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Mario Bencomo

Mario Bencomo Pinar del Río, Cuba) is a Cuban-American artist.

His work is in the collection of numerous museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; Detroit Institute of Art; Norton Museum of Art; Denver Art Museum, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba; Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C.; Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis; Museo de Arte Maria Zambrano, Malaga-Velez, Spain; Frost Art Museum at FIU, Miami; Archer M. Huntington Gallery, Museum of the University of Texas, Austin; Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland; Lowe Art Museumat the University of Miami; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Panama; Mizel Museum, Denver; Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale; State University of New York at Cortland; Lehigh University Art Galleries, PA, among others.


Bencomo's work is exhibited since 1979 in many individual and group shows at international museums and galleries. Among them, Museo de America, Madrid, Spain, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, National Library of Canada, Ottawa, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Panama, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Centre d'Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain, Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, New York, Musee des Tapisseries, Aix-en Provence, France, Bass Museum, Miami Beach, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico, The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL, Meadows Museum, Dallas, Atlanta College of Art, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C., Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, Museo del Barrio, New York, The Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Contemporary Art Museum at USF, Tampa, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Miami Art Center, FL, The Noyes Museum of Art, NJ, Snite Museum, University of Notre Dame, IN, Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, NY, Boca Museum, FL, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, Spain, Greenhouse Gallery, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Fundacio "La Caixa", Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Naples Museum of Art, FL, University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, NY.[1]


Bencomo has been awarded several Fellowships and distinctions during his career. An Individual Artists Fellowship, Painting, Division of Cultural Affairs, State of Florida, 1992-1993. A Fellowship in Painting, Oscar B. Cintas Foundation, Institute of International Education, New York City, 1984-1985. The "Anthony, Capodilupo Fine Arts" Prize, Miami, Florida, in 1981. In 1987 he obtained the "Adquisition Prize, Second Florida Biennial Exhibition", Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida. He was also awarded a prize in the " 39th Annual All Florida Exhibition", Boca Museum, Boca Raton, Florida, in 1989.

References and external links

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  • University of Buffalo website on the artist


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