Flora Fong Garcia, Cuban (1949 - )

Flora Fong`s workart occupies a singular place at the contemporary Cuban painting. Within her artistic creation, are appreciable components of country`s life, nature and culture like: landscapes, domestic life and her Chinesse ethnic root.

She finished her intermediate studies at the Plastic Arts School in Camagüey on the specialty of painting and since 1966 until 1970 she studied at Cubanacán National School of Art in Havana City.

She teached at San Alejandro Plastic Arts Academy up to 1989 and nowadays, she is member of Cuban Writers and Artists National Union (UNEAC) and the International Association of Plastic Artists (AIAP).

In addition of painting and drawing, Flora Fong has intruded on ceramics, vitral and design on fabrics. She has made illustrations for different national and international publications.

Among her most interesting works we can highlight in 1995 a collective mural at National Hotel in Havana City, in 1997 the design of a vitral (150 x 600 cm) for the Piano-Bar at El Pedregal Restaurant in Havana City and in 1999 a sculture placed at Varadero Spa.

Her creation is located at diverse countries such as: Cuba: National Fine Arts Museum of Havana and Museum of Camagüey; Nicaragua: Museum of America in Managua; China: National Parlament ibn Beijing; France: France Liberte Foundation in Paris; Swiss: World Organization for the Intellectual Property (OMPI): South Corea: Museum of Contemporary Art Sonjwe in Kyongju; Canada: Real Museum of Ontairo in Toronto; Spain: Real House in Madrid.

Flora Fong`s Artwork is also appreciable at various particular collections in Cuba, Spain, Holland, China, United Sates, Portugal, Mexico, Chile, Germany, Italy, Greece, Trinidad Tobago and Japan among other countries.

Solo Exhibitions
2001- Among Decades. La Acacia Gallery, Havana, Cuba; Motives of the Motherland, Cernuda Art Gallery, Miami, Florida, United States.
1998- Paintings and Drawings. Galleries 1, 2, 3, 4 Puerto España. Trinidad Tobago.
1997-Paintings and Drawings, Cultural Palace of Workers, Prohibited City, Beijing, China; Paintings and Drawings, SEIT_Foto Salon, Tokio, Japan; 'Paintings, Flora Fong, Gallery of Expositions from the National Library of Vila Franca De Xira, Portugal; Paintings, Flora Fong, Artela Gallery, Lisboa, Portugal.

Her works has integrated remarkable Group Exhibitions at diverse cities of the world such as: Havana, Cuba; Miami, United States; Pireos and Keephalonia Islands, Greece; Emiratos Arabes Unidos; Extremadura and Madrid, Spain; Toronto, Canada.

The State Council of the Cuban Republic conferred her Distinction for National Culture in 1988.

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