CARLOS GAMEZ DE FRANCISCO

 

Born             1987, Holguin, Cuba

Resides        Prospect, KY, United States

 

 

 

 EDUCATION

 

 2016     School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Distinguished Scholarship.

 

2006     Jose Marti Fine Arts School. Holguin, Cuba

 

2004     Raul Gomez Garcia Fine Arts School.  Holguin, Cuba

           

             Independent study with Cuban artists Miguel Angel Salvo, Cosme Proenza,    

             and Harry Ruiz.

 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

 

2019       New Work, Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO

             "Modern Nobility", Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

 

             "Specimen Lost in a Tropical Island", New Editions Gallery, Lexington, KY

 

 

2018     “An Uncommon Vision:  Equines, Archetypes, and Allegories”, New Editions Gallery, Lexington, KY

 

              “The Power of the Powerless”. Moremen Moloney Contemporary, Louisville, KY

 

2017       New Work. Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

 

 

             “FAQ’s 1789-1987”. Moremen Moloney Contemporary, Louisville, KY

 

2015     “Troubling Beauty: Myth and Metaphor in Contemporary Costume Drama”. 21c Museum, Bentonville, AR

 

2014     “Troubling Beauty: Myth and Metaphor in Contemporary Costume Drama”. 21c Museum, Louisville, KY

            

             “Size Matters”. The Green Building Gallery, Louisville, KY

             

             “Cactus Petals, Fluctuating Asymmetry, and Crimes of Passion”. Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN

 

2013     “Pétalos de Cactus, Fluctuaciones Asimétricas, y Crimen Pasional”. Visual Art Association, Holguín, Cuba

 

2012     “Radical Genealogy: The Decline of Dauphins, Courtesans, and Hounds". Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Miami, FL

            

              “Trio”. Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

            

              “Black Portraits of Pomegranate Eaters”. Swanson Contemporary, Louisville, K 

 

 

2011      “Cuban Now” 21C Museum, Louisville, KY

 

2010      “The Last Words of Louis XVI” Muhammad Ali Museum, Louisville, KY

 

2009      “Fungus for Parry-Rombeg”. Les Arts Gallery, Balearic Islands. Spain

 

2008      “The Last Little Vincent and Jean Puy”. Colonial Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba

 

2006      “The Hole of the Mirror”. Ibero-American House, Holguín, Cuba

 

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

2019      Dress Up, Speak Up: Regalia and Resistance, 21c Museum, Cincinnati, OH

              Mix it Up! New Editions Gallery, Lexington, KY

             “Endless Summer”, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

 

2018       46 International Art Exhibition, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Brownsville, TX

 

 

               PHOTO’ 18. Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

 

 

               “Endless Summer”, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

 

 

               “Keep your Clothes ON”, New Editions Gallery, Lexington, KY

 

 

                30th Anual Decatur Arts Festival, Decatur Arts Alliance, Decatur, GA

 

 

                2018 Art at the Center Juried Exhibition, Overland Park, KS

 

 

               “Merton Among Us”, 849 Gallery, KyCAD, Louisville, KY

 

2017        45th Mid-States Craft Exhibition, Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN 

             

                “Mistrz i morze”, ArtGalle Galeria, Szczecin, Poland

 

2016        Context Art Miami, Ai Bo Gallery, Miami, FL.

               

                Cubaocho Museum & Performing Arts Center, Miami, FL

             

              “Cuban Fried Chicken”, MAC Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL

             

               “Cuban Art: Influence and Articulation”. Moremen Moloney Contemporary, Louisville, KY

             

               “Navigate”, 1619 Flux Art + Activism, Louisville, KY

 

2015        New Blood Festival, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

               

                Art Southhampton, Glenn Aber Contemporary, NY

 

2014       “Latin Views 2014”. Alexey Von Schlippe Gallery, Groton, Connecticut

               

                “Miami New Media Festival 2014”. The Chill Concept. Miami, FL

                

                Art Hamptons, NY, Glenn Aber Contemporary

                 

                Art Palm Beach, FL, Glenn Aber Contemporary

 

2013       “NSHMBA Louisville Fundraising & Awards Gala”. NSHMBA, Louisville, KY

              

                “Dis-semblance: Projecting and Perceiving Identity”. 21c Museum, Cincinnati, OH

              

                “Acuarelas III”. Lombillo Palace, Havana, Cuba

 

2012         Scope -Art Basel, Miami, Hardcore Art Contemporary Space.

              

                “Latin Views”. Alexey Von Schlippe Gallery, Groton, Connecticut

 

2011       “Mada New Media Festival’11”. Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Miami, FL

              

                “Contemporary Realism”. Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

              

                “Acuerelas II”. Lombillo Palace, Havana, Cuba

 

2010       “Fronteras Desdibujadas” Periquera Colonial Museum, Holguin, Cuba

               

                "EKLEKTICITY." George Rodez Gallery, Miami, FL

 

2009       “Drove my wife crazy”.  Pyro Gallery, Louisville, KY

 

2008       “Cuban Artists”. Rome, Italy

              

               ”Dachshund, a Legend”.  Humboldt professorship, University of Havana. Havana, Cuba    

                         

 

 

AWARDS

 

2019       Honorable Mention, 2019 Moscow International Photo Awards, Moscow, Russia

 

2018      Honorable Mention,  30th Anual Decatur Arts Festival, Decatur, GA

 

2017      Museum Guild Purchase Award, Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN

             

              Museum Contemporaries Purchase Award, Evansville Museum, Evansville, 

             

              Members' Purchase Award, Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN

             

              Jeanne Bowman Ellenstein Purchase Award, Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN

             

2016      Ox Bow Merit Scholarship, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI

             

              Capital Professional Development Program, 21c Museum, Louisville, KY

 

2015      SAIC Distinguished Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL          

             

              SAIC Grants, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

             

              Kurtich Travel Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

2012      Key to the City of Louisville by Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisville, KY

 

2011      Norman Kohlepp Merit Awards. Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville, KY

 

2010      Capital Professional Development Program, 21c Museum, Louisville.

 

2009    “Dreammakers” Artist in Residence. Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville, KY

 

2008      City Award. Visual Art Association, Holguín, Cuba

 

2007      Best Performance. XXI Provincial Visual Art Exhibition, Holguín, Cuba

             

              Best Short Film in the Seventh National Festival of Audiovisual “By First Time”.Cuba

 

2006      Exhibit of Illustrated Poetry. Holguin Gallery, Holguin, Cuba

            

 

 

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN

 

21C Museum, Louisville, KY

 

Fashion Resource Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

Cuba Ocho Museum & Performing Art Center, Miami, FL

 

Polanco’s Collection, Havana, Cuba

 

Louisville’s Metro Hall, Louisville, KY

 

Gamez de Francisco´s works are also in private collections in the United States, Spain, Luxembourg, Ecuador, Italy, Argentina, Costa Rica, and Mexico.

  

 

PUBLIC PROJECTS

 

2019 Mural commissioned by Origin Lexington Hotel, Lexington, KY

2017 Mural commissioned by Google and LVA, Louisville, KY

 

 

OTHERS

 

2012      La Boca del Lobo International Film Festival, Madrid, Spain

 

2010    “3rd Annual KY Short Film & Video Showcase”. 21C Museum, Louisville, KY

 

2007      VII National Festival of Audiovisual “By First Time”, Holguin, Cuba

© Carlos Gamez de Francisco