About

Luis Cruz Azaceta left Cuba as a teenager in 1960 and has now been exiled from his homeland for over fifty years. After immigrating to the United States, Azaceta lived in New York and studied at The School of Visual Arts. He relocated to New Orleans in 1992. He has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally and has been awarded grants from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, The Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, The National Endowment of the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. His work is in the permanent collection of The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Miami Art Museum, Miami; The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; The Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney Museum of Art in New York.

Exhibition

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 Painting Out Loud, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Dictators, Terrorism, Wars & Exile, Aljira: A Center For Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ*
2013 Louisiana Mon Amour, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA
Up* Side* Down, Pan American Art Projects, Miami, FL*
2012 Terraforma 2, Allegro Gallery, Panama, Republica De Panama*
Terraforma, Gary Marotta Fine Art, Provincetown, MA*
Shifting States, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2011 Self Portraits: Watercolors & Drawings 1977-81, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
Limbo, Southeastern Louisiana University Contemporary Art Gallery, Hammond, LA*
Luis Cruz Azaceta: Selected Works On Paper, Gary Marotta Fine Art Provincetown, MA
2010 Trajectories, PanAmerican Art Projects, Miami, FL
Intrusion In Paradise, Allegro Gallery, Panama City, Panama
Laberintos, Lyle O Reitzel Gallery, Sano Domingo, Dominican Republic
Exile 50, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Swimming to Havana, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
2009 Ambulatory: Museum Plan, Emmanuel Gallery, Colorado University Museum, Denver, CO
2008 Luis Cruz Azaceta: 1999, Contemporary Arts Center, New York, NY
Museum Plans, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL*
No Bounds, Gertrude Herber Institute of Art, Augusta, GA*
2007 Local Anesthesia, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA*
Ambulatory: Museum Plan, Galeria Ramis Barquet, Chelsea, New York, NY*
Sin Palabras/Without Words, Galeria Lyle O. Rietzel, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic*
2006 Bloom: Paintings and Constructions, Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Jacksonville, FL*
In Transit, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
2005 Eyeshot, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, NY
Works on Paper, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
Migraciones, Laberintos & Alucinaciones, Galeria Lyle O. Rietzel, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic*
2004 Happy-Deadly in New Orleans, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2003 Navegante, Galeria Ramis Barquet, Monterrey, Mexico
2002 Joy-Ride, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
Happy-Deadly, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, NY
2001 Prayers-Beads-Cells, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Adrift, Generous Miracles Gallery, Chelsea, NY*
Mapping, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
2000 Structuring Fear, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York*
NO/NY, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1999 Back Streets, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1998 Bound, Mary-Anne Martin/Fine Art, New York, NY*
Breakout, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, NY*
Susurro, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
Hybrid States, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1997 Dead Line, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
1996 Self as Another, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA*
A Painter’s Passage, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ*
1995 Luis Cruz Azaceta, Johnson Community College, Overland Park, KS*
Stripped Bare, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY
Made on Tchoupitoulas, Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Dislocations, Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, CA*
1994 Fragile Crossing, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Diaspora, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
Recent Works, J. Maddux Parker Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Luis Cruz Azaceta: Street Life in America, A Man Caught Between Two Cultures, A Survey of Northern California and Bay Area Collections, La Raza/Galeria Posada, Sacramento, CA*
HELL: Luis Cruz Azaceta Selected Works from 1978-93, The Alternative Museum, New York, NY*
New Paintings from the New Orleans Series, Miami Art Fair and Galeria Ramis Barquet, Monterrey, Mexico*
1993 New Paintings From The New Orleans Series, Frumkin/Adams
Gallery, New York, NY
Crossing, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, FL*
Biting the Edge, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA*
In the Big Easy, Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Identity and Chao, Daniel Saxon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1992 Luis Cruz Azaceta: Works on Paper, J. Maddux Parker Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Selected Works, Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Selected Works, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
Day Without Art, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI
Fragile Crossing, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Picturing the World Turned Upside Down: Paintings by Luis Cruz Azaceta, Galeria Ramis Barquet, Monterrey, Mexico*
New Paintings, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY
The AIDS Epidemic Series, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN*
1991 New Drawings, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY
Trayectoria, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico
Selected Works, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Obras Selectas, Galeria Botello, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico*
1990-92 The AIDS Epidemic Series, The John & Mabel Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL; The Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY; University of Minnesota: Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH*
1990 Broken Realities, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY*
New Works, Eugene Binder Galerie, Cologne, Germany
New Works, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
1989 New Works, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Luis Cruz Azaceta, Opus Art Studios Inc., Coral Gables, FL*
Selected Works, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, NY, NY*
1988 Selected Works, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY*
Luis Cruz Azaceta, Kunst Station, Sankt Peter, Cologne, Germany*
1987 Azaceta, Le Musee Francaise, Miami, FL
Tough Ride Around the City, Fondo del Sol, Washington, D.C.*
New Works, Paula Anglim Gallery, San Francisco, CA
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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 China: June 4, 1989: The 25th Anniversary Exhibition In Commemoration Of The Tiananmen Square 1989 Student Movement, White Box Center, New York, NY (Curated By Bob Lee)
If You're Accidentally Not Included Don't Worry About It, Zucher Studio, Curated By Peter Saul, New York, NY
Impact & Legacy: 50 Years Of Cintas Fellows Collection, Miami Dade College Museum Ofart, FL*
Cuban American: Empire State Of Mind, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, NY
Wifredo Lam & Great Cubans, Gary Nader Art Centre, Miami, FL

2013 Decisive Moments, Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
Our America: Latino Presence In American Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.*
I,You,We, Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York, NY
Works On Paper, Alexandras Art 954, Miami Hispanic Cultural Art Center, Miami, FL*
Order, Chaos & The Space Between, Contemporary Latin American Art From the Halle Art Permanent Collection, Phoenix Art Museum, AZ*
50/50: Celebrating Fifty Years Anniversary (Works From The Museum Permanent Art Collection), The Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY*
Prints from the Reading Public Museum, a Centennial Salute, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA
Dia Internacional De Los Museos; Arte Contemporaneo Desplazamientos (Colleccion Femsa), Parque Cultural Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Avant-Garde At La Castilla, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, La Castilla Colonial, Santo Domingo, DR
2012 An Odyssey: A Narrative Of The Fabric Workshop & Museum, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
V Anniversary, Home Space Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Desplazamientos: Arte Contemporaneo En La Coleccion Femsa, Museo De Reyes Mesa Del Centro Cultural, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
Oscuras Aventuras Graficas, Galeria Lyle O. Reitzel, Santo Domingo, DR
Fans Forever - Abanicos Para Siempre, Freedom Tower, Miami, FL*
Opportunity And Impact: Emigre Artists, Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY
Utopias & Realidades: Arte Moderno Y Contemporaneo En La Collecion Femsa, Museo De Guanajuato De Leon, Mexico
NOLA NOW, Part II: Abstraction In Louisiana, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
Lost & Found: Louisiana's Landscape Revisited, Acadiana Center For The Arts, Lafayette. LA*
Monuments, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Space Command, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Espacios Ocupados: Defining 99%, Art Space, Calles Y Suenos, Chicago, IL
Raw, Homespace, New Orleans, LA
2011 Urbanitas, Pan American Art Projects, Miami, FL
Periplos, Allegro Gallery, Panama City, Panama
The Emancipated Figure: Contemporary Reflections, Lousiana State University Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
Points Of View: Selections From Seven Colorado Collections, Cu Art Museum, University Of Colorado, Boulder, CO (Brochure)
Ajiaco: Stirring Of The Cuban Soul (Third Stop), Newark Museum, Neward, NJ* (Travelling Exhibition)
Vestiges/Trinitas, Rebecca Bryan Gallery At Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
Uprooted/Transmigration, Pan American Art Projects, Miami, FL
Estetica Sold: 16 Aniversario, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo, DR
Crisisss. Art and Confrontation in Latin America, Palacio de Bellas Artes - Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico
2010 Triennial Internacional Del Caribe, Museo De Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, DR* (Special Invitation)
Pintando A Borges/Painting Borges: A Pictorial Interpretation Of His Fictions, Universidad Catolica Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina* (Travelling Exhibition)
The Gulf: Works Completed Prior To The BP Spill, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Pinta: Art Fair, Panamerican Art Projects, London, England
Latin American Art From The Collection Of Pearl And Stanley Goodman, Fort Lauderdale Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Recent Acquisitions From The Latin American Art Collection Of The Museum Art, Fort Lauderdale Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Arte Americas, Panamerican Art Projects, Miami, FL
Paisaje, Trayectos: Memoria, Arte Contemporaneo En La Coleccion Femsa Instituto Estatal De Cultura, Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico (traveling exhibition)
High Water Marks: Art & Renewal After Katrina, The Amistad Center At The Wadworth Atheneum Museum Of Art, Hartford, CT
2009 Matrix Museum Of Fine Arts Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL*
Exile: 3 Cubans From The 80'S Generation, Galeria Ramis Barquet, Chelsea, NY
Ajiaco: Spirituality In Contemporary Cuban Art, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT* (traveling exhibition)
The Art Of Fashion & The Fashion Of Art, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL
Trouble In Paradise: Examining Discord Between Nature & Society, Tucson Museum Of Art, Tuscon, AZ*
2008 Prospect 1, International Biennial, New Orleans, LA*
In Katrina’s Wake, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Katrina: Catastrophe and Catharsis, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Andamiajes/Scaffoldings, Allegro Galeria, Panama*
On the Margins, The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
In Katrina’s Wake, The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
2007 PEEP (Kerry Stokes Art Collection) at Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia*
25th Anniversary Exhibition for Segura Publishing Co., Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Atraves Del Espejo: Arte Cubano Hoy, Allegro Galeria, Panama*
Latin American Art: Myth and Reality, The Nassau County Museum of Art, NY
Calentando La Pista, Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Miami, FL
Cuba Avant-Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art From the Farber Collection, Samuel P. Hearn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL*
In Your Face, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL
Katrina: Catastrophe and Catharsis, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO*
2006 Unbroken Ties: Dialogues in Cuban Art, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA*
20th Anniversary Show, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ*
Miami/Basel, Galeria Ramis Barquet, Miami, FL
2005 Made in New Orleans, Center for the Living Arts, Mobile, AL*
Dissidence: Political Social and Artistic Protest, University of Connecticut, Stanford Art Gallery, CT
Art in the Toon Age, organized by Kresge Art Museum, Michigan
2004 Latin American Graphics: The Evolution of Identity From Mythical to the Personal, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA (traveling exhibition)
Paper, Galeria Ramis Barquet, New York, NY
Graphic Diversity: 500 Years of Printmaking, Museum of Art, University of Missouri at Columbia*
2003 Visiones: 20th Century Latin Art: Selections From the Nassau County Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection, Dowling College, NY*
Inside the Paper, Centro Cultural Español, Miami, FL*
Rutgers Center fro the Innovative Print & Paper, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2002 Crisis Response, Rhode Island School of Design Art Museum, Providence, RI
Reality and Figuration in Contemporary Latin-American Presence, Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL*
The Latin Century, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
Human Park/Parque Humano, Institut de Culturade, Barcelona, Spain (traveling exhibition)*
2001 Rembrandt to Rauschenberg: Building the Collection, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, The
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
The Figure: Another Side of Modernism, The Human Figure in Painting from 1950 to the Present,
Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY*
2000 This is Not the Place, Ramapo College, Berrie Center, Mahwah, NJ
Five Continents and One City, Third International Salon of Painting, Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico
Contemporary Narrating in American Print, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, NY
1999 Peintures et Sculptures D’Amerique Latine, CHEFS D’OEUVRE DU XXcme SIECLE
(colecion Museo de Beaux Arts de Caracas, Venezuela, Festival de Biarrits, France
Accounts Southeast Transience, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC*
Parody, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas, Austin, TX
1998 New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA*
Loin de Cuba (Far from Cuba), Musee des Tapisseries and the Pavillon de Vendome, Provence, France*
Dream Collection: Part III, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
1997 Breaking Barriers: Selections from the Museum of Art’s Permanent Contemporary Cuban Collection, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL*
Premio MARCO ’96, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, Mexico*
Out of Bounds: Part II, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, Austin, TX*
1996 Thinking Print: Books to Billboards 1980-1995, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY*
Louisiana Story, Delfina Studio, London, England*
Cuba Siglo XX: Modernidad y Sincretismo, Centro Atlantico de Art Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. Traveled to: Caixa (Palma de Mallorca); Santa Monica (Barcelona); Kunsthalle Bielefeld (Bielefeld)*
Point Counter Point: Two Views of 20th Century Latin American Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA*
1995 The View/Review: Celebrating the 5th Annversary, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS*
It’s Only Rock and Roll: Rock and Roll Currents In Contemporary Art, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, (traveling exhibition)*
Cuba: La Isla Possible, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Spain*
1994 Abstraction : A Tradition of Collecting in Miami, Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, FL*
X-Sightings, Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Masters of Satire, William King Regional Arts Center, Abingdon, VA*
Old Glory: The American Flag In Contemporary Art, The Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH*
1993 43rd Biennal of Contemporary American Painting, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.*
Building a Collection : The Department of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Self-Portraits : The Changing Self, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ*
1992 Latin American Artists of the 20th Century, Museum of Modern Art, NY; Museo de Arte
Contemporaneo, Sevilla; Pompidou Museum, Paris; Ludwig Museum, Lohn, Germany*
Migrations, Art Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Ante America, Biblioteca Luis Angel Bogota, traveling exhibition Caracas, Venezuela; USA venues
Beyond Glory: Re-Presenting Terrorism, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD*
1991 Artists of Conscience: 16 Years of Social and Political Commitment, The Alternative Museum, New York, NY*
Una Selection de Artistas as Histanico Americanos en Los Estados Unidos, U.S. Representation at the 3rd International Painting Biennial, Cuenca, Ecuador*
Mito y Magia en America: Los Ochenta, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Mexico*
Cuba/US: The First Generation, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL*
1990 The Decade Show, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art and the Studio Museum in Harlem, NY*
Figuring the Body, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA*
Affirmative Actions, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
New Acquisitions, The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1989 Abstraction-Figuration/Figurative-Abstract, Archer Huntington Art Gallery, Austin, TX*
New Acquisitions, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Sounding the Depths: 150 Years of American Seascape, American Federation of Arts, New York, NY (traveling exhibition)*
1988 Contemporary Art from Rhode Island Collections, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI*
Committed to Print, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (traveling exhibition)*
Fifty Second National Midyear Exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH*
1987 Art of the Fantastic: Latin America, 1920-1987, Indianapolis Museum of Art; The Queens Museum; Center for the Fine Arts, Miami; Centro Cultural/Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City*
Hispanic Art in the United States: Thirty Contemporary Painters and Sculptors, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Corcoran Museum of Art; The Lowe Museum, Miami; The Museum of New Mexico at Santa Fe; Los Angeles County Museum; Brooklyn Museum*
Outside Cuba, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, traveling exhibition*