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Hugo Moro was born in Havana, Cuba in 1954. He lived in New York City from the age of 12, there he attended The High School of Art and Design; Pratt Institute; The Fashion Institute of Technology; and The Art Students League. In New York he held various graphic design positions in advertising and publishing. He relocated to Miami Florida in 1999, since then he has visited Cuba with support of Research Travel Grants from Florida International University’s Cuban Research Institute. In 2006 he participated in the IX Havana Biennial invited by the Biennial’s collateral exhibitions committee. In 2009 he participated in the first Ghetto Biennial in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He was a residence artist at Art Center/South Florida in Miami Beach, and an adjunct professor at FIU from 2006 to 2012, and relocated to Seattle WA in September 2014. His work space is located at Project-106 Artist Studios in Pioneer Square.

Solo Exhibitions
2017 WARP & WOOF, Gallery 4500, Seatttle WA 

2010 Ni Ange Nwa, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, FL

2009 Through the Years, Miami Beach City Hall, Miami Beach, FL

2008 The Bigger Picture, Art Center/South Florida, Miami Beach, FL

2007 Black and White, Art Center/South Florida, Miami Beach, FL

2006 Almacén, Frost Museum, FIU, Miami, FL

2005 La Capilla de los Palos, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

Selected Group Exhibitions 
2018 Slippery, Arts in Parks, Kinnear Park, Seattle, WA

2017 Puzzle-Out: Nine Across, Shoreline City Hall, Shoreline, WA

2017 Scratching the Surface, Verum Ultimum gallery Portland OR

2017 Sitting Pretty, Seattle Center Sculpture Walk, Seattle, WA

2017 PROUD, The Studio Door, San Diego, CA

2016 Cuban Fried Chicken, MAC Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL

2014 Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes, Aluna Art Foundation, Miami, FL

2013 International Cultural Exchange/Suriname, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, FL 

2012 Boca Raton Museum of Art 61th Annual Exhibition, BRMA, Boca Raton, FL

2011 Cuba Now, 21Century Museum, Louisville, KY

2010 Florida Contemporary 2010, Naples Museum of Art, Naples FL

2009 7000 trees for Haiti, 1rst Ghetto Biennale, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

2008 Lotus House Soup Kitchen, Margulis Warehouse, Miami, FL 

 2007 All-Media Juried Biennial, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL

2006 Almacén, IX Havana Biennial collateral exhibit. Havana, Cuba

 2005 Sweet Basil, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

2004 It’s For The Birds, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL

2003 2nd Annual Miami Art Exchange Non-Affiliated Juried Exhibition, Miami, FL 

2002 Paraguay Biennial, AsunciЧn, Paraguay

1989 Annual Members Show, Lower East Side Print Shop, NYC 

1986 Ashtray Show, Club 57, NYC 

1985 Love Tunnel Installation, El Pueblo Gallery, NYC 

1982-86 Assorted performances at The Pyramid Club, NYC

Publications 
Ghetto Bienial, Richard Fleming, The Miami Herald, January 3, 2010

Unexpected discovery…, Daniel Chang, The Miami Herald, July 20, 2009

Rutas del Arte, Adriana Herrera T., El Nuevo Herald, March 26, 2006

La Capilla de Reinaldo Arenas, by Jose A. Evora, El Nuevo Herald. April 24, 2005

A Fine Sense of Place, by Alfredo Triff, Miami New Times, January, 2005 

Taking Flight, by Elisa Turner, Miami Herald, July 18, 2004 

Bird drop-ins, by Franklin Einspruch, Street Weekly, June 11, 2004

Awards and Grants
2017 Seattle Center Sculpture Walk Grant, Office of Art & Culture, Seattle, WA

2011     First Prize, Humoratorium: The Art of Whimsy Exhibition, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 

2009 First Prize, All-Media Juried Biennial, ACCH, Hollywood, FL. 

2005     Cuban Research Institute Travel Grant, Florida International University, Miami, FL 

2004     Cuban Research Institute Travel Grant, Florida International University, Miami, FL 

2003     The League for Innovation National Arts Competition “Best in Show”. 

2003     Finalist in Espirito Santo Plaza Artwork Competition, Miami, FL 

2000     Altos de Chavon, visiting artist, La Romana, Dominican Republic 

1993     The FamilyFun KidTest Toy of The Year Runner-Up for Guess It, by Aristoplay, Ltd. 

1991     EPAA Distinguished Achievement Award for Graphics of Article in SuperScience Blue Magazine 

1992     Parents’ Choice Award for SuperScience Blue Magazine 

1989     Scholastic’s Achievement Awards For Design of SuperScience Blue Magazine 

1981     Clio Awards Certificate of Creative Excellence Sergio Valente Jeans Roller Rink TV spot

Education
2006 MFA, Florida International University, Miami, FL 

2003 BFA, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL 

1975-78 Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC

1974-75 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

1970-74 High School of Art and Design, NYC

1975-78 The Art Students League, NYC

Professional Experience
2016-present Studio Artist, Project-106, Seattle, WA

2007-13 Studio Artist, Art Center/South Florida, Miami Beach, FL

2006-12 Adjunct professor, FIU, Miami FL. 

2003-06 Full-time Student, Masters of Fine Arts degree program at FIU, Miami FL.
Drawing and Ceramics TA.   

2001-03 Full-time Student Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program at New World School of the Arts, Miami FL.  Gallery Supervisor and Preparator for New World Gallery, Miami, FL.   

1994-01 Graphic Designer/Illustrator, Self Employed.
Partial Client List:  Aristoplay Ltd., The Hague Appeal, Harcourt, McMillan, New Yorkers for Children, Pearson Learner, PlanetDexter Books, Prentis Hall, and Walt Disney.

1990-94 Senior Designer, Scholastic Inc., NYC.   

1988-90 Art Director, Scholastic Inc., NYC 

1985-86 Art Dealer, Dash & Dash Gallery, NYC 

1985-89 Associate Art Director, Ira Friedman Inc., NYC 

1983-85 Art Director, Electric Company Magazine, CTW, NYC   

1979-83 Art Director, J. Douglas Fischer Advertising, NYC

Collections                                                
Rusty  Atlas,  Miami,  FL

Susan  Drake,  Oklahoma  City,  OK

Jerry  Herskowitz,  Miami,  FL

Peter  and  Nancy  Jennet,  Napa  Valley,  CA

Wifredo  Lam  Contemporary  Art  Center,  Havana,  Cuba

Nancy  Manocherian,  New  York,  NY

Renee Delaplaine, Miami Beach, FL

Liz  and  Alister  Morrison,  London,  UK

Susan  Miller,  Aventura,  FL

Eduardo  Oropesa & Mark Stack,  NYC, NY

Francesca  Rudin,  Montchanin,  DE

Elizabeth  Schwartz,  Miami  Beach  FL

Julia  Santos-­Solomon,  Woodstock,  NY

Marylin  Udell,  Coral  Gables,  FL

Rafael Vignoli, Seattle, WA

Teresa Getty, Seattle WA

Renee Delaplaine