Very excited to be featured in this exhibition alongside so many excellent artists- for more more information on the show, including a curatorial statement, please touch this LINK.

Show opens Thursday, March 30, 2023 – 6:00pm (with a reception and artists conversation with me)

and runs through Wednesday, May 10, 2023 – 6:00pm

Brodsky Gallery in the Kelly Writers House on the UPenn campus
3805 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Registration details, here

State of Florida: UnControlled Burn, 2019, 48″ x 72″ diptych
  • Presenting two new exhibitions to bring in the New Year:

An Outside Chance features the works by artists Ann Marie Auricchio, Keith Crowley, Lilian Garcia-Roig, and Mark Messersmith. These four artists, currently working in the south, make work that responds to their environment. Curated around this theme, the exhibition highlights a variety of forms and interpretation related to landscape.

Dry Cypress Bayou: A solo exhibition of sculptural drawings by New Orleans Artist Hannah Chalew is also centered around landscape and surrounding environment.

Both Exhibitions open January 3rd with a reception January 7th, 5-9 pm in conjunction with the Arts District Art Walk & run through February 25.

IBIS contemporary art gallery
705 Camp StreetNew Orleans, LA 70130
Cumulative Nature: Charred Gateway (St Marks, FL) 2005, 48″x36″


Curated by Amy Galpin
In the Mind’s Eye runs until January 8, 2023.

Th learn more about Juan Tomas Roig, touch the link on his name.


Lilian Garcia-Roig- “Homage to Vinales”
& Perri Neri- “Shifting Ground”

Join Gallery114@HCC Ybor City Campus for the opening reception of Hyphenated Nature on Thursday, February 17, 2022 from 5:00–8:00 p.m.

Who we are and where we are from—two seemingly simple inquiries—are complex territories for negotiation that shape the core of our personal identity. Florida-based artist Lilian Garcia-Roig (b. 1966, Cuba) uses landscape painting as a vehicle for examining notions like sense of place, belonging, and identity in both perceptually-based plein-air paintings and conceptually-based studio works. In Hyphenated Nature at Gallery114@HCC, Garcia-Roig displays her two approaches to landscape painting side-by-side, reconciling on-site works that capture dense, expressive vegetation with paintings made in her studio using Cuban soil. Seen through the lens of Garcia-Roig’s Cuban-American experience, these distinct bodies of work call to mind the intricate nature of one’s own attachment to time, place, and the lands we inhabit.

A talk by artist Lilian Garcia-Roig will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Mainstage Theater, YPAB.

Check out some of the Reviews of the Tampa show at:

83 Degrees- by Caitlin Albritton: https://www.83degreesmedia.com/forgood/highlights-for-what-to-see-in-Tampa-Bay-Area-arts-in-February-020122.aspx


Tampa Bay Times- review by Maggie Duffy: https://www.tampabay.com/life-culture/arts/visual-arts/2022/02/10/artist-lilian-garcia-roig-explores-identity-through-landscapes-in-tampa/


So pleased to get to meet and be in conversation with Phyllis Hollis. She has an impressive line-up of artists and art world professionals that I have long admired so very honored to be counted among one of her interviewees-

The Cerebral Women Art Talks podcast is an extension of @cerebral_women. Conversations offer insights into the visual art world from artists, mainly artists of color, and female artists who freely articulate what inspires their creativity. In addition, you’ll hear interesting perspectives from dedicated art professionals who work with artists and the art institutions that feature them. Art Advisors, Art Critics, Collectors, Curators, Gallerists, Museum Professionals.


Cumulative Nature: Painted Paint Rock, 4’x 6′ diptych, 2008

The fact that the first work of art purchased by the Abilene Fine Arts Museum in 1939 was painted by a woman artist and the fact that the museum was founded through the efforts of local woman’s club members, many of whom were artists, foretell the museum’s long history of exhibiting and collecting artwork by women artists. Paintings, fine art prints, and photographs in this exhibition featuring over 100 outstanding works of art from The Grace Museum permanent collection is a testament to the important contributions made by women artists in the 20th and 21st century.

Artwork by Lee Krasner, Alice Neel, Marion Post Wolcott, Hung Liu, Peggy Bacon, Garciella Iturbide, Melissa Miller, Beili Liu, Helen Altman, Lillian Garcia-Roig, Toni LaSelle, and Mary Ellen Mark is presented “frame to frame” with exceptional artwork by other women artists of the past and present in solidarity of purpose and achievement in the visual arts.



PAMM’s weblink to my work-https://www.pamm.org/en/artwork/2020.133a-e

In Latinx Art (published by Duke Press) Arlene Dávila draws on numerous interviews with artists, dealers, and curators to explore the problem of visualizing Latinx art and artists. Providing an inside and critical look of the global contemporary art market, Dávila’s book is at once an introduction to contemporary Latinx art and a call to decolonize the art worlds and practices that erase and whitewash Latinx artists. Dávila shows the importance of race, class, and nationalism in shaping contemporary art markets while providing a path for scrutinizing art and culture institutions and for diversifying the art world- SO EXCITED THAT I AM MENTIONED IN THIS BOOK AND INCLUDED IN THE “NONCOMPREHENSIVE LIST OF ARTISTS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW” in Appendix A-in such excellent company!
Show opens November 6, 2020 & runs through February 21, 2021
Hyphenated Nature: Northern Florida-Cuban Painting Relations (After Carta) 2020
Oil on canvas (for the on-site paintings on the left & right sides) and acrylic and hand-made Cuban-dirt pigment on canvas (middle square) 30″ x 78″

As an on-site painter, place is integral to both my subject and process, so when the COVID-19 crisis made traveling difficult, it became clear that I had to shift from working in the field to in the studio and virtual realms. This gave me the opportunity/excuse to fully focus on a research-based project first started during a 2017 working trip to Cuba. It centers on discovering links between my work as a painter and the scientific work of my great uncle, the renown Cuban botanist Juan Tomás Roig.

A deep dive into on-line herbarium archives resulted in finding an immense trove of botanical specimens that were named after Roig and/or collected by him. I found it curious that many of the endemic Cuban plants he collected had also migrated across the world; ultimately residing institutions such as the Smithsonian and Harvard.

These things – the closest I have to family heirlooms – are in museums I can only access digitally. As a Cuban born American citizen, I now find myself relating my own complex identity to these specimens. They illustrate the connections I have made to my environment, the history I lost when we fled Cuba, and the ever-shifting power dynamics that colonialism and migration create.

This work-in-progress “Recollecting Roig” series is a reclamation gesture made by a Cuban-born, American-raised landscape painter yearning to capture and connect to her truncated personal, cultural and artistic heritage. Tallahassee, FL, Summer 2020.

See the full Issue #63 of Arts District Magazine: FLORIDA https://indd.adobe.com/view/3a8c4022-5a86-4457-b788-4f55b3c0af7b


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Curated by Amelia Biewald & Jason Clay.

The seemingly endless storm of recent events has me thinking of ways artists interpret and process their surroundings. The creation of art reflects the artist’s response to their world, and that can be both beautiful and ugly. I have been revisiting the often politically charged and highly critical works of Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz, and their impactful and sometimes disturbing reflections — on racial discrimination, war, woman’s rights, religion, the environment and moral hypocrisy. Their large-scale installations or tableaux are assemblages of fragments of cultural objects and detritus with found images, advertisements, photographs, text, furniture, interiors, plaster casts, and animals. These objects hint at multiple layers of life experience and our surrounding society. These adulterated and repurposed materials spoke directly to the inhumanity and social injustices of 20th century society.

Fast forward to the inhumanity of the 21st century: little has changed, and it needs to. The Royal is seeking artists who strive to REMAKE / REMODEL in these chaotic times. While documenting this current turmoil is important, we’d like to also think of what comes after. How do you reinvent or alter imagery or objects in your work? How does your process of making uncover further narrative or meaning? How do you reflect on your world? Through art and creativity perhaps we can look for a common ground and come together to reinvent a better future.

Featured artists:  Nicole Awai, Julie Blume, Michael Pribich, Esperanza Cortez, Kris Rac, Cecile Chong, Grace Graupe-Pillard, Yuliya Lanin, Lilian Garcia-Roig, Julien Tomasello, Tessa Krieg, Elena Chestnykh, & Benjamin Cabral.


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B:20 interview link: https://www.wiregrassmuseum.org/b20-artist-interview-with-lilian-garcia-roig-3/

Thank you to all who voted for my work “Cumulative Nature: Northern Florida Palm Brush” (48″ x 72″), 2020 – It was wonderful to receive the People’s Choice Award!     

WMA announces prize winners for ‘B20: Wiregrass Biennial’

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“Hecho Con Cuba: Homage to Vinales # 9″  (” 30″ x30″)  2017.              oil & pigment made from the soil of the Vinales Valley on canvas



Painting on-site summer of 2019 – looking at the clear, rushing melted ice water of the Skykomish River located in the foothills of the Cascades Mountains in NW Washington State-



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Pleased to be featured in the NOV/DEC issue of the The Pennsylvania Gazette in their Arts section. The article was written by Danielle Braff.

You can read the full article on line at:



Sneak-peek at some of the new Hecho Con Cuba works made during my 2-week residency at VCCA- Interesting how when I was working at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains I ended up making works about chasing the Caribbean picturesque in a post-utopian landscape by literally super-imposing the iconic Pinar del Rio Cuban landscape (with Cuban soil I turned into pigment from the Viñales Valley) onto the Modernist grid (which were based on the local house colors)-simultaneously embracing and rejecting “the grid”


The brown color used to paint the images is actual dirt from the Viñales Valley of Cuba that I ground up and turned into pigment– 36″ x 36″



Honored to be one of the 5 Latinas featured in Tallahassee Woman Magazine’s Oct/Nov issue in their Hispanic Heritage Highlight section

What’s So Funny About the End of the World?

– an exhibition at Todd Art Gallery, MTSU, Murfreesboro, TN.                                                                    Artists:  Chalet Comellas,  Patrick DeGuira,  Craig Drennen,  Lilian Garcia-Roig,  Kristi Hargrove, Ron Lambert,  Judith Rushin  & Clint Sleeper.

State of Florida: UnControlled Burn  (48″ x 72″ diptych),  2019

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YouTube video of the opening By Mark Kateli:

Read the Orlando Sentinel’s “Eyes on the Prize: Latest Florida Prize brings in artists from around the state” by Trevor Fraser at:


And make sure to hear the short video clip on the site by Trevore Fraser which talks about his favorite pieces-

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Read a review of the show by Daniel Kany of the Portland Press Herald at https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/24/art-review-contemporary-art-of-caribbean-highlights-fraught-history/

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Below are two of the several works I exhibited at PARK AVE STUDIOS in Savanah as part of a pop-up show organized by Ms. Sharon Norwood. The exhibition’s theme was “Hyphenated-Nature” because I paired some of my on-site US made works with my “Hecho Con Cuba” series-.

Read more about that series on my website at:

Click to access HechoConCubaState.pdf

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Homage to Vinales #4,  16″ x 16, – hand-made pigments from Cuban soil, 2017



LADY PAINTERS!!…thinking about how grateful I am to be part of the  amazing linage of artists that Joan Mitchell inspired and her foundation supported-

Click to access 2018-WideningCircles-Web.pdf

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Views of the first ever “COMMA ROOM” that opened at the Haas Gallery of Art in Bloomsbury, PA and runs through Feb. 5.  This is a collaborative piece that is headed and curated by Judy Rushin and Carolyn Henne. Other artists included in this show are Chalet Comellas, Kevin Curry, Anne Stagg and Carlos Kempff.



One of my works in the show is from the “Hecho Con Cuba” series titled “Blue Period: Homage to Ana” (48” x 36”)



Both of my works were made using the actual Cuban soil from the Viñales Valley that I ground up and turned into pigment- Below is a second work in the show titled “LG-Roig was Here (after Domingo Ramos)” (18” x 18”) and other installation views included the original COMMA BOX: VOL 1 (Ghost Objects) that I contributed a work titled “Genus Roigia” to.

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So pleased to have been part of the early wave of female Texas artists that were invited to work at Flatbed Press in Austin. I used to do a lot of printmaking when I lived in Austin and Director Katherine Brimberry’s enthusiasm for all things printed was contagious-Hope to be able to work with her again.  Robert Faires of the Austin Chronicle wrote a great article about the show “WOMEN OF FLATBED: A RETROSPECTIVE” which is currently on view at the Elisabet Ney Museum in Austin.


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Image above is from the “RECONSTRUCTED SIGHTS” series made with actual Cuban soil from the Vinales Valley that I ground-up and turned into pigment. 48″ x 60″


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Faculty show is up through January



“Valley of Earthly Delights (View of Vinales Valley from Los Jazmines Overlook)”,  36″x 48″  and is part of the “HECHO CON CUBA” series.  -Handmade Vinales earth pigment (brown) and manufactured oil paint (green background color) on canvas.
The title highlights the indulgent quality of many of the products grown in this fertile valley: tobacco, fruits, sugar & rum.

2018 Events

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So pleased to be part of Frost Museum’s iteration of “Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago“.  If you are in the Miami area, please join me for the opening reception on Saturday, October 13 from 4-7. Also, the show will be on view and there will be special programing events at the Frost during Art Basel Miami-

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Detail of video still from “Black Bullets” by Jeannette Ehlers

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Looking forward to seeing some of my new RU artists friends in NYC!  Scherezade Garcia and me in front of her impressive “My Floating World, Landscape of Paradise” from the series “Theories on Freedom”.

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ALSO, I will be giving a gallery talk about my work in the the exhibition (“Fluid Perceptions: Banyan as Metaphor”)  starting at 1pm on Saturday, June 2.

Other artists talking about their work that day are (from left to right) Lisa Soto, Anvil Gosine, Edgar Endress, & (not pictured) Carlos Martiel…also in picture below, curator Tatiana Flores and participating artist Nicole Awai.



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Banyan as Metaphor: Grounded Paths,  48″ x 48″



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Cumulative Nature: Palms & Fronds, 60″ x 48″


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Cumulative Nature: Hambidge Cadmiums,  30″ x 30″

Show runs through April 27. bluespiral1.com



HECHO CON CUBA: Homage to Vinales # 6 (16″ x 16″)

After returning from working on-site in Cuba, I was an Artist-in-Residence at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. While there, I was able to develop off-site works that were considering more conceptual approaches to the Cuban landscape, color/ perception, and painting from both Western and Caribbean perspectives. The FSU Museum of Fine Arts is showcasing some of these works for the first time. The show will be up through February 5. To read more about these works, please go to the link below:

Click to access HechoConCubaState.pdf

to see more works from this series, go to:


Cernuda Arte will be showing my new HECHO EN CUBA paintings this year. A solo show of these works will open May 4 but a sneak preview is up now. These paintings were made on-site in, in the iconic Pinar del Rio region of Cuba….I was trying to (as literally as possible) follow in the footsteps of the great Cuban landscape painters…while still trying to do my own Cuban-American thing.

You can see more of these works on my website:


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RELATIONAL UNDERCURRENTS show extended through March 4.


with the Relational Undercurrents curator, Tatiana Flores

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In a new review of Relational Undercurrents James Scarborough writes, “WHAT IF I JUST HAD 20 MINUTES? Once you understand how banyan trees grow from seeds that land on other trees and, over time, germinate and strangle their host, you’ll better appreciate the incisive commentary of Lilian Garcia-Roig’s Fluid Perceptions: Banyan as Metaphor, 2016.”- January 29, 2018

Great to see that my painting was the first work prioritized to see if you only had 20 minutes to view the show-read the full review at:



2017 Events


Very excited to see a great review by Carol Damian of the Relational Undercurrents show at MOLAA in the new Art Nexus issue No. 107.

My work Fluid Perceptions: Banyan as Metaphor is mentioned and reproduced in the article. You can purchase a hard or electronic copy of it at:


or see a pdf of it on my website at:

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Please listen to an interview I had with Antonio Ruiz of Palacio Magazine at:


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I am very pleased to announce my inclusion in and the release of Relational Undercurrents, a book published by Duke press that accompanies an exhibition curated by Tatiana Flores for the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, which forms part of the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. This initiative examines the artistic legacy of Latin America and U.S. Latinos through a series of exhibitions and related programs. This exhibition catalog and volume edited by Flores and Michelle Ann Stephens calls attention to the artistic production of the Caribbean islands and their diasporas, challenging the conventional geographic and conceptual boundaries of Latin America.

This 352 page book includes 200 color plates and essays by the editors as well contributing essays by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Antonio Eligio Fernandez, Nicholas Laughlin, Nelson Maldonado-Torres, Jerry Philogene and Laura Roulet.


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Fluid Perceptions: Banyans as Metaphor, 2015  (9’H x 16’W) will be in the Natural Ecologies section


Read an overview of the exhibition by Julia P. Herzberg in Arte Al Dia:


And additional articles:

10 Best Art Exhibits On Display Right Now In Los Angeles






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Deep Woods Transition,  30″ x 24″,  2012

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Comma, Vol. 1, No. 1. – GHOST OBJECTS [the box] – is a portable gallery showcasing a curated collection of small and atypical works by Carolyn Henne, Kevin Curry, and Lilian Garcia-Roig, housed in a hand-crafted box made from recycled plywood. The issue includes texts by Judy and Rob Rushin. -Edition of 15

Lilian Garcia-Roig’s Genus Roigia addresses the link between her work as a painter and the scientific research of her great-great uncle, the Cuban botanist, Juan Tomas Roig. Each piece is unique; made from one of Roig’s deconstructed paintings, her old paintbrushes, recycled leather shoes, and a polymer 3D print in a sterling silver bezel.Screen Shot 2017-03-24 at 12.43.20 AM

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My contribution to COMMA:  Genus Roigia, (sewn leather pouch with a small, cut-up section of one of my on-site paintings that holds a Double Roig medal [Juan Tomas Roig & Lilian Garcia-Roig] made of cast polymer attached with a sterling silver ring to the ferrule and bristles of one of my used brushes)

Comma is an annual, limited edition object collection, a curated collaboration of artists and thinkers from varied media, backgrounds, interests. For information on purchasing or participating in a Comma Project, please visit https://commabox.art

First edition release date February 2017.

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Pop Autumn (48″ x 36″) -private collection Texas

APRIL 6-9 @ the Fashion Industry Gallery, 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201




I have two paintings in the contemporary section of this show and was asked by the curator, Segundo Fernandez, to talk about my works during his curatorial talk on Wed, Feb. 8 at 7:30.   Show runs through April 23.   http://coralgablesmuseum.org


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2016 Events

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The Joan Mitchell Center, an artist residency in New Orleans, supports local, national & international contemporary visual artists.



Palmage,  oil on canvas  30″ x 54″ (diptych), 2014



Cumulative Nature: Native Oranges & Palms (FL)  48″ x 72″ (diptych) 2014

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Cover image Sans Souci by Firelei Baez

I am very pleased to have my painting Cumulative Nature: Native Oranges & Palms be mentioned and reproduced in an essay titled Contemporary Art of the Hispanophone Caribbean Islands in an Archipelagic Framework co-written by Tatiana Flores and Michelle Stephens. This essay was included in the The Idea of Hispanophone Caribbean Studies section, guest edited by Vanessa Perez-Rosario for the 51st issue of  SMALL AXE, a Caribbean journal of criticism published three times a year by Duke University Press.

More information on the publication and on how to order it can be found at:


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Washington Water Flows:  Morning Mist, 14″ x 18″, watercolor & gouache on paper, 2013

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On Friday, October 21, I presented a talk for the SECAC session:

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View of CINTAS Exhibition with Garcia-Roig, Valdez & Acosta-Proenza

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The MDC Museum of Art + Design at the Freedom Tower will be exhibiting the visual arts finalists’ work through December 30, 2016. The exhibition, which features works by each of the visual arts finalists, is free and open to the public.

CINTAS Fellowships acknowledge creative accomplishments and encourage excellence in architecture, literature, music composition and the visual arts. Eligibility is limited to artists of Cuban citizenship or direct descent (having a Cuban parent or grandparent).

The jury: Amada Cruz, Director, Phoenix Art Museum; Stephen Maine, The School of Visual Arts, New York; Dominic Molon, Curator, RISD Museum; Shannon Stratton, Chief Curator; Museum of Art and Design, New York; Helen Toomer, Director, Pulse Contemporary Art Fair


Cumulative Nature: Native Orange, 2014.  36″ x 24″ (private collection Chicago)

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Flatbed Press at 25
By Mark Lesly Smith and Katherine Brimberry
-A visual feast for connoisseurs of contemporary printmaking, this lavishly produced volume presents a twenty-five-year retrospective of one of America’s premier artists’ printshops and the prominent and emerging artists who have worked there.

I am very honored to be a part of the long traditional of artists working at Flatbed Press in Austin, Texas and to be included in a book that chronicles the press’s 25 year history. This amazing small press invites artists from all over Texas to come to their studios to make new works and experiment with the printmaking medium.

Published by University of Texas Press, 2016



Impressions: Birch Melt  (30″ x 24″)

Although I was already primarily painting on-site, I valued being invited to go into the various print shops in Austin for some intensive experimentation. Each shop had its own speciality and equipment-Flatbed was known for its huge, Texas-sized press that many of us called the “the landing strip”. I made a series of Mono-prints with Flatbed Press in the mid-1990’s.

In a printshop environment (indoors with no views of a landscape), I was essentially working in inverse: starting from seeing nothing to discovering how my process of arbitrary mark-making could lead me to discover an image emerging out of paint…one where the process and tools of the printmaking process were as evident as the illusionist image (of woods) created through the multiple press runs. ABOVE is an example of the work I did while there.


Clear Path (WA Diptych) 24″ x 36″

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A new 10 month “pop-up” gallery in Palm Desert, California opens the end of August.


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I am pleased to announce I am included in the NAP #124 (ps. 18-19 & 46-49)

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You can purchase a copy of the book on line or at major book stores



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MAY 3-8

I will be in NYC May 3-7 and will be attending the VIP Opening on May 3, from 2-7. Please come by and see me if you are there!

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“Stained Glass Woods”  48″ x 60″ (private collection, Miami)

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I am very honored to have two of my on-site landscape paintings included in the “contemporary section” of this exhibition. One work dates back to the early 90’s when I spent a month working in the Taos Mesa in New Mexico. I was mostly helping my  UT-Austin colleague hand-build an adobe house in the morning & painting in the afternoons (this was basically their back yard!) The other work is from my new home state of Florida and is a quintessential example of the dense, wild palms & vegetation found in the northern Florida wetlands. A 112 pg catalog was produced for the exhibition. Included are essays by the curator Segundo Fernandez and art historians Juan Martinez, and Paul Niell.

You can get a catalog by contacting the museum.


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“Rio Grande Gorge”  1992   28″ x 40″  Private collection

Below is a  link to the ON VIEW MAGAZINE  (Jan-March edition, pages 100-110) article on the show.

{Pg. 100} Cuban Art in the Twentieth Century: Cultural Identity and the International Avant Garde

2015 Events

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“After the Burn”, 2014.      40″ x 30″

The Art Miami Pavilion is located in the Wynwood Arts district 3101 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL

Booth C-21, December 1-6.

Cernuda Arte will present Masterworks by Cuban Modern and Contemporary Artists: Wifredo Lam, Mario Carreño, Cundo Bermúdez, René Portocarrero, Mariano Rodríguez, Amelia Peláez, Víctor Manuel, Acosta León, Abela, Servando Cabrera Moreno, Agustín Cárdenas, Gina Pellón, Roberto Fabelo, Sosabravo, Flora Fong, Tomás Sánchez, Manuel Mendive, Pedro Pablo Oliva, Tania Bruguera, Lilian García-Roig, Miguel Florido, Dayron González, Joel Besmar, Irina Elén González, Giosvany Echevarría, and others.

Cernuda Arte will also be presenting and distributing their newly published annual publication, Important Cuban Artworks, Volume Thirteen.  A 180 page full-color catalog  featuring over 270 images of outstanding artworks.


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The artists will be giving Gallery Talks on Thursday @ 5pm on September 24

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READ THE REVIEW BY SUSAN RIFE of the Herald-Tribune Sarasota:



“Banyan as Metaphor”, 2015 14′ H x 20′ W

Link to short, 4 minute video of the show:

64 page catalog pdf (4 MG) below

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Note that to view the pdf as a magazine format in ADOBE READER, you must go to your menu bar and select “VIEW”, scroll down to “PAGE DISPLAY”, then select “TWO-UP CONTINUOUS” & “SHOW COVER PAGE DURING TWO-UP”

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Into the Wild is a painting exhibition exploring the theme of nature.

Curated by Carol Jazzar, it features contemporary South Florida artists Scott Armetta, Elizabeth Condon, John Defaro, Lilian Garcia-Roig, Ernesto Kunde, Magnus Sodamin, Donna Torres and Typoe. It also incorporates two masterworks by Augusto Chartrand Dubois and Miguel Arias.

Spanning more than a century, the featured subjects are depicted in both figurative and abstract styles.
All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Kendall Gallery
Martin and Pat Fine Center for the Arts
11011 S.W. 104th St.
Miami, FL 33176
Opening Reception
Meet the curator and artists.
Saturday, October 3
1 p.m.
For gallery hours, call 305-237-7700.


Review of show in Miami Herald


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View of “Wall of Fall” in my Fisher Studio (each panel 30″ x 30″)


I was very fortunate to able to have a short residency at the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts in October during the peak fall season. While there I met numerous amazing creative folks-writers & poets as well as preforming & visual artists of all types-and was able to make a series of autumn based, small, on-site paintings…nature put on an amazing show to be inspired from for sure (as seen from the leaves that would drop on my porch (no filters!)

This is a gem of an artists residency nestled in 600 acres in the mountains of northeastern Georgia (complete with waterfall!). I highly recommend it-please check them out at


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“Greens On Greens & Yellows” (WA) diptych 30″ x 48″

The Martin Museum of Art on the Baylor University Campus in Waco, Texas has recently acquired the painting “Greens On Greens & Yellows” (WA) diptych for their permanent collection! It will be on display June 2- July 17 in “Selections form the Permanent Collection” exhibition this summer.

You can also see images from the recent Martin Museum of Art duo-solo show I was in with James Surls at: http://baylorlariat.com/2014/10/22/photos-art-exhibits/

Click to access Surls-Roig_inside.pdf

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VALLEY HOUSE GALLERY @ the DALLAS ART FAIR        April 9-12,  Booth A5

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“Fleeting Fall” 48″ x 60″   Private Collection, Texas

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“Hyperbolic Nature: Florida Vine Diptych” 60″ x 96″

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 2.30.19 PM COCA is kicking off this year with “30 for 30” fine arts exhibition at the City Hall Gallery. This show will celebrate thirty artists who demonstrate a record of success and accomplishments over the last thirty years while calling Tallahassee, Florida home. This reception is on, you guessed it, January 30th and I will have two large works in it.

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Thomas Deans Fine Art
690 Miami Circle NE #905
Atlanta, GA 30324
tel. 404 814-1811

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“Cumulative Nature: Tannic Waters” (FL) 30″ x 24″

THE ANNUAL ART FACULTY EXHIBITION   This exhibition is a showcase for the faculty artists of the Department of Art in the College of Fine Arts at FSU…you never know what to expect but you can always expect a lot! I will have some of my “still wet” on-site Florida paintings in this show. The exhibition runs January 9th through February 1st. Public reception: Friday, January 9th 6:00 – 8:00 PM 530 W Call Street, 250 Fine Arts Building Museum of Fine Arts Museum Hours: M- F 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Sat & Sun 1:00 – 4:00 PM. Museum will be closed Monday, January 19th for MLK, Jr. Day. All museum exhibitions and events are FREE and open to the public! Visit the museum website for more information: http://mofa.fsu.edu/

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“Maples & Vines Intertwines” 60″ x 48″, 2008 which is at Cernuda Arte

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“Cumulative Nature: Palm Menagerie” (FL) 2011, diptych 48″ x 72″. Private collection  NY

Cernuda Arte exhibited a large collection of Wilfredo Lam works as well as a group show that includes my paintings at Art Miami in Booth C-30

VIP PREVIEW – By Invitation
December 2, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
December 3 thru 6, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
December 7, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

2014: Martin Museum of Art


The Martin Museum of Art (on the campus of Baylor University) in Waco will be hosting two concurrent solo shows: James Surls and me! Surls will have his large sculptures and drawings in Gallery 1 and I will have many of my large, on-site multi-panel paintings (from FL, GA, WA & NH) in Gallery 2 in a show I titled TIME SENSITIVE.

Surls is a quintessential Texas artist who makes bold works and I am particularly excited about this show and the juxtaposition of our works because I have been a huge fan of both his monumental sculptures and drawings since I first saw them back when I was in high school. While our works are very different on the surface, I have always felt a strong connection to his work, his aesthetics, his process and the materiality of his pieces…I am a maximalist 2-D, colorful version of him, or something like that…I hope.


“Webbed Woods” (WA) 36″ x48″

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Below are two small png (like pdf) links to download more information about the artists in the show:

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2014: “A Mysterious Clarity: 2.0”


“Autumn Bursts” (NH) diptych 60″ x 96″, 2008


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“Stained Glass Woods” (WA) triptych 48″ x132″

This was the decade anniversary of our inaugural exhibit at 621 Gallery in Tallahassee in 2004!…we are getting better with age-or at least our paintings are:)