Carlos José Alfonso Espina

(Havana, Cuba, 1950 – Miami, FL., 1991) Painter, draftsman, engraver, ceramist, sculptor

Education

– 1969-1973 National School of Plastic Arts “San Alejandro”, Havana.

– 1974-1977 History of Art, Faculty of Arts and Letters, University of Havana, Havana.

Professional activity

– 1978-1980 Member. Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC), Havana.

– Plastic Arts Instructor. Marianao Vocational Workshop, Havana.

– Member. Experimental Graphics Workshop (TEG), Havana.

Awards

‣ 1974: Prize in Painting. IV Youth Hall of Plastic Arts Havana ’74. Art Gallery, Galiano and Concordia/Gallery Amelia Peláez, Lenin Park, Havana.

‣ 1975: Mention in Painting. V National Youth Hall of Plastic Arts. National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana.

‣ 1977: Award. National Drawing Salon, Art Gallery, Pinar del Rio.‣ 1983: Cintas Foundation Scholarship, New York.

‣ 1984:National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Washington, D.C.

‣ 1987: Special Mention. 29th Annual Hortt Memorial Exhibition, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

‣ 1990-1991: Award in the Visual Arts, Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

 Exhibitions

‣ 1976: Like an old picture. Amelia Peláez Gallery, Lenin Park, Havana.

‣ 1977: Experiments by Carlos José Alfonzo. Small Hall, National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana.

‣ Naval Projects Center, Ministry of the Fishing Industry, Havana.

‣ 1978: The afternoon and his drawings. Exhibition of Carlos José Alfonzo.Casa dela Cultura, Neva Gerona, Isle of Pines.

‣ 1983: Cuban Fantasies [Carlos Alfonzo/César Bermúdez]. Kouros Gallery, New York.

‣ 1984: Carlos Alfonso. Drama. Gallery 8, Division of Bilingual Studies, Mitchell Wolfson New World Center Campus, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL.

‣ 1985: Intar Latin American Gallery, New York.

‣ 1986: NewWorks. Juan Abreu, Carlos Alfonzo, Gilberto Ruiz. N e wGallery, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

‣ 1987: Pablo Cano and Carlos Alfonzo. Two Person Show. Greene Gallery, Coral Gables, FL.

‣ 1988: The Art of Carlos Alfonzo. Frances Wolfson Art Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Mitchell Wolfson New World Center Campus, Miami, FL.

‣ Recent Works. GreeneGallery, Coral Gables, FL.

‣ Carlos Alfonzo: Development of an Artist. An exhibition of paintings, drawings and ceramics. Bacardi Art Gallery, Miami, FL.

‣ Carlos AlfonzoPaintings. Osuna Gallery, Washington, D.C.

‣ Paradise. Hal Bromm Gallery, New York.

‣ 1989: Carlos Alfonzo. Lannan Museum, Lake Worth, FL.

‣ Carlos Alfonzo. New Paintings. McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, Texas. 1990 Carlos Alfonzo: New Work. Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL.

‣ Carlos Alfonzo. Sculpture, paintings and works on paper. Greene Gallery, Coral Gables, FL.

‣ 1991: Carlos Alfonzo. Martha Gutierrez Fine Arts, INC., Key Biscayne, FL.

‣ 1992: Carlos’Black Paintings. Bass Museum or fArt,Miami Beach, FL.

‣ 1997: Triumphof the Spirit. Carlos Alfonzo. ASurvey 1975-1991. Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida/Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

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