Born January 2, 1969, Pinar del Río, Cuba
Left Cuba in 1991
Lived in Puebla, Mexico between 1991 and 2002
Resides in the U.S. since 2002 with his wife and their three children

E D U C A T I O N

1987-91 Visual Arts College (Instituto Superior de Arte), Havana
1984-87 National School of the Arts (Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas, ENAP), Havana
1983-84 Academia de San Alejandro, Havana
1980-83 School of Visual Arts (Escuela Provincial de Artes Plasticas), Pinar del Río, Cuba
Carlos Luna working at his studio on Empingated, 2008

S O L O   E X H I B I T I O N S

 

2017 Deep Line, Drawings by Carlos Luna; Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Green Machine: The Art of Carlos Luna; American University Museum,Washington, DC*
Dialogues: Carlos Luna; Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, Forth Smith, AR
2016 Green Machine: The Art of Carlos Luna; Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca, Mexico *
2015 Green Machine: The Art of Carlos Luna; Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL *
2011 Carlos Luna: Los Decorados; Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA *
2009 Pablo Picasso Ceramics | Carlos Luna Paintings; Complejo Cultural Universitario BUAP, Puebla, Mexico *
Pablo Picasso Ceramics | Carlos Luna Paintings; Miramar Cultural Center - Artspark, Miramar, FL*
2008 Pablo Picasso Ceramics | Carlos Luna Paintings; Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL *
Carlos Luna: El Gran Mambo; American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC *
Carlos Luna: El Gran Mambo; Museum of Latin American Art – Molaa, Long Beach, CA *
2007 Carlos Luna: Personal Histories; (Oil paintings) Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA *
Carlos Luna: Personal Histories; (Works on amate paper) The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley Collage, Annville, PA *
Carlos Luna: Personal Histories; (Oils and works on amate paper) Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL * •
Art Santa Fe; Osuna Art, Washington, DC *
2006 Naci pa’ ser feliz; Gomez Fine Art-Galeria, San Juan, PR *
2005 Retratos de Carlos Luna; Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL *
Carlos Luna; Leonard Tachmes Gallery, Miami, FL
2001 Paso a Paso; Museo Poblano de Arte Virreinal, Puebla, Mexico *
1998 Women of Sensuality; Amalia Mahoney Gallery, Chicago, IL
Presencia de Carlos Luna; Casa de la Cultura, Puebla, Mexico
1997 Yo traigo de Todo; Casa de los Muñecos, University Museum, Puebla, Mexico *
Carlos Luna; Oscar Roman Gallery, Mexico DF
1996 Entre Gallos y Mujeres; Amalia Mahoney Gallery, Chicago, IL
1995 Mi Madre, Mi Patria; Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico *
1994 El Bestiario II; Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico DF *
1993 El Bestiario; Javier Lumbreras Fine Arts, Coral Gables, Florida, USA *
1992 El Fuego Secreto; La Casita Gallery, Mexico DF
1991 Sin permiso no se puede tumba; Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, NL, Mexico
1987 Imágenes del Paraíso; Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas Gallery, Havana
1986 Carlos Luna II; Atilano Armenteros Ramos Gallery, San Luis, Pinar del Rio, Cuba
1984 Carlos Luna; Atilano Armenteros Ramos Gallery, San Luis, Pinar del Rio, Cuba
Green Machine, The Art of Carlos Luna, Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca, Mexico. 2016
James Blanchard Cisneros, Claudia Luna, Carlos Luna, Scott Schweigert, Corinne Topper, Susquehanna Art Museum, Personal Exhibition, 2007
Robert Lennon, Carlos Luna and Ramon Osuna at Art Santa Fe, one man show, 2007
Carlos Luna talking about his work during his solo show at The Polk Museum of Art, 2007
Green Machine, The Art of Carlos Luna, Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL. 2015.
Carlos Luna: El Gran Mambo, AU Museum, Washington, DC. 2008
Carlos Luna: El Gran Mambo, AU Museum, Washington, DC. 2008
Carlos Luna inspecting his painting El Gran Mambo before the opening of his solo show at Museum of Latin American Art, 2008
Carlos Luna talking to the public at Museum of Latin American Art, during his solo show, 2008
The Luna family, 2009
Carlos and Claudia Luna, Picasso / Luna opening night at the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, 2008
Picasso / Luna opening night at the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, 2008
Pablo Picasso ceramics / Carlos Luna paintings, Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, 2008
Pablo Picasso ceramics / Carlos Luna paintings, Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, 2008
Houston Fine Art Fair, Art Of The World Gallery, Houston, TX, 2012

G R O U P   E X H I B I T I O N S

 

2016 Evocación al Paisaje; Manuel García Arte Contemporaneo, Oaxaca, México
Talavera Poblana. Pasado y Presente; Franz Mayer Museum, México D.F.*
Group Show; Art of the World Gallery, Houston, TX
2015 KIAF Art Seoul; Art of the World Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
75 años, 75 artistas; Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico.
Agave y Caña; Instituto Cultural de Mexico, Miami, Florida *
2014

Concept, Art Basel; Galeria Medicci, Miami, FL
FIA; XXll Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, Galeria Medicci, Caracas, Venezuela *
Group Show; Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA

2013 Art Wynwood Fair; Galeria Medicci, Miami, FL
FIA; XXll Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, Galeria Medicci, Caracas, Venezuela *
Houston Fine Art Fair; Art Of The World, Houston, TX
2012 Houston Fine Art Fair; Art Of The World, Houston, TX
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair; Heather James Fine Art, Palm Springs, CA
LA to LA; LA Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA *
Grabado; University of the Arts, Havana, Cuba.
2011 Salon d'Automne 2011: l'AlteRnaTive; Paris *
Group Show; Heather James Fine Art, Jackson, WY
Cuba On My Mind; The Von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL
Independiente; Espacio-Reforma, Oaxaca, Mexico *
2010 !Si Cuba!; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
!Latinas!; Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
Four Views from the MOLAA Permanent Collection; Museum of Latin American Art – Molaa, Long Beach, CA *
Art in Embassies Program, United States Embassy El Salvador, San Salvador, 2010- 2013 *
Unbroken Ties: Dialogues in Cuban Art; Flint Institute of the Arts, Flint, MI *
Art Santa Fe; Osuna Art, Washington, DC
2009 Latinamerican Art: Classic to Contemporary; Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
Latin American Painting Now (Pintura Latino Americana de Ahora) Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL
2008 Art in Embassies Program, United States Embassy Santiago, Chile, 2008-2011 *
Unbroken Ties: Dialogues in Cuban Art; Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL *
Visiones: 20th Century Selections from the Nassau County Museum of Art; Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Art Santa Fe; Osuna Art, Washington, DC
2007 Latin American Art: Myth & Reality; Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
Art Miami; Gomez Fine Art-Galeria, San Juan, PR *
Arte Americas; Maxioli Gallery, Miami, FL *
Group Show. Latin American Art Gallery; Scottsdale, Arizona
Alarca, Talavera Contemporanea; El Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico DF *
2006 Unbroken Ties: Dialogues in Cuban Art; Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA *
Diversidades. Del Caribe al Sur; Gomez Fine Art-Galeria, San Juan, PR
Group show; Lurie Fine Art Galleries, Miami, FL
2005 Figuratively Speaking; Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Arte Americas; George Billis Gallery, Convention Center, Miami, FL *
Works on paper; Osuna Art, Bethesda, Maryland
Wet; Edge Zones, Worlds Art Building, North Miami, FL *
Growth Spurt; Edge Zones. Worlds Art Building, North Miami, FL
2004 "Latin Visions": A Collector's Insight; Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
Scope Miami, Art Basel. Townhouse Hotel; Leonard Tachmes Gallery, Miami, FL
It’s for the Birds; Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL *
Summer Miami; Leonard Tachmes Gallery, Miami, FL
TONDO; Galeria Botello, Hato Rey, PR
Art Miami; Latin Collector Gallery, Miami, FL *
Erase una vez en Mexico; Institute of Mexico in Miami, Miami, FL
American Dream; The Olga M. & Carlos Saladrigas Gallery,The Ignatian Center for the Arts, Miami, FL *
The Soul of Latin American Art; Lurie Fine Art Galleries, Boca Raton, FL
2003 Transfiguration; Palazzo Mediceo-Seravezza, Italy *
Group Show; Latin Collector, New York, NY
Group Show; Jorge M. Sori Fine Art, Miami, FL
Affordable Art Fair; Latin Collector Gallery, New York, NY
Second Year Anniversary Exhibition; Leonard Tachmes Gallery, Miami, FL
2001 Pequeño Formato; La Boheme Fine Art Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
2000 Una Constelación de Noches; Lopez Quiroga Gallery, Mexico DF *
1999 Talavera Contemporánea; San Francisco Cultural Center, Contemporary Art Gallery, Puebla, Mexico *
Millennium; La Boheme Fine Art Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
Pequeño Formato; La Boheme Fine Art Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
Mixta s/papel ’99; Lyle O. Reitzel Contemporary Art, Santo Domingo, DR
Salón de Pequeño Formato; El Espacio Gallery, Mexico DF
Colección Gobierno del Estado de Puebla; Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo, Puebla, Mexico
1998 Group Show; Drexel Gallery, Monterrey, Mexico
Arte Erótico; Casa de los Muñecos, University Museum, Puebla, Mexico
1997 Artistic Odyssey: Cuba-USA; Amalia Mahoney Gallery, Chicago, IL
1996 Premio MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico *
Anatomía; Oscar Roman Gallery, Mexico DF
Artistas unidos contra el SIDA; Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico DF
El Circo, Oscar Roman Gallery; Mexico DF
Concurso Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo de Pintura Joven en México. Competition of young painters sponsored by Interamerican Development Bank in Mexico; SHCP Cultural Center, Mexico DF; Art Gallery of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico *
1995 Advento; Group Exhibition of Contemporary Art; Tecali, Puebla, Mexico
Formas de Expresión; 180º Gallery, Puebla, Mexico
Group Exhibition; El Angel Gallery, Ciudad Mexico
Arte Contemporáneo; 180º Gallery, Puebla, Mexico
1994 One Group Show; Javier Lumbreras Fine Art, Coral Gables, FL
Ojos que no ven; In Spazio Gallery, Puebla, Mexico
Aquí y Ahora; 180º Gallery, Puebla, Mexico
1993 Nacidos en Cuba; Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR *
One Group Show; Javier Lumbreras Fine Art; Coral Gables, FL
Colectiva; La Troje de San Mateo Gallery, Atlixco, Puebla, Mexico
1992 I Bienal de Pintura del Caribe; Santo Domingo, DR
VIII Bienal Iberoamericana de Arte, América Nuestro Continente, Domeq Cultural Institute, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico DF *
Pabellón Cubano de las Artes; World Show, Seville 1992, Spain
La Década prodigiosa; Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico DF *
1991 IV Bienal de La Habana. El Desafío a la Conquista y Colonización; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana *
VIII Trienal de la India; Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, India
En sus marcos listos II; IV Bienal de la Havana, Havana Gallery, Havana
18 peintres de Cuba a Paris; Federation Du Val-d´Oise, Paris *
Salón de profesores; Luz y Oficio Gallery, Havana
En sus Marcos Listos; Havana Gallery, Havana
Nacidos en Cuba; Universidad de Valencia, Centro de Arte de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela; Museo de Arte de Toluca, Toluca, Mexico *
1990 Andar Pinar; Luz y Oficio Gallery, Havana
V Salón de Premiados; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana
Exposición Colectiva Itinerante de Serigrafía en Centros de Arte de África: School of Fine Arts, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Nommo Gallery, Kampala, Uganda; National Art Museum, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; National Art Museum, Harare, Zimbabwe; Ecole de Poto-Poto, Brazzaville, Congo
1989

De lo Abstracto; Havana Gallery, Havana
Salón Nacional Asociación Hermanos Saínz; Casa del Joven Creador, Havana
Homenaje del Instituto Superior de Arte a la Casa de las Américas; Casa de las Americas, Havana
Jornada de la Cultura Cubana; Tres Mundos Gallery, Managua

III Bienal de la Habana; Instituto Superior de Arte Gallery, Havana
V Salón Provincial de Artes Plásticas; Pinar del Rio Gallery, Pinar del Rio, Cuba
IV Salón de Premiados; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana

1988 Arte Cubano Joven; Art Institute of Massachusetts; Boston, Massachusetts
Festival de la Creación y la Investigación Artística; Instituto Superior de Arte Gallery, Havana
Jóvenes Artistas Plásticos; Abel Santamaria Museum, Santa Clara, Cuba
IV Salón Provincial de Artes Plásticas; Pinar del Rio Gallery, Pinar del Rio, Cuba
Salón de la Ciudad; Luz y Oficio Gallery, Havana
1987 Veintitantos Abriles; Havana Gallery, Havana
Salón de la Ciudad; Servando Cabrera Moreno Gallery, Havana
III Salón Provincial de Artes Plásticas; Pinar del Rio Gallery, Pinar del Rio, Cuba
1986 Salón Interescolar; Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas and Academia de San Alejandro, Havana
1985 Salón Nacional de Escuelas de Arte; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana

 

MUSEUM AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY       
Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL
The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley Collage, Annville PA
Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL
Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico
Museo Poblano de Arte Virreinal, Puebla, Mexico
Museo Casa de los Muñecos, Puebla, Mexico
Museo de Arte Afroamericano, Caracas, Venezuela
Banco de Mexico Collection, Mexico DF
Secretaria de Hacienda y Credito Publico Collection, Mexico DF
Gobierno del Estado de Puebla Collection, Puebla, Mexico
Casa de la Cultura, Puebla, Mexico
Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, Mexico
Colección Talavera Santa Catarina, Puebla, Mexico
Talavera Uriarte Ceramics Collection, Puebla, Mexico
Alarca Museo de la Talavera, Puebla, Mexico
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana
Wifredo Lam Center, Havana
The Ludwig Foundation, Germany
The Jaime Wasch Foundation, Spain
The Miterrand Foundation, France

Pablo Picasso ceramics / Carlos Luna paintings, Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, 2008
Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, annual Gala featuring Carlos Luna's work, 2009
Carlos Luna, Annegreth Nill, Enrique Aguera and C. Mario Marin at the Picasso / Luna Exhibition, Complejo Cultural BUAP, Puebla, Mexico, 2009
Opening Night Picasso / Luna Exhibition, Complejo Cultural BUAP, Puebla, Mexico, 2009

SCULPTURE IN PUBLIC SPACES

 

Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
Complejo Cultural Universitario BUAP, Puebla, Mexico

 

A W A R D S

 

2008 Artist in Residence; Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL
New American Paintings; Juried Exhibition-in-Print, Number 76 *
2001 Grant award; Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, NY *
1998 Fellowship; State Government of Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
1997 Fellowship; State Government of Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
1991 First Prize; Salon de Profesores, Luz y Oficio Gallery, Havana
1989 First Prize; V Salón Provincial de Artes Plásticas; Pinar del Rio, Cuba
“IV Salón Nacional de Premiados” Award; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana
1988 First Prize; Salon de la Ciudad, Luz y Oficio Gallery, Havana
First Prize; IV Salón Provincial de Artes Plásticas, Pinar del Rio, Cuba
1987 Honorable Mention; Salón de la Ciudad, Servando Cabrera Moreno Gallery, Havana
1986 “Salón Interescolar” Award; Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas and Academia de San Alejandro, Havana
   

SPECIAL AWARD

 

In 2001, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service granted Carlos Luna an EB-1-1 (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) Immigrant Visa. Granted under very special circumstances to applicants who can prove outstanding artistic, scientific, athletic, community, or scholarly performance, the EB-1-1 Visa affords the recipient and his family permanent residence status in the U.S.

A U C T I O N S

 

2016 Freeman’s Modern & Contemporary Art, [Lots 103, 104 & 105] December 6, 2016, Philadelphia, PA
2015 Latin American Art Auction # 767, [Lot 15] Morton Auction House, Mexico, DF
Latin American Art Auction #745, [Lot 122] Morton Auction House, Mexico, DF
2014 Latin American Art Auction #726, [Lots 136 & 137] Morton Casa de Subastas, Mexico, DF
2013 Latin American Art Auction #670, [Lot 197] Morton Casa de Subastas, Mexico, DF
2012 All About Art, [Lot 47] Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL
Mexican and Other Artists Art Auction #642, [Lot 158] Morton Auction House, Mexico, DF
2011 Auction 2011, [Lots 32 & 55] Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
2009 Sotheby's Latin American Art, [Lot 175] November 19, 2009, New York, NY
Auction 09, Contemporary Latin American Art, [Lot 43], Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
2008 Sotheby's Latin American Art, [Lot 250] November 19, 2008, New York, NY
Sotheby's Latin American Art, [Lot 277] May 30, 2008, New York, NY
Auction 08, Contemporary Latin American Art, [Lot 31], Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA •
The Rare Event Auction, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables, FL
2007 Sotheby's Latin American Art, [Lot 290] November 21, 2007, New York, NY •
The Rare Event Auction, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables, FL
Auction Carnaval do Rio – Oba, The ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Modern and Contemporary Art Auction, [Lot 158] Morton Auction House, Mexico, DF
2006 Sotheby's Latin American Art, [Lot 185] May 25, 2006, New York, NY
Auction 06, Contemporary Latin American Art, [Lot 8 & 151], Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
2005 Auction 05, Contemporary Latin American Art, [Lot 22], Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
Internacional Kids Fund, Latin American Art Auction 2005, Miami Art Central, Miami FL
* Exhibition accompanied by catalogue

 

Conference regarding The Picasso / Luna show, Francisco Hernández, Gerardo Ramos Brito, Carlos Luna, Enrique Aguera, Pedro Angel Palou, Santiago Espinosa de los Monteros, Ramón Almela, Elsa Hernandez at Complejo Cultural BUAP, Puebla, Mexico, 2009
Carlos and Claudia Luna examining Carlos' ceramics, Puebla, Mexico, 2010