Tomas Oliva Jr.
7730 SW 137th CT, Miami, FL 33183 • Cell: (206) 235-4367 • Email: olivasart@yahoo.com

​Curriculum Vitae

Born: Havana, CUBA 1958
​Citizenship: USA

Education:    
Lake Washington Technical College, Kirkland, WA (Computer Graphics)
I.S.A/Valencia Polytechnic Institute (A. G. C. Environmental Sculpture taught by R. De Soto Ph. D.)
​Kiev State Art Institute, Kiev, Ukraine (M.F.A)
San Alejandro Fine Arts School, Havana, Cuba (B.F.A.)
Teaching Experience:2011-2012 Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA, USA (September 2011-December 2012)
Position, Fine Arts Faculty (Part Time)
Discrete courses taught:  ART 201-203 Painting (5 cr.)
Other responsibilities include: Plan and teach painting classes to provide students with technical skills to be able to observe reality and solve studio problems while manipulating a variety of media. Provide syllabi for students as necessary, Organizing and scheduling demonstrations, and audio-visual presentations. Maintain accurate records and complete forms as required, Preparing and submitting grades on time, Attending Division meetings, Scheduling models and maintaining still-life collection.
2012  Edmonds Community College, Edmonds, WA, USA (April 2012-November 2012)
Position: Art Faculty (Part Time)
Discrete course taught: Oil Painting for Beginners Item #: C414
Other responsibilities include: Plan and teach painting classes to provide students with technical skills to be able to observe reality and solve studio problems while manipulating a variety of media. Provide syllabi for students as necessary. Organizing and scheduling demonstrations, and audio-visual presentations. Maintain accurate records and complete forms as required, Scheduling models as required and maintaining still-life collection
2003-2004 Olympic College, Bremerton, WA, USA
Position: Fine Arts Faculty (One-Year Full Time Temporary)
Discrete courses taught:
​ART106 Drawing, I (beginning) (5 cr.)
ART107, ART 206 and ART195S Drawing (advanced) (5 cr.)
ART 220 – 222 and ART 295N Life drawing (beginning through advanced) (5 cr.)
ART 125, ART 225, Art 226 and ART 195F Ceramics (beginning through advanced) (5 cr.)
​ART 264, ART 195M Bronze casting/Sculpture (beginning through advanced) (5 cr.)
ART 266 – 268 and ART 195P Stone carving/Sculpture (beginning through advanced) (5 cr.)
Other responsibilities include: Provide academic advising and student assessment; Participate in curriculum planning and development of student learning outcomes. Promote the Art program in community and local schools. Share in the lead and supervision of the Olympic College Art Gallery; share responsibility for annual art student scholarship show; supervise and maintain Art facilities and equipment in Drawing, Sculpture and Ceramics. Advise and assist the Dean with preparing the budget; maintaining and monitor Art budget. Purchase and inventory art supplies as well as maintain and repair tools & equipment. Maintain accurate records and complete forms as required, Assume other duties as assigned by the Dean of Social Science and Humanities. 2002 CONSEJO-Counseling and Referral Service (fall quarter)
Position: Art Instructor part-time Position
Discrete courses taught: Drawing and Painting Fundamentals
Other responsibilities include: Provide Course Description and Syllabus. Plan and teach art classes for students age 15 to 21. Present learning experiences to accommodate multiple learning styles and a wide range of skill levels and cultural backgrounds. Prepare supply list within budget parameters. Identifying materials/equipment needed by teacher and students. Maintain materials/equipment. Attend staff meetings. Participate in teaching demonstrations/presentations related to assessment and displaying learning outcomes. Maintaining still life collection.
2002    Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA.  (Fall quarter)
Position: Art Instructor part-time Position Discrete courses taught: Drawing Fundamentals 1, section 2 Other responsibilities include: Plan and teach drawing classes to provide students with technical skills to be able to observe reality and solve studio problems while manipulating a variety of media. Present learning experiences to accommodate multiple learning styles and a wide range of skill levels and cultural backgrounds. Organizing and scheduling demonstrations and audio-visual presentations.  Scheduling models and maintaining still-life collection
2001   Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA.  (fall quarter)
Position: Art Instructor part-time Position, Fine Arts Faculty, fall quarter 01
Discrete courses taught: 
ART 205-206 Watercolor (4 cr.)
Other responsibilities include: Plan and teach watercolor classes to provide students with technical skills to be able to observe reality and solve studio problems while manipulating a variety of media. Organizing and scheduling demonstrations and audio-visual presentations.  Scheduling models and maintaining still-life collection.

2001   Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA.  (spring quarter)
Position: Art Instructor part-time Position, Fine Arts Faculty, spring quarter 01
Discrete courses taught: 
ART 111-113 Drawing (4 cr.)
Other responsibilities include:  Plan and teach drawing classes to provide students with technical skills to be able to observe reality and solve studio problems while manipulating a variety of media. Organizing and scheduling demonstrations and audio-visual presentations.  Scheduling models and maintaining still-life collection.

1995-2011 Artist in Residence Program, Puget Sound, WA
Art Corps, Seattle, WA (spring quarter 2001 through fall quarter 2011)
Art after school program at different facilities along South and Central Seattle area.
Discrete courses taught: Modeling in clay, molding with plaster, painting and drawing.
Other responsibilities include: Plan and teach arts classes for children age 8-17.  Present learning experiences to accommodate multiple learning styles
and a wide range of skill levels.  Interact positively with students, parents of young students and staff members.  Prepare supply list, within budget
​parameters, identifying materials/equipment needed by teacher and students.  Maintain materials/equipment.  Attend staff meetings. Prepare materials prior to class sessions and clean-up classrooms following sessions.  Participate in teaching demonstrations/presentations related to school marketing and promotion.  Provide syllabi for students as necessary.

El Centro de la Raza, Seattle, WA summer and fall quarters 2002
Position: Art Instructor Self Contractor
Art after School program grant from Seattle Art Commission.
Discrete courses taught: Painting a mural about the different cultures in the world. Special Sand Mural painting for El Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the
​Death) Celebration in collaboration with artist Jose Orantes.
Other responsibilities include: Plan and coordinate visiting artists from different cultural background to present their work to the kids.  Plan and teach arts classes for children age 8-12.  Present learning experiences accommodating multiple learning styles and a wide range of skill levels.  Interact positively with students, parents of young students and staff members.  Prepare supply list, within budget parameters, identifying materials/equipment needed by teacher and students.  Maintain materials/equipment.  Attend staff meetings. Prepare materials prior to class sessions and clean-up classrooms following sessions.  Participate in teaching demonstrations/presentations related to school marketing and promotion.  Provide syllabi for students as necessary.

Puget Sound Environmental Learning Center, Bainbridge Is., WA, spring quarter 2002
Discrete courses taught: "Stories in the Land-Relationship to Place: Building Community Through the Balance of Human/Nature Relationships" Other responsibilities include: Plan and teach arts classes for children age 8-12.  Present learning experiences accommodating multiple learning styles and a wide range of skill levels.  Interact positively with students, parents of young students and staff members.  Prepare supply list, within budget parameters, identifying materials/equipment needed by teacher and students.  Maintain materials/equipment.  Attend staff meetings. Prepare materials prior to class sessions and clean-up classrooms following sessions.  Participate in teaching demonstrations/presentations related to school marketing and promotion.  Provide syllabi for students as necessary.

El Centro de la Raza, Seattle, WA summer and fall quarters 2001
Art after School program (Grant from Seattle Art Commission)
Discrete course taught: Painting and drawing classes, followed by painting two acrylic-on-canvas compositions based on holiday celebrations from people of the world. Special sand mural painting for El Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Death) Celebration in collaboration with artist Jose Orantes.
Other responsibilities include: Plan and teach arts classes for children age 8-12.  Present learning experiences accommodating multiple learning styles and a wide range of skill levels.  Interact positively with students, parents of young students and staff members.  Prepare supply list, within budget parameters, identifying materials/equipment needed by teacher and students.  Maintain materials/equipment.  Attend staff meetings. Prepare materials prior to class sessions and clean-up classrooms following sessions.  Participate in teaching demonstrations/presentations related to school marketing and promotion.  Provide syllabi for students as necessary.

Bellevue Art Museum School, Bellevue, WA, fall quarter 2000
Family class that brings generations and cultures together in a collaborative art experience.
Discrete courses taught: Modeling in clay, molding with plaster, painting.
Other responsibilities include: Plan and teach arts classes for children and/or adult students within BAM's community school.  Plan, implement and evaluate instructional activities consistent with BAM's learning plan.  Present learning experiences to accommodate multiple learning styles and a wide range of skill levels.  Prepare a supply list, within budget parameters, identifying materials/equipment needed by teacher and students.  Maintain materials/equipment.  Attend staff meetings.  Participate in teaching demonstrations/presentations related to school marketing and promotion.  Maintaining still-life collection.  Provide syllabi for students as necessary.

Power Of Hope Summer Camp, Whidbey Institute, Whidbey Island, WA, summer 2000
Discrete courses taught: Drawing from nature, modeling in clay, molding with plaster, painting.
Other responsibilities include: Collecting visual resources.  Maintaining and distributing art supplies. Organizing final exhibition.

Seattle Children Museum, Seattle, WA (in collaboration with Artist Jose Orantes) December 1997
Painting double-sided murals with kids at the Imagination Station for permanent display at the Museum.
Discrete courses taught: Drawing and painting with acrylic colors on plywood panels.
Other responsibilities include: Collecting visual resources.  Maintaining and distributing art supplies.

Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA.   spring 1997
Working with kids on the frame of the Catalan Masters of the 20th Century Art Exhibition.  Introduction to the Catalan Art of the 20th Century.  Introduction to basics of color theory, color manipulation, Drawing, basics of printmaking, modeling in clay and molding in plaster (demo-lecture).

BLAADE (Black and Latino Alcohol and Drugs Endeavor) Seattle, WA spring-summer-fall 1997
Therapeutic art classes involving tempera painting, drawing, modeling in clay and mural painting.
​Other responsibilities include: Creating and updating a special curriculum for the program.  Collecting visual resources.  Maintaining and distributing art supplies.

Cooperative Educational Services, Seattle, WA,
1994-1996
Position: Instructor Coordinator, Art At Home Program.
Discrete courses taught: Collage, tempera painting, modeling in clay, papiere maché constructions at Adult Family Homes (Art at Home Program) and at
the Department of Developmental Disabilities (D. D. D. Art Program)
Other responsibilities include: Creating and updating a special curriculum for each program.  Collecting visual resources.  Maintaining and distributing art supplies.  Training and supervising instructors to teach the program.

1992-1993   Autonomous Metropolitan University (Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana), Mexico City,  Mexico
Position: One-Year-Temporary Full-time Visiting Art Professor
Discrete courses Taught: Interaction Environment-Design
Visualization and Representation Process. Design solutions to suit economically challenged communities.
Color Theory
3D scale model design
Drawing techniques (technical drafting and freehand drawing representation)
Introduction to Artistic Perspective.
Other responsibilities include: Create and supervise curriculum proposals; Supervise onsite student's research; coordinating student's final projects exhibitions for the Student Assessment Committee.  Evaluate final projects; grading student works; provide condition reports and other documentation requested by the Head of the Department; scheduling models for the undergraduate and graduate divisions; maintaining still-life collection; prepare and provide supply lists, course outlines, syllabi for students as necessary.

1991    San Alejandro Fine Arts School, Havana, Cuba
Position: Head of Department of Sculpture
Other responsibilities include:Scheduling coordinating and conducting department monthly meetings. Supervising curriculum proposals. Supervising and reviewing teachers' performance evaluation. Evaluate students' final project.  Provide condition reports and other documentation requested by the   Head
of the school. Scheduling recruiters from national art schools for portfolio reviews. Counseling students on admission procedures and scholarship submissions for acceptance to national art schools.

1984-1992 San Alejandro Fine Art School, Havana, Cuba
Position: Full Time Art Faculty
Discrete courses taught:
Sculpture I (intermediate)
3D Ambiance-Design (beginning through advanced)
Monumental Sculpture III and IV (beginning through advanced)
Other responsibilities include: Assisting admission committee reviewing students’ application process   and evaluating portfolios-.  Advising students on admission procedures and scholarship submissions for acceptance to continuing graduate education. Coordinating participation of students’ works in local, regional, and national art exhibitions. Creating and updating curriculums proposals.  Assisting students      organizing final projects’ exhibition prior submission to the Sculpture Department Evaluation   Committee.  Evaluate final projects.  Provide condition reports and other documentation requested by the Head of the Department.  Scheduling models for the undergraduate division.  Maintaining still-life          collection.  Prepare and provide supply lists, course outlines, syllabi for students as necessary.

Related Professional Experience:
2002    Art Lecture on Cuban Contemporary Art at Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, USA
2002 Juror on selection committee at 2d International Symposium of Sculpture Cementerio de Carretas, Putaendo, V Region, Chile
1991    Juror at the State Examination Committee, San Alejandro Fine Arts School, Havana, Cuba
1989    Internship as restricted member at the Chair of Sculpture at the Kiev State Institute of Arts, Kiev, Ukraine
1987    Juror in the selection committee at the Annual Fine Arts Exhibition "Salón Provincial de Matanzas", Matanzas City, Cuba
1987    Coordinating "Art in the Community" (Ambiance Art Project with participation of students from San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy, students from Manolito Aguiar High School, neighbors and community members, collaborating with the Havana Architectural
Department) to redefine the neighborhood appearance, transforming it in a more suitable space)
1986    Supervising anatomical facial-features reconstruction of prehistoric humanoids based on reconstructed archaeological remains for educational
proposes, in collaboration with Professor Dr. Ramón Rivero de la Calle from the Department of Anthropology of Havana University.

Teaching Abilities:
Drawing, all mediums; Painting, all mediums; 2D design (traditional and digital); printmaking, all mediums; sculpture, 3D design all mediums, materials & techniques; color theory; art criticism; portfolio preparation & professional practices; new forms; modern art history; art appreciation.

Related Skills:
Curatorship; Desktop Publishing (Quark, PageMaker, PhotoShop, Freehand, Illustrator & Painter); Computer Animation (Director, Flash) Internet and Digital design (HTML)

Languages:      English, Spanish, and Russian.

Professional Affiliations: Member of UNEAC (National Union of Artists and Writers of Cuba) since 1987 Member of AIESM (International Association for Monumental Sculpture Events) since 2008

Travel:           France, Ukraine, India, Germany, Spain, Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Belarus, Cuba, Chile, Mexico, South Africa, Italy, Slovenia, Canada and USA.

​Exhibition Record
Solo Exhibitions:
​2014 "Hay Un Presagio En El Aire" (There Is An Omen On The Air) Guayasamin Museum, Havana, Cuba
2010    "Nihil Obstat TO-TO" Nkisi Project, Miami, FL, USA
2008    "Conexiones" Galería Lisboa, Ciudad México, México
​2006    "In Puris Naturalibus" Patricia Cameron Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA
2004    "Little Daytime Paranoia" Patricia Cameron Fine Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA
2000    "Marble Players" The Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA
2000    "Cuban Perspective X 2" Washington State Capitol, Olympia, Washington, USA
1997    “Featuring Sculptures” 2121 NE Park Road, Seattle, Washington, USA
1991    “States” 23 & 12 Art Gallery, Havana, Cuba
1989    “Proposal I” Ten of October Municipal Art Gallery, Havana, Cuba
1984    “Graduation Exhibit” Kiev State Fine Arts Institute, Kiev, Ukraine

Group Exhibitions:
2011    Art Auction in support of the “Faces 100 Cuban Artists Book Project” New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL, USA
2009    "No Son Todos Los que Están” Nkisi Project, Miami, FL, USA
​2008    "MOLAA Art Auction 08" Lot 146, MOLAA Awards Entry, Museum Of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA , USA
2008    “Expo Café´08” Journeys of Cuban Artists, Curator Leandro Soto, Temple University, Roma, Italia
2008    Artistas Latinos en el Noroeste Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
2007    Art Now Fair Miami Beach  At the Clearamont Hotel Patricia Cameron Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida USA
2006    "West Edge Sculpture Invitational" Benaroya Hall and The Harbor steps in Downtown Seattle, Washington, USA
2006    1st Biennial of Postmodern Art “Posmopolis” Cordoba, Veracruz, Mexico
2005    "America, the Colors of the Continent; Arte Latino from the Pacific Northwest" TCC, Tacoma, Washington, USA
2004    “Imigració i pintura” Centre Cultural La Casa Elizalde, Barcelona, Spain
2004    “Casa Latina 10 years aniversary gala auction” Seattle Marriot Waterfront, Seattle, WA, USA
2004    "Remembranza : Reminiscence” Kinsey Gallery, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington, USA
2003    “Casa Latina Annual Auction 2003”  Red Lion Hotel, Seattle, Washington, USA
2003    "Latino Hispanic Heritage Celebration” Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington, USA
2002    "Cinco de Mayo Fine Art Competition 2003" Pier 62-63, Seattle's waterfront, Washington, USA
2002    “Casa Latina Annual Auction 2002” Hyatt Hotel, Seattle, Washington, USA
2001    "Altares" Phinney Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA
2001    "Bellevue Art Museum's 2001 Art Auction" BAM, Bellevue, Washington, USA
2000    "Altares" Phinney Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA
1997    “Aspects of Cuba, Guatemala and Mexico in Seattle” La Llorona Art Gallery, Chicago, .USA
1996    “The Fiestas Patrias’ 96 Visual Art Exhibit” Opus de Artes Art Gallery at Seattle Center, Seattle, USA
1995    “Works on Paper” Opus de Artes Art Gallery, Tacoma, USA
1995    “Hermitage Art Union”(grand opening exhibition) Hermitage Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA
1995    “The Fiestas Patrias’ 95 Visual Art Exhibit” Opus de Arte Art Gallery at Seattle Center, Seattle, USA
1995    “Fifteen Ex Soviet Union Artists” Hermitage Gallery, Seattle, USA
1993    “Saciedad de las Pinturas Muertas” Santa Teresa Cultural Center, Mexico City, Mexico
1991    “Death Alive” House of Mexico, Havana, Cuba
1991    “Juntos y Adelante” Young Creators’ House, Havana, Cuba
1991    “Fourth Biannual of Havana Contemporary Sculpture Hall ” Havana, Cuba1990    “Nueva Gerona Park and Plaza Contest’s  four finalist projects” Island of  Pines, Cuba
1989    “Promoting Young Values” Central Exhibition Hall, Kiev, Ukraine
1986    “Second Biannual of Havana” Contemporary Cuban Sculpture Hall, Havana, Cuba
1985    “Sculpture Exhibition” Servando Cabrera Gallery, Havana, Cuba
1985    “Professor’s Works” Leopoldo Romanach Gallery, Havana, Cuba
1984    “Rushing Youth” Leopoldo Romanach Gallery, Havana, Cuba
1984    “Cubans at Kiev” Exhibition Hall at Civil Aviation Institute of Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine
1984    “The Kiev State Fine Arts Institute First Exhibition of Top Students' Selected Art Work” Kiev Main Art Exhibition Hall, Kiev,
Ukraine
1983    “Annual Contest Exhibit” Kiev State Fine Arts Institute
1979    “Annual Contest Exhibit” Kiev State Fine Arts Institute
1978    “First Triennial Small Sculpture” Havana, Cuba
1977    “First National Hall of Small Sculpture” Havana, Cuba
1976    “Slave Rebellion of Triumviratus Selected Projects” Havana, Cuba
Participation in International Symposiums:
2013   Third International Sculpture Symposium Kanev. Title of the work: “Full of Hope” (Granite), 5’ x 5’ x 3’, Permanent Public Exhibit Sculpture park “Kniazha Hora”, Kanev, Ukraine
2011      Fourth International Sculpture Symposium AUTUMN INSPIRATION PENZA 2011. Title of the work: “Common   Aphrodite” (Marble), 9 feet tall, Permanent Public Exhibit Sculpture park “Legend”, Penza, Russia
2010     Third International Sculpture Symposium AUTUMN. INSPIRATION. PENZA 2010. Title of the work: “Atlantis” (Marble), 9 feet tall, Permanent Public Exhibit Sculpture park "Legend", Penza, Russia
2008     1st Footprints International Symposium of Nashua. Title of the work: “Frida Rota” (Granite), 9 feet tall, Permanent Public Exhibit at the corner of Temple and Court Streets, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA
2005     7th International Symposium Andres Institute of Art 2005. Title of the work: “Frida Carrying a Marble Player” (Granite), 10 feet tall, Permanent Public Exhibit at Andres Institute of Art International Sculpture Park, Brookline, New Hampshire, USA
2001    I International Symposium Sculpture Cementerio de Carretas. Title of the work: “Frida Inquebrantable” (Sandstone, steel), 10 feet tall, Permanent Public Exhibit at Sculpture's Park  Cementerio de Carretas, Putaendo, V Region,Chile
2003   International Symposium Stone carving Adichunchana Giri. Title of the work:  ”Frida-India” (Granite), 10 feet tall, Permanent Public Exhibit at the International Sculpture's Garden Adichunchana Giri School of Medicine, Mandya District, Karnataka, South India.
1998    International Symposium Master Stone Carvers. Title of the work: “Bare Boned”  (Alaskan marble), 7 feet tall, Permanent Public Exhibit at the International Sculpture Park  at Monarch Contemporary Art Center, Tenino, Washington, USA

Grants & Awards:
2006    Honors For Excellence, Contribution And Achievements In The Advancements Of Fine Arts And Education, Centro Cultural Hispano Americano And The Spanish & Portuguese Studies Of The University Of Washington, Seattle, WA, October 28, 2006
2001    Second Prize at "Cinco de Mayo Fine Art Competition 2003" Pier 62-63, Seattle's waterfront, WA
​1990    Honorary Mention at Nueva Gerona Park and Plaza Contest (Island of Pines)
1987    First prize on the contest for the monument at the Salvador Allende Hospital
1986    Honorary mention Topes de Collantes Sanatorium Ambiance Project Contest
1985    First Prize Alexander Pushkin monument project contest
1983   Third prize at the State Fine Arts Institute of Kiev Spring Contest
1978    Second Prize at the State Fine Arts Institute of Kiev Spring Contest
1977   Awarded Scholarship to continue Art education at State Art Institute of Kiev
1976    Graduated First Honors from San Alejandro Fine Arts School

Publications:
"Bajo la luz de mi sangre" (“Under the light of my blood”) by Jorge Enrrique Gonzalez Pacheco, Front Cover Drawing “Juan Bautista” by Tomas Oliva, September 8,  2009, Trafford Publishing, Victoria, BC, Canada
"The Telegraph" "Leaving footprints –First sculpture from symposium dedicated in downtown Nashua" por Patrick Meighan, p.9, 10;  June 17,  2008, City of Nashua, New Hampshire, USA
"Tú Decides" "Artistas Latinos-Expresión, diversidad y color en el Convention and Trade Center del estado de Washington" por Janeth García , p.4, 25 de enero 2008, estado de Washington, USA
"A Quest for a Home: Latino Artists in Seattle",  A Video Documentary Produced by Mario Zavaleta & Martha Sánchez, A City Artist Project Funded by The City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, RT: 22 Minutes, 2006, Seattle, USA
"New Hampshire Magazine", "World Views" by John Walters, photos by Susan Laughlin, p. 43, August 2006, New Hampshire, USA
"El Mundo", "Inauguración de la bienal internacional de arte - Córdoba, capital de las artes modernas" by Charo Ruiz,  Cultura (front page) , Monday, May 15, 2006, Mexico
"New Hampshire Union Leader", "International sculptors gather on the mountain" by Gil Bliss, p. B1, September 29, 2005, USA
"Enciclopedia Iberoamericana de Artistas Plásticos Contemporáneos", by  Faustino Quintanilla, Marta Sozzi  p. 75, ©2004, Queensborough Community College The City University of New York,  Edited by Editorial NAPSA, Spain
"Americas Magazine" Vol. 54, #2 March/April 2002 "From Carts to Art in Aconcagua" by Luise von Flotow, p.24-31, Organization of American States, Washington DC, USA
“Sculpture Magazine”  Vol. 20, #9  “Chile’s First International Sculpture Partk: El Parque Escultórico Cementerio de Carretas en Putaendo”  by Louise von Flotow, p. 14-15, November/2001, New York, U.S.A
"Arte al Día International" #84  "Documenta 76 Latin American artists, p.96, January/2001, Buenos Aires, Argentina-Miami, USA
"Art News Magazine" "The Artists Directory" by Margo Chapman, p.175, December 2000
"Metropolitan Living",  "Cultivating Art in My Garden", by Felicia Gonzalez, p.41, October 2000 Seattle, WA, USA
"Art Access" V. 9-#8, inside of front page.  p. 47, p.49 , September 2000, Seattle, WA, USA
"El Nuevo Herald", "Artistas Cubanos en Seattle, by Armando Alvarez Bravo, p.2E, Sunday September 10, 2000 Miami, FL, USA
"Art News magazine" p.128, V.99/#8, September 2000, New York, NY, USA
"Latino Northwest magazine Bilingual" Front Cover, The Way Of Tomas Oliva, by Martha Isabel Sanchez,  p.12,13,14,15. # 7 April-May 2000, Seattle, WA, USA
"El Nuevo Herald", Esculturas De Tomas Oliva En La India by Armando Álvarez Bravo, p.2E, January 9, 2000, Miami, FL, USA
"El Diario de las Américas", Literatura y Arte, by Juan R. Remos, p. 12B, January 1, 2000 Miami, FL,USA
"Tacoma News Tribune" "Images of'99", by Steve Maynard, p.B5 January 1, 2000 Tacoma, WA, USA
"Arte al Día News", p.4, November 1999 Miami, FL, USA
"El Nuevo Herald", 'Las Puertas de Tomás Oliva', by Armando Álvarez Bravo, Front page Artes y Letras, September 19, 1999 Miami, FL, USA
"The News Tribune", 'Church serves as 'teacher of our faith', by Steve Maynard, (Front page), August 7, 1999 Tacoma, WA, USA
"The Seattle Times",  "Sculptor's faith is ingrained in his art", by Jack Broom,  (Front page-Local News) section B, June 14, 1999 Seattle, WA, USA
"The News Tribune", "Sculptor Carves His Way" Interview, by Steve Maynard, p. B4, June 12, 1999 Tacoma, WA, USA
"Progress" (CNS Washington DC), "Inspiring story lies behind Sumner church doors" by Lou Paranale, p. 2, May 27, 1999 USA
"Pierce County Herald",  "Handmade door is a labor of love by Cuban artist-in-exile" by Julie A. Gorges, (Front page), January 12, 1999 Puyallup, WA, USA
"La Voz",  "Colores Fiestas Patrias Art Exhibition" by Raquel Orbegoso, p. 17, September, 1996 Seattle, WA, USA
"Siempre! PRESENCIA EN MEXICO" Magazine,  "Tomas Oliva: Sus Esculturas y Sus Conceptos Del Arte", by Mario Alberto Vargas S., p. 58 September 15,
1993 Mexico City, Mexico
"Tribuna de la Habana" (Havana Tribune), "Un Escultor de Este Tiempo" by Sixto Ruiz Dias (AIN) p. 4, January  7, 1990 Havana, Cuba
"Tribuna de La Habana" (Havana Tribune) "Un sello para la escultura", by  E. Acuña, p. 3, September 21, 1989 Havana, Cuba
"Granma" (Granma Newspaper) Cuba, (AIN), p. 3, September 12, 1989
"Juventud Rebelde" (Rebel Youth Newspaper), by Mary Ruiz de Zárate, P.4, April 15, 1987 Havana, Cuba
"Pravda" (Pravda Newspaper).  "Arts" by P. Bogomolov. Sunday Mosaic Art section, September 13, 1987 Moscow, URSS
"Obrazotvorche Mistetsbo" (Visual Arts Magazine, Ministry of Culture of Ukraine) by Natalia Begeka, p. 21, # 5 Sept.-Oct. 1984 Kiev, Ukraine
"Vsiesvit" (Art & Literature Magazine) "Sculptor Tomas Oliva" by Mikola Riabchuk, p. 150  #1-January , 1983 Kiev, Ukraine
"Gazeta Kulturna Sheitea" (Cultural Life Newspaper), "Artist's Academy" by O. Zhurabel, p. 7, #1-September 3, 1982  Kiev, Ukraine

Commissioned Monumental-Public Art Works:
2013    “Full of Hope” (Granite), 5’ x 5’ x 3’, Permanent Public Exhibit Sculpture park “Kniazha Hora”, Kanev, Ukraine
2012    "Prometheus" (Granite, stoneware) 5feet tall, Permanent Installation at Private residency, Mercer Island, Washington, USA
2011    “Common   Aphrodite” (Marble), 9 feet tall, Permanent Public Exhibit Sculpture park “Legend”, Penza, Russia
2010    “Atlantis” (Marble), 9 feet tall, Permanent Public Exhibit Sculpture park "Legend", Penza, Russia
2009   "Ganesh" (Ceramic) 5 feet tall, Permanent Installation at Private residency, Kirkland, Washington, USA
2008    Frida Rota, granite, 9 feet tall, Permanent Public Exhibit at Temple and Court Streets, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA
2005    Frida Carrying a Marble Player, (granite), 10 feet tall, Permanent Public Exhibit at Andres Institute of Art Sculpture Park, Brookline, New Hampshire, USA
2001   "Frida Inquebrantable" (limestone, steel), 10-foot tall, Permanent Public Exhibit at the Cementerio de Carretas  International Sculpture s’ Park, Putaendo, V Region, Chile
2002    "Angels Caring Sacred Hart of Mary" (Basswood) 5 x 4 x 0.5 foot, Private residency, Sumner, Washington, USA
1999    "Frida" (granite), 10-foot tall, Permanent Public Exhibit at the International Sculpture s’ Garden Adichunchana Giri School of Medicine, Mandya District, Karnataka, South India
1999   "The Way" (Honduran mahogany) 10 x 8 foot, St. Andrew Catholic Church front doors, Sumner, Washington, USA
1998   "Bare-boned" (Alaskan marble) 7-foot tall, Permanent Public Exhibit at the International Sculpture Park at Monarch Contemporary Art Center, Tenino, Washington, USA
1991    Commissioned three sculptures for the French film   “Le Impure” filmed at ICAIC, Cuba
1990    Commissioned Portrait Sculpture for a Sugar Mill, Heroic size, Holguin, Cuba
1990    Commissioned Portrait Sculpture for a Sugar Union Center, Heroic size  Havana, Cuba
1989   Commissioned Portrait Sculpture of  S. Allende, Heroic size,  Havana, Cuba
1989   Commissioned Bust of Poet Taras Shevshenko , (Bronze) Heroic size, for T.Shevshenko Museum, Borshiv, Ukraine
1988   Monument to Pablo Lafargue  (Bronze, concrete, 8-foot tall),  commissioned by Pablo Lafargue Foreign  Languages  Institute Havana, Cuba
1988    Statue of S. Allende (Bronze, 8-foot tall), commissioned for the S. Allende Hospital, Havana, Cuba
1986    Biomass & Energy (Wood, bronze), Commissioned Sculpture by INGEBIOT (The Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology Research Center), Havana, Cuba
1984    Moon-Railroad (Steel,  7 x 9 x 5 feet), Ambiance Sculpture for the Railroad Union at “Casa Mayor”, Havana, Cuba

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