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Cuban-American artist working in the mediums of painting, drawing, design, and illustration.

Born in Cienfuegos, Cuba, 1980.
Lives & works in Miami.

Graduated from the Superior Institute of Design (ISDI), in Havana, with first class honours degree in Graphic Design & Illustration. His work has been published in The New York Times, Texas Monthly, ESPN, El Nuevo Herald, Miami New Times & ArteCubano Magazine among others.

His work has been shown in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Oaxaca, Londres, Kiev, Munich, Santo Domingo, Quito, San Jose and Havana.

Sarmiento co-founded the Camaleón Group, known for many public artworks, posters, and illustrations which awarded the group several prizes.

Personal Exhibitions

La Sangre Llama. Portraits 2012-2016. Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales. Havana, Cuba 2016
Yearning & Desire
. Recent works on paper. Jorge M. Sori Fine Art. Miami, FL 2013
Desire & Possibility. Harold Golen Gallery. Miami, FL 2010
Burning in his own hell. Edge Zones Gallery. Miami, FL 2010
Erotica. Dale Nally Studio. Miami, FL 2008

Selected Group Exhibitions

100for10. Easy!upstream Gallery. Munich 2015
Valoarte XI
. International Art Fair. Costa Rica 2014
Whims and absurdities. Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA), Long Beach, CA 2013 – 2014
D’Disegno. Respuesta cubana. Factoria Habana, Cuba 2013
Avant-Garde. Lyle O Reitzel Gallery at La Castilla, Dominican Republic 2013
50th Annual Exhibition. Masur Museum of Art, LA 2013
Gritos en la Pared. National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba 2013
Annual Exhibition. Museum of American Illustration, NY 2013
LA to LA (Selections from The Sayago & Pardon Collection). LA Artcore Center, CA 2012
6th Zones Art Fair. Miami, FL 2011
Independiente (Latin American Art). Espacio La Crujía, Oaxaca, Mexico 2011
Duodecad. 5th Zones Art Fair, Miami, FL 2010
Art Undressed. Wyndwood Social Club, Miami, FL 2009
Mail Me Art. Red Gate Gallery, London, UK 2009
Y Poster Show (10th Havana Biennial). René Portocarrero Workshop, Havana, Cuba 2009
K9: International Exhibition of Illustration & Comics. Kiev, Ukraine 2008
Graphic Chat: Between the Cyberspace & the Wall. Maurer Objekte Gallery, München, Germany 2007
Music for Chameleons (Camaleon group). General Society of Authors & Editors (SGAE) Havana, Cuba 2007
Graphic Cuba. Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba 2007
The Graphic Rose. Benjamín Carrión Cultural Center, Quito, Ecuador 2006
Angels & Chameleons (Camaleon group). Hispanic-American Center of Culture, Havana, Cuba 2005
Chameleon’s Play (Camaleon group). Espacio Abierto Gallery, Havana, Cuba 2004
Another Glance. Raúl Martínez Gallery, Havana, Cuba 2003
Spring in December. Raúl Martínez Gallery, Havana, Cuba 2002

Collections

Cornell Fine Arts Museum. Rollins College, Winter Park, FL.
Lowe Art Museum. University of Miami, FL.
Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA). Long Beach, CA.
Snite Museum of Art. University of Notre Dame, IN.
Museum of American Illustration. New York, NY.
Sayago & Pardon Collection. Tustin, CA.
Ricardo Pau-Llosa Collection. Miami, FL.

Lectures

La Sangre Llama. Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba 2016
Biting drawings. Arocena Museum, Torreon, Mexico 2012
Sharp ideas. Espacio La Crujia, Oaxaca, Mexico 2011
The Graphic Rose. Benjamin Carrion Cultural Center, Quito, Ecuador 2006

Publications

Studio Visit Magazine. Volume 32, Winter Edition. Published by The Open Studio Press, 2015
Naked Lines. Short drawings by Eduardo Sarmiento.
Published by Melville Brand Design as part of 100for10 Project, 2015
Yearning & Desire. Recent works on paper
. Essay by Ricardo Pau-Llosa. Published by Jorge M. Sori Fine Art, 2013
LA to LA: Selections from the Sayago & Pardon Collection. Introduction by Idurre Alonso, Cecilia Fajardo-Hill & Selene Preciado.
Published by Sayago & Pardon, 2012
Independiente: Latin American Art. Introduction by Rebeca Pareja. Published by Espacio La Crujia, 2011
Desire and Possibility. Essay by Alfredo Triff. Published by Harold Golen Gallery, 2010
Burning in his own hell. Essay by Joaquin Badajoz. Published by Edge Zones Art Center, 2010

Selected Press

Astiasaran, Clara. “Eduardo Sarmiento: self-portrait without leash.” Art OnCuba Magazine, No.1, Dec 2013 – Feb 2014
Harmsen, Lars. “Interview with Eduardo Sarmiento.” Slanted Magazine, No 21, Spring/Summer, 2013
Matos, Dennys. “Sarmiento y Martínez, depurado oficio pictórico.” El Nuevo Herald, May 4, 2013
Letayf, Paola. “Interview with Eduardo Sarmiento.” Ambiance Magazine, No 88, February 2013
Seitz, Robert. “The Sayago & Pardon Collection at LA Artcore.” LA Artcore webzine, November 10, 2012
Ortiz, Betty. “Eduardo Sarmiento: strident irreverence.” Arrecife Magazine, No 26, November 2011
Lozano, Ernesto. “Diálogos de arte contemporáneo.” La Razon Newspaper, October 9, 2011
Léger, Régis. “Cuba, revolutionary posters.” Etapes International Magazine, No 26, 2011
“Desire & Possibility. Drawings and paintings by Eduardo Sarmiento.” Miami Art Guide, September 2010
Barredo, Yuleina. “Eduardo Sarmiento: ardiendo en su propio infierno.” Selecta Magazine, August, 2010
Batet, Janet. “Eduardo Sarmiento: passions, beasts and other tongues.” El Nuevo Herald, July 27, 2010
Pajot, Sean. “Cyclops, cartoons and necrophilia.” Miami New Times Magazine, June 17-23, 2010