Professional Artist Cesar Santos

Cesar Santos-(b. 1982) Cuban-American, studied at Miami Dade College and the New World School of the Arts before travelling to Florence, where he trained at the Angel Academy of Art under the tutelage of Michael John Angel a student of Pietro Annigoni. He returned to Miami, where he developed his philosophy of marrying both the classical and the modern juxtaposed within one painting. His influences range from the Renaissance to the masters of the nineteenth century to Modernism. With superb technique, he infuses a harmony between the natural and the conceptual to create works that are provocative and dramatic. He has been the recipient of numerous accolades including a first place award from a competition sponsored by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Santos has had exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America, including the Villa Bardini Museum in Florence, Italy, the National Gallery in Costa Rica and the Frost Art Museum in Miami, Florida

Solo Shows

2011
• PAISAJES y RETRATOS, Dec 6th- 20th, National Gallery, San Jose Costa Rica. 2011
• SYNCRETISM, Oct 27th- Nov 26th, Eleanor Ettinger Chelsea, New York, NY. 2011
• BEYOND REALISM, April 7th- 9th, Oxenberg Fine Arts, Miami, FL. 2010
• NEW IMPRESSIONS, March 5th- 29th, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX. 2008
• FAREWELL, April 30th- June 29th, Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, FL. 2007
• BALLERINAS, August 31st - September 15th, Tower Theater, Miami, FL.

Group Exhibitions

2011
• INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION, Nov 28th- Dec 27th, Oxenberg Fine Arts, Miami, FL.
• SALON INTERNATIONAL, Apr 2nd-22nd, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX.

2010
• CHAMPIONS OF REALISM, Dec 2nd-Jan 4th, Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA.
• MAS ALLA DEL REALISMO, Nov 18th-Dec 3rd, Galeria Arte Libre, Zaragoza, Spain.
• RED DOT, Nov 30th-Dec 4th, Cavalier galleries, Wynwood Art District, FL.
• GREAT AMERICAN FIGURATIVE, Nov 20th, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, NY.
• ARTHAMPTONS, July 9th-11th, Sayre Park, Bridgehampton, NY.
• ANNIGONI’S LEGACY , May 13th-30th, Villa Bardini, Florence, Italy.
• ARTE AMÉRICAS, The Latin American Art Fair, March 26th-29th, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL.
•ART & ANTIQUE SHOW, February 13th -16th, Cavalier Gallery, Palm Beach,FL.
• RIVIVING REALISM, Contemporary Masters of the Classical Tradition, January 22nd-February 7th, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich Connecticut.
• Abstractomicina, November 30th-January 30th, Cremata Gallery, Miami, FL,

2009
• SALON INTERNATIONAL 2009, April 10th-30th, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX.
• ARTE AMÉRICAS, The Latin American Art Fair, March 26th-29th, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL.

2008
• ARTE AMÉRICAS, The Latin American Art Fair, March 22nd-25th, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL.
• LA FABBRICA DEI SOGNI, January 19th-February 17th, Casa del Mantegna, Mantova, Italy.

2007
• INTERNATIONAL CARIBBEAN ART FAIR, November, Puck Building, New York,NY.
• IMAGES OF WOMEN IN CUBAN ART, November, Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, FL.
• ArtDC, June 1st- 3rd, Washington Convention Center, DC.
• CIRCA, March 30th-April 2nd, Puerto Rico Convention Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
• ARTE AMÉRICAS, The Latin American Art Fair, March, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL.
• ART OFF THE MAIN, October, New York, NY.
• IMPORTANT CUBAN ARTWORKS, January, Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, FL.
• ART MIAMI, January 5th-8th, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL.

2006
• LA BARBACOA, Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables, FL.
• SPRING SHOW, Galleria di San Niccolò, Florence, Italy. Curated by Jered Woznicki.
• FLORENCIMIENTO, April 26th, Uffizi Center, Florence, Italy. Organized by Lina Martinez.

2005
• ANNUAL AXHIBITION, Angel Academy Of Art, Florence, Italy. Curated by Master Michael John Angel.

2004
• RAISING STARS, Student Show, New World School of the Arts, Downtown Miami,FL.

Selected Commissions
•Gilberto Grilli, Annigoni's Biographer, Portrait Commission 2011
• “Dr. Modesto A. Maidique”, , Frost Art Museum, presidential portrait 2009.
• “The Camera”, poster for the Miami International Film Festival. Sponsored by Miami Dade College, Miami, FL, 2008.
• “El Lago de los Cisnes”, billboard and front cover for the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, Director Pedro P. Peña, Season 2008.
• “Danza Imposible”, poster for Miami International Ballet Festival. Sponsored by Pedro P. Peña, Miami, FL, 2007.

Collections
• Gilberto Grilli, “Annigoni’s Biographer”, 2011.
• Cristina Saralegui, “Greek Lady with Afro”, 2011.
• Miami Dade College Gallery System, “Frida and the Princesses”, 2010.
• Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL, “Dr. Modesto A. Maidique”, presidential portrait, 2009.
• Maria Elvira Salazar, “Delicate hands”, Beneficent Auction “Monica Burguera Foundation”, 2009.
• Gia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, Eden Rock Marriott Company, Miami Beach, FL, Trompe l’oeil mural, 2009.
• Eduardo J. Padrón, President of the Miami Dade College, “Flying High”, 2007. Teaching Experience
• Instructor of drawing and painting at the Swedish Academy of Realist Art, Stockholm, Sweden, School Year 2008-2009.

Bibliography (*Reviews)

2011
• *La Nacion Newspaper, (Dec 1, 2011), Review by Cristina Mora Jiliuta.
• *Syncretism, (Oct 2011), Article by American Art Collector.
• American Artist, (Oct 2011),Art Competition by James Duncan.

2010
• *Poets and Artists, (July 2010), Q&A by Grace Cavalieri.
• Fine Art Connoiseur Magazine, (April 2010),”Enchantress”-New Impressions.
• American Art Collector Magazine, (March 2010), “Partigiano Savonese”.

2009
• Important Cuban Artworks, Volume seven, by Cernuda Arte, 2009.

2008
• Important Cuban Artworks, Volume six, by Cernuda Arte, 2008.
• Celebrating 25 Years, Miami International Film Festival Catalogue, 2008.
• La Fabrica dei Sogni, Grandi Artisti alle Ceramiche San Giorgio di Albisola,
• 4th Annual Competition Catalogue, Art Renewal Center International Salon.
• *Galeria, El Nuevo Herald (Aplausos). Article by Arturo Arias-Polo, September 6th, 2007.
• *The Real and Surreal, Miami Dade College Forum, Volume eleven, September-November, 2007.
• Important Cuban Artworks, Volume five, by Cernuda Arte, 2007.
• *Diario Las Americas, numero 157. Article by Emilio J. Lopez, photo by Juan Juig. January 7th,2007.
• *Arte Latinoamericano, numero 12, by Alejandro Alfonso. Critique by Aldo Menendez. 2006.
• * Rebanbaramba: de fiesta la poesia, El Nuevo Herald (Aplausos). Article by Olga Connor, 2004.
• Metropolis Newspaper, Volume 33, Cover, Miami Dade College, 2003.

Awards and Honors
• Best in Oil, Plain Air competition, Sagamore Beach, 2011.
• Grand Prize Winner, ACOPAL’s open competition, “Out of the Square”, 2011.
• 10 Cover Contest Winners, American Artist Magazine, “Temperance”, 2011.
• First Place, Southwest Art Magazine, 21 under 31 Competition, “Young Versed”, 2010.
• First Place, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), The Time We Met Contest, “Dancers”,2010.
• Honorable Mention, American Portrait Society, Drawing Category “Day Dreamer”, 2010.
• Honorable Mention, Salon International, “After the Moon”, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX. Juried by Daniel Green, 2009.
• Jury’s Top Fifty. Salon International, “After the Moon”, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX. Juried by Daniel Green, 2009.
• Honorable Mention. 4th International Art Renewal Center Salon Competition, Still Life Category “Installment”, 2007.

Education
• Hudson River Fellowship, Hunter, NY, 2010.
• Angel Academy of Art, Completed the “Fundamental Program in Drawing and Painting”, Florence, Italy. 2006.
• New World School of the Arts, Miami, 2004.
• Associates in Arts Degree, Miami Dade College, 2003.