JUAN URBINA

 

Born in Caracas on August 21, 1955

He is an advisor for “El Universal newspaper campaign “Support to Venezuelan Fina Arts Artists”

He is a Founding member of “Fundacion Cultural Artistas de Petare (Caracas)

 

STUDIES:

1982-84                         Painting and Drawing

Cristobal Rojas School of Fine Arts

1984-85                         Engraving

Cristobal Rojas School of Fine Arts

WORKSHOPS:

                        Skin.

                        Cristobal Rojas School of Fine Arts

1989                                  Outdoor painting workshops

City Hall for the District of Sucre.

                        Sculpture: techniques and modelling.

                        Sofia Imber Contemporary Museum of Fine Arts (Caracas)

1990-01                         Restoration workshop.

Cristobal Rojas School of Fine Arts

 

MOST IMPORTANT COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS:

1979          Painting, Casa de la Cultura ; German U. Lira, Petare (Caracas)

1980          Painting, Subway Gallery

1981          Painting, Macuto Sheraton Hotel

Engraving, Aragua 9th National Show Room

1982          Sculpture, Espiral Gallery, EAP, Cristobal Rojas.

1983          Painting, Tito Salas Gallery

1991     Drawing, 5th Drawing Biennial Exhibition, Alejandro Otero Museum of Visual Arts,

               La Rinconada (Caracas)

            Painting, International Air Brush Biennial Exhibition

            Painting, National Association for Engineers Show Room

            Painting, First National Painting Show Room

            Painting, Cuatricentenario (Quadricenntennial), Guanare.

1992       International Exhibition for Venezuelan Painters in Spain, Tenerife

Painting, First Collective Exhibition, “El Universal Support to Venezuelan Fine Arts Artists”

    Painting, Cristobal Rojas 1st Show Room of Fine Arts, Los Teques.

    Drawing, 7th Drawing National Biennal

    Exhibition, Alejandro Otero Museum of Visual Arts, La Rinconada (Caracas)

    Painting, Centro Gallery of European – American Arts.

1993       Painting, Viva Mexico Gallery.

Painting, COP ART Centro Gallery of European-American Arts.

1999       Collective Exhibit, Governorship of the Federal District

Collective Exhibit, Gallery Tito Salas, Petare

2000       Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, Hotel Caracas Hilton, Venezuela

2001       “Il Encuentro de Jovenes Artistas y Grandes Maestros”, Grupo Li Centro de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela

2002     "Sol to Soul"-Artistic Impressions from Venezuela, Collective Exhibit, SAFECO Insurance, Corporate Lobby Gallery,

Fountain Valley, California, USA

Collective Exhibit of newly acquired works for the permanent collection at the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA), Long Beach, CA

 

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITS:

1994       “False Figures”, Contemporary Art Gallery Tito Salas.

1995       “Internal Shipwreck”, Art Studio ‘Rafael Rivas Valiente’ Los Chorros.

1997       “Homage to the Fakir”, UNO Gallery

1998       “Storytellers of America”, La Previsora Foundation

            FIA (Hispanoamerican ArtFair), Caracas Hilton

            Individual Exhibit , Gallery Hausman, Hamburg, Germany.

1999       Dreams in a Circus, La Previsora Foundation

2000       Avenue Gallery Cleveland, Ohio, USA

2001       “Circus”, Mon Petit Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

AWARDS:

1992       First Prize

At the Painting Show Room, Sucre Autonomous Municipality.

1993       Special Mention

Petare Show Room, Sociedad Maraury

 

 

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:

Juan Urbina's work is represented in the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) in Long Beach, CA