Esteban Leyva Pintor, dibujante, muralista cubano

Exhibitions and Biography

Studies

1982  Graduated from the Higher Institute of Art (ISA), Major in visual Arts with specialty of Mural Painting. Havana, Cuba.

1981-1993  Professor and Head of  Department of Painting and Composition of the National school of Visual Arts (ENAP), Havana, Cuba.

1976  Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba

Solo Exhibitions

2017 “DE FRAGMENTACIONES”, Galería Villa Manuela, La Habana, Cuba.

2015  “12th Havana Biennial”, Domingo Ravenet Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

2014  “Motion City” KAVACHNINA Contemporany Gallery. Miami, Florida, USA.

2013  “Two Brothers, two borders”, at Luminarte Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA.

2012  “One Artist”, Havana Nostra Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA.
2011  “Leyva exhibition” Contemporany KAVACHNINA  Gallery. Miami Florida, USA.
2008  “PARTY” Origin Gallery, Grand Theater of Havana, Havana, Cuba.
2004  “Happy Together ” Galliano Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2004  “Leyva’s brothers” Panama City, Panama.
1999  “A place nigh to Havana”  Roberto Ramos Gallery. (Landscapes) Calle 8 Miami. FL. USA, USA

1995   Institute of Art Havana, Havana, Cuba.
1993  “Looking for sea abstraction” René Portocarrero Gallery-workshop, Havana, Cuba.
1992  “Leyva Exhibition” Library National Arts School (ENA), Havana, Cuba.

1990  “Leyva Exhibition” Centro NEPSTADIUM. Budapest, Hungary.

1990  “Abuc” Canvas prints and drawings, National Arts School (ENA), Havana, Cuba.
1989  “Drawings and paintings by Andres Puig and Esteban Leyva” Andragos Gallery, Madrid,
Spain.
1987  “Esteban Leyva and Darié Sandú exposed” Cuban Institute of Fisheries, Havana, Cuba.
1986  “Arm and disarm the sea” Maritime Research Center, Havana, Cuba.
1985  “Leyva Exhibition” Provincial Center of Plastic Arts and Design, Havana, Cuba.
1980  “Martí now” Educational Improvement Institute, Ministry of Education, Havana.Cuba.
1978   Elementary school teacher trainer José Martí, Cojimar, Havana, Cuba.

Fairs and Collective Exhibitions

2017 “Levitar en abstracto”, Galería Arteconsult, Panamá, Panamá.

2016- 2017 “Mar de culturas” Panamá, Cuba, España. Centro cultural de España casa del soldado, Panama City.

2016  “Es mejor dudar”  Casa 8 Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

2015-2016 “Cuban Art generation 80s” Museo de Linares A.C, Nuevo León, México y Museo de Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, México.

2015  “Espacios paralelos” Hotel Habana Libre, Havana, Cuba.

2015  “Poems and paintings” Casa del Alba, Havana, Cuba.

2014  Collective exhibition “Libro 100 Abstracts artists” Casa del ALBA, Vedado, Havana. Cuba.

2014  Dallas Art Fair, LMNT Gallery, Texas, USA.

2014  “ALTERNATIVE”, LMNT Gallery, Art Basel week. Miami, Florida, USA.

2014  “Afluencia: manifestación cubana” Centro Cultural Ricardo Palma. Lima, Perú.

2014  “The Contemporary Art”  The Current Art Group U.S.A. at SPECTRUM Art Fair,  Miami, FL. USA

2013  “Revoutionary Island: Tales of Cuban History and Culture”. Sonoma

Valley Museum of Art (SVMA) Sonoma, CAL. USA.

2013 “SPECTRUM” Art Fair, Art Basel week, Current Art Group USA, Miami, Florida, USA.

2013 “BUILDING BRIDGES”, Sacramento, California, USA.

2013 “FWADA DADA” Art Show with Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA), Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas USA.

2013 “Revolutionary Island: Tales of Cuban History and Culture”. Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (SVMA) Sonoma, California. USA

2013 Cuban Artist Art Fair,  Taste of  Cuba Festival, Brickell Circle Downtown, Miami, Florida, USA.

2013 “Contemporary Art Fair”, Brickell Art Walk exhibition, Miami, Florida, USA.

2013 “ABSTRACTION”,  LMNT Gallery. Miami, Florida, USA.

2013 “INCOGNITO”, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida, USA.

2012 “Soy Cuba”,   Arte Enigma Gallery, Wynwood Art District, Miami, Florida, USA.

2012 “Cuban Art party”,  Private event at Sonoma Valley Vinery, Sonoma, California, USA.

2012 “Zenith” at Luminarte Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA.

2012 “Contemporary Art Fair”, Brickell Art Walk exhibition, Miami, Florida, USA.

2012 “Contemporary Cuban artists”,  LMNT Gallery. Miami, Florida, USA.

2012 “Cuban Artists”, Wynwood Art District, Miami, Florida, USA.
2011  Expo Gallery Trades. Havana. Cuba
2011 GROUP SHOW.  Contemporany Kavachina  Gallery. Winwood Art district,  Miami, Florida. USA.
2011  Naples Art Fair, Contemporany Kavachnina Gallery, Naples Florida. USA.
2011 Collective exhibition International Sculpture and Paintings, Contemporany Kavachnina Gallery, Miami, Florida USA.

2011 American Art Fair, Contemporany Kavachnina Gallery, Convention Center, Miami Florida. USA

2011  Urban Dreams, Contemporany Kavachnina Gallery,Miami, Florida, USA.

2011  Expo Galería Los Oficios. Ciudad de la Habana. Cuba

2010  RED DOT  Art Fair, Art Basel Week, Miami Florida, USA.
2010  FIARTE FAIR, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic.

2009 “83 Reasons” 3 paintings of the selected artists: Esteban Leyva, Adigio Benitez and Ever Fonseca and 80 pictures of cuban photographers dedicated to 83 Fidel Castro´s birthday and the Culture National Day, Carmen Montilla Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
2009  INTERNATIONAL EXPO COLLECTIVE  “Each one is his PANAMA II.” Panama City, Panama.
2009   ArtMadrid  CONTEMPORANY ART FAIR, Madrid Spain.

2009  X Havana Biennial  “All Star” Collage Havana, Hotel Melia Cohiba, Havana, Cuba.

2009  X Havana Biennial  Exhibition of Abstract. Havana, Cuba.
2008  Permanent Collection National Library, José Martí, Havana.Cuba
2008  Auction Exhibition San Felipe, Panama City. Republic of Panamá.

2008  IAFA  International  Association of Fine Art. SEÚL KOREA.
2007  Exhibition Landscapes, La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba.

2007  50th Anniversary MURAL  “PERMANENT WORK” Habana Libre Hotel.
Havana, Cuba.
2007  The book “From the loneliness and hope” with the work for freedom Illustration

2007  Exhibition “WE ARE WHAT WE ARE” Provincial Gallery, Ciego de Ávila, Camaguey, Cuba.
2007  Exhibition “Eating monsters” Au Grand Palais,  Paris, Francia.
2006  Exhibition “Greetings to the Cuban Culture Day”, Hotel Habana Libre, Havana, Cuba.
2006  IX Havana Biennial, Santa Clara Convent, Havana, Cuba.

2006  IX Havana Biennial  “We are what we are”, Gallery El Morro, City of Havana, Cuba.

2006  IX Havana Biennial  Manual “GENERAL ELECTRIC”, Havana, Cuba.
2006  ArtMadrid  CONTEMPORANY ART FAIR, Madrid, SPAIN.
2005  Exhibition for the Interdicyplinary Fundation group “WE ARE WHAT WE ARE”,  MORRO GALLERY, Havana, Cuba.
2002  Collective Exhibition of “Cuban painters artists forming” International Gallery Hotel Comodoro, Havana, Cuba.

2001  Collective exhibition International Salón Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba.
1999 “Small format exhibition” The Bohenme Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida, USA.
1999  “Lounge 99” Servando Cabrera Moreno Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
1998  “Happy for you, happy for me” alternative at Art Salon II Contemporary, Gallery Arzuaga, Havana, Cuba.

1995  “New spatial concept” Logos Gallery, Ibiza, Spain.
1993 “Painting and Design Hall” Servando Cabrera Moreno Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
1991  “Exhibition” La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
1991  “Hall mini box” Gallery CID # 3, Madrid, Spain.
1991  “IV Havana Biennial” Pan Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
1989  “Latin American Artists Drawing” Marti Studies Center, New York, USA.

1987  “Contest July 26” National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.
1987  “Contest March 13” Gallery L. University of Havana, Havana, Cuba.
1986  “Contest March 13” Gallery L. University of Havana, Havana, Cuba.
1986  “Teachers’ Lounge” Academy of Fine Arts of San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba.
1986  “Presence Contest  March 13 at the II Havana Biennal” Gallery L. University of Havana, Hall Award, Havana, Cuba.
1985  “Salon of Young Artists” University of Havana, Havana, Cuba.

1985 “Exhibition of art school professors” National Art School (ENA), Havana, Cuba.
1984  “I Havana Biennal” Galiano Gallery, Havana, Cuba.
1984  “Living Landscapes” Provincial Center of Plastic Arts and Design, Havana.
1983  “City Hall” Development Center of Visual Arts, Havana. Cuba.
1983  “Per la Libertad” Travelling exhibition in Italy, Switherland, Sweden, Finland, France, Germany and Denamark. Sponsored by the International League for the Protection and Release of Prisoners of Conscience. One of the artist’s work was acquired by the then President of the Republic of Italy, Mr. Sandro Pertini.

 Works in collections

2016  MOLAA Museum of Latin American  Art. Long Beach, California, U.S.A.

2015  Alta Med Health Services Corporation. Los Angeles, California USA.

2013  Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (SVMA) Sonoma, California. U.S.A.

2012  The Democratic Party  headquarters in the State of California.
Sacramento, California. USA.

2008  José Martí National Library. Havana, Cuba.
2008  50th Anniversary Mural Hotel Habana Libre, Havana, Cuba.
2007  football CLUB “Le Mans Union Club 72”, Paris, France.
2003  Contemporary Art Museum Topes de Collantes, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba.

His Works integrate  private  collections  in 31 countries, and different  institutions of the country, such as the Military Hospital, the Juan Manuel Marquez pediatric Hospital, William Soler Children’s Hospital Heart Center, the  José Martí University of  Pedagogical Science,  among others.

Major Awards

1995 First award. “Competition SALON PLAYA” Gallery Servando Cabrera, Havana, Cuba.

1991  First prize. “Hall mini box” Gallery CID # 3, Madrid, Spain.

1990 First award. “International Competition Otto Blathy in Memoriam” National Library Budapest, Hungary.
1987  First award. “Competition 26” The FAR. National Museum of Fine Arts,  Havana Cuba.
1986  First award. “Competition March 13” Gallery L. University of Havana, Havana, Cuba.
1974  First prize drawing contest of young artists, Head of University Students, Jagiellonian University. Krakow, Poland.

Private Collections in these countries

Arabia Saudí, Argentina, Australia, Brasil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt,  England, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel. Italy, Japan, México, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Portugal, Somali, Spain, Switherland, Turkey, Uruguay and U.S.A.