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Carlos Gamez De Francisco

Background Information about Carlos Gamez De Francisco


In Carlos Gámez de Francisco’s latest series, Modern Era, classical and contemporary painting beautifully intertwine. The Cuban-born painter and photographer blends his traditional style, largely based on portraiture, with modern art techniques. His subjects exude a simultaneously elegant and cool aura. Combined with animated surroundings, his works become deeply thought-provoking. They transcend time and everyday reality, just as the flamingos and lush foliage escape their natural habitat to become timeless symbols of beauty.

For a long time, Carlos Gámez de Francisco focused on the art of portraits before deciding to specialize in classical motifs. Instead of depicting nobility and the wealthy, he devoted his efforts to persons not endowed with titles and money. However, he maintains certain characteristics of traditional portraiture, painting his protagonists in front of regency-style furniture and elaborate dresses – reminiscent of palace life and royalty. Equipped with distinct modern-day details, his subjects become time travelers. For example, sunglasses and magazines appear in his works, contrasting the historic ambience.

From the young age of five, Carlos Gámez de Francisco aspired to be an artist. Son of a Cuban-Spanish mother and Cuban-American father, he now devotes as many as 15 hours a day to painting and photography. His work ethic and talent are impressive – and lay the foundation for his highly successful career. In recent years, Gámez de Francisco has been inundated with awards. His works sell fast, and many are on exhibition in galleries and museums internationally.


Carlos Gamez de Francisco was born in 1987 in Holguin, Cuba and now resides in Fort Myers, United States.
2016 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Distinguished Scholarship
2006 Jose Marti Fine Arts School. Holguin, Cuba
2004 Raul Gomez Garcia Fine Arts School. Holguin, Cuba
Independent study with Cuban artists Miguel Angel Salvo, Cosme Proenza, and Harry Ruiz


2022 Gilded Age Fashion, Karen Anderer Fine Art, Lancaster
Femme Fuerte, Monica Graham Fine Art, Carmel
Bloom, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati
2021 Six Shades of Sunlight, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati
New Work, Portland Art Gallery, Portland, Maine
New Work, CV Art and Frame, Zionsville
2020 Dancing on the Couch, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati
Keeneland Couture, New Editions Gallery, Lexington
Personality Plus, Kore Gallery, Louisville
2019 New Works, Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City
Modern Nobility, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati
Specimen Lost in a Tropical Island, New Editions Gallery, Lexington
2018 An Uncommon Vision: Equines, Archetypes, and Allegories, New Editions Gallery, Lexington
The Power of the Powerless, Moremen Moloney Contemporary, Louisville
2017 New Work. Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont
FAQ’s 1789-1987, Moremen Moloney Contemporary, Louisville
2015 Troubling Beauty: Myth and Metaphor in Contemporary Costume Drama, 21c Museum, Bentonville
2014 Troubling Beauty: Myth and Metaphor in Contemporary Costume Drama, 21c Museum, Louisville
Size Matters, The Green Building Gallery, Louisville
Cactus Petals, Fluctuating Asymmetry, and Crimes of Passion, Tinney Contemporary, Nashville
2013 Pétalos de Cactus, Fluctuaciones Asimétricas, y Crimen Pasional, Visual Art Association, Holguín, Cuba
2012 Radical Genealogy: The Decline of Dauphins, Courtesans and Hounds, Hardcore Art, Contemporary Space, Miami
Trio, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati
Black Portraits of Pomegranate Eaters, Swanson Contemporary, Louisville
2011 Cuban Now, 21C Museum, Louisville
2010 The Last Words of Louis XVI, Muhammad Ali Museum, Louisville
2009 Fungus for Parry-Rombeg, Les Arts Gallery, Balearic Islands, Spain
2008 The Last Little Vincent and Jean Puy, Colonial Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba
2006 The Hole of the Mirror, Ibero-American House, Holguín, Cuba
2022 Art Market San Francisco, Slate Contemporary, Oakland
2021 SCOPE Art Fair, The CAMP Gallery, Miami
Affordable Art Fair NYC, Artplex Gallery, New York City
The Figurative Filter, Artplex Gallery, Los Angeles
Supernova, The Grogan Gallery, Houston
Face It, Jack Rabbit Gallery, Houston
Afterimage; Sensations of Colors, Nashville
Bloom, Bev’s Fine Art, Raleigh
2020 Mix it Up!, New Editions Gallery, Lexington
Moscow International Foto Awards Winner’s Exhibition, Moscow, Russia
2019 Dress Up, Speak Up: Regalia and Resistance, 21c Museum, Cincinnati
Mix it Up!, New Editions Gallery, Lexington
Endless Summer, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati
2018 46 International Art Exhibition, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Brownsville
PHOTO’ 18, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont
Keep your Clothes ON, New Editions Gallery, Lexington
30th Anual Decatur Arts Festival, Decatur Arts Alliance, Decatur
2018 Art, Center Juried Exhibition, Overland Park
Merton Among Us, 849 Gallery, KyCAD, Louisville
2017 45th Mid-States Craft Exhibition, Evansville Museum, Evansville
Mistrz i morze, ArtGalle Galeria, Stettin, Poland
2016 Context Art Miami, Ai Bo Gallery, Miami
Cubaocho Museum & Performing Arts Center, Miami
Cuban Fried Chicken, MAC Gallery, Fort Lauderdale
Cuban Art: Influence and Articulation, Moremen Moloney Contemporary, Louisville
Navigate, 1619 Flux Art + Activism, Louisville
2015 New Blood Festival, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Art Southampton, Glenn Aber Contemporary, Southampton
2014 Latin Views 2014, Alexey Von Schlippe Gallery, Groton, Connecticut
Miami New Media Festival 2014, The Chill Concept, Miami
Art Hamptons, Glenn Aber Contemporary, New York
Art Palm Beach, Glenn Aber Contemporary, Palm Beach
2013 NSHMBA Louisville Fundraising & Awards Gala, National Society of Hispanic MBAs, Louisville
Dis-semblance: Projecting and Perceiving Identity, 21c Museum, Cincinnati
Acuarelas III, Lombillo Palace, Havana, Cuba
2012 Scope - Art Basel, Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Miami
Latin Views, Alexey Von Schlippe Gallery, Groton, Connecticut
2011 Mada New Media Festival’11, Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Miami
Contemporary Realism, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati
Acuerelas II, Lombillo Palace, Havana, Cuba
2010 Fronteras Desdibujadas, Periquera Colonial Museum, Holguin, Cuba
EKLEKTICITY, George Rodez Gallery, Miami
2009 Drove my wife crazy, Pyro Gallery, Louisville
2008 Cuban Artists, Rome, Italy
Dachshund, a Legend, Humboldt professorship, University of Havana, Havana, Cuba