Leandro Velasco, Colombian (1933 - )

Leandro Velasco

Leando Velasco was born in Cali, Colombia in 1933.

"I was born in Columbia, South America and I arrived in New York City on November 23, 1963, the same day President Kennedy was assassinated. My dream was to be a working artist and live off the proceeds from my paintings.
It was very difficult to be accepted, so I took a job designing stained glass windows, mosaics and sculptures and I painted in my personal time. Now, for many years, I am able to concentrate totally on my painting.

I live on a farm in upstate New York and my studio is in a converted barn, along with my gallery. It is a great space to exhibit my paintings to prospective buyers. I have exhibited in this country and overseas, with shows in Paris, London, Venice, Belgium, Japan, and South America. My paintings always have a touch of humor." - Leandro Velasco


EXHIBTIONS AND AWARDS:

Galleria Spazio Aperto, Bienale Venezia , Italy - 2005

Galeria de Arte Creta, Cali, Colombia – 1997

Council of the Arts Exhibition, Cooperstown , New York , USA – 1997

Marvin Maukman Fine Art, Aventura , Florida , USA – 1996

Dublin-Kitzen Fine Art, Coral Gables , Florida , USA –1996

Pro Arte Gallery, Cali , Colombia – 1995

Casa Solano Gallery, Bogota , Colombia – 1995

Richard Kubiak Gallery, Catskills Council of the Arts, Oneonta , New York – 1994

Galera de Arte Creta, Cali, Colombia – 1994

Public Television Art Auction, Binghampton , New York (First Prize) – 1993

Chenango County Council of the Arts, Norwich , New York – 1992

Pacifica Yokohama Exhibition Hall – 1992

Tokio , Japan , Art Expo – 1992

Ghent Lineart Internationale, Ghent , Belgium – 1991

Fine Arts Gallery, Antwerpen , Belgium – 1991

Upstart Gallery, Chicago – 1990

Storrington Fine Art Studios, Storrington, West Sussex, England – 1989

Artefino, Charlotte , North Carolina – 1989

Edward Weston Graphics, Northridge , California – 1988-89

Matizes Gallery, Long Island , New York – 1987-88

Gallery Dos, New York , New York – 1986-87-88

Rosenbaum Fine Arts, Ft. Lauderdale , Florida – 1988

Dyansen Gallery , New York , New York , - 1087 – 1988

Galleria Dos, West Hampton , New York , - 1982 –1985

Galleria El Charco, Cali , Colombia – 1981 – 1983

Salon Comparisons, Grande Palais, Paris – 1978

Muriel Karasik Gallery , New York City - 1978

Gerald Price Gallery, Sag Harbor , New York – 1978

Graphics ll Art Gallery , West Hampton New York – 1977

Gallery of Light and Motion – 1976

Conceptuals Gallery , New York City – 1975

Mari Gallery of Westchester, Mamaroneck – 1974

Fine Arts Gallery, Philadelphia – 1973

Art and Ice Cream Gallery , New York – 1971

Cover of Time Magazine, stained glass design

Sudamericana Gallery , New York – 1969 – 1970 – 1971

Mcgraw Hill Building , New York City – 1967

Washington Square Galleries – 1966

Sudamericana Galleries , New York City – 1965

Primer Salon Panamerica de Pintura, Cali , Colombia – 1965

Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogota, Colombia – 1965

Casa de la Cultura, Manizales, Colombia – 1964

Sudamericana Gallery , New York City – 1964

Joint first Prize for unique use of color with artists Tereza Cuellar and Alberto Gutierrez in the Troisieme Bienale De Paris - 1963

Sala Gregorio Vasquez, Bogota , Colombia – 1963

Seglo XX la Pintura en Colombia – 1963

XV Salon de Artistas Colombia, Bogota – 1962

Salon de Artes Plasticas, Ibague , Colombia – 1962

Quarto Salon de Artistas Del Valle, Cali – 1962 (First Prize)

Sala Gregorio Vasquez, Bogota , Colombia – 1962

Tercer Salon de Artistas Del Valle, Cali , Colombia – 1961 (Second Prize)

Salon de Artistas Nacionales, Manizales , Colombia – 1961

Museo la Tertulia, Cali, Colombia – 1961

Salon de las Artes, Institute Municipal de Cultura, Cali , Colombia – 1961

Salon Intercol, Bogota , Colombia – 1960

Segundo Festival de Arte Nacional, Cali, Colombia – 1960

Ministero de Educascion Nacional y Divulgacion Cultural, Bogota, Clombia – 1959

Museo la Tertulia, Cali, Colombia – 1959

Segundo Salon Artistas Del Valle, Cali , Colombia – 1958

Primer Salon de Artistas de Valle, Cali , Colombia – 1957

Museo la Tertulia, (Stained Glass Designs), Cali , Colombia – 1957

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