Jose R. Urbay is a Nova Scotia based Cuban-Canadian artist who has exhibited his artwork internationally in solo and group exhibitions in Havana, Madrid, New York, Brussels, Venice and Vancouver. He finds inspiration in his personal memories, spirituality, religion, nostalgia and the landscapes of his beloved island.
Urbay was born and raised in Havana City, Cuba. In 1994 Jose started what it would be 5 years of study in the Institute of Design in Havana, specializing in Graphic Design. Throughout his career his artwork is been published, exhibited and awarded in a myriad of publications, from children books to poetry magazines in Cuba. In 2008 he moved to Canada, making this country his new home and source of inspiration. Some of his work is held in private collections in the United States, Cuba, Italy and Norway.