Jose Acosta Art Blog
Contemporary Cuban American Art Exhibition
Solo Exhibition of Jose Acosta a Cuban American Artist living in New York; showcase over 20 new works by this internationally recognized artist.
Pictured to the right ___Ocean Front Property___ painting by Jose Acosta.
Event will be held at Boonsboro Art Center at 3 Potomac Street, 2nd Fl, Boonsboro, Maryland 21713.
Opening event on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 6 PM and on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 4 PM.
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 Fair. He has continued to exhibit widely since 2004 in a number of solo and group shows. By 2011, he has shown in over 300 group shows and has had 20 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.In 2010 he became a member of the French Academy Arts-Sciences-Lettres and in 2011 he won the Bronze Medal in Art awarded by French Academy Arts-Sciences-Lettres
His works can be found in over 300 private collections worldwide, and in many public collections, including: Lancome, The World Bank, University of Pennsylvania, United Cerebral Palsy, Healthy Families Beacon, Touro College, and the Rubin Collection.