Cuban-born artist Armando Mariño (*1968) is well-known in the contemporary art world, thanks to his vibrant paintings that cleverly combine luminous colours like yellow, green, pink and orange with darker, more muted shades and shadows. Painted in an expressive style, Mariño's work navigates seamlessly between abstraction and figuration, the every day and the surreal, as well as nature and culture. 

Daily life, city and landscape, societal issues, and the internet are some of the things that Mariño draws inspiration from. A curious and imaginative artist, Mariño expands his perception of life to include fantastical imagery, depicted in hyper-bright colours that recall the saturated hues of today's digital culture. As such, the artists creates works that are extraterrestrial, yet decidedly rooted in our time. 

The wanderer, 2016
Watercolor on paper
57 x 76 cm

Ophelia, 2017
Watercolor on paper 

57 x 78 cm

The bridge, 2015

Watercolor on paper

78 x 57 cm

Mystery man, 2017

Watercolor on paper

78 x 57 cm

Ophelia (white), 2017
Watercolor on paper

57 x 78 cm

Sentinel, 2017

Watercolor on paper

57 x 78 cm

I lost my soul in a river, 2016

Watercolor on paper

76 x 57 cm

The kiss, 2016

Watercolor on paper

76 x 57 cm

Demon in blue, 2016

Oil on paper

102 x 67 cm

Interior 2, 2017
Oil on canvas

170 x 170 cm

Summer in greece, 2016

Oil on canvas

180 x 240 cm



2004 — 2005
Fine Art  | Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Holland

1987 — 1992
Facultad de Educacion Artistica del Instituto Superior Pedagogico “Enrique Jos Varona”, Havana, Cuba 

1980 — 1987
Escuela Provincial de Arte “Joaquin Tejada”, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba



"Sweet Dreams", The Watermill Center. Artist in Residence, New York, USA
"Recent Paintings", Coates and Scarry Gallery, London, UK 

"Not all who wander are lost", Galerie Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark


"Recent Paintings after the Long Winter", 532 Thomas Jaeckel Gallery, New York, USA
"Pinturas recientes", Fernando Pradilla Gallery, Madrid, Spain

"Under the Red Light", Galerie Christoffer Egelung, Copenhagen, Denmark

"Recent Paintings from the Year of the Protester", 8th Floor Space, New York, USA
"The Waste Land", Thomas Jaeckel Gallery, New York, USA


"Drilling America", Pan American Art Projects, Miami, USA

"Tervuern’s Tales", Grusenmeyer Art Gallery, Deurle, Belgium"Interiors", Fernando Pradilla Gallery, Madrid, Spain


"Crash/Clash", Hof & Huyser Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
"The Night inside of the painter’s house", Galerie Jean Brolly, Paris, France

"Beautiful World. Project Room Oost", Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Holland
Recent Paintings", Fernando Pradilla Gallery, Madrid, Spain


"Esteticamente correcto. Fernando Pradilla Gallery", Madrid, Spain

"Paintings", Project Room East,Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Holland

"Con permiso de mi antropologo", Galeria Ad Hoc, Vigo, Spain

"Arte en las Venas", Sala Rivadavia, Fundacion de la Diputacion Provincial de Cadiz, Spain
"Arte en las Venas", Museo Cruz Herrera, Cadiz, Spain
"From my bathtub", Galeria RAY GUN, Valencia, Spain

"Mas Alla”, Museo Iberoamericano de Arte contemporaneo, Badajoz, Spain
"La angustia de las influencias”, Galeria Theredoom, Barcelona, Spain
“In utero”, Gary Nader Fine Art, Miami, USA


“Mas Alla”, Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba.
"Recent paintings", International Art Studio Valjevo, Yugoslavia

"Recent Works", Gary Nader Fine Art, Miami, USA
“Para los otros del tercer mundo”, Galeria Angel Romero, Madrid, Spain

"Obra Reciente", Sala de Exposiciones Palacio de Abrantes, Salamanca, Spain

"Obra Reciente", Galeria Angel Romero, Madrid, Spain

“Nostra Nusquama”, Galeria Espacio Estudio, Havana, Cuba
“Des-Colon-izando el entorno”, Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba

“Arqueologia de la Simulacion”, Centro de Arte 23 y 12, Havana, Cuba


"Without Mask", National Museum of Art, La Havana, Cuba 

"An Island Apart: Cuban Artists In Exile", Otterbein University, Ohio, USA
"Gestures of Faith in the Contemporary Cuban Art", The Rubin Museum, New York, USA
"Read my lips", Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam, Holland


"Post Picasso: Contemporary Reactions", Museu Picasso, Barcelona, Spain
"Without Mask", The von Christierson Collection / Watch Hill Foundation, Museum of Anthropology of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
"Shifting Alterity. Otherness in our Social Landscape", Skyline Gallery, New York, USA
"Giant Among Us", Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
"X'mas 14 The Annual Group Show", Galerie Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark 
"Lenguaje de papel", Galeria Fernando Pradilla, Madrid, Spain

"Fifteen Recent Acquisitions from the Deutsche Bank Collection", USA
"Revolutionary Island: Tales of Cuban History and Culture", Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, California, USA
"Citizens of the World. Cuba in Queens", The Queen Museum, New York, USA
"Summer Exhibition", Galerie Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Lenguaje de papel", Fernando Pradilla Gallery, Madrid, Spain

"Building Identities. Contemporary Cuban Art from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection", Cleveland Clinic's Art Program Arts & Medicine Institute, Ohio, USA

"Sinergias. Latin-American Art in Spain", Macuf Contemporary Art Museum Union Fenosa, Coruna, Spain

"Keloids. Race and Racism in the Cuban Contemporary Art", Shelly and Donald Rubin Foundation, New York, USA 

"Buy what you love", The Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA
"The Museo's Biennal (S) Files", Museo del Barrio, Brooklyn, New York, USA

"Without Mask. Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art", Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
"Cuban Avant-garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection", Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Miami, USA
"Keloids", Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba"Keloids", Mattress Factory, Pittsburg, USA
"Sinergias. Latin-American Art in Spain", MEIAC, Badajoz, Spain
"Cuban Avant-garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection", Katonah Art Museum, New York, USA
Open Studios ISCP, Brooklyn, New York, USA

"Peregrinatio. Arte en las Ermitas de Sagunt", Sagunt, Valencia, Spain
"Cuban Avant-garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection", The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada

"Deconstruct", Hof & Huyser Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
"Cuban Avant-garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection", Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, California, USA
"Visiones Públicas. Pasiones Privadas.", Contemporary Art Museum of Vigo, Vigo, Spain
"Something and Something Else", Exhibition Oce Art Foundation in Museum Van Bommel van Dam, Venlo,  Holland


"Cuban Avant-garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection",Harn Museum of Art, Florida, USA

"Cuban Avant-garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection", Ringling Museum, Tampa, Florida, USA
"Restos. Estudio Arteologico. Muestra temática de la colección permanente", Contemporary Art Museum of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

New Acquisitions, CBK, Amsterdam, Holland

"Looking Back, Looking Black African-American, African, and Latino Images from the Robert E. Holmes Collection", The Kansas African-American Museum, Kansas, USA

"More than Meet the Eyes.",Perspectives from The Robert E Holmes Collection, California Africa- American Museum, Los Angeles, USA


"Contemporary Paintings of Latin-America", The DeVos Museum, Northern Michigan University, USA

"Mi Cuerpo ,Mi País. Cuban Art Today", U.V.A Art Museum, University of Virginia, Virginia, USA

Open Ateliers, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Holland

Berezdivin Collection, Espacio 1414, San Juan, Puerto Rico

"Winter Show", Hof & Huyser Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland

"Young Painters", Grusenmeyer Art Gallery, Deurle, Belgium

"New Paintings. Group Show", Hof & Huyser Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland

New acquisitions, The Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, Holland 


"Inside/outside. Contemporary Cuban Art", Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Galllery, Wake Forest University, Florida, USA

"Collective", Galeria METTA, Madrid, Spain 

Open Ateliers. Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Holland

"Affirming a Legacy. Art from Robert E. Holmes Collection", H.C. Taylor Gallery of the Dudley Building, North Carolina, USA


"Centimetro a centimetro Fernando Pradilla Gallery", Madrid, Spain

"Catastrofe Minime", Museo de Nuoro, Cerdana, Italy

"La Coleccion", Espacio Camargo, Cantabria, Spain

VIII Bienal de la Habana, La Cabana, Havana, Cuba


"Atravesados", Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid, Spain

"Show y Basura.Foro Sur", Caceres, Extremadura, Spain

"DerGlobalKomplex", OK. Centrum fur Gegenwartskunst, Linz, Austria

Premio L’Oreal de Arte Contemporaneo XVIII Edition, Madrid, Spain

"Erased Border", Contemporary Fair Project Room, Miami, USA

"Itinerarios.VII Convocatoria Becas de Artes Plásticas Marcelino Botin", Marcelino Botin Foundation, Santander, Spain 

"Decada de los 90", The Berardo Modern Art Collection, Museo de Sintra, Portugal


"The Young Ones", Gary Nader Fine Art, Miami, USA

"Paraiso Cero. Eventa 5", Contemporary Art Biennial, Uppsala, Sweden


"International Exhibition", ART/OMI Residency, New York, USA

"Heterotopias", Project rooms-Cambres d’art, INTERART 99’, Valencia, Spain


"Hidden Art of Revolution. Contemporary Cuban Art", Toronto, Ontario, Canada

“Caribe, exclusion, fragmentacion y paraiso” , Museo Extremeno e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporaneo, Badajoz, Spain

XXXe Festival internacional de la Peinture, Chateau-Mus e Grimaldi, Cagnes sur Mer, France


"Cuatro Artistas Cubanos. Exposition Identification. Salle Allende", Universit Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels Belgium

VI Bienal de La Habana, Casona del Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales, Havana, Cuba

“Inside”, International Art Exhibition, Kassel, Germany


"Rio Almendrales. Ni fresa ni chocolate", CENCREM, Havana, Cuba

Tercera Bienal de Pintura del Caribe, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


Primer Salon Nacional de Arte Contemporaneo Cubano, Castillo de la Fuerza y Palacio de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba


“Los dados de medianoche”, Galeria Espuela de Plata, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba

Salon Provincial de Dibujo de Ciudad de la Habana, Centro Provincial de Artes Plasticas y Diseno, Havana, Cuba


"El Objeto esculturado”, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba 


Deutsche Bank Collection, USA
21CMuseum, Kentucky, USA
Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection, New York, USA
Howard Farber Collection, New York, USA
Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba
ART/OMI Residency, New York, USA
ASU Art Museum, Arizona, USA
Coleccion Berardo Museo de Arte Moderna, Sintra, Portugal
Museo Extremeno Iberamericano de Arte Contemporaneo, MEIAC, Marcelino Botin Foundation, Spain
National Museum of Valjevo, Yugoslavia
Espacio C. Camargo, Cantabria, Spain
Diputacion Provicial de Cadiz, Sala Rivadavia, Cadiz, Spain
Coca Cola Foundation, Spain
CEGAM, Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporaneo, Galicia, Spain
University of Virginia Art Museum, Virginia, USA
Rijskakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Holland
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba
Stichting Oce Kunstbezit, Venlo, Holland
De Nederlandsche Bank, Holland
Arttoteek Den Hagg, Holland 


Segundo Premio, Salon Nacional de Arte Contemporaneo Cubano
Castillo de la Fuerza y Palacio de Bellas Artes 


The Watermill Center, New York, USA

Artist Studio in Residence Bronx Museum, New York, USA

Chashama Studios, Brooklyn, New York, USA
The Pollock–Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, USA
The Christopher Reynolds Foundation, New York, USA


Mattress Factory Residence Programs ISCP, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Raid Project, Los Angeles, USA


Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DCO/IC, The Hague, Holland


Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DCO/IC, The Hague, Holland


Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, The Hague, Holland


2004 — 2005
Fundacion Marcelino Botin, Santander, Spain


Spain ART/OMI Residency, New York, USA

Gericke + Paffrath Gallery

Bilker Strasse 3

40213 Düsseldorf

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