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Jose Acosta
Jose Acosta is a Cuban-American Artist. Born in San Jose Cuba 1966 currently lives in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. with his family. Jose has made great strides in America.His works are in many Private and Public Collections. Jose creates booth Paintings & Sculpture. Most recently his works were added to the collection of The World Bank Art Program, United Cerebral Palsy, Healthy Families, Touro College and also The University of Pennsylvania Art Collection. Awarded Bronze Medal in Art by the French Academy Arts-Sciences-Lettres in 2011. Add Comment


Jose Acosta

Education __" Arts Students League of New York

Cuban American Artist __" Born 1966 in San Jose Cuba __" Lives in New York


Amsterdam Whitney Gallery 2005 __" New York, NY

Art Society of Kingston 2003 to 2011 __" Kingston, NY

Art Along the Hudson 2009 - Poughkeepsie, NY

Artwell Gallery 2008 and 2009 __" Torrington, CT

Artexpo 2005 and 2006 and 2009 __" New York, NY

Art for Aids 2005 & 2011 - San Francisco, Cal.

Art Off The Main 2008 to 2010 - NYC, NY

Arts Upstairs Gallery 2005 to 2011 __" Phoenicia, NY

Avalon Archives Museum of Roots, Rock and Roll 2009 - 2010 - Putnam, NY

Barrett Art Center 2004 to 2011__" Poughkeepsie, NY

Care 4 Needy Copts 2008 - New Jersey

Center Framing & Art 2008 and 2011 - West Hartford, CT

CAN (Contemporary Art Network) 2010 - NYC, NY

Cornell St Studios 2007__" Kingston, NY

Dutchess County Fair 2004__" Rhinebeck, NY

Dutchess Arts Council Exhibit 2009 - Poughkeepsie NY

Exodo Galeria 2007 to 2011__" Puerto Rico

Farfetched Gallery 2005 to 2006__" Kingston, NY

G.A.S. (Gallery And Studio) 2007 to 2010__" Poughkeepsie NY

Habla Underground 2009 - LA, CA

Howland Cultural Center 2006 to 2011 __" Beacon, NY

IBM Exhibition 2006 __" Poughkeepsie, NY

International Caribbean Art Fair 2007 and 2009 __" New York, NY

International Immigrants Foundation 2009 - NYC, NY

Intrepid Museum 2007 __" New York, NY

Jose Marti Academy 2009 to 2010 - Union City, NJ

Kent Art Association 2008 to 2010 - Kent, NY

Lanc__me 1986__" New York, NY

Lichtpause 2005 __" Germany

Muddy Cup 2007 and 2008 - Poughkeepsie, New York

Marion Royael Gallery 2011 - Beacon, NY

MIWAA 2007 - NYC, NY

Millstreet Loft 2010 - Poughkeepsie, NY

Muddy Cup Studios 2008 - Kingston, New York

Others Fair 2007 __" New York, NY

Palace Theatre 2007 and 2009 __" Stamford, CT

Pritzker Gallery 2007 & 2011 - Highland, NY

Putnam Arts Council 2007 to 2011 __" Carmel, NY

Rhinebeck Savings Bank 2009 - Wappinger Falls, NY

Rich Forum 2007 and 2008 - Stamford, CT

RiverWinds Gallery 2010 - Beacon, NY

Skybox Gallery 2005 __" Kingston, NY

St James Theatre 2009 - New Zealand

SUNY Orange 2007 __" Middletown, NY

The Art Students League 2003 to 2006__" New York, NY

The Gallery at Kent 2008 and 2009 __" Kent, CT

The Times Square Lobby Gallery 2006 __" New York, NY

Tower 48 2006 __" New York, NY

Varga Gallery 2005 to 2010 __" Woodstock, NY

Venezuelan Embassy 2009 - Washington DC

Ward Nasse 2005 to 2010 __" New York, NY

Walkway Over The Hudson 2009 - Poughkeepsie, NY

Woodstock Artist Association 2005 to 2010 __"Woodstock, NY

Qbava Gallery 2009 to 2011 - Union

City, NJ

Queens Museum of Art 2009 & 2010 - Queens, NY

Union City Performing Arts Center 2009 & 2010 Union City, NJ

Zoom Gallery 2011 - Flieshmanns, NY


Artist Space __" New York, NY

Art Society of Kingston __" Kingston, NY

Barrett Art Center __" Poughkeepsie, NY

CUE Art Foundation- New York, NY

Dutchess Arts Council - Poughkeepsie, NY

Howland Cultural Center __" Beacon, NY

Putnam Arts Council __" Carmel, NY

The Arts Students League __" New York, NY

Woodstock Artist Association __" Woodstock, NY


Lanc__me __" New York, NY

Touro College, NY

University of Pennsylvania, PA

World Bank __" Washington, D.C.

United Cerabral Palsy, NY

Healthy Families, NY

Over 250 Private Collections Around the World.


Dutchess County Fair __" Best of Show 2004 __" ___At the Fair___

Dutchess County Fair __" First Place 2004 __" ___Protecting the Little Ones___

Putnam Arts Council __" 2nd Place Body of Work 2005 __" ___La Vida Carnival___ ___At the Beach___

Barrett Art Center __" Honorable Mention 2005 __" ___Escape from Cuba 2___

Barrett Art Center __" 1st Place Member__™s Show 2006 __" ___La Vida Carnival___

Putnam Arts Council __" 1st Place Body of Work __" ___Three Cats Jazz Club___

___Where Dreams Can__™t Go___ 2007.

Woodstock Artist Association __" 1st Place American Scenes Show 2007 -___Wild West Show___

Art Society of Kingston- Volunteer Award Recognition January 2007

World Bank buys all my work at the ICA Fair in NYC, 2007.

Sociedad De Escritores, Poetas Y Pintores De America __" Honor al Merito November 2007

University of Pennsylvania Aquires "Staying Alive" painting to display at campus art library 2008.

Barrett Arts Center - Honorable Mention 2008 Members Show - "Flowers & Dots"

Interview Channel 41 Morning News October 1st 2008.

Interview with Julio Nunez The Immigrant Lives Oral History Project. 2 Hour Interview in Spanish 2008.

Award by Asociacion Nacional De Periodistas de New York 2008.

Honorary Diploma Touro College New York 2009.

One of 3 Artist from Poughkeepsie Area chosen to represent Art Along Hudson Exhibition 2009.

Chosen to represent the City of Beacon by creating a City Emblem for Walkway Over the Hudson 2009.

Chosen to be in the book Antologia de Pintores Hispano Americanos, My art will be on the cover of book

along with 8 Pages of pictures and bio inside 2009.

Award of Premio Arte for Art in NYC 2009.

Chosen to exhibit at the Venezuelan Embasy in Washington DC 2009.

Participated in group show COLORS at The Queens Museum of Art 2009

Bourbon Street Chosen to be displayed at Avalon Archives Museum of Roots, Rock and Roll in New York

Two Certificate of Appreciation by Mayor Brian P. Stack & Board of Commissioners Union City, NJ 2009.

Sworn in as a Member of Colegio Nacional de Periodistas de la Rep__blica de Cuba en el Exilio 2009.

Elected to serve on the board of the Dutchess Arts Council three year term starting 2010.

Certificate of Appreciation by Mayor Brian P. Stack & Board of Commissioners Union City, NJ 2010.

Interview for CAW Magazine in 2009 - 2010

Interview for Hispanic Executive Quarterly 2010.

Invitation to Gracie Mansion to meet with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg April 2010.

Voted into the position of Board Member of the Dutchess County Arts Council for 3 year term 2010.

Euterpe Magazine Recognition Award 2010.

Member of Societe Academique Fondee En 1915 Paris France Arts-Sciences-Lettres as of September 2010.

Artist Statement

I create Paintings, Sculptures, and Constructions. Bright colors, swirling figures, and vibrant energy characterize my paintings. I was born in Cuba and immigrated to the U.S. with my family when I was 3 years old. I am a Cuban/American and very proud of my Cuban Heritage as well as my American citizenship. Generally my paintings depict my personal history and my surroundings. I paint from my heart, expressing a little hope and happiness in all of my creations. I paint the struggles of my fellow humans to strive for their dreams, the things that some of us take so lightly yet so many in this world do not have. I am a romantic at heart and envision a future world where we will all live in peace and plenty.


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