Guillermo Portieles (1963, Havana, Cuba)



1990 Course of Serigraphy, Screen Printing Workshop “Rene Portocarrero”, Old Havana, Cuba

1988 Studied Painting one semester, Superior Institute of Art (I.S.A.) Havana, Cuba

1986 Graduated of Painting, San Alejandro School of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba

1986 Course Fine Arts Workshop “Eduardo Abela”, Havana, Cuba



1990-1991 Professor of Artistic Drawing and Architectural Design, Universidad Central del  Este (UCE), San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic

1987-1990 Professor of Art, Economy School, Playa Municipality, Havana, Cuba

1986-1987 Professor of Art, Cuban-Soviet Friendship Polytechnic Institute, Havana, Cuba

1983-1985 Professor of Fine Arts, Renato Guitart High School, Playa Municipality, Havana, Cuba



2015 La Rueda Recreada (The Recreated Wheel), 12th Havana Biennial, May 22 to June 22, Hotel Florida, Old Havana, Cuba

2013 The Wheel Revisited, curated by Daniela Montana, Arch Gallery, Nov. 8 to Jan. 31th, 2014,   Miami, FL, USA

Habana: Enigma de las Ruinas (Havana: Enigma of the Ruins), Fototeca de Cuba, May 10th to June 10th, Havana, Cuba

Habana: Enigma de las Ruinas (Havana: Enigma of the Ruins), curated by Dennis Matos, Collage Gallery, Jan. 4th to Feb. 4th, Coral Gables, Miami, FL, USA 

2012 Creative Minds, Boswell and Mourot Gallery, Mar 24th to Apr.14th, Little Rock, AR, USA

2011 Neochromatic, Cremata Gallery, Apr., Miami, FL, USA

2009 Fragmentary Memory, ArtFormz Project, Feb. 13th to Mar. 10th, Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL, USA

2008 Convergence, Orange Park International Gallery, Dec. 5th to Jan. 14th, Tampa, FL, USA

2005 Lo que Cuba USA, AzucArt Gallery, Apr., Coral Gables, Miami, FL, USA

2004 Cuba Yes, Yankee See, Matthews Gallery, Oct. 1 – 29. Tampa, FL, USA

2003 Malanga se fue (Malanga left), Hillsborough Community Collage Dale Mabry Campus Art Gallery, Tampa, FL, USA

2000 Rescue from Reality, Fusion Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

1993 Habana, Cabaña, Papaya, 18 Thirteen Gallery, Ybor City, Tampa, FL, US

Desde La Habana a Santo Domingo (From Havana to Santo Domingo), Theater House, Dominican Republic

1992 Between Two Rivers, Wilfredo Lam Art Gallery, Universidad Central del Este (U.C.E), San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic

1981 Ciudad Libertad (City Libertad), Technological School Gallery, Havana, Cuba



2013 Urban Statement, Miguel Rodez Art Projects, Apr. 20th, Miami FL, USA

Humanscape, William V. Musto Cultural Center, Apr. 13th, Union City, NY, USA

2012 Arte y Urbe: Motivos para habitar (Art and City: Reasons to live), curated by Dennis Matos, Kertiles Space, Nov. 9th, Miami, FL, USA

La Patrona del Sol (The Patron of the Sun), Ta Project Gallery, Aug. 18th to Sept. 11th, Miami, FL, USA

2011 Wynwood Art Fair, Oct. 21th – 23th, Miami, FL, USA

Arte Americas, Art Fair, Gallery Cremata, Miami Beach Convention Center, Mar. 25 – 28, Miami, FL, USA

Café: The Journeys of Cuban Artists, curated by Leandro Soto and Grisel Pujala, Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo Colorado

Art Fest @ Doral, Carlos Albizu University, May 13th to 15th, Miami, FL, USA

2010 Abstractomicina, curated by Aldo Menendez, Cremata Gallery, Nov 30th to Jan. 30th, Miami, FL, USA

2009 Aqua Art Fair, Artformz Projects, Booth # 26, Wynwood Art District, Dec., Miami, FL, USA

Money Makes Art, Art Forum Gallery, Nov. 10th to Jan. 5th, Miami, FL, USA

Welcome, Artformz Project, Wynwood Art District, May to June 9th, Miami, FL, USA

10th Havana Biennial, Proyecto las Banderas, Expo Cuba, Apr.27th to May 24th, Havana, Cuba

2008 Reconnoiter, Miami Art Show, June 5th, Miami, FL, USA

Perspectives, Cultural Embrace at Orange Park Gallery International, May 9th, Tampa, FL, USA

2007 Identity in Progress, Flight 19 Gallery, sponsored by the City of Tampa, Nov. 7th, FL, USA

Avant- Garde Event, Tampa Museum of Art, Apr.14th to May 20th, Tampa, FL, USA

2006 4th All Florida Juried Exhibition, Juror by Dr. Donald Kuspit, Tampa Art Center, Sept.8th to Oct. 29th, Tampa, FL, USA

Art after Dark, Tampa Museum of Art, May 19th, FL, USA

2005 Nuevas Voces Latinas, Webber Center Gallery, Oct. 20th to Dec. 12th, Ocala, FL, USA

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Tampa, FL, USA

2004 Cuerpos Pintado (Painted bodies), AzucArt Gallery, Coral Gables, Nov. 5th, Miami, FL, USA

Ser libre (Be free), Gala Corina, Nov. 5th, Tampa, FL, USA

Oye Tampa (Hey Tampa), Covivant Gallery, July 23th, Tampa, FL, USA

Oye Tampa (Hey Tampa), Spain Restaurant, Feb. 26th, Tampa, FL, USA

2003 Milagro (Miracle), Gala Corina, Nov. 7th, Ybor Square, Tampa, FL, USA

Solo Creo (I just believe), The Pier, June 13-15, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

2002 Tyen Temple, Gala Corina, Nov. 8th, Tampa, FL, USA

Café II: The Journeys of Cuban Artist, curated by Leandro Soto and Andrea O’Reilly Herrera, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Oct. 11th to Nov. 2nd, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Center, CO, USA

Urban Swanki, Museum of Fine Arts, Oct. 11th, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

Siguaraya, Hyde Park Fine Art Gallery, Oct. 4th – 26th, Tampa, FL, USA 

2000 Valentine Peep Show (No. 2), Hyde Park Fine Art Gallery, Feb., Tampa, FL, USA

1999 ABC, Sept., Atlanta, GA, USA

Bay Area Artist, Fusion Gallery, July, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

Three by Three: Kis, Diaz and Portieles “, Hyde Park Fine Art Gallery, June, Tampa, FL, USA

Valentine Peep Show (No.1), Hyde Park Fine Art Gallery, Feb., Tampa, FL, USA

1998 sHOTEL (L), Tahitian Inn, Tampa, FL, USA

1997 Swank ëO Roma, 18 Thirteen Gallery & Silver Meteor Gallery, Tampa, FL, USA

Bird Road Art Connection (BRAC), 18Thirteen Gallery & Silver Meteor Gallery,

Miami – Tampa, FL, USA

Art Connection, Consulate General of Mexico, Miami, FL, USA

1996 Marais, Paul, Portieles, 18 Thirteen Gallery, Ybor City, Tampa, FL, USA

Nocturne des Arts, Florida Orchestra Benefit, 18 Thirteen Gallery, Tampa, FL, USA

1995 Collateral Collective Show, Educational Leadership Lobby Center, Orlando, FL, USA

Collective Show, La Boheme Gallery, Coral Gables, FL, USA

A Preview of This Year Talent, Moss Gallery, Port Charlotte, FL, USA

1994 Enigma (Diversion I), Artist Unlimited, Tampa, FL, USA

Herencia Española de las Artes (Spanish Heritage of the Arts), Cuban Society Club of Orlando, Orlando, FL, USA

Hispanic Heritage Collective, Hillsborough Community College, Ybor City, Tampa, FL, USA

1993 Tampa Hispanic Heritage Art Expo, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL, USA

1992 Evening at the Vonoy Hotel, SunCoast Hospital Foundation, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

1990 Collective Exhibition, Eduardo Abela Workshop, Havana, Cuba

1981 Contest of Fine Arts, San Alejandro School of Art, Havana, Cuba

1979 Exhibits of Selected Student Works, Technology of Ciudad Libertad, Gallery, Havana, Cuba



2009 Recipient of Individual Artist Grant, Arts Council Hillsborough, Tampa, FL, USA

2008 Award of Distinction, Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, April, Orlando, FL, USA

PBS Interview, hosted by Natasha del Toro, Tampa, FL, USA

2007 Mural at Macfarlane Park, selected by the City of Tampa Art Division, FL, USA

Best of the show, Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, March 2- 4, Tampa, FL, USA

2006 Merit Award, Art for life, Voice Auction, Sept. 30th, at Higgins Hall, Tampa, FL, USA

2nd place, Spanish Heritage 20th Anniversary, Tampa Museum of Art, Sept. 14th, Tampa, FL, USA

2005 Merit Award, Raymond James, Gasparilla Festival of Arts, March 5, Tampa, FL, USA

1997 Best Upcoming Artist, Weekly Planet Newspapers Annual Best of the Bay, Tampa, FL, USA

1993 Honorable Mention, 7th Annual Tampa Hispanic Heritage Poster Contest, Tampa, FL, USA

1986 Award in Fine Arts, Salon Playa’86, Havana, Cuba

1984 Recognized in Drawing Contest, National Academy of Fine Arts “San Alejandro”, Havana, Cuba

1980 Drawing Award, Ciudad Libertad, Havana, Cuba



Website Publications

  • Bouza, Veronica, “Art Fest @ Doral 2011”, ARTDISTRICTS magazine, February 2011.
  • Matos, Dennys, “Habana: enigma de las ruinas, del cubanoamericano Guillermo Portieles en la Fototeca de Cuba”,
  •  Girona, Jose Patino, “Artists making their mark”, Tampa Bay Times newspaper online, August 25th, 2007
  • Menendez-Conde, Ernesto, “Toward an art memories”, May 28th, 2004



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