José Luis Fariñas Cuban, b. 1972

José Luis Fariñas is a painter, draughtsman, poet and contemporary Cuban narrator who has achieved national and international aprroval due to his versatile and prolific creative work.

José Luis Fariñas was born in 1972 to Spanish-Cuban parents of Sephardic descent. A graduate of the San Alejandro Academia de Artes Plásticas with high studies in the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Fariñas has been included in more than 30 solo exhibitions and 140 group shows both in Cuba and abroad. In the United States, museum exhibitions include the Museo de las Américas, the Mizel Museum of Judaica, (both in Denver); the MDC Museum of Art + Design (Miami) and the Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh. Recently, two art books illustrated by Fariñas for LIBER Ediciones, Cervantes, el soldado and Apocalypsis, received First National Prize for Book of High Bibliophilic Art (2006, 2010) and are included in the German Book Museum’s collection in Leipzig.