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Augusto C. Bordelois (Havana, Cuba, 1969) graduated from the University of Havana with a major in English Language and Literature. He has also studied sculpture, ceramics, costume design for theatre and cinema, classical drawing and painting. 

His visual artwork has been awarded much recognition in Cuba as well as competitions in the United States. He has participated in more than 130 national and international group shows and 34 solo exhibitions. Some of his works are in private collections in Cuba, the United States, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Ecuador, Japan, Greece, Germany, Chile, Switzerland, England and Norway.  His work is also part of the permanent collection of Cleveland Marshall College of Law / Cleveland State University and The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR).

Augusto's literary works have been published in magazines such as Kastello, and Hojas Literarias (Spain). He has also written and illustrated short stories for children and teacher activities’ guides. He was the founder and main teacher of "Taller de Niños" (Children’s Studio) at 23 & 12 Art Center in Havana, and also the co-founder of the multimedia marketing company "2 Pasos." He co-founded and co-directed “Proyecto Horizontal”, a partnership of 65 Cuban artists, in which capacity he was invited to curate and present a group show at Cleveland State University 1999.  Between 2002 and 2005, he was the founder and editor of The Art Fix - an electronic weekly newsletter that showcased and promoted local, national and international artists. Augusto has participated as a costume and float designer at different carnivals in Cuba and also at Parade the Circle in Cleveland, Ohio. He has assisted in landscape designs of public spaces, coordinated community art programs and created many public art pieces across Ohio.

 

Augusto is a teaching artist at the Center for Arts-inspired Learning (previously known as Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio), the Art House and the Ohio Arts Council. He has served as a board member at Near West Theater, and the Center for Arts-inspired Learning. He is a member of CSU’s Cleveland Arts Education Consortium Diversity Committee. He has been featured as a guest lecturer at Cleveland State University and Baldwin Wallace University. 

Currently, he owns and directs Augusto Fine Art Studio and Art Center in Berea, Ohio.

 

Awards

2019

- Best Painting, 74th Ohio Annual Exhibition, Zanesville Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

2016
- Best of Show, The NewNow 2016, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

2015

- Best of Show, 2015 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio, USA

2014

- 2nd Runner Up, The NewNow 2014, Cleveland, Ohio, USA 

2003
- Best of Show, 2003 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
- Ohio Arts Council Special Award, 2003 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition. Ohio, USA
2000
- Honorable Mention, The National Arts Program, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
1999
- San Alejandro Academy Painting Award, Havana, Cuba.
- Servando Cabrera Moreno Special Mention, Havana, Cuba.
1996
- First Mention, 4th National Juan David Salon, Havana, Cuba.
1995
- Servando Cabrera Painting Award, Havana, Cuba.
1994
- First Mention, 2nd National Juan David Salon, Havana, Cuba.

 

Personal Exhibitions

2018

- "Reset: Body of Mind", River House Arts, Toledo, Ohio, USA

2017

- "Visual Emotions - The Way I Remember You", Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

-"Kaleidoscope", The Stephanie Tubbs Gallery, Cleveland International Airport, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

2016

-"Immigrants, outcasts and other heroes", River House Arts, Toledo, Ohio, USA

2015

-"Under the same sun", Steve Martin Fine Art, New Orleans, Lousiana, USA

- "My dreams, my loves, my countries", Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland, Maine, USA

2013

-"Based on a true story", The Galleries at CSU, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

2012

- "Painted observations", Gallery West, Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

2011

- "The Unexpected", The O Gallery, Beechwood, Ohio, USA

- "Red and the wolf. A love story", Augusto Fine Art Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

- "My house, my rules", Augusto Fine Art Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

2009

- "About People I've Met",1 Point 618 Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

2006
- "Brick by Brick", 1 Point 618 Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

2005
- "Augusto Bordelois", Howard and Hanna Real State Services, Lakewood, Ohio, USA
- "Tierra Madura", Gallery West, Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

2003
- "Recent Works", Bruno Casiano Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
- "Caribbean Dream by Lake Erie", Alan Gallery, Berea, Ohio, USA
- "A Room with Two Views," Mixed Media Gallery, Douglas, Michigan, USA

2001
- "Havana via Cleveland," Alan Gallery, Berea, Ohio, U.S.A.

1999
- "Labyrinth of Body and Desire," Visual Arts Provincial Center, Pinar del Rio, Cuba
- "Step by Step," Neptune Hotel Gallery, Havana City, Cuba

1998
- "Grown up Metaphors," 23&12 Art Center, Havana City

1997
- "Mundane Scenes," Visual Arts and Design Provincial Center, Havana City

1996
- "Narcissus Dreams," Domingo Ravenet Gallery, Havana City
- "Sex, Violence and Adult Language," Gramma Poligraphic Complex, Havana City

1995
- "The Ones who Fall from Heaven," Kahlo Gallery, Havana City
- "Shouted Secrets," Juan David Gallery, Havana City
- "As a Breath of Life," Reformed Presbyterian Church of Luyanó, Havana City

1994
- "Beneath My Colors," Servando Cabrera Gallery, Havana City
- "Tones and Values," Amelia Pelaez Gallery, Havana City
- "The Time of Missed Fears," 7th Art Gallery, Havana City

1993
- "With the Poor People of the World Nobody Wants to Share Their Luck," 23 & 12 Art Center, Havana City

1992
- "Social Dirt," Plaza Community House, Havana City

 

Collective Exhibitions

2019

- "Artist of Art House", Gallery 215, 78th Street Studios, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

- "74th Ohio Annual Exhibition", Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, Ohio, USA

2018

- "CAN Triennial", 78th Street Studios, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

- "University Hospitals Triennial Invitational", University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

- "Member Show", Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

2017

"Step Right Up. A carnival show" E11even 2 Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

2016

-"Dreams and Visions: Surealism and Fantasy Art" Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, Ohio

- “The NewNow 2016”, Tri C East Gallery, Highland Hills, Ohio

- "Hispanic Heritage, Hispanic Art" Beck Center for the Arts, Cleveland, Ohio

- "La cubana y el cubano", Copley Society of Art, Boston, Masssachusets

- "Represented Artist Show", 1point618 Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

- "Represented Artists show", Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland, Maine

- "Represented artists show", Cocco and Salem Gallery, Key West, Florida

2015

- "Juntos" Museum of Hispanic and Latino Cultures, Beth K. Stoker Art Gallery, Lorain County Community College, Elyria, Ohio

- "The Drawing Show: From Doodles to Digital" The Florence O'Donnell Wasmer Gallery, Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, Ohio

- "Hispanic Heritage, Hispanic Art" Beck Center for the Arts, Cleveland, Ohio

- "2015 Ohio State Fine Art Exhibition", Ohio State Fair, Columbus, Ohio 

- "The Show", 1point618 Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

- Chalk Mural (Allen Memorial Museum featured artist), Oberlin Chalk Walk, Oberlin, Ohio

- "Cleveland Creates", Artneo, Cleveland

- "Represented Artists show", Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland, Maine

- "Represented artists show", Cocco and Salem Gallery, Key West, Florida

2014

- "Spectrum Miami", Miami, Florida

- "Form and Void", The Golden Thread Gallery, West Hartford, Connecticut

- "Art San Diego 2014", San Diego, California

- “Hispanic Heritage Group Show” Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

-."Rochester Fine Art Show", Artisan Direct, Rochester, New York

- “The NewNow 2014”, Tri C East Gallery, Highland Hills, Ohio

- "Hispanic Heritage, Hispanic Art" Beck Center for the Arts, Cleveland, Ohio

- Chalk Mural (Allen Memorial Museum featured artist), Oberlin Chalk Walk, Oberlin, Ohio

- "Group show", Artisan Direct, Rochester, New York

- "5th May Show", Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, Ohio

2013

- "Feliz Navidad", Bruno Casiano Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

- "The Daily Burden", Guest Lecturer at Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio 

- "Los Hispanos", Bruno Casiano Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

- "Hispanic Heritage, Hispanic Art" Beck Center for the Arts, Cleveland, Ohio

- Chalk Mural (Allen Memorial Museum featured artist), Oberlin Chalk Walk, Oberlin, Ohio

- "Our kids on Lee" Heights Arts, Clevelnad Heights, Ohio

- "Shedding Light" Suite 200 Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

- "Retr-O-Spective" The O Gallery, Beechwood, Ohio

2012

- "Latin Art" Lorain Art Council, Lorain, Ohio

- "Group Show" The O Gallery, Beechwood, Ohio

- "Hispanic Heritage, Hispanic Art" Beck Center for the Arts, Cleveland, Ohio

- "Cuba on Paper" Augusto Fine Art Gallery in collaboration with Latin Art Space, Cleveland Ohio

2011

- "2.iBiennial of Contemporary Art", Artoteque.com

- "Cleveland Creates", Cleveland Artists Foundation, Lakewood, Ohio

- "The Power of Imagination" Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, Ohio

- "New Works", Augusto Fine Art Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

2010

- "Noho Gallery 6th Annual Auction", Noho Gallery, New York, New york

- "Skulls and Revolution" Wall Eye Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

- Chalk Mural (Cleveland Museum of Art featured artist), Tremont Art Fest 2010, Cleveland, Ohio 

- Corporate showing, Highline United, New York, New York

-"Twelve", Noho Gallery, New York, New York

- Chalk Mural (Allen Memorial Museum featured artist), Oberlin Chalk Walk, Oberlin, Ohio

-"Sin Titulo" Wall Eye Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

-"Berea Art Walk", Berea, Ohio

-"A New May Show", Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, Ohio

2009

-"Noho Gallery 5th Annual Auction", Noho Gallery, New York, New York

-"La Cosecha del Barrio", West 78th Street Studios, Cleveland, Ohio

-"Images 2009", Robeson Gallery, The Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania

- "Art Premier 09", The Wellington School, Columbus, Ohio

2008

- "Group Show", 1 Point 618 Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio 

2006

- Chalk Mural (Allen Memorial Museum featured artist), Oberlin Chalk Walk, Oberlin, Ohio

- "Group Show", Galeria de Arte Gaudi, Madrid, Spain

- Chalk Mural (Cleveland Museum of Art featured artist), Tremont Art Fest, Cleveland, Ohio

- “Holland Art Fair”, The Hague, Holland

- Chalk mural commission, CASE Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 

2005
- "CAFE", Edinburgh Fine Art Fair, Edinburgh, Scotland
- "Group Show", Galeria de Arte Gaudi, Madrid, Spain
- "Arte Latino", Arte Fino Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
- Featured Artist at The Cleveland Museum of Art Chalk Festival, Cleveland, Ohio
- "Traditional and Contemporary Latin American Art", 2nd April Galerie, Canton , Ohio

2004
- "La Mirada", Thrive-An Artspace gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
- Featured Artist at The Cleveland Museum of Art Chalk Festival, Cleveland, Ohio
- "Soul of The Americas, Mural Project", CSU Art Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
- "Emerging Visions", Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, Ohio
- "Plastica Latinoamericana", Fine Arts Association, Willoughby, Ohio
- "Contemporary Figurative Painting", Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland

2003
- Featured Artist at The Cleveland Museum of Art Chalk Festival, Cleveland, Ohio
-"De Aqui y De Alla- From Here and There", Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland
-"Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition", Cox Fine Arts Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
-"Collective Show", Alan Gallery, Berea, Ohio
-"Group Show", Mixed Media Gallery, Douglas, Michigan

2002
-"The Love that Could Have Been There", Parade the Circle, Cleveland, Ohio
-"Soul Food", Mixed Media Gallery, Douglas, Michigan
-"Collective Show", Mixed Media Gallery, Douglas, Michigan
-"Haitian and Cuban Art", Galeria Quetzal, Cleveland, Ohio
-"Diverse Visions," Gallery East, Cuyahoga Community College, Highlands Hills, Ohio

2001
- "Small is Beautiful," Alan Gallery, Berea, Ohio
- "48 Hours of Making Art," B.K. Smith Gallery, Lake Erie College, Ohio
- "Milenio Latino," O.L.A.A., Art Gallery, Cleveland State University, Ohio

2000
- "City Works," The National Arts Program, Kelly Randall Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
- "Agnon Show," Shaker Heights, Ohio
- "Group Show," Alan Gallery, Berea, Ohio
- "77th Annual Spring Show," Erie Art Museum, Erie, Pennsylvania
- "April Art Walk," Firenze Gallery, Little Italy, Cleveland, Ohio
- "Collective Show," Art at the Power House, Cleveland, Ohio

1999
- "December Art Walk," Firenze Gallery, Little Italy, Cleveland, Ohio
- "Small is Beautiful," Alan Gallery, Berea, Ohio
- "Proyecto Horizontal," Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, University of
Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
- "3 in 1," Morro Facilities, Havana City, Cuba
- "International Show," Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- "Horizontal Project," Gallery C, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
- "Once More," Galiano Gallery, Havana City
- "4 x 1 = 5," International Press Center, Havana City, Cuba
- "Playa Art Contest 1999," Servando Cabrera Moreno Gallery, Havana City
- "Made in Cuba," Prestige Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
- "March Salon," GESTA, Havana City, Cuba
- "Son Art," Ronison Cocktail Bar and Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
- "Excuse at the End of the Century," Plaza Cultural House, Havana City, Cuba
-"Erotic Art Salon," Fayad Jamís Gallery, Havana City, Cuba
- "It Isn't Sane," Total Space Project, Servando Cabrera Gallery, Havana City, Cuba
-"Cuban Painting at the End of the Century II," Boheme Art Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
- Interdisciplinary mural, "Faces and memories," Imago Gallery, Havana City, Cuba
-"Cuban Painting at the End of the Century," ACEA, Barcelona, Spain

1998
- II National Contest "W.F.P. in Action," La Casona, FCBC, Havana City, Cuba
- "Color in Movement," Mosquito Blue Hotel, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
- "Myth: Light eclectic hope," Madriguera, Brother Saíz Association, Havana City, Cuba
- "March 13th Salon," L Gallery, Havana City, Cuba
- "7th 7 Art Salon," 7 Art Gallery, Havana City, Cuba
- "Horizontal Faith," Saint Francis of Assisi Convent, Havana City, Cuba
- "Plural Trace, 26 Young Artists," The Golden Branch Gallery, Panama City, Panama
- "Illustrated Stages," Her-Car Gallery, Havana City, Cuba
- "Erotic Art Salon," Fayad Jamis Gallery, Havana City, Cuba
- "Façonnable Salon, Brush's Caprice," Acacia Gallery, Havana City, Cuba
- "Horizontal Project," Beija Municipal Hall, Portugal
- "Naive Stories," Luis Bay Sevilla Gallery, Havana City, Cuba
- "98 Horizontal Project," Imago Gallery, Havana City, Cuba

1997
- "Contemporary Cuban Painting," Borba Municipal Hall, Portugal
- "In Honor of Amelia," Ambassador Hall, Havana Libre trip Hotel, Havana City, Cuba
- "Cuba 97," Isarte Gallery, Medellin, Colombia
- "Horizontal Project in Portugal," Castro Verde Municipal Hall, Portugal
- "Sept Jeunes Peintres Cubains," Grand Hotel, Sete, France
- "From the Real to the Wonderful," Watch Tower Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
- "Spring Auction," Imago Gallery, Havana City, Cuba
- "To Undress the Image," Acacia Gallery, Havana City, Cuba
- "6th 7 Art Salon," Collateral Show to the 6th International Havana Biennial of Visual
Art, 7 Art Gallery, Havana City, Cuba
- "Young Cuban Painting, a Contemporary Fragment," Itinerary Show in Portugal
- "March 13th Salon," L Gallery, Havana City, Cuba
- "Erotic Art Salon," Fayad Jamis Gallery, Havana City, Cuba
- "9th Aristides Fernandez Salon," Universal Gallery, Güines, Havana, Cuba

1996
- "Bestiarium, in Honor of Dulce Maria Loinaz," 23 & 12 Art Center, Havana City, Cuba
- "S.T Collective," Sea, Sun and Art Gallery, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
- "Harlequin in Havana," Al-Medina Restaurant Gallery, Havana City, Cuba
- "4th Juan David Salon," 23 & 12 Art Center, Havana City, Cuba
- "7 Art 5th Salon," 7 Art Gallery, Havana City, Cuba
- "Collective Exhibition," Form Gallery, Havana City, Cuba

1995
- "Space Inside a Space," Carmen Montilla de Tinoco Gallery, Havana City, Cuba
- "Playa Salon 1995," Servando Cabrera Gallery, Havana City, Cuba
- "3rd Juan David Salon," Juan David Gallery, Havana City, Cuba

1994
- "2nd Juan David Salon," Juan David Gallery, Havana City, Cuba