Sculptor Tomas Oliva  (To -To)
7730 SW 137 CT, Miami, FL 33183, USA • Cell Phone (206) 235-4367 E-mail: olivasart@yahoo.com

Nationality: American, b. Cuba

Participation in International Symposiums:
2013        Third International Sculpture Symposium Kanev. “Full of Hope” (Granite), 5’ x 5’ x 3’, Sculpture park “Kniazha Hora”, Kanev, Ukraine 2011        Autumn Inspiration Penza, Title of the work: “Aphrodite” (Marble), 9 feet tall, Sculpture Park ‘Legend’, Chistie Prudi, Penza, Russia
​2010        Autumn InspirationPenza, Title of the work: “Atlantlant” (Marble), 9feet tall, Sculpture Park ‘Legend’, Chistie Prudi, Penza, Russia
2008        1st Footprints International Symposium City of Nashua, Title of the work: “Frida Rota” (Granite), 9 feet tall, Corner of Temple and Court Streets, Downtown 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
1999        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

Solo Exhibitions
2010        "Nihil Obstat To-To" Nkisi Project, Miami, USA
2008        "Conexiones" Galería Lisboa, Ciudad México, México
2006        "In Puris Naturalibus" Patricia Cameron 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, Washington, USA
1997        “Featuring Sculptures” 2121 NE Park Road, Seattle, Washington, USA
1991        “States” 23 & 12 Art Gallery, Havana, Cuba
1989        “Proposal I” 10 of October Art Gallery, Havana, Cuba
​1984        “Graduation Exhibit” State Fine Arts Institute of Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine

Selected Exhibits
2011        Art Auction in support of the “Faces 100 Cuban Artists Book Project” New World School of the Arts, 2nd St, Downtown, Miami, FL, USA
2009        “No Son Todos Los Que Están” Nkisi Project, Miami, USA
2008        “MOLAA Art Auction 08” Lot 146 MOLAA Awards Entry, Museum Of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, USA
2006         1st Biennial of Postmodern Art "Posmopolis" Córdova, Veracruz, Mexico
1993        “Saciedad de las Pinturas Muertas” Santa Teresa Cultural Center, Mexico City, Mexico
1991        “Fourth Biannual of Havana Contemporary Sculpture Hall ” Máximo Gómez Museum, Havana, Cuba
1989        “Promoting Young Values” Central Exhibition Hall, Kiev, Ukraine
1986        “Second Biannual of Havana” Contemporary Cuban Sculpture Hall, Havana, Cuba
1978        “First Triennial Small Sculpture” Havana, Cuba

Awards:
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
First prize on the CODEMA contest for the monument at the Salvador Allende Hospital (Cuba)    1997
First Prize Alexander Pushkin monument project CODEMA contest (Cuba) 1985

Placed Monumental-Public Art Works:
2008        Frida Rota, granite, 19 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
2002        Frida Inquebrantable (Unbreakable Frida) limestone, steel, 10 feet tall, Permanent Public Exhibit at Sculpture's Park  Cementerio de Carretas, Putaendo, V Region, Chile
1999        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
1999        The Way (Honduran mahogany) 10 x 8 feet, St. Andrew Catholic Church front doors, Sumner, Washington, USA
1989        Commissioned Portrait Portrait of  S. Allende, Heroic size,  Havana, Cuba
1989        Commissioned Bust of Poet Taras Shevshenko, (Cupper) Heroic size, for T. Shevshenko Museum, Borshov, Ukraine
1988        Commissioned Monument to Pablo Lafargue (Bronze, concrete) 8 feet tall, for the P. Lafargue   Foreign Languages, Institute, Havana, Cuba
​1988        Commissioned Bronze Statue of S. Allende for the S. Allende Hospital, Havana, Cuba
1985        Biomas & Energy (Wood, bronze) Commissioned  Environmental Sculpture for The Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology Research Center INGEBIOT, Havana, Cuba

Education:
1978 to 1984 State Fine Arts Institute of Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine,
Degree
attained: Master of Fine Arts

1972 to 1976
San Alejandro Fine Arts School, Havana, Cuba,
​Degree attained: Bachelor of Fine Arts, with High Honors. (Awarded scholarship to continuing educati
on)

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