Ofill Echevarria

 

Ofill Echevarria (b 1972 in Havana, Cuba) is a painter and multimedia artist based in New York City. Ofill graduated from the Elementary School of Fine Arts and from the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts. As a founder member of the controversially famous Havanan art collective, Arte Calle (1986-1988) becomes part of the Cuban art scene of the late eighties. In 1991 he traveled to Mexico City to pursue an art scholarship, where he lived for ten years. In 2002, represented by renowned Praxis International Art which later became Alfredo Ginocchio Gallery, both in Mexico City, Ofill moved to Miami. In 2005 he moved to New York City, where he currently lives and works. Since 2001 Ofill has exhibited his work broadly all over Latin America and the United States of America both, individually and participating in many international art fairs and group shows. His work are part of major public and private collections, among which are: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana; Museo Nacional de Arte de Mexico; Museum of Latin American Art; Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation; Carnegie Art Museum (Oxnard, California). In 2013 he launched his book ‘El Mundo de Los Vivos I The Real World’, which contains several essays from recognized American and Cuban art experts and includes artworks from 2001 to 2012.

Ofill Echevarria, Temple, 2016, Oil on canvas, 41 x 64”
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