Flora Fong (b. Cuba, 1949 is a Cuban) Having concluded studies at the Provincial School of Plastic Arts of Camagüey, she graduated from the National School of Art of Havana in 1970 and was a teacher at San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts until 1989. Member of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) and of the International Association of Plastic Artists (AIAP). She has engaged in painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, stained-glass technique, fabric design and traditional Chinese kite crafting. In 1988 she received a study grant from the Italian government. She traveled to China in a cultural exchange mis- sion in 1989 and in 1997 presented a solo show at the Workers’ Palace of Culture in Beijing. Her works have been exhibited in the United States of America, Malaysia, Germany, Russia, Spain, Mexico, the United Kingdom, China, Portugal, Italy, France, Japan and South Korea, among other countries. She has been awarded numerous prizes and distinctions because of the quality of her work since 1970, year of her gradu- ation, up to the present. The Council of State of the Republic of Cuba granted her the Distinction for National Culture in 1988. In 1989 she received the distinction “23 de Agosto” granted by the Federation of Cuban Women and in 1999 the distinction “Illustrious Daugh- ter of the City of Camagüey”, as well as the acknowledgment “Espejo de Paciencia” from the Provincial Authority of Culture in Camagüey. In 2002 she received the Diploma for Artistic Merit from the Higher Institute of Art. In 2005 she obtained the distinction “Gitana Tropical”, which is granted by the Provincial Authority of Culture in Havana, and in 2006 the Giral- dilla of Havana from the Provincial Government. In 2007 the Higher Institute of Art (ISA) granted her the Special Teaching Category of Consultant Professor.
En busca del sol, 2010, Acrylic on Canvas, 26.13 x 27.3.”