First Works
  • -Julio Antonio 
  • -Cuban-American Artist
  • -Born in Havana, Cuba, 1950  
  • -Education

  • -1981-Superior Institute of the Arts, Havana, Cuba.         
    -1975-San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts. Havana, Cuba.
  • -Public Collections.
  • -McArthur Foundation. Chicago, Ill.                               
  • -The Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, NY.
    -MAM- Miami Art Museum, Miami, Fl. 
  • -Museo de Arte  Contemporaneo,Velez Malaga,España.
  • -Instituto Domecq. Ciudad Mexico, Mexico. 
  • -Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum. FIU. Miami, Florida.
  • -Dade County Public Library’s  Permanent Collection of Contemporary     
  • -Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fl.
  • -MDCC South Campus Art Gallery. Miami, Fl.
    -Museum of Art. Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
    -Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Fl.
    -Polk Museum of Art. Lakeland, Fl.
    -Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Panama.
    -MoLAA, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA. 
  • -Museum of Fine Art, Boston,Massachussets.
  •  Awards
  • 1993-Fourth All-Florida Biennial. Purchase Award.Polk Museum of Art.   1992-SAF\NEA  Regional Fellowship in painting and works on paper
    1988-6th Biennial of Ibero-American Art.Mexico City Second Grand Prize.


  • My work is a battle between the conscious and the subconscious; between the inconclusive and the defined; between the satirical and the tragic; between the poetic and the dramatic. It ranges from neoexpressionism to surrealism, from raw art to a more sophisticated one. Using the metaphor and symbol as basic tools of my artistic language. My Work is the combination of all of these elements, with an added touch of personal magic. Julio Antonio