Jose Acosta Art Blog
Cuban American Art Exhibition by Jose Acosta
On May 5, 2012 at the Arts Society of Kingston Jose Acosta will be hosting an art event that you will not want to miss. If you enjoy Beautiful Art, Latin Music and Cuban & Italian Food then join us at the Arts Society of Kingston for the Solo Art Exhibition of Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta. La Orquesta de Los Taino will be playing up a storm. If you have been to Jose Acosta's art exhibitions in the past then you know what a wonderful event it is. For those that have not been to a Jose Acosta art exhibition well you can expect art that is full of happiness, joy and color, fantastic music by La Orquesta de Los Taino and wonderful food & drinks prepared by Jose and his Family. It is a celebration of life, family & friends and Jose has a lot of celebrating to do. So come and join us for a great time on May 5, 2012 from 5PM to 8 PM at the Arts Society of Kingston, at 97 Broadway, Kingston New York 12401 For More Info Contact Telephone # (845) 338-0331.
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 400 group shows and has had 22 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 2009 he won Premio Arte in NYC. In 2010 he became a member of the French Academy Arts-Sciences-Letters and in 2011 he won the Bronze Medal in Art awarded by French Academy Arts-Sciences-Letters.
His works can be found in over 400 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.
Jose Acosta currently lives in Poughkeepsie, NY. Website www.artid.com/jose