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Cuban American artist Jose Acosta awarded Honorary Diploma at Touro College

Posted May 19, 2009 by publisher in Cuban Americans.
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On May 15th, 2009 Touro College Sunset branch in Brooklyn acquired the painting “Art Gallery” by Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta.  The painting will be displayed at the Touro College Sunset branch, as this is the branch with the largest population of Hispanic students. 

Jose Acosta was awarded an Honorary Diploma by Touro College on this day by Millie Colon the Director of Touro College Sunset branch.  In Attendance were Dr. Arturo Alvarez, Dr. Hernando Merchand, Dr. Elelis Pena, Numerous Students and the Press.

Jose Acosta is a Cuban-American Artist. Born in San Jose Cuba 1966 currently lives in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. with his Family. Jose has made great strides in America. His works are in many Private and Public Collections. Jose creates booth Paintings & Sculpture. Most recently his works were added to the collection of The World Bank Art Program, United Cerebral Palsy, Healthy Families, Touro College and also The University of Pennsylvania Art Collection.  Jose is included in “Antologia de Pintores Hispano-Americanos” 2009 and his painting “Celebration” will be on the cover.

Touro College is a Jewish-sponsored independent institution of higher and professional education. The College was established primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American community. Approximately 17,500 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education [ 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Tel. no. (267) 284-5000 ].The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
This accreditation status covers Touro College and its branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, and Florida.

Member Comments

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On May 21, 2009, paul maurer wrote:

Congratulations, Jose.
Jose is a fine painter and good friend. Which is why a large selection of his work is featured on my website, together with the work of many artists who live in Cuba.

Paul Maurer
http://www.cubartenewyork.com

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On May 21, 2009, alan fliegel wrote:

Jose’s art is superseded by his brilliant personality.  I’ve been collecting Mr. Acosta’s art for several years now.  I especially like his character relationships, the dance between like figures…it reminds me of how we wiggle through life. Uplifting!.
Alan Fliegel

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On May 24, 2009, Judith Singer wrote:

It’s a pleasure to see Jose Acosta’s increasing recognition as a very special artist.  I own three of Jose’s artworks myself.  I enjoy both his thought-provoking sculptures and his paintings, so full of color and vitality.  Jose’s use of bright colors is exceptional.  The paintings are bold and powerful without being overpowering.  His figures are simple, but convey a full range of emotions: joy, hope, dejection, love.  Some of his paintings always cause viewers to smile, because he conveys joy so clearly.  Jose is also a great guy who volunteers time to a number of organizations and is always happy to help a friend.  Congratulations, Jose, you’re a great artist and a great guy.

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On May 24, 2009, Judith Singer wrote:

by the way, I forgot to mention that you can always see a few of Jose’s artworks displayed for sale at The Arts Upstairs gallery in Phoenicia, NY, in the Catskill Mountains.

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On May 28, 2009, Jose Acosta wrote:

I would like to thank all my friends, family and collectors for their continued support of my Art.  I have always felt that if you do what you love in life then you will be very successful at it.  The joy I receive from being able to create new work is beyond words. I am very fortunate to be able to create and show my Art on a regular basis.  I have so many people to thank for their support that it would take a book just to write down all the names, so I will not list all the names here.  If you are reading this you know who you are and how much I appreciate all your support & dedication. You are all in my Heart & Prayers.  To my Art Mentors who now live with God, John Hultberg (My Teacher), Robert Graham (Artist Mentor), Peter Bloch (Art Historian)  I thank you all for your past guidance and generosity. All the people I have come in contact with throughout life have changed me in a positive way. I thank God for that and all the other blessings in my life.

Jose Acosta

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On August 18, 2009, Cuban American Artist wrote:

Jose Acosta will exhibit at QbaVa Gallery

On Friday October 9th 2009 Jose Acosta will be part of a Cuban Artists Exhibition that will be presented by CubArte NY Owner Paul Maurer.  QbaVa Gallery is Owned by the famous Cuban Artist Jesus Rivera and is located at 508-42nd Street, Union City NJ 07087.  Tel 201-325-0197

Please join us on October 9th from 6pm to 11pm for the opening reception.

The Show will be on exhibition through November 6th 2009.

From the famous Roberto Fabelo, Antonia Eiriz, Mariano Rodriguez, and Tomas Sanchez to lesser known (in the U.S. that is…), but rising artists like Alicia de la Campa, Isolina Limonta, Hugo Rubio, Carlos Verdial, Pedro Piloto and others, we can offer you original works on canvas and on paper.
  However, as you’ll see, special emphasis (especially in the number of works shown) and respect is given to that lesser known part of the Cuban art scene: Fresh and new talent, struggling to find its forum outside the island.
  But what is art from Cuba? And what’s so different about art from Cuba in comparism to art from other Latin American countries or contemporary Latin cultures?
  “Several aspects,” writes Keith Morrison, distinguished artist and art educator at Tyler School of Art at Temple University. “For one, it’s the isolation of the artist, aware but removed from the critical discourse abroad.”
  “Another is material deprivation, making improvisation and innovation a crucial part of the creative process.”
  “Also, the entire political and social matrix of Cuba in relation to the U.S. has significantly influenced artistic themes, content and imagery.”
  “And perhaps most importantly, Cuba is unique in the Latin American diaspora for its uninhibited mix of African and European influences.”
  Rainer Maria Rilke suggested that “a work of art is good if it has arisen out of necessity”. This necessity may be economical for artists who live in Cuba. But they also hunger for recognition & acceptance outside the island.

Please Visit http://www.cubartenewyork.com or http://www.artid.com/jose  or http://www.qbava.com for more info.

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On September 08, 2009, Jose Acosta wrote:

In NYC on August 30, 2009 the Cuban-American Artist Jose Acosta who lives in Poughkeepsie, New York was Awarded Premio Arte 2009 Award for his Paintings & Sculpture.  Premio Arte was created in 2006 to recognize the Hispanic Arts in the United States.  Premio Arte is awarded annually to Hispanic Artists in Plastic Arts, Theatre & Dance, Music & Song and Poetry & Literature. This was the IV Premio Arte Awards.

On this night they had a special homage to the legendary Puerto Rican Singer Bobby Capó who passed away in 1989.  They also had a Life Time Achievement Award for Nereo López Meza the famous photographer. In Attendance was the Famous Writer Arturo Alvarez. Awards were presented to the recipients by celebrity host Luis Velasco & Xiomara Taveras Enriquez.
Premio Arte would not be possible if not for the dedication and hard work of Mauricio Hernández Communications & Marketing, Jorge Iván Mora Organizer, All the New York Book Fair jurors for their participation as independent jurors in the selection of the award recipients, and the President and Organizer of Event Rafael Palácios.

To see more visit http://www.artid.com/jose

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On September 14, 2009, Cuban American Artist wrote:

On September 10, 2009 Jose Acosta a Cuban-American Artist who now lives in New York was part of the Exhibition 7 Artists 7 Islands at the Embassy of Venezuela in Washington, DC. The opening reception was great with many VIP Guest including the Ambassador of Venezuela Bernardo Alvarez Herrera and the Ambassador of Haiti Raymond Alcide Joseph. The exhibition will be on display through the 18th of September at the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, DC located at 1099 30th NW Street.

Special Thanks to Marcel Wah for Curating the Show.

Special Thanks to Patricia Abdelnour, Cultural Attache, Ebassy of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Washington D.C. Invites you next to the: Opening Reception of: * Art Exhibition 7 Islands | 7 Artists. Works by artists living in and out of the Caribbean

Participating Artists: Jose Acosta | Dudley Charles | Christinne Maryse | Colimon Cecile|Comblen Scherezade Garcia | Béatrice Mellinger | Justo Osuna Date: September 10, 2009. Where: Andres Bello Hall 1099 30th Street NW. 6-8 PM. Gallery Hours: M-F 9-1 and 2-5. RSVP: 202.342.6828. Exhibition will continue through September 18, 2009

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On September 25, 2009, Jose Acosta wrote:

Presidente de Colombia Dr. Álvaro Uribe at Banquete del Millón


2009-09-23 By Jose Acosta

Last night on September 22, 2009 I had the honor of joining my friend the famous artist from Spain Antonio Perez Melero at the Banquete del Millón at the Terrace on the Park in Flushing, NY. The Event was spectacular with great Food, Music and Special Guest from all over the World. I met Padre Diego Jaramillo the Presidente of the Organización of El Minuto de Dios and so many other fine guest mostly from Colombia but also from many other nations.The special Guest Speaker this evening was the President of Colombia Dr. Alvaro Uribe Vélez. I am a Cuban American and did not know much about Colombia except what I had herd from friends. That would soon change as Dr. Alvaro Uribe Vélez gave the most wonderful and informed speech that I have ever herd. He is very intelligent and knew all the facts and figures of everything he talked about. He also admitted where improvements needed to be made and spoke so enthusiastically about Colombia that it gave me great pride to be Hispanic and in the presence of such a great individual and Hispanic Leader. After the speech he came to our table to shake hands and greet the guest, most of the guest at our table were crying tears of joy as they were able to embrace him and some were able to take pictures with him. I would like to thank the President of Colombia Dr. Alvaro Uribe Vélez for visiting New York and making this such a special evening for all who attended. I would also like to thank all the organizers of the event for creating such a beautiful and successful event. A special thanks to Ms Cecilia Acevedo for the invite and my friend Antonio Melero Perez for introducing me to so many fine people at this event. I had a wonderful time and look forward to attending again next year. Viva Colombia!!!

For more info http://www.minutodedios.org

Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta.

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On October 12, 2009, Jose Acosta wrote:

JOSE ACOSTA EXHIBITS AT THE QUEENS MUSEUM OF ART.

Jose Acosta was one of 3 Artists chosen to participate in an exhibition COLORS hosted by NY Book Expo at The Queens Museum of Art on October 2nd and 3rd, 2009

Jose Acosta, Marianne Sagbinni and Hugo Sandoval exhibited at the Queens Museum of Art. The opening festival was quite grand with many guest and VIPs attending. NY Book Expo and the Queens Museum of Art did a great job setting up the exhibition. The guest enjoyed great food and wine, also live entertainment by Stephanie Garay and Nilko Andreas.

Amir Parsa was the Keynote Speaker who gave a wonderful speech and story that ended with “I do not speak English” and Jacqueline Donado the founder of NY Book Fair Expo created a wonderful event enjoyed by all who participated and attended the event.

A special recognition to Jorge Ivan Mora for his contribution in the selection of the Artists for the exhibition and his input on the exhibition catalog. COLORS exhibition catalog was published by NY Book Expo and the Queens Museum of Art.

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On November 17, 2009, Jose Acosta wrote:

Colegio Nacional de Periodistas de la República de Cuba en el Exilio, Delegación New York - New Jersey. 

On November 15, 2009 I had the Honor of attending the Colegio Nacional de Periodistas de la República de Cuba en el Exilio, Delegación New York - New Jersey, “Dia del Periodista” Annual Banquet.  The event was held at Las Palmas Banquet hall in Union City, New Jersey. The master of ceremony was the famous broadcaster Renato Morffi Naranjo. Awards were given to Félix Lam and Orlando Brú by the President of the Colegio Nacional de Periodistas Félix Paret.

In attendance the elite of New Jersey including past President Dr. Antonio A, Acosta, Vice President Felipe Gómez. And the unforgettable coordinator of the event Pablo Laserna.
I was invited to the event by my mentor Arturo Alvarez Editor & Publisher of POESIA Magazine. Arturo Alvarez is also the person who nominated me for membership in Colegio Nacional de Periodistas de la República de Cuba en el Exilio, and I am eternally grateful to him for all his efforts on my behalf.

The banquet was beautiful and tasty with the most delicious Cuban food and the Musical events were magnificent.  With performance by the Guitarist George Chiquillo, and breath taking vocal performances by the singers Rita Elena “La Nena de Cuba” and Maria Rivas “Azuquita”

It was a most memorable event and I would like to thank all the committee of Colegio Nacional de Periodistas de la República de Cuba en el Exilio, Delegación New York - New Jersey.  Their hard work and dedication contributed to making this a fabulous event enjoyed by all who attended.

Cuban American Artist, Jose Acosta.

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On December 02, 2009, Jose Acosta wrote:

Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta will participate in just One Island II exhibition at QbaVa Gallery.

Opening Reception Friday December 4, 2009 from 7-10 p.m.

QbaVa Gallery presents just One Island II (Una Sola Isla II) From December 4, 2009 to January 22, 2010 Openning Reception on December 4, 2009 from 7-10 p.m.

QbaVa Gallery bridges the gap between Havana Cuba and New York City. QbaVa Gallery will be holding the most important exhibition of CUBAN ART on the East Coast, which will include the most significant contemporary Cuban artists. Agustin R Rojas, Alberto Morgan, Bernardo Navarro, Cesar Alfonso, Carlos R Cardenas, Francisco R Sanchez, Fernando Gomez, Fernando Garcia, Gustavo Acosta, Geandy Pavon, Humberto Castro, Jesus Rivera, Jose Acosta, Lazaro R Dominguez, Raul Villarreal, Walter Rodriguez.

QbaVa Gallery is Owned by the famous Cuban Artist Jesus Rivera and is located at 508-42nd Street, Union City NJ 07087 http://www.qbava.com

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On December 31, 2009, Jose Acosta wrote:

Latino Artists Exhibition at University of Connecticut.

On January 7, 2010 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Jose Acosta will participate in the art exhibition and attend the reception for the Latino Artists Exhibition at the University of Connecticut. The event will be hosted at the Stamford UCONN Gallery; One University Place Stamford, CT. Detailed Info Available at 203-251-8400

The Exhibition will be on display from January 4 - January 29, 2010
The reception will be on January 7 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. please come and meet the artists, this event is brought to you by University of Connecticut and VIDA SOCIAL in Fairfield County.  Latin Cuisine provided by our sponsors. Tacos Guadalajara, De Maya Restaurant and
Quechua Restaurant.
Musical Performances by Manos del Candombe (Afro-Uruguayan Folkloric Group)

Participating Artists: Jose Acosta (Cuba), Claudio N. Altesor (Uruguay), Ed Bianchi (Uruguay), Marisol Cardé (Puerto Rico), Rodulfo Cardé (Puerto Rico), Rosa E. Colón (Colombia), Duvian Montoya (Colombia), Hernán Restrepo (Colombia), Arnaldo Ugarte (Honduras), Ines Villanueva (Peru).

Jose Acosta feels it is a great honor to be able to exhibit his paintings at the University of Connecticut along side works of these very talented Latino Artists.

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On January 07, 2010, Jose Acosta wrote:

Jose Acosta Solo Show of Paintings at Riverwinds Gallery Beacon New York.
Riverwinds gallery at 172 Main Street in Beacon is delighted to welcome Jose Acosta to our gallery in Beacon, New York. His paintings of bright colors, swirling figures, and vibrant energy warm your heart and put a smile on your face. The opening reception for the show is February 13, 2010, (2nd Saturday) 5 - 8 pm.  The show will run through March 7, 2010.

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On April 06, 2010, Cuban American Artist wrote:

Jose Acosta will be exhibiting his paintings at the Union City Art Gallery at City Hall

Mayor Brian P. Stack and the Board of Commissioners invite you to the next exhibition at the Union City Art Gallery at City Hall. The exhibition of over 20 paintings by Cuban-American Artist Jose Acosta at the Union City Art Gallery at City Hall will have the opening event on April 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm the gallery is located at 3715 Palisade Avenue in Union City, NJ.  Gallery is located on the 1st Floor.  Free Admission & Refreshments. The Exhibit will be on display until May 10, 2010. The Curator for this event is Amado Mora.

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On April 06, 2010, Cuban American Artist wrote:

Jose Acosta will Exhibit his paintings at the Queens Museum of Art

The Immigrant Heritage Week/ Semana de la Herencia del Inmigrante
New York City Celebrates
IMMIGRANT HERITAGE WEEK 2010
NY Book Fair was chosen to create this event for Immigrant Heritage Week 2010.

Opening event will be Thursday April 15, 2010 from 4 pm to 9 pm at the Queens Museum of Art. The event will be from Thursday April 15 through Sunday April 18, 2010 at the Queens Museum of Art.

Three Hispanic Artists were chosen to participate in this event and their paintings will be displayed at the Queens Museum of Art they are Jose Acosta, Marianne Sagbini and Hugo Sandoval. There will also be Poetry readings and lectures by Adriana Devers, Madelin Longoria and Laura Ovierto. There will be music and other entertainment related to the Mask and Dance celebration in culture.

Immigrant Heritage Week is a city-wide celebration that honors the experiences and contributions of immigrants in New York City. Established by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2004 and coordinated by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, Immigrant Heritage Week is a rich collection of free or low-cost programs that build cross-cultural understanding between diverse New Yorkers. http://www.nyc.gov/immigrants

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On April 09, 2010, Cuban American Artist wrote:

Jose Acosta Exhibits at the Union City Art Gallery at City Hall.

On April 8, 2010 the Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta Exhibited 20 of his paintings at the Union City Art Gallery at City Hall in Union City, New Jersey. The event was well attended and the guest enjoyed art, music, poetry and great food.

This event was made possible by Mayor Brian P. Stack and the Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners Lucio Fernandez awarded Jose Acosta a citation certificate signed by Mayor Brian P. Stack and the Board of Commissioners. The Exhibition will be up for 3 more weeks. The Union City Art Gallery at City Hall is located at 3715 Palisade Avenue in Union City New Jersey.

Among the special guests were the Board of Commissioners Lucio Fernandez and Maryury A, Martinetti. Jesus Rivera the famous Cuban Artist and Owner of Qbava gallery, Agustin Rojas famous Cuban artist that lives in Canada but is exhibiting this moth at Qbava Gallery in Union City, New Jersey. Pablo Acosta Jose’s father, Orsola Acosta Jose’s wife and photographer at most of his events. Juan Ramiro Torres artist and the editor of inform Arte. Amado Mora artist and Union City art curator.

We would like to give a special thanks to Union City Mayor Brian P. Stack and its Board of Commissioners and all the staff for their support of the Arts and Artists by creating these wonderful performance and exhibitions for the whole community to enjoy. We would also like to give a special thanks to Union City Art Curator Amado Mora for all his work and dedication in helping create these great events for all to enjoy

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On May 10, 2010, Cuban American Artist wrote:

Jose Acosta Exhibits His Paintings at the NSHMBA 13th Annual Destino Awards

On Thursday May 6, 2010 I had the great honor of exhibiting my paintings at the Hartford Club in Connecticut. The event was the National Society of Hispanic MBAs Connecticut Chapter as they presented the Thirteenth Annual Destino Awards Celebration.

It was a wonderful event with over 200 members of NSHMBA attending. The Mistress of Ceremony was Laurie Perez the Emmy Award winning reporter of FOX 61. The Keynote Speaker was Charles Garcia of Garcia & Company Merchant Banking L.L.C. Corporate Award went to Boehringer Ingelheiem Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Corporate Individual Joelle Hayes of Travelers. Not for Profit award went to Mi Casa Family Service and Educational Center. Award of Distinction to Lena Rodriguez President /CEO CRT.  Member Service Award to Jose L. Martinez, Jr. of Pratt & Whitney Middletown Engine Center.

I enjoyed the event very much and would like to thank the management and staff at the Hartford Club for the excellent service and great food. The Destino Award Committee Gil Pizano, Raquel Santiago-Martinez, Debra Gould & Kisha Samuels of Events of Joy for creating such a fantastic event. All the sponsors United Technologies, United Health Group, State Farm, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pitney Bowes, Aetna, CRT, Cigna, ING, The Hartford, Prudential and Travelers. I would also like to thank Charles P. Garcia for giving each guest a copy of his book Leadership Lessons of the White House Fellows and for taking the time meet with each guest and sign his book. Special thanks to Valerie Cooper of Picture That, LLC for inviting me to exhibit at this wonderful and uplifting event.

Wishing all the members of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs and this wonderful organization much continued success. Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta.

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On June 01, 2010, Cuban American Artist wrote:

GOD BLESS AMERICA

Paintings by Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta

Opening Reception Saturday, July 24, 2010
From 5-8 p.m. at G.A.S. (Gallery And Studio)
This is a free event that Jose Acosta and his family
will create so that the whole community can attend
and enjoy beautiful Art, Live Music and Great Food
Music by “La Orquesta de Los Taino”
196 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Tel 845-486-4592 http://www.galleryandstudio.org
Exhibition will be at G.A.S. from July 17th to August 7th


Jose Acosta is a Cuban-American Artist.
Born in San Jose Cuba 1966 currently
lives in Poughkeepsie NY. with his family.
Jose has made great strides in America.
His works are in many Private and Public Collections.
Acosta is represented by galleries in Puerto Rico,
New York, New Jersey, California, and Connecticut.
His works can be found in over 250 private collections
worldwide, and in many public collections, including:
Lancôme, The World Bank, University of Pennsylvania,
United Cerebral Palsy, Healthy Families Beacon,
and Touro College.

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On August 30, 2010, Cuban American Artist wrote:

BERKELEY COLLEGE CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
WITH ART BY JOSE ACOSTA
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Berkeley College is exhibiting the artwork of Jose Acosta at its New York City Midtown Campus Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street.  His exhibit will be on display from September 2 through 30.  It is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm and on Saturday from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.  An artist’s reception will be held on Wednesday, September 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. 

Born in San Jose, Cuba, in 1966, Mr. Acosta immigrated with his family to the United States a few years later.  He enjoyed painting from an early age and, in fact, has been creating art as long as he can remember.  In 2003, he enrolled in the Art Students League of New York to further his art education.  While there, he studied with John Hultberg, abstract expressionist and surrealist, who greatly influenced him and encouraged him to pursue his artistic vision.

Always enthusiastic about his art, Mr. Acosta says, “I create paintings characterized by their bright colors, swirling figures, and vibrant energy.  I think my background and conditioning are the ingredients.  I am a Cuban-American and very proud of my Cuban heritage as well as my American citizenship.  Generally, my paintings depict and reflect on my history as well as my surroundings and experiences, while expressing passion from the heart, the mainspring of life.”

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On September 14, 2010, Cuban American Artist wrote:

Hispanic Heritage Latino Influence

Paintings & Sculptures

By JOSE ACOSTA

The GALLERY LINK

Ellenville Public Library & Museum

40 Center Street, Ellenville, NY 12428
(Rte 52W off Rte 209)

(845) 647-5530

September 29 - November 3, 2010

Artist’s Reception Saturday
October 9, 12 - 2 pm

“All Welcome”

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On September 27, 2010, Cuban American Artist wrote:

I just wanted to share some news I received on September 22, 2010 that I am now a member of Societe Academique Fondee En 1915 Paris France Arts-Sciences-Lettres. Peter Bloch (Representative of the Arts-Sciences-Lettres in the USA) started the process back in 2008 and it is such an Honor to now belong to this prestigious Academy. My good friend Peter Bloch passed away in July of 2008 but I continued the quest and I am glad to follow in his footsteps as a fellow member of the French Academy Arts-Sciences-Lettres.

Best Wishes, Best Wishes Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta

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On November 17, 2010, Cuban American Artist wrote:

Encuentro 2010 Art Exhibition at Brooklyn College
“Diaspora, Diversity, and Dialogue”
Opening Reception Thursday November 18, 2010
5:30 to 7:00 PM Gold Room (6th Floor)
Brooklyn College Student Center
Campus Road at East 27th Street Brooklyn, NY

Featured Artists:
JOSE ACOSTA
CESAR A. ALFONSO
CARLOS BAUTISTA
ANA BUSTO
ROSA E. COLÓN
MARIA DOMINGUEZ
HERIBERTO FERRER
RAFAEL ROSARIO LAGUNA
BEBÉ MENDEZ
MARIA MIJARES
GABRIEL PACHECO
YOLANDA PETROCELLI
SEBASTIAN VALLEJO
SAMUEL VEGA III

CURATED BY MARIA CATALANO RAND AND MARIA DOMINGUEZ

For more information please call 718-951-5181 or 646-644-2760.

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On December 15, 2010, Jose Acosta wrote:

“La Virgen de Todos” - an art show by Cuban artists | Reception: Friday, December 17, 2010, 7pm.

Featured Artists: Beltran, Abby Levine, Nora Cervino, Carlos Galindo, Michel Blanquez, Jorge Ballart, Jorge Rivas, Cesar Alfonso, Chacpol, Enrique Gomez, Walter, Ariana Macedo, Jose Acosta, Armenteros, Mayorga, Fredy Rodriguez, and others.

Qbava Gallery | 508 42nd Street, Union City, NJ 07087 (USA)

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On February 21, 2011, Jose Acosta wrote:

Exhibition at ‘Biblioteca Criolla’ exhibition title “beginnings” (comienzos)  Exhibition dates: February 8, 2011 to April 22, 2011. Opening reception: February 22, 2011 from 5 to 7:30 pm.
Presenting works by Jose Acosta, David Aguilar, Carlos Chavez, Rosario D’Rivera, Tony Morales, Nicolas Raso and Paulina Raso.  472 Jersey Avenue, 4th Floor, Jersey City, NJ.  For more information call 201-547-4541 Curated by Mr. Robert Rosado and Ms. Rosario D’Rivera.

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On February 21, 2011, Jose Acosta wrote:

Jose Acosta will participate in a group art exhibition at New Art Center in NYC. The Exhibition tittled ARTLOOK Contemporary Art Watch will run from February 15 to the February 26, 2011 Other Artist that will exhibit are: Demetrio Alfonso, Bill Allshouse, Kimberly Berg, Martin Bernstein, Fran Bull, Jenik Cook, Atara Grenadir, Pat Houkes, Mousa, Allen Palmer, Mark Rodriguez Anil Rao, Joan Schreder, Julio Susana, Jette van der Lende, Barbara Yeterian and Ellen Sherman Zinn Reception: will be February 17th, 2011 6-8 PM. Exhibition: February 15-26, 2011 Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 1-6 PM New Art Center 580 8th Avenue @ 38th Street 5th Floor NYC Tel # 212-354-2999 Info@newartcenter

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On February 21, 2011, Alan Fliegel wrote:

The Arts Upstairs Gallery sold another of Jose’s works the day after the opening on Sunday, Feb 20…Visit Phoenicia’s Arts Upstairs Gallery, Jose’s second home—Phoenicia!

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On March 11, 2011, Jose Acosta wrote:

CUBAN AMERICAN ART EXHIBITION by Jose Acosta

Paintings by the Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta will be on exhibit at the Stamford Art Association from April 3, 2011 to April 28, 2011. 

Opening reception will be on Saturday, April 9, 2011 from Noon to 3 P.M.
Cuban Snacks will be provided by the Artist & his Family.

Stamford Art Association is located at 39 Franklin Street, Stamford CT 06901
Phone: 203-325-1139
Hours Thur-Sun 12-3 p.m.

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On April 21, 2011, Jose Acosta wrote:

Jose Acosta will be honored with Bronze Medal in Art by French Academy Arts-Sciences-Lettres. This past Friday April 15th I had the great honor of receiving the news that the Societe Academique D’education et D’encoragement fondee en 1915 Paris France will be awarding me the Diplome De Medaille de Bronze in Art. The presentation will be held at the Hotel Intercontinental in Paris on May 21, 2011.

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On May 24, 2011, Cuban American Artist wrote:

THE CUBAN CULTURAL CENTER OF NEW YORK Invites you to a CUBAN ART AUCTION

Featuring the most sought-after artists among collectors of Cuban art today, including:

Gustavo Acosta, Jose Acosta, Susan Bank, Guido Betancourt, Humberto Calzada, Chary Castro-Martin, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Enrique Cubillas, Arturo Cuenca, Liliam Cuenca, Ofill Echevarria, Florencio Gelabert, Carmen Herrera, David Martinez, Manuel Pardo, Jesus Rivera, Baruj Salinas, Leandro Soto, Armando Tejuca, Gladys Triana, Raul Villarreal, and others!

FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011 @ 7:30 PM The Spanish Benevolent Society 239 West 14th Street, NYC The event will be catered by chef Lupe Torres of La Nacional. Cash bar available. Registration fee: $50* To register, go to: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/175118 For more information, visit: http://www.cubanculturalcenter.org *The registration fee will be applicable toward art purchase, which will be tax-deductible.

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On May 31, 2011, Jose Acosta wrote:

Contemporary Cuban American Art Exhibition

Solo Exhibition of Jose Acosta a Cuban American Artist living in New York; showcase over 20 new works by this internationally recognized artist.

Event will be held at Boonsboro Art Center at 3 Potomac Street, 2nd Fl, Boonsboro, Maryland 21713.

Opening event on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 6-9 PM and on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 4-6 PM.

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On June 07, 2011, Jose Acosta wrote:

Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta Exhibiting at Marion Royael Gallery in Beacon, New York.

Opening Reception / Party June 11 from 6 to 10 P.M.
Exhibition will run from June 11 to July 10, 2011

Pictured to the right Butterflies painting by Jose Acosta.

Marion Royael Gallery is located in Beacon, New York. The gallery exhibits and sells fine contemporary works from a select group of innovative emerging and established artists.  When visiting Marion Royael our guests find well executed artwork in all media with a bold, provocative and uncommon quality.

Marion Royael Gallery is located at 460 Main Street, Beacon, New York 12508.
Telephone # 727-244-5535 e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Open 12 to 7 P.M. Thursday Thru Sunday

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On June 20, 2011, Jose Acosta wrote:

JOSE ACOSTA: “COLOR, JOY & HAPPINESS”

Zoom Gallery in Fleischmanns, NY will exhibit the art of Jose Acosta in a show entitled “Color, Joy & Happines”, to open on Saturday, July 2, 2011 and close on Sunday, July 31, 2011.

The opening reception for Mr. Acosta will be held at Zoom Gallery, Saturday, July 2, from 1-4 PM. All are invited to this event which includes light refreshments and live music.

Approximately 20 paintings by popular Hudson Valley artist Jose Acosta will be on display at Zoom Gallery, 1033 Main Street, Fleischmanns, NY 12430, in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. Mr. Acosta’s works are in many private and public collections such as the World Bank Art Program in Washington, DC and The University of Pennsylvania. His work is included in “Antologia de Pintores Hispano-Americans” 2009, and his painting, “Celebration” is on the cover of that book. Acosta was also recently voted in as a member of the French Academy of Arts-Sciences-Letters in Paris and received the Bronze Medal in Arts.

A consummate optimist, his paintings are vibrant, full of the happiness he has found in his life. Jose’s bright colors and sense of humor are part of a positive outlook and hope for “a future world where we will all live in peace and plenty.” In these times of economic and environmental stressors, it is felt that the upbeat art of Jose Acosta is a much needed inspiration for individuals to achieve their best.

The gallery is open Thurs-Sun, 10AM - 5PM, during the month of July. Call (845) 254-4998 for more information. Zoom Gallery, Inc. P.O. Box 548, 1033 Main Street Fleischmanns, NY 12430 Tel. (845) 254-4998 all year / (845) 254-4580 summer

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On September 21, 2011, Jose Acosta wrote:

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH EXHIBIT AT PASSAIC COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College is pleased to present CARIBBEAN WHISPERS, an exhibition of paintings by JOSE ACOSTA, WILLIE BAEZ, ROSARIO D’RIVERA and ISABEL VILLACIS. The various styles and techniques of all four artists reflect their Hispanic heritage. The exhibit is a partnership with La Ruche Art and Fundacion Manos a la Ayuda . The exhibition is on view in the Broadway & LRC Galleries at Passaic County Community College from October 1 through November 10, 2011. A reception for the artists will be held in the Broadway Gallery on Wednesday, October 5, 5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. Admission to the exhibit and reception is free and open to the public.

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On December 08, 2011, Cuban American Artist wrote:

Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta exhibiting at Edward Williams Gallery, Petrocelli College, Fairleigh Dickinson University from December 5, 2011 to January 20, 2012.

“Passion From the Heart Exhibit” features paintings by Jose Acosta

Jose Acosta was born in San Jose, Cuba, in 1966. His family immigrated to the United States in 1969. Acosta has been creating art ever since he can remember, and has always enjoyed painting. In 2003, Acosta decided to go to the Art Students League of New York on weekends to further his art education. While there, he studied with John Hultberg, who greatly influenced him and allowed him to pursue his artistic visions.
Acosta started his professional career as an artist in 2004, and began to exhibit in galleries and art fairs. That same year at his first public exhibit, Acosta won the Best of Show at the Dutchess County Fair. He has continued to exhibit widely since 2004 in a number of solo and group shows. By 2011, he has shown in over 400 group shows and has had 21 solo shows. The World Bank in Washington, DC, acquired seven of his works at the International Caribbean Art Fair in New York in 2007, and in September of 2008, the University of Pennsylvania acquired his painting, “Staying Alive,” to display in the art library.

In 2010 he became a member of the French Academy Arts-Sciences-Lettres and in 2011 he won the Bronze Medal in Art awarded by French Academy Arts-Sciences-Lettres
His works can be found in over 400 private collections worldwide, and in many public collections, including: Lancôme, The World Bank, University of Pennsylvania, United Cerebral Palsy, Healthy Families Beacon, Touro College, and the Rubin Collection.

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On April 17, 2012, Cuban American Artist wrote:

Cuban American Art Exhibition by Jose Acosta

On May 5, 2012 at the Arts Society of Kingston and Jose Acosta will be hosting an art event that you will not want to miss.  If you enjoy Beautiful Art, Latin Music and Cuban & Italian Food then join us at the Arts Society of Kingston for the Solo Art Exhibition of Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta.  La Orquesta de Los Taino will be playing up a storm.  If you have been to Jose Acosta’s art exhibitions in the past then you know what a wonderful event it will be. For those that have not been to a Jose Acosta art exhibition well you can expect art that is full of happiness, joy and color, fantastic music by La Orquesta de Los Taino and wonderful food & drinks prepared by Jose and his Family.  It is a celebration of life, family & friends and Jose has a lot of celebrating to do. So come and join us for a great time on May 5, 2012 from 5PM to 8 PM at the Arts Society of Kingston, at 97 Broadway, Kingston New York 12401 For More Info Contact Telephone # (845) 338-0331.

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On October 22, 2015, Cuban American Artist wrote:

For Immediate Release.

Renowned Cuban Artist Exhibits at The Union City Museum of Art
(Union City, NJ)  The City of Union City, Mayor Brian P. Stack & the Board of Commissioners cordially invite you to the Jose Acosta Cuban American Art Exhibition at the Union City Museum of Art. Opening reception will be Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM.  The Union City Museum of Art is Located at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th Street, Union City, New Jersey 07087.  The Solo Art Exhibition by Artist Jose Acosta will feature over thirty paintings and a large sculpture. The event includes Art, Live Music & Refreshments. This is a free event for all to view, dance and enjoy.  http://www.UnionCityMuseum.org

About Jose Acosta
Acosta creates lively paintings infused with dynamic forms, vibrant bright colors, swirling figures, and vivacious energy.  His spectacular Van Goghesque textures consistently electrify global audiences.  In fact, his unique animated surfaces are universally acclaimed to be among the most exhilarating and alluring surface-treatments available in 21st Century painting.  Born in San Jose, Cuba, he came to the United States with his family at the tender young age of three.  His paintings and art generally depict or suggest his cultural history, as well as examining his general surroundings and daily experiences.  Yet, his powerful, emotive, as well as playful Neo-neoexpressionistic style forcefully communicates authentic passion, which bursts from his immense and loving heart—- as the mainspring of both his artistic and everyday life.

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On March 31, 2016, Cuban American Artist wrote:

Jose Acosta art exhibition at Oriole 9 restaurant in Woodstock New York. 

Cuban American artist Jose Acosta will be exhibiting his paintings at Oriole 9 Restaurant in Woodstock, New York. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, April 2nd from 5:00 to 7:00pm. Oriole 9 is located at 17 Tinker Street, Woodstock, New York. This show was curated by Lenny Kislin. The event is free and open to the public with light refreshments.
José Acosta: Born in San José, Cuba, in 1966, the artist currently lives in Poughkeepsie, New York. His works are in over 500 private and public collections, including the collection of The World Bank Art Program Washington, DC; United Cerebral Palsy; Touro College; The University of Pennsylvania Art Collection; and the Rubin Museum Collection.