// Born in 1964 in Holguín, Cuba
// Lives and works in Miami, FL and Havana, Cuba
// David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Glexis Novoa was born in Holguín and grew up in Havana.
He received a degree from the National School of Arts (1984). While Novoa has lived in Miami since 1995, he maintains a studio in Vedado (Havana) and works on site specific murals and ephemeral projects globally.
Since 1987, Novoa has had solo exhibitions at the Cheekwood Museum, (Nashville); in Miami at the Lowe Museum of Art (University of Miami), Locust Project and the former Miami Art Museum; at the Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, MA); at the Snite Museum of Art (University of Notre Dame, IN); and in Havana at Espacio Aglutinador, Castillo de la Real Fuerza, El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and La Galería Habana, among others.
Novoa’s work has been featured in many group exhibitions globally, including Lost in Landscape, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (Trento, Italy); Politics: I do not like it, but it likes me, Center for Contemporary Art Laznia (Gdansk, Poland); Perder la forma humana, Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, (Madrid, Spain); Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, El Museo del Barrio (New York, USA); Crisis | América Latina | Arte y Confrontación (1910-2010), el Museo Del Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City); and Arte ≠ Vida: Actions by artists of the Americas, 1960-2000, El Museo del Barrio (New York, USA).
Novoa’s awards include grants from The Joan Mitchell Foundation and Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. His work is featured in important private and public collections. He has also completed several notable public art commissions.
Piece in the Exhibit
Glexis Novoa // Fatality, 2016, sumi ink drawing on Arches watercolor paper, 30 x 22 inches. (courtesy of the artist and David Castillo Gallery, Miami)
… jumping to the dock, greed meets death; there is also virtue as the right of Commerce and farther down happiness, cut from an engraving and superimposed on the paper, in execution of the idea the declarant expressed above.