Casimiro Gonzalez was born in Havana, Cuba, where he studied in the National School of Fine Arts, and graduated as Set and Interior Designer. While he was in his last year of School, he participated in a contest of Scenography Design and Lights in The National Theater Festival of Cuba, and received two awards for his scenography in two plays: Macbeth and Blood Weddings,(1979).
In 1980, Mr. Gonzalez immigrated to the United States .During his first year in Chicago, he worked for “El Latino Chicago” and “Imagenes” theatrical groups, as set designer, scenographer,
customs and lights. He also worked as an interior designer for several restaurants and nightclubs
in New York, Chicago, and Mexico.
At the same time he was developing a serious interest towards painting, which has become the most fundamental part of his life.
His work has been exhibited in several galleries in New York, Florida, Indiana, Washington DC, Chicago Illinois, Miami Florida, San Antonio Texas, Las Vegas Nevada, San Francisco, N. Carolina, Panama, and Barcelona Spain.
His paintings are now part of private collections in several States in USA, France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Germany, Canada, Singapore, Panama, Brasil and Israel.
His work has been critically acclaimed throughout the United States, Argentina, Mexico, Spain and Sweden. He was commissioned to create the image for the official poster of the 1996 Chicago Latino Cinema Film Festival.
In1998, received the South Miami Key of Florida for contribution to the artistic community of Dade County.
Certificate of Appreciation, Miami Dade County of the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners in May 2001.
In 2001 he was commissioned to create the image for the official poster of “The 5th Annual United States Conference on AIDS.
“Within every work of art exists a life and message which are witnesses
to the multitude of human emotions, from within the colors and the forms ,
comes this magic, but nothing surges outward without the dialogue between
the artist, the work and the public. This dialogue, while unspoken , is
fundamental and necessary in my life… and without it, I can not create”
1979 - Escuela Nacional de Diseno, Havana, Cuba B.A., Interior and Set Design.
- Servando Cabrera Moreno Studio, Havana, Cuba instrucción privada de Pintura
1978 - Escuela Nacional de Diseno, Havana, Cuba B.A. Art History.