Recuerdos de Cuba” Walter Cark Community Center, Hialeah, Fl.
2008   “ Art Bridge” West Gallery.Miami Dade College West Campus, Doral, Fl.
2008   Miami Museum of Science, Miami, Fl.
2009   “Cubania” Obini Gallery, Miami, Fl.

2017    La Galeria Cuban Fine Art, Miami, Fl.

2018   Milander Center For Arts & Entertainment, Hialeah, Fl.  

2018   Miami Lakes Town Hall, Miami Lakes, Fl. 


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