DOUGLAS ARGÜELLES CRUZ
Douglas Argüelles Cruz was born in Havana, Cuba in 1977. He graduated from Academia San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba in 1998 and from the Instituto Superior de Arte, (ISA), Havana, Cuba in 2004. From 2004 through 2012, he taught as a professor of Painting at the Faculty of Visual Arts at ISA.
He has held a full-time career as an artist for 19 years. This constancy has allowed him to elaborate a deep investigation in different means of the visual arts; integrating knowledge of other areas and disciplines for a multidisciplinary practice. The topics covered in his work are related to the breadth of the concept of "Reality." It includes approaches to this notion from philosophy, history, science and mysticism, as well as Art History. His main current and life objective is to maintain his research process in the different media in which he works and to practice his profession full time.
In 2018 he received a residency through the Residency Unlimited and the Cuban Artist Fund.
He has participated in collective exhibitions in Cuba and the United States and has had solo exhibitions in Mexico, Switzerland, Ohio and Florida in the United States.
His works are in public collections in the Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College in Colorado in the United States and the Pérez Art Museum in Miami, Florida.
He lives and works in Union City, New Jersey.