Meet the Artist


Jose R. Urbay is a Nova Scotia based Cuban-Canadian artist. His artwork has been exhibited 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 nature. Some of his work is held in private collections in United States, Cuba, Norway and Italy.

Urbay was born and raised in Havana City, Cuba. He studied Graphic Design at the Instituto Superior de Diseño (ISDI), in Havana. Throughout his career his artwork has been published, exhibited and awarded. It has been featured in a myriad of publications, from children books to poetry magazines and catalogues. In 2008 he moved to Canada, making this country his new home and source of inspiration. He is currently based in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia.

Voted runner-up in the category of Annapolis Valley's Best Local Visual Artist from "The Grapevine"'s Best of the Bunch 2023.