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Tomas Oliva


Artist Biography

Year(s)
Activity
Location
1988-1989
State Fine Art Institute of Kiev
Kiev, Ukraine
1978-1984
State Fine Art Institute of Kiev
Kiev, Ukraine
1984
Superior Istitute of Art
Havana, Cuba
1976-1977
Superior Istitute of Art
Havana, Cuba
1972-1976
School of San Alejandro
Havana, Cuba
1958
Born
Havana, Cuba


Solo Exhibitions

Year(s)
Title
Venue
Location
2014
HAY UN PRESAGIO EN EL AIRE
Casa Oswaldo Guayasamín, Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad
La Habana, Cuba
2010
NIHIL OBSTAT TO-TO
Nkisi Project
Miami, USA
2008
CONEXIONES
Galeria Lisboa 60
Mexico City, Mexico
2006
IN PURIS NATURALIBUS
Patricia Cameron Fine Art Gallery
Seattle, Washington, USA
2004
LITTLE DAYTIME PARANOIA
Patricia Cameron Fine Art Gallery
Seattle, Washington, USA
2000
MARBLE PLAYERS
The Fountainhead Gallery
Seattle, Washington, USA
2000
CUBAN PERSPECTIVE X 2
State Capitol Building
Olympia, Washington, USA
1997
FEATURING SCULPTURES
Privat Show
Seattle, Washington
1991
ESTADOS
23 & 12 Art Gallery
Havana, Cuba
1989
PROPUESTA I
10 de Octubre Art Gallery
Havana, Cuba
1994
GRADUATION EXHIBIT
State Fine Art Institute of Kiev
Kiev, Ukraine


Group Exhibitions

Year(s)
Title
Venue
Location
2009
No Son Todos Los Que Estan...
Nkisi Project
Miami, Florida, USA
2008
MOLAA Awards'08
Museum Of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
Long Beach, California, USA
2008
CafeVIII: The Journeys of Cuban Artists,
Temple University
Rome, Italy
2008
Artistas Latinos en el Noroeste
Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Downtown Seattle
Seattle, Washington, USA
2007
Art Now Fair
Patricia Cameron Gallery at The Clearamont Hotel
Miami, Florida, USA
2006
I Biennial of Postmodern Art "Posmopolis"
--
Veracruz, Mexico
2006
West Edge Sculpture Invitational
Benaroya Hall and The Harbor Steps, Downtown Seattle
Seattle, Washington, USA
2005
America, the Colors of the Continent;
Arte Latino from the Pacific Northwest
Tacoma Community College
Seattle, Washington, USA
2004
REMEMBRANZA : REMINISCENCE
Kinsey Gallery, Seattle University
Tacoma, Washington, USA
2004
Inmigracion y pintura
La Casa Elizalde
Barcelona, Spain
2003
Latino Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Bellevue Art Museum
Bellevue, Washington, USA
2003
Cinco de Mayo Fine Art Competition
Pier 62-63, Seattle's Waterfront
Seattle, Washington, USA
2002
Casa Latina Annual Auction
Hyatt Hotel
Seattle, Washington, USA
2002
5 Springs
The Fountainhead Gallery
Seattle, Washington, USA
2002
Vistas del Amor
La Casa de Artes
Seattle, Washington, USA
2001
Bellevue Art Museum's Art Auction
Bellevue Art Museum
Bellevue, Washington, USA
2000
Altares
Phinney Art Gallery
Seattle, Washington, USA
1997
Aspects of Cuba, Guatemala and Mexico in Seattle
La LLorona Art Gallery
Chicago, Illinois, USA
1996
"The Fiestas Patrias'96 Visual Art Exhibit"
Opus De Artes Gallery at The Seattle Center
Seattle, Washington, USA
1995
Works on Paper
Opus De Artes Gallery
Tacoma, Washington, USA
1995
Fifteen Ex Soviet Union Artists
Hermitage Art Gallery
Seattle, Washington, USA
1995
Hermitage ART Union Grand Opening Exhibition
Hermitage Art Gallery
Seattle, Washington, USA
1995
"The Fiestas Patrias'95 Visual Art Exhibit"
Opus De Artes Gallery at The Seattle Center
Seattle, Washington
1992
"Saciedad de las Pinturas Muertas"
Santa Teresa Cultural Center
Mexico City, Mexico
1991
Death Alive
House of Mexico
Havana, Cuba
1991
Juntos y Adelante
Young's Creator House
Havana, Cuba
1991
IV Biennial of Havana,
Contemporary Sculptore Hall
Culture House "10 de Octubre" Art Gallery
Havana, Cuba
1990
Nuevagerona Plaza
Four Finalist Contest's Projects Exhibition
Goverment Exhibition Center
Isle of Pines, Cuba
1989
Promoting Young Values
Central Exhibition Hall
Kiev, Ukraine
1986
II Biennial of Havana
Contemporary Cuban Sculpture Hall
The Mills's Garden Exhibition Center
Havana, Cuba
1985
Professor's Annual Exhibit
Leopoldo Romanach Gallery
Havana, Cuba
1984
Rushing Youth
Leopoldo Romanach Gallery
Havana, Cuba
1984
The SFAIK First Exhibition of Top Students
Main Art Exhibition Hall of Kiev
Kiev, Ukraine
1983
Annual Contest Exhibit
State Fine Art Institute of Kiev
Kiev, Ukraine
1979
Annual Contest Exhibit
State Fine Art Institute of Kiev
Kiev, Ukraine
1978
First Triennial of Small Sculpture
---
Havana, Cuba
1977
First National Hall of Small Sculpture
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Location
1976
"Slave Rebelion of Triumviratus
Contest's Selected Projects
Castillo de la Fuerza
Havana, Cuba


Placed Works In Public Places

Year(s)
Title
Venue
Location
2008
"Frida Rota", granite
I Footprints Symposium City of Nashua
Nashua, New Hampshire, USA
2005
"Frida Carring a Marble Player", granite
7th Symposium Andres Institute of Art
Brookline, New Hampshire, USA
2001
"Frida Inquebrantable", limestone, steel
Cementerio de Carretas International Sculpture Park
Putaendo, V Region, Chile
1999
"Frida", granite
India International Symposium Masters Stone Carvers
Adichunchanagiri School of Medicine and Research Center
Mandya District, Karnataka, South India
1999
"The Way", mahogany
St Andrews Parish front Doors
Sumner, WA, USA
1998
"Bareboned", marble
First International Symposium of Master Stone Carvers
Monarch Contemporary Art Center
Tenino, WA, USA
1991
Three Sculptures for the French Film "La Impure"
"La Impure" filmed at ICAIC
Havana, Cuba
1990
Commissioned Bust of Dr. S. Allende
House of Chile
Havana, Cuba
1989
Commissioned Bust of Poet Taras Shevhenko
Museum Taras Shevshenko
Borshev, Ukraine
1988
Commissioned Bust of
P. Lafarge
Foreign Language Institute P. Lafarge
Havana Cuba
1988
Commissioned Bronze Statue of Dr. S. Allende
Dr. S. Allende Hospital
Havana, Cuba
1987
Commissioned Enviromental Sculpture for INGEBIOT
Genetic & Biotechnology Research Center
Havana, Cuba


Awards

Year(s)
Title
Venue
Location
2006
Honors For exelence, Contribution And Achievements
In The Advancements Of Fine Arts And Education October 28, 2006
Centro Cultural Hispano Americano
And The Spanish & Portuguese Studies
Of The University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, USA
2003
Second Prize
Cinco de Mayo Fine Arts Competition
Organized by Isis On First Art Gallery
Seattle, Washington, USA
1997
First Prize
CODEMA Contest for Commissioned Monumental Bronze Statue
Salvador Allende Hospital, Havana, Cuba
1990
Honorary Mention
CODEMA Nueva Gerona Park Plaza Contest
With Architect Juan Garcia and Sculptor Evelio Lecour
Nueva Gerona, Island of Pines (Isla de la Juventud), Cuba
1986
Honorary Mention
CODEMA Contest for Topes de Collantes Sanatorium
Ambiance Project with Architect Jorge Marrero
Havana, Cuba
1985
Fist Price
CODEMA Invitational Contest for Pushkin Monument
Havana, Cuba
1983
Third Price
Spring Annual Contest
State Fine Arts Institute of Kiev
1979
Second Price
Spring Annual Contest
State Fine Arts Institute of Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine
1976
Awarded Scholarship to continue education in Kiev, Ukraine
San Alejandro Fine Art Academy
Havana, Cuba
year
Title
Venue
Location


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