Jose Acosta Art Blog
by JOSE , December 8, 2009—12:00 AM
On January 7, 2010 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Jose Acosta will participate in the art exhibition and attend the reception for the Latino Artists Exhibition at the University of Connecticut. The event will be hosted at the Stamford UCONN Gallery; One University Place Stamford, CT. Detailed Info Available at 203-251-8400
The Exhibition will be on display from January 4 - January 29, 2010. The reception will be on January 7 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. please come and meet the artists, this event is brought to you by University of Connecticut and VIDA SOCIAL in Fairfield County. Latin Cuisine provided by our sponsors.
Tacos Guadalajara 217 Atlantic St Stamford, CT.
De Maya Restaurant 166 Stillwater Ave Stamford, CT.
Quechua Restaurant 21 North Main Street Norwalk, CT.
Musical Performances by Manos del Candombe (Afro-Uruguayan Folkloric Group)
Participating Artists: Jose Acosta (Cuba), Claudio N. Altesor (Uruguay), Ed Bianchi (Uruguay), Marisol Card__ (Puerto Rico), Rodulfo Card__ (Puerto Rico), Rosa E. Col_³n (Colombia), Duvian Montoya (Colombia), Hern__n Restrepo (Colombia), Arnaldo Ugarte (Honduras), Ines Villanueva (Peru).
Jose Acosta feels it is a great honor to be able to exhibit his paintings at the University of Connecticut along side the art of these very talented Latino Artists.
Jose Acosta was born in San Jose, Cuba, in 1966. His family immigrated to the United States in 1969. Acosta has been creating art ever since he can remember, and has always enjoyed painting. In 2003, Acosta decided to go to the Art Students League of New York on weekends to further his art education. While there, he studied with John Hultberg, who greatly influenced him and allowed him to pursue his artistic visions.
Acosta started his professional career as an artist in 2004, and began to exhibit in galleries and art fairs. That same year at his first public exhibit, Acosta won the Best of Show at the Dutchess County Art Fair. He continued to exhibit widely in 2004 in a number of group shows. By 2009, he had shown in over 300 group shows and had 10 solo shows. The World Bank in Washington, DC, acquired seven of his works at the International Caribbean Art Fair in New York in 2007, and in September of 2008, the University of Pennsylvania acquired his painting, "Staying Alive," to display in the art library.
Acosta is represented by galleries in Puerto Rico, New York, California, and Connecticut. His works can be found in over 200 private collections worldwide, and in many public collections, including: Lanc__me, The World Bank, University of Pennsylvania, United Cerebral Palsy, Healthy Families Beacon, and Touro College.
Jose Acosta currently lives in Poughkeepsie, NY.