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SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2017-2018

Rafael Soriano | The Artist as Mystic, The McMullen Museum, Boston College, Boston, MA, (January 30-June 4) Curator & Editor, Elizabeth Thompson Goizueta. Traveled to Long Beach Museum of Art Long Beach, CA (January 30-June 4), Curator, Claudia Bohn Spector, Ph.D. and The Patricia & Phillips Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL (October 28-January 28) Curator, Klaudio Rodriguez

2011         

Rafael Soriano | Other Worlds Within, A Sixty Year Retrospective, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL (January 29-March 27), Curator, Jesus Rosado

2008         

Rafael Soriano, “The Mystic and Spiritual,” Miami Dade College, West Campus, Miami, FL, Curator, Gustavo Orta. Received Proclamations from Miami Mayor, Tomas Regalado, Doral Mayor, Juan Carlos Bermúdez and Hialeah Mayor, Julio Robaina

2004-2005    

Mystical Canvas, The Olga and Carlos Saladrigas Gallery, Miami, FL, Curator & Editor, Jesus Rosado

1998         

Gary Nader Fine Arts, Coral Gables, FL

 1995                       

Rafael Soriano: Light’s Way, Retrospective, Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Curator, Jorge H. Santis

1992                     

Gary Nader Fine Art, Coral Gables, FL

1985                     

Centre Culturel Editart, Geneva, Switzerland, Opus Art Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

1984                     

Tertulia San Miguel, Coral Gables, FL

1982                     

Schweyer-Galdo Galleries, Detroit, MI

1981         

Museo de Arte de Antioquía, Medellín, Colombia, held in conjunction with the IV Bienal de Arte de Medellín Galeria de Arte 9, Lima, Perú

1977         

Galería de las Américas, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1970                     

Pan American Bank, Miami, FL

1969                     

Bacardi Art Gallery, Miami, FL

1968                     

Pageant Gallery, Miami, FL

1959                     

Arte y Cinema La Rampa, Havana, Cuba

1955                     

Galería de Matanzas, Matanzas, Cuba

1955                     

Palacio de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba

1954                       

La Rampa, Havana, Cuba

1951                     

Sociedad de Marianao, Havana, Cuba

1950                     

Parque Central, Havana, Cuba

1949                     

Salón de Exposición, Cárdenas, Mantanzas, Cuba

1948                     

Colegio de Abogados, Matanzas, Cuba

1947                     

Lyceum and Lawn Tennis Club, Havana, Cuba

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS


 2017         

Between the Real and the Imagined: Abstract Art from Cintas Fellows, Coral Gables Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL (August 31-October 22), Curator, Elizabeth Cerejido

Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art since 1950, Museum of Fine Arts of Houston (MFAH), Houston, TX (March 5-May 29). Organized by CIFO

2016                       

Masters of Cuba, Gary Nader Gallery, New York, NY (April 20)

Concrete Cuba, David Zwirner Gallery, Chelsea, NY (January 7–February 20)

2015        

Concrete Cuba, David Zwirner Gallery, London, England (September 5-October 3)

Streams of Being: Selections from The Art Museum of The Americas, The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (March 25-April 25, 2015), Curator, Abigail McEwen, PhD

2014-2015         

Enriching and Engaging-Selected Recent Acquisitions, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA (March 7– June 15)

Wilfredo Lam and the Great Cubans, Gary Nader Gallery, Miami, FL (February 13-April)

2013 – 2016           

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC (October 24–March), Curator, E. Carmen Ramos. National Tour (October 2013-May 2016). Traveled to Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL (April 2–June 22, 2014); Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA (September 21, 2014-January 11, 2015); Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah (February 6–May 17, 2015); Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR (October 16, 2015-January 17, 2016); and Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware (March 5- May 29, 2016)

Pan American Modernism, Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, Curator, Nathan Timpano

Fifty Shades of Grey, Zadok Gallery, Miami, FL (May-July 26, 2013) Curator, Bernice Steinbaum

2011         

Café XII: The Journeys of Writers and Artists of Cuba, Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO

América Fría, Geometric Abstraction in Latin America (1934-1973), Fundación Juan March, Madrid, Spain, Curator, Osbel Suárez

2010         

Arte Américas, The Art Fair of the Americas, Beaux Arts Gallery, Miami Beach, FL (March 26-29)

Art Palm Beach, Beaux Arts Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL (January 15-19), Miami International Art Fair, Beaux Arts Gallery, Miami Beach, FL (January 7-10) Miami Beach, FL

2008                     

Amor al Arte, Second Exhibit of Cuban Art, May 5, Hialeah, FL, Curator, Gustavo Orta

2007         

Los Cien Años de El Arte, Commemoration of 100 years of El Arte founded in Havana, Cuba, Miami Springs, FL, (September 16), Curator, Gustavo Orta

2001         

Cuban and Cuban-American Art, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

17 + 4, Barceló Fine Art, Coral Gables, FL

Hispanic Art Expressions 2001, Miami-Dade Community College Art Gallery, Interamerican Campus, Miami, FL

Art Trends: Miami’s Trek II, A Decade of Art in Miami in 1970’s, Miami-Dade Community College Art Gallery, Kendall Campus, Miami, FL

2000         

Hispanic Art Expressions 2000, Miami-Dade Community College Art Gallery, Interamerican Campus, Miami, FL

Sarasota 2000 Biennial, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Sarasota, FL

Images and Reflections, Illinois State Fair, Springfield, IL

Masters of France and Cuba, Collins Fine Art, Chicago, IL

1999                     

Galeria de Arte, Cuba Nostalgia Fair, Miami, FL

Durban-Segnini Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

1997                     

Maestros de la Pintura Cubana, Gary Nader Fine Arts, Coral Gables, FL

1997-1999

Latin American Artists, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, curated by Carol Norman. National Tour through 1999. Traveled to Art Gallery, Walters State Community College, Morristown, TN; Sarah Moody Gallery, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Gallery, Louisiana Tech Ruston; Turman Art Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute; McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown University, Youngstown, OH; Mesnaros Gallery, University of West Virginia, Morgantown, WV; West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center & Jackson State Community College Jackson, TN; Self Family Arts Center, Hilton Head, SC; and Hollywood Arts and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL

1997                       

Artists Odyssey: Cuba-USA, Amalia Mahoney Gallery, Chicago, IL

Breaking the Barriers: Selections from the Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL

1996         

Latin American Masters III, Gary Nader Fine Arts, Coral Gables, FL on International Tour throughout 1996. Traveled

to Galería Tomás Andreu, Santiago, Chile; Museo Pedro de Osma, Lima, Perú; Galería Gary Nader, Santo Domingo,

Dominican Republic; and Museo de las Américas, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1995                     

VII Bienal de Pintura y Escultura, Galeria 1-2-3, San Salvador, El Salvador

Latin American Masters II, Gary Nader Fine Arts, Coral Gables, FL

1994                     

American Riviera Art Fair International, Sheraton Bal Harbour, FL

1993                     

Hispanic Art in Orlando, City Hall Gallery, Orlando, FL

Art Miami, International Art Exposition, Miami, FL

Director’s Choice, Gary Nader Fine Arts, Coral Gables, FL

Cuban Artists of the Twentieth Century, Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela, Booth: Gary Nader Fine Arts, Coral Gables, FL

“VI Bienal Artistas Internacionales, Galeria 1-2-3, San Salvador, El Salvador

Editart Gallery, Ville Du Parc, Geneva, Switzerland

Small Works, Gary Nader Fine Arts, Coral Gables, FL

Latin American Artists, Vista Gallery, New York, NY

Serigraphs from Contemporary Artists, Durbán-Segnini Gallery, Miami, FL

Art Against AIDS IV, Miami, FL

1992                     

Eco-Art, Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Gary Nader Fine Art, Coral Gables, FL

Feria Iberoamericana de Arte (FIA), Gary Nader Art, Caracas, Venezuela

 1991                     

Art Miami, International Art Exposition, Booth: Picasso Art Gallery, Miami, FL

Art Chicago, International Art Exposition, Booth: Galerie Thomas Monahan, Chicago, IL

 1990         

Twenty-Five in Miami, Art Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College South, Miami, FL

1988-1989    

¡Mira! Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour, III, opened at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (March 20, 1988) followed by a National Tour ending April 1989. Traveled to Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX; Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL; Terra Museum of Art, Chicago, IL; and Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

Expresiones Hispanicas, The Coors National Hispanic Art Exhibit & Tour, opened at the Mexican Cultural Institute, San Antonio (May 5). On national tour through November 1989. Traveled to Southwest Museum, Los Angeles; Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities Arvada, CO; Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA; Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM; and Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, FL.      Won First Prize in this exhibition for painting titled, The Liturgy of Silence

Spanish Panorama, Erie Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

1987         

Outside Cuba/Fuera de Cuba, opened at Zimmerli Art Museum Rutgers University, New Burnswick, NJ, on March 22. On national tour until April 1989. Traveled to Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (MoCHA), New York City; Art Museum, Miami University, Oxford, OH; Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico; Center for the fine Arts, Miami, FL and College of Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA

Cuban Artists of North America, National Library Gallery, Ottawa Ontario Canada

Grand Prix Sub-Ouest, Tonneins Art Museum, Tonneins, France

Colección Rafael Cassalins, Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture, Miami, FL

Ceramics as Canvas, Miami-Dade Public Library, Main Branch, Miami, FL

Maestros Contemporáneos Latinoamericanos, Galeria 1-2-3, San Salvador, El Salvador

Recent Developments in Latin American Drawings, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Art of Cuba in Exile, Metropolitan Museum and Arts Center, Coral Gables, FL

Latin American Treasures from Miami’s Private Collections, Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, FL

1986                     

Hot Off the Press: Mono-Prints, Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami, FL

Hispanic Printmakers, Miami-Dade Community College, North Campus, Miami, FL

L’oeuvre graphique de l’atelier Giorgio Upiglio, Original Graphics, Milan, Italy

V Bienal Iberoamericana de Arte, Instituto Cultural Domecq, México, DF

1985         

Exposition D’Oeuvres Originales de 50 Artistes, Centre Culturel Editart, Geneva, Switzerland

Alloyage 85, SIBI Cultural Center, Miami, FL

Arte Hispanoamericano de Hoy, De Armas Gallery, Miami, FL

1984         

Young Collectors of Latin American Art, Metropolitan Museum and Arts Center, Coral Gables, FL

Muestra Internacional, Galería 1-2-3, San Salvador, El Salvador

1983                     

Homenaje a Joan Miró, Centre Culturel Editart, Geneva, Switzerland

2nd Latin American Exhibition, De Armas Gallery, Miami

Selections Pau-Llosa Collection, Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture, Miami, FL

Major Cuban Artists, Forma Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

1982                     

Schweyer-Galdo Galleries, Dallas, TX

Kourous Gallery, New York, NY

Forum Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1981         

Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, OAS, Washington, DC

Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami, FL

Sotheby Parke Bernet at the Vizcaya Museum, Miami, FL

IV Bienal de Arte, Medellin, Colombia

Drawings, Forma Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

Schweyer-Galdo Galleries, Detroit, MI

Moss Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1980                       

Bienal de Dibujos, Instituto Cultural Domecq, México, DF

Metropolitan Museum and Arts Center, Miami, FL

The Figure in Latin American Art, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL

1978         

Latin American Artists of the Southeastern United States, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami

Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, OAS, Washington, DC

Bacardi Art Gallery, Miami, FL

Meeting Point Art Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

De Armas Gallery, Miami, FL

1977                     

GALA Group, Grove House Gallery, Miami, FL

Reencuentro Cubano, Miami, FL

Homenaje a la Pintura Latinoamericana, Sala Nacional de Exposiciones, Patronato Pro-Cultura, V Festival

Internacional de Música, San Salvador, El Salvador

Arte Actual de Iberoamerica, Instituto de Cultura Hispánica, Centro Cultural Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Pintura Latinoamericana, Metropolitan Museum and Arts Center, Miami, FL

Galería 1-2-3, San Salvador, El Salvador

Galería Juana Mordó, Madrid, Spain

1976                     

Retrospectiva de Pintura Cubana, Museo Cubano de Arte y Cultura, Miami, FL

Artistas Hispanos, Miami-Dade Community College, North Campus, Miami, FL

1975         

Colección Martinez-Cañas, Arte Latinoamericano, Metropolitan Museum and Arts Center, Miami, FL

Yolanda Gallery, Chicago, IL

1974                     

Barcardi Art Gallery, Miami, FL

Museum of Science, Miami, FL

Artistas Cubanos, Federación de Estudiantes Cubanos, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Harmon Gallery, Naples, FL

1973                     

Latin American Exhibition, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Fine Art Show, Museum of Science, Miami, FL

Cuban Painters, Associación Fraternal Latinoamericana, Miami, FL

Cuban Arts, Cuban Cultural Center of New York, NY

Hortt Memorial, Museum of the Arts, Ft. Lauderdale; Miami Arts Center, Miami, FL

Cuban Culture, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

V Pan American Art Exhibition, Miami, FL

1971                     

Third Annual Pan American Art Exhibition, Miami, FL

Second Annual Art Exhibition, Temple Beth Am, Miami, FL

Gloria Luria Gallery, GALA Group, Miami, FL

Contemporary Original Graphics, Miami Public Library, Miami, FL

Second Annual Art Show, YMY WHA, Miami, FL

IV Pan American Art Exhibition, Miami Public Library, Miami, FL

Museum of the Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Pintura Cubana 1775-1972, Miami Arts Center, Miami, FL

Graphics, IV Pan American Art Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, Miami, FL

Pintura Cubana, Galeria Internacional, Caracas, Venezuela

 1970                     

Hortt Memorial Exhibition, Museum of the Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, FL

Asociación Fraternal Latinoamericana, Miami, FL

Bacardi Art Gallery, Miami, FL

Temple Beth Am, Miami, FL

Second Annual Pan American Art Exhibition, Miami, FL

1969                     

Contemporary American Paintings, Society of the Four Arts, West Palm Beach, FL

1967         

Cuatro Generaciones de Pintores Cubanos, 1895-1940, University of Miami, Division of Continuing Education,

Cuban Culture Program, Koubeck Center, Miami, FL

1965-66          

Cuban Paintings, Museum of Daytona Beach, FL

Cuban Paintings, Museum of Science and Natural History, Miami, in conjunction with Oscar Cintas Foundation, New York, NY

20th Southeastern Annual Exhibition, opened Oct. 2 at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta and traveled through June 6, 1966. Traveled to Columbus Museum of Arts and Crafts, Columbus, GA; Telfair Academy of Art, Savannah, GA; Dulin Gallery of Art, Knoxville, TN; Southwest Georgia Art Association, Albany, GA and Interama Exhibition of Arts, Miami, FL

1964                     

Florida State Fair Arts Exhibition, Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL (June 6). Traveled to The Norton Gallery and School of Arts, West Palm Beach, FL and The Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL closing in November.

First National Watercolor Exhibition, The Dulin Gallery of Art, Knoxville, TN

1963          

First Nacional Painting Exhibition, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

1959                     

XI Salón Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado, Museo Nacional, Havana, Cuba

1958                     

Circulo de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba

Primera Bienal Interamericana de Pintura y Grabado, Insituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, México

1957                     

Circulo de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba

1956         

VIII Salón Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado, Ministerio de Educación, Museo Nacional, Havana, Cuba

1955         

Museo Nacional, Instituto Nacional de Cultura, Sala Permanente de Artes Plásticas, Havana, Cuba

1953         

VI Salón Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado, Salones del Capitolio Nacional, Havana, Cuba

1952                     

Círculo de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba

1951                     

Círculo de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba

V Salón Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado, Palacio del Centro Asturiano, Havana, Cuba

1950         

IV Salón Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado, Ministerio de Educación, Havana, Cuba

1949                     

Círculo de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba