C.V.

Education

 

2013-2014       

British Columbia Institute of Technology, Graphic Design, BC, Canada.

2005                 

Illustration and Painting Workshop, Prof. Chizuko Owaki High

Institute of Arts (ISA); Havana, Cuba.

2003-2004         

Photography Program Certificate

International Institute of Journalism; Havana, Cuba.

1994-2000         

Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design, Institute of Industrial Design (ISDI), Havana, Cuba.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017                  

CRIMSON: Modern Culture through Artists’ Eyes, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Chinatown, Vancouver, BC, Canada

International Day Of the Dead Exhibit. Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, BC, Canada.


2016                  

International Day of the Dead Exhibition 2016 Edition.Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver, 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.

 “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, 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 Shows

 

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 at the 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”, 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                 

 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.

 First Place on the National Poster Contest Where We Live Now”, 
United Nations Population Fund. Havana, Cuba.


Private Collections

Oh West Canada! Contemporary Artists from Western Canada.

Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, Venice, Italy

http://www.imagomundiart.com/artworks/jose-r-urbay-alamar-warmer-waters

Flores-Carbonell Collection, Miami, Florida, USA

Kjeldsen Art Collection, Frerikstad, Norway
http://www.kjeldsen-art.com/Index_files/Page2146.htm