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Oscar is a new artist for Nuance Galleries.  He was not part of the traveling exhibition, but friends with many of the artists we represent and a gifted and renown artist from Camaguay.  His “portraits” are visions of the spirits who watch over us from Paradise.  

 

OSCAR RODRIGUEZ LASERIA, (Lasseria)

 

Born: Florida, Camagüey, Cuba, 1950.

 

STUDIES:  

Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts “Vicentina de la Torre”, Camagüey.

Graduate of the Cuban National School for Art Education, Cubanacan, Havana.

Bachelor’s degree in Art Education, Institute for Advanced Pedagogy, Camagüey.

 

MEMBERSHIP:

*Member of GRUPO ANTILLANO  (Antillean Group)

“Member of the Unión Nacional de Escritores y Artistas de

Cuba, UNEAC (National Union of Cuban Writers and Artists)..

*Member of the Asociación Internacional de Artista Plásticos

(International Association of Artists).

*Honorary member of the Fundación Igneri de Arte y

Arqueología (Igneri Foundation for Art and Archaeology),

Dominican Republic.

*Founder and honorary member of the Asociación Cubana de

Artesanos Artistas, ACAA (Cuban Association of Artists

and Artisans).

PERSONAL EXHIBITS:

2012

  • Permanent exhibit (paintings and ceramics), “Art Project Painting”, Camagüey.
  • Exhibit (painting) Galeria Los Corsarios, “Color del Caribe”, Baiona, France.

2011     

  • Personal Exhibition (painted ceramic panels), Galería Midas, Camagüey.

2009

  • Exhibition (paintings),  “Números Mayas”, “ART UNG GALERIE”, París, France.
  • Exhibition (paintings),  “El Silencio de los Ruiseñores”, Galería Julián Morales, UNEAC, Camagüey.
  • Exhibition (paintings),  “De la Otra Metáfora al Salto”, Oficina del Historiador de la ciudad de Camagüey.
  • Exhibition (paintings), “De la Otra Metáfora al Salto”, sede Alianza Francesa, Santiago de Cuba.

2008

  • Exhibition (paintings and scupture), performance “Concierto Barroco en S.O.S. Mayor” with the National Ballet Company of Camagüey. Classical guitar music by Maestro Aquiles Jorge, VI Symposium of Contemporary Ceramics, Puerto Príncipe, Camagüey.
  • Exhibition (paintings), “Amor, Amor” (erotic art), Galería Reinaldo Miranda, Proyecto Socio-cultural EJO, Camagüey.

2006

  • Exhbition (ceramic murals), “EL ROSTRO” Galería Miranda, Proyecto Socio Cultural EJO, Camagüey.
  • Exhibition (ceramics) “PEQUEÑAS COSAS” Galería ACAA, Camagüey.
  • Retrospective exhibit for 30 years of ceramics in Camaguey, Museo Provincial Ignacio Agramonte, Camagüey.

2005  

  • Exhibition “Cerámicas de la Ciudad”, Complejo Sociocultural Bodegón “Don Cayetano”, casco histórico, Camagüey.
  • Exhibiton (drawings and paintings), “REVUELTOS Y JUNTOS”, Galería Alejo Carpentier, Camagüey.
  • Exhibition (paintings) “JUNTOS Y REVUELTOS”, Galería Fidelio Ponce de León, Oficina del Historiador, Camagüey.
  • Exhibition (small format ceramics) “COMO AGUA FUERTE”, Galería Miranda, Proyecto sociocultural EJO, Camagüey.

2004   

  • Exhibition (ceramics) “A MIS ABUELOS”, Museo Provincial Ignacio Agramante, Camagüey.
  • Exhibition “CERAMICA ABIERTA”, International Ceramic Arts Symposium, Camagüey.

2002  

  • Exhbition (scuptural ceramics) “Señor Presidente Usted ha sido Reelecto”, International Ceramic Arts Symposium, Studio “Doña Iris”, Camagüey.

2001  

  • Exhibiton (ceramic relief) “VIDAS Y SUEÑOS”, Estudio 352, Sala de Arte, Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

     2000    

  • Exhibition (paintings) “TIC TAC TU”, Galería Salvador Cisneros Betancourt, Camagüey.
  • Exhibition (paintings) “CONOZCA AL CIELO PRIMERO Y LOS ANGELES DESPUES”, Lobby, Hotel Andalucía Plaza, Marbella, Spain.

1995    

  • Exhibition (ceramics) “VS. VS. VS.” Primera Galería Vid-Visión, Marbella, Spain.

 

PRIZES AND AWARDS:

 

2007  

  • Fidelio Ponce de León Prize: “Por la Obra de toda la Vida” (Life-time achievement), Camagüey.
  • First Honorable Mention: Artistic mural, National Ceramic Arts Biennial, Havana.
  • Prize:  Príncipe de la Televisión Cubana, Camagüey.

1999  

  • Grand Prize for Ceramic Art: National Ceramics Biennial, Castillo de la Real Fuerza, Havana.

1998   

  • Prize: Salón de la Ciudad, Camagüey, Cuba
  • Prize:  Príncipe de la Televisión Cubana, Camagüey.

1997

  • Special Grand Prize:  XIII Ceramic Arts Salon, Fidelio Ponce de León, Camagüey.

1996   

  • Grand Prize: XII Ceramic Arts Salon, Fidelio Ponce de León, Camagüey.

1989   

  • Grand Prize: V Ceramic Arts Salon, Fidelio Ponce de León, Camagüey.

1988   

  • First Prize: VI Ceramic Arts Salon, UNEAC, Camagüey.
  • First Prize: IV Ceramic Arts Salon, Fidelio Ponce de León, Camagüey.

1987   

  • First Prize: III Ceramic Arts Salón, Fidelio Ponce de León, Camagüey.
  • First Prize: V Ceramic Arts Salon, UNEAC, Camagüey.

1986   

  • First Prize: II Ceramic Arts Salon, Fidelio Ponce de León, Camagüey.
  • First Prize: IV Ceramic Arts Salón, UNEAC, Camagüey.

1985  

  • First Prize: (ceramics) First Prize (painted iron), I Ceramic Arts and sculpture Salón, Fidelio Ponce de León, Camagüey.
  • Honorable Mention (cerámics) Fine Arts Salon,  UNEAC, Museo de Bellas Artes, Havana.

 

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITS:

2015

“Cuban Sojourn”, The Studio at Gulf and Pine, Anna Maria Island, Florida.

2014

Cuba Awakening”, The Studio at Gulf and Pine, Anna Maria Island, Florida.

“Cuban Imagination”, New College of Florida, Sarasota, Florida.

“Latin Views”  Biennial, University of Connecticut, Groton.

2012

Lasseria Family, “Relajo”, “Salsa y Son”, “Las Artes Plásticas no Son”, Galería Julián Morales, Feria Internacional del libro (International Book Fair), UNEAC, Camagüey.

2011     

  • FIART, EXPOCUBA, Havana.

2009  

  • “La Oferta”, Centro Comercial “El Encanto”, Camagüey.

2008   

  • Salón Provincial de Arte Erótico, Camagüey.
  • “Sueños Pasión e Identidad”, an homage to Wilfredo Lam. Galería El Reino de este Mundo, Biblioteca Nacional José Martí, Havana.
  • “Las Artes Plásticas en los 70”, Oficina del Historiador, Camagüey.
  • VI International Symposium of Ceramic Art, Puerto Príncipe. Camagüey.

2007

  • Nacional Colectiva “Cinco Ceramistas Cubanos”, Galería Villa Manuela, UNEAC, Havana.
  • National Ceramic Arts Biennial, Museo Nacional de la Cerámica, Havana.
  • Salón “Fidelio Ponce de León (Invitee of honor), Camagüey.
  • Placas de Artistas, Municipalidad Pasos de los Libres, Argentina.

2006   

  • “CHATARRA VIVA´´ Teatro Nacional, Havana.
  • III International Triennial for Ceramic Mosaics, ELIT-TILE, Dominican Republic.

2005   

  • Ceramic Arts, Museo Internacional de Cerámica, Fundación Igneri, Dominican Republic.
  • “Entre Amigos”, Galería de Arte Punta Cana, Fundación Igneri, Dominican Republic.

 

2004

  • Ceramic Arts, Museo Internacional de Cerámica, Fundación Igneri, Dominican Republic.
  • IV International Symposium for Ceramic Arts “Puerto Príncipe 2004”, Camagüey.

2003

  • II International Triennial of Ceramic Mosaics. ELITE-TILE, Dominican Republic.
  • Ceramic Arts, Museo Internacional de Cerámica, Fundación Igneri, Dominican Republic.

2002   

  • “Entre Cubanos”, Galería Vida, Quito, Ecuador.
  • Ceramic Arts, Museo Internacional de Cerámica, Fundación Igneri, Dominican Republic.
  • III International Symposium of Ceramic Arts, “Puerto Príncipe 02”, Camagüey.

 

2001  

  • I International Triennial of Cerámic Mosaics ELITE-TILE, Dominican Republic.
  • Ceramic Arts, Museo Internacional de Cerámica, Fundación Igneri, Dominican Republic.
  • CUBA-MEXICO, Casa de la Cultura, Monterrey, México.

2000

  • II International Symposium of Ceramic Arts “Puerto Príncipe 2000”, Camagüey.
  • Intercambio 3+2, Puerto Rico.

1998

  • Proyecto Cultural Malecón, Museo de Arte  contemporáneo, Extremadura, Spain.

1999

  • I International Symposium on Ceramic Art “Puerto Príncipe 99”, Camagüey.

1997   

  • XIII Salón Fidelio Ponce de León, Camagüey.
  • III International Symposium on Ceramic Arts “RAKU 97”, Havana.

 

1993   

  • “Cuban Art Now”, Gallery Chelsea de Tina Spiro, Jamaica.

1992  

  • “Encuentro”, Cuban Interests Section, Washington, D.C.

 

WORKS IN PUBLIC SPACES, MUSEUMS, INSTITUTIONS, AND PRIVATE RESIDENCES IN AND OUTSDIE OF CUBA

 

  • Hotel Isla de Cuba, Camagüey.
  • Permanent collection of the Consejo Nacional de las Artes Plásticas. (Cuban National Art Council).
  • Galerie Riff Art Project, Strasbourg, France
  • Part of the ceramic mural “Guajirigallo” Parque Central de Quemado de Güines, Villa Clara.
  • Various works in the permanent collection of the Museo Nacional de la Cerámica (Cuban National Ceramics Museum), Havana.
  • Permanent collection of the Museo de la Cerámica, Isla de la Juventud.
  • Ceramic mural for the Centro Cultural “Antonio Machado”, Villa de San Blas, Madrid, Spain.
  • Ceramic mural for the Hotel Tuxpan, Varadero.
  • Ceramic mural for Hotel Súper Club, Varadero.
  • Ceramic mural for the restaurant “Antigüedades”, Varadero.
  • Ceramic mural for Hotel Horizontes, Camagüey.
  • Ceramic mural for Hotel Puerto Príncipe, Camagüey.
  • Ceramic mural for Hotel Vigía, Cayo Guillermo, Ciego de Ávila.
  • Ceramic mural for Paso Chiquito, parque Caballero Rojo, Camagüey.
  • Inside Installation: ceramic and mural art for entire Bar “El Cambio”, Historic center of Camagüey.
  • Fabrica INPUD, Villa Clara.
  • Residence of Oscar Imbert, architect, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
  • Residence of Eduardo Domínguez, engineer, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • Residence of François Fuchsbauer, Strasbourg, France
  • Law office Peña Conce y Asociados, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • Fundación Igneri, Arte y Arqueología. Dominican Republic.
  • GRUFICORP, Dominican Republic.
  • Museo de la Cerámica contemporáneo (Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art), Dominican Republic.
  • Centro Educacional, Fundación Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
  • Church and Chapel of Our Lady of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
  • Doctor’s office of Dr. Victoria Soñé, Dominican Republic.
  • Ceramic Mural, (bronze relief), Café peletería “LA BIGORNIA”, Camagüey.
  • Façade and interior of the Casa del Comunicador (sculpture in steel), Camagüey.

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

 

2012  Created the project “Art-Painting”, Camagüey.

2002  Special participation in the creation of ceramic murals for the Chapel of Man of Osvaldo Guayasamín, Quito, Ecuador.

2000  Permanent Artistic director of the Centro de prevención y lucha contra el VIH (Center for the prevention and fight against HIV).

1999  Creator and principal host for the International Symposiums for Ceramic Arts in Camaguey.

1984  Creator and participant in  “Arte Fabrica” en la INPUD de    Santa Clara. Villa Clara.

1983  Active with the  “GRUPO TEATRO “ESCAMBRAY” (Escambray Theatre Group), until 1989. La Macagua, Villa Clara, Cuba

1980  Creator of the installation at the First Workshop on Experimental Ceramics, Camagüey.

1978  Creator, host, and patron of five national meetings with artists from the Municipality of Florida, Camaguey.

1976  Creator of the New Ceramic Art Movement in Camaguey.