Zaida Del Rio ( - 06/03/1954)


Zaida del Rio was born in Guadeloupe, Las Villas, Cuba, June 3, 1954.
The designer, painter, ceramist, engraver, decorator, lithographer and poet, the Cuban artist Zaida del Rio can’t be classified into a single aspect.
She studied at the National Art High School (ENA) in Havana, Cuba (1971-1974), at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana, Cuba (1982-1987) and at the School of Fine Arts in Paris, France (1988-1989).
He is a member of the National Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) and the International Association of Plastic Artists (AIAP).
With more than 30 solo and group exhibitions in Brazil, Cuba, Spain, United States, France, Italy, Japan, Martinique and Mexico. His works are present in all editions of the Biennial of Havana, at the Biennial of Engraving of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Cuenca, Ecuador; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Cairo, Egypt and the Caribbean, the Santo Domingo Biennale and the Dominican Republic.
Her illustrations decorate several books, magazines and CDs; has published her book “Heritage Classic”, which collects the representation of popular religious prayers.
The round shapes of the characters, a feature of all her paintings, gives strength to the message that the artist wants to convey in every creation. Red, yellow, orange, blue and purple are the colors that predominate in these works. Although the artist uses the combinations of white, gray and black.
Among the most important prizes, with which her work has been recognized are the gold medal, the First Prize for painting of the Cairo Biennial, Egypt (1993). The Alejo Carpentier (1994) and the Third Medal of Painting Prize at the Tenri Biennial, Japan (1998).

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 Zaida Del Rio - AZULES


 Zaida Del Rio - Luz de luna

Luz de luna