Education
2013-2014        British Columbia Institute of Technology, Graphic Design Associate Certificate 
                         (Graduated with Distinction) BC, Canada.
2010                  British Columbia Institute of Technology, Graphic Design courses  
                          (Photoshop CS4, Indesign CS4, Graphics 1) BC, Canada.
2005                  Illustration and Painting Workshop, Prof. Chizuko Owaki High Institute of Arts (ISA); Havana, Cuba.
2003-2004         Photography Program Certification, International Institute of Journalism Havana, Cuba.
1994-2000         Informational Design, Institute of Industrial Design (ISDI), Havana, Cuba.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016                      International Day of the Dead Exhibition 2016 Edition. Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery,
                          Granville Island, Vanvouver, BC, Canada.
                          Golden Brush Competition winners  group show. Roam Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
2015                  International Day of the Dead Tour & Exhibit, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
                          “Art 4 Life” Port Moody Art Centre, BC, Canada.
                           Golden Brush Live Painting Competition, Episode 1 Season 5. 
                           Vancouver Heritage Hall, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
                           “Just Doors”, Newton Cultural Centre, Arts Council of Surrey, BC, Canada.
                           “Piece of Mind” MOAT Gallery, Vancouver Public Library, 
                           Vancouver, Canada.
                           “Greenest City”, live painting show hosted by the City of Vancouver, Yaletown Roundhouse
                            Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
2011                   “Cuban Mystic”, Clayzone Ceramics Gallery
                            Burnaby, BC, Canada.
                           “A Starry Moment”, Contemporary art exhibition; International Village Mall, 
                           Chinatown Vancouver, Canada.
2009                  “En el Cosmos, una Isla” Lezama Lima Museum, Havana, Cuba.
2008                  “Ascenso de Palmas Goticas” International Institute of Journalism, Havana, Cuba.
2007                   “Lunas de Invierno”; Proyecto Estaciones; Casa de la Poesia, Havana, Cuba.
2006                   “Encrucijada”, Real Academia de la Lengua Española, Havana, Cuba. 
2005                   International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Jeanne de Merode Castle, Brussels, Belgium. 
                           International exhibition sponsored by Cariforum, Brussels, Belgium. 
                           Cuban Art Exhibition amidst the celebration of ESCALES CUBAINES, Brussels, Belgium. 
                           Exhibition of ink drawings on traditional paper, Professor Chizuko Owaki, Donguri Workshop, Tokyo, Japan. 
2003                  4th Illustration Biennial Los Puentes, Fayad Jamís Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2002                  Salón de la Ciudad, International Hotel, Varadero, Cuba.
2001                  La Isla Infinita, Sauto Theater, and Melia Varadero Hotel, Matanzas, Cuba.
                          Illustration Biennial Los Puentes, Fayad Jamis Gallery, Havana, Cuba. 
2000                 Raúl Martínez Gallery, Instituto Cubano del Libro, Havana, Cuba.
1997                  International Poster Exhibition La Imagen Constante, Havana, Cuba.
1996                  National Poster Contest “Where we live now”, University of Havana, Cuba. 
                          International Poster Exhibition Where we live now; United Nations Offices, New York, USA.

Solo Exhibitions
2016                  Visions from Nowhere, Canadian Pacific Gallery, Port Moody Art Centre, BC, Canada.
2011                  Cuban Mystique; Clayzone Ceramics Gallery, Burnaby. BC, Canada.
2005                  De Agua y de Luz ;Santa Isabel 36 Studio-Gallery, amidst the International Art Fair ARCO, Madrid, Spain. 
2004                  Guardianes, Lombillo Palace Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2003                  La Seda del Agua, UNEAC (Cuban National Writers and Artists Association)
                          Ruben Martinez 
Villena Gallery, Havana, Cuba. 
                          José Ramón Urbay, Pinturas y Dibujos, Raúl Martínez Gallery Cuban Book Institute; Havana, Cuba.
2001                  La Luz Negra; Casa de la Poesía; Havana, Cuba.
                          19 Gotas; Hotel Inglaterra; Havana, Cuba.
2000                  Deshielos, La Isla Infinita Gallery, Instituto Cubano del Libro; Havana, Cuba.

Awards and Achievements
2016                  Final Selection for “Oh West Canada, Contemporary Artists from Western Canada”,
                          Catalog 
by  Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, Venice, Italy.
2015                  Final selection for the juried exhibition “Just Doors”, Newton Cultural Centre,  
                          Arts Council of Surrey, BC, Canada.  
                          Final selection for the juried exhibition”Piece of Mind” MOAT Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
                          Champion in the Golden Brush Live Painting Competition, Episode 1 Season 5.
                           Vancouver, 
Heritage Hall, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
2003                   Honorable Mention at the Illustration Biennial “ Los Puentes” Fayad Jamís Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2001                  Final selection of the Illustration Biennial “ Los Puentes” Fayad Jamís Gallery, Havana, Cuba. 
1997                  Third Prize on the National Visual Identity Contest for the World Youth Festival, Havana, Cuba.
1997                  Final Selection of the International Poster Contest“ The Constant Image”, Pabellón Cuba, Havana, Cuba.
1996                  Final Selection of the International Poster Contest “Where We Live Now”,
                          sponsored by the
 United Nations Population Fund. New York, USA.
1996                  First Place on the National Poster Contest Where We Live Now”,
                          sponsored by the 
United Nations Population Fund. Havana, Cuba.

Private Collections

Oh West Canada! Contemporary Artists from Western Canada. Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, Venice, Italyhttp://www.imagomundiart.com/artworks/jose-r-urbay-alamar-warmer-waters

Flores-Carbonell Collection, Miami, Florida, USA
http://www.florescarbonellcollection.com/
Kjeldsen Art Collection, Frerikstad, Norway
http://www.kjeldsen-art.com/Index_files/Page2146.htm
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