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Biography
“A Painter with a Passion”
Gilda Sacasas is a Cuban-American contemporary artist, born in Cuba and raised in the United States.  Sacasas has been developing her skills as a fine artist since childhood.  Very early in life she became fascinated by the world of arts and knew this would have a major impact on the rest of her life. 
  
Gilda Sacasas a self-taught artist has spent the last eighteen years pursuing her fascination with painting and mixed-media.  She is best known for her unique style focusing on the placement of figures and detailed color usage; Sacasas’ inspirations come from life experiences, memories and feelings that result in painting from her heart.  Her work is an emotional, direct interpretation of her world, where color brings everyday stories to life - reflections she believes might tend to break “rules,” yet still convey sincerity and projecting inner spiritual peace. 

Sacasas is a critically acclaimed artist who has exhibited at numerous galleries, museums,
institutions and private collections throughout the world.  Sacasas has received critical acclaim for her award-winning exhibits, her paintings, limited editions and ceramics are in public, corporate, and private collections worldwide, including US Senate, and the Keneset in
Tel-Aviv, and has been profiled in numerous national and international publications.

Sacasas has also been commissioned to create pieces for Sony Music Records, The American Heart Association, The League against Cancer, The Biltmore International Food and Wine Festival, University of Miami, Target Stores, Martin Sprocket and Gear, Leon Health and Medical Centers, People en Espanol Magazine, among many others.

Over the years Sacasas has lent her talent and energy to many philanthropic causes.  She has curated many exhibitions for different organizations and institutions. Her latest project became a reality in 2010 when she produced SOLO Art Miami Art Fair, an annual art fair to help promote and develop individual artist’s endeavors from all over the world. 

Currently, Sacasas exhibits work at her own gallery, SACASAS Fine Arts in Coral Gables, Fl.   

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Solo Exhibitions

2013
SACASAS Fine Arts Gallery  Coral Gables, Fl.

2012
SACASAS Fine Arts Gallery  Coral Gables, Fl.
Featured Artist for Ronald McDonald House - " The Heart Chain Gala" - Miami, Fl.

2011
SACASAS Fine Arts Gallery  Coral Gables, Fl.
Galeria Da Vinci, San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Featured artist- Poster Artist Pinecrest Gardens Art Festival, Pinecrest, Fl.

2010
S
OLO Art Miami 2010  Miami Airport Convention Center, Miami, Fl.
SACASAS Fine Arts Gallery, Coral Gables, Fl.
Produced and Curated the First Annual SOLO Art Miami at the Miami Airport Convention     
with the participation of over 100 artists from all over the world

2009 
Featured Artist for the South Miami Arts Festival - Poster Artist
Galeria Da Vinci  Hotel intercontinental  San Pedro Sula, Honduras
DaVinci’s Gallery Coral Gables, Fl.  Small Works-Big Idea Exhibition

2008
Art of the Americas Gallery  San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Art Expo Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
Tina’s Art Gallery, Potomac, Maryland   
DaVinci’s Gallery, Coral Gables, Fl.     
GDS Fine Arts Gallery  Coral Gables, Fl.
Featured Art Work on Higher Education College Texbook  En Comunidad published by     
McGraw-Hill

2007
*The Congretional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHILI) & state representative Lincoln Diaz-Balart presented Mr. Raul H. Yzaguirre, Executive Director for Community Development and Civil Rights and former CEO and president of the (NCLA) Consejo Nacional de La Raza a commissioned painting titled “Bongosero: by artist Gilda Sacasas.

2006

GDS Fine Arts Gallery  Art Basel Day at Coral Gables
DCOTA (Design Center of the Americas) Sponsored by Casa & Estilo Int’l. Magazine
Featured Artist for Nessen Showroom Gallery, Dania Beach, Fl.
Featured Artist for the University of Miami Center for Autism
Featured Artist for the Biltmore International Wine Festival

2005
Art Expo New York 2005, New York
DaVinci’s Gallery  Coral Gables, Fl.  
Webster Publishing Company, New York

2004
Art Expo Atlanta  Atlanta, Georgia
Tower Gallery  Miami, Fl.  One Woman Ballet Series Exhibition
Morgan/Stanley  Miami, Fl.  Solo Exhibition
DaVinci’s Gallery  Coral Gables, Fl.

2003
Art Expo New York 2003  New York, Jacob Javitz Convention Center, New York
The Wirtz Gallery, South Miami, Fl.  Solo Exhibition
Cousen Rose Art Gallery  Martha’s Vineyard, Ma.
Galeria Topacio, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Jennings Fine Art, Washington, D.C.

2002
The 2002 Biltmore Cellar Club, Coral Gables, Fl.  Solo Exhibit
DaVinci’s Gallery  Coral Gables, Fl.
Giancarlo Gallery, South Miami, Fl.  Solo Exhibit
Hatman Gallery, Coral Gables, Fl.

2001
New America Alliance  Key Biscayne, Fl.
DCOTA - Today’s World of Design 2001 Sponsored by Architectural Digest
DaVinci’s Gallery, Coral Gables, Fl.  Grand Openin
*Congresswoman, Ileana Ros-Lehtinem, Presented Prime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon with a commissioned painting “Mi Ofrenda” - A gift from the Cuban-American Community to the people of Israel   Jerusalem, Israel

2000
Art Expo 2000 Coconut Grove, Fl.

1999
Le Vintage Art Gallery  San Juan, Puerto Rico   

1998
SACASAS Fine Arts/GDS Fine Arts Grand Opening Coral Gables, Fl.
Nabuc Art Gallery  Miami, Fl.
I’ve Been Framed Art Gallery  Coral Gables, Fl.
Sky Gallery  Miami, Fl.
RG Fine Art Gallery, Miami, Fl.

1997
World Fine Art Gallery  New York, N.Y.
N.Y. Euro America Galleries  New York, N.Y.

1996
Apropos Art Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
Masterpiece Gallery, Boca Raton, Fl.
Santayana Gallery Grand Opening, Key Biscayne, Fl.
Faces Art Gallery, Bay Harbor Island, Fl.
Moran Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.

1995
Caroline Gallery, Coral Gables, Fl.  “One Woman’s Vision”
Cuban Collection Fine Art Gallery,  Coral Gables, Fl.

1994
An Exhibition of Contemporary Latin Art - Merisel World Class Distribution, Miami, Fl.

1993
One Woman Show Sponsored by Renan of Avant Garde, Coral Gables, Fl.
Featured Artist for the South Florida Wine Festival  Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables, Fl. 

1989
First Exhibition Sponsored by Dr. Frank Bolea, Miami, Fl.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2013
" Las Diosas- Goddesses" Group Exhibition, Sacasas Fine Arts, Miami, Fl.
"Simply Women" Group Exhibition, Sacasas Fine Arts, Miami, Fl.
The 49th Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival - Coconut Grove, Fl.
Pinecrest Art Festival, Pinecrest, Fl.
The 14h Annual Carnaval on the Mile Arts Festival  Coral Gables, Fl.
Carnaval Miami Gala Auction Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, Fl.
Permanent Exhibition Sacasas Fine Arts, Miami Fl.

2012
The 49th Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival - Coconut Grove, Fl.
Pinecrest Art Festival, Pinecrest, Fl.
Featured Artist - Poster Artist for the Pine Crest Art Festival, Fl.
The 2nd Annual Gables Hispanic Cultural Art Festival, Coral Gables, Fl.
The 13h Annual Carnaval on the Mile Arts Festival  Coral Gables, Fl.
Art Fest of Boca Raton, Boca Raton, Fl.
Gulf Stream Park Art Festival, Aventura, Fl.
Miami Children's Museum, "Be a Kid Again" Miami, Fl.
Futurama Art Center, Miami, Fl.
Galeria DaVinci, San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Permanent Exhibition Sacasas Fine Arts, Miami Fl.
Curated "Carnaval on the Mile" for the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana with the
participation of 160 International Artist.
Featured Artist, Ronald McDonald House

2011
The 48th Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival - Coconut Grove, Fl.
Pine Crest Art Festival, Pine Crest, Fl.
Featured Artist - Poster Artist for the Pine Crest Art Festival, Fl.
The 2nd Annual Gables Hispanic Cultural Art Festival, Coral Gables, Fl.
The 13th Annual Carnaval on the Mile Arts Festival  Coral Gables, Fl.

2010

The 47th Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival  Coconut Grove, Fl.
The 12th Annual Carnaval on the Mile Arts Festival  Coral Gables, Fl.
The First Gables Hispanic Cultural Art Festival, Coral Gables, Fl.           
The First Art in the Park Art Festival, Bayfront Park, Fl. 

2009

The 46th Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Coconut Grove, Fl.
The 38th Annual South Miami Arts Festival, So. Miami, Florida
The 11th Annual Carnaval on the Mile Arts Festival, Coral Gables, Fl.
Curated Small Works/Big Idea Vol. I Exhibition of 75 Latin American Artists
Curated Small Works/Big Idea Vol. II Exhibition of 55 Latin American Artists
 
2008
Beaux Arts Festival, Coral Gables, Fl.
The 45th Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Coconut Grove, Fl.
The 37th Annual South Miami Arts Festival, So. Miami, Fl.
The 10th Annual Carnaval on the Mile Arts Festival, Coral Gables, Fl.
Wynwood Hispanic Heritage Exhibit, Miami, Fl.
IKF Latin American Art  The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation  Coral Gables, Fl.
Jackson Memorial Foundation Miami, Fl.
Hispanic Heritage Expo  Hispanic Chamber of Commerce  Miami Beach, Fl.
ASPIRA Hispanic Heritage at Wynwood  Miami, Fl.
Featured  Art Work on HGTV Home Decoration TV Channel
Featured  Art Work Wine Spectator Magazine
Served as an art juror for Children’s Art Competion  The Kiwanis Club, Miami, Fl.

2007
The 44th Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Coconut Grove, Fl.
The 19th Annual Las Olas Art Festival, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
The 9th Annual Carnaval on the Mile Art Festival, Coral Gables, Fl.
The 36th South Miami Arts Festival  South Miami, Fl.
Featured Art Work  Wine Spectator Magazine

2006
The 43rd Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Coconut Grove, Fl.
Britto Central  Gallery Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibit  Miami Beach, Fl. 
Art Expo New York 2006  Webster Fine Arts Publishing, New York, N.Y.   
The 35th South Miami Arts Festival South Miami, Fl.          
The 18th Annual Las Olas Art Festival, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
The 35th Annual South Miami Art Festival, South Miami, Fl.
The 8th Annual Carnaval on the Mile Art Festival  Coral Gables, Fl.
University of Miami School of Law  Miami Law Women Art Exhibit/Rebirth C.Gables,FL.
GDS Fine Arts Sponsored “The Artists Village” at Carnaval on the Mile - C. Gables, Fl.  
Curated Evening of Indulgence for the Kiwanis Club fund-raiser
Curated Carnaval on the Mile Artists Village (100+ Artists)
Featured Artist Wine Spectator Magazine for The Internation Wine & Food Festival

2005
The 3rd Annual St. Armands Art Festival  Sarasota, Fl.
The 18th Annual Boca Festival of the Arts Boca Raton, Fl.
The 34th Annual South Miami Arts Festival South Miami, Fl.
The 7th Annual Naples Arts Festival, Naples, Fl.
The 6th Annual Carnaval on the Mile Art Festival, Coral Gables, Fl.
West Gallery Collective Caribbean Exhibit, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Museo Cubano, Miami, Fl.
Featured Artist Carnaval on the Mile
Featured Artist for The University of Miami Center for Autism
Featured Artist for The Biltmore International Wine Festival       
Featured Artist Wine Spectator Int’l. Magazine
Featured Artist for Mercy Hospital  The 29th Annual Spring Ball
Curated Artists Exhibition for The League Against Cancer
Curated Artists Exhibition for the Kiwanis Club - Evening of Indulgence Fund /raiser
Featured - Movie - “Los Pintores Cubanos/Dos Siglos de Pintura by Latin American Art
Consultants

2004
Art Expo New York Jacob Javitz Convention Center  New York, N.Y.
South Miami Art Festival, South Miami, Fl.
Emilio and Gloria Estefan’s Art Auction, Bongo’s Café - Miami, Fl.
PAC (U.S. Cuba-Democracy Political Action Committee) Coral Gables, Fl.
Genesis - Aids Foundation, Miami,Fl.
Featured Artist Carnaval Miami
Featured Artist Miami International Ballet
Featured Artist for Casa & Estilo International Artists Book
Curated  Creative Beginnings Latin American Artists Exhibition  Coral Gables, Fl.
Curated Fund/Raiser Art Exhibit for The League Against Cancer

2003
Artscape Naples Finals National Juried Exhibition Gallery Victoria, Naples, Fl.
The Children’s Museum  Miami, Fl.
Featured Artist for the South Florida Wine Festival
Featured Artist for the United Way
Featured Artist for Conde Nast Magazine Latin American Artist Exhibition
Designed “The Sacasas Collection” Jewelry for Santayana Jewelers
Curated “24 Cuban-American Artists Exhibit” at the Wirtz Gallery
Curated “Voces por La Libertad” Cuban-American Artists Society The Biltmore Hotel
Curated  Conde Nast/Audi Latin American  Artists Exhibition The Biltmore Hotel
Curated  Cuba Nostalgia/The Cuban-American Artists Society (87 Artists)         

2002
The Jewish Museum Miami Beach, Fl.
Latin Brush Strokes Fine Art Gallery, Naples, Fl.
University of Miami   The Koubek Memorial Center Art Festival Coral Gables, Fl.
Miami Dade Community College,  Miami, Fl.
The Cuban-American Artist Society  Brickell Square, Fl.  The Harmony of Contrast
Miami Dade County Advisory Board, Miami, Fl.
Featured Artist for the South Florida Wine Festival, The Biltmore Hotel  Coral Gables, Fl.

2001
Founded the First Cuban-American Artists Society
Curated the First Cuban-American Artists Society Exhibition of 45 participating artists
Havana Blues Art II  Ybor City Historic Center , Tampa, Fl. 
Barry University  Miami, Fl.
The Art Museum  San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Barrio Museum, Miami, Fl.  Tribute to Brothers to the Rescue
C & C Fine Arts Gallery  Weston , Fl.
The Museum of Science, Miami, Fl.
Exhibition Curator for the League Against Cancer (100+ Artists) 

2000
Hamilton Fine Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
AXA Gallery  Coconut Grove, Fl.
Hispanic Role Model of the Year  Key Biscayne Fl.  
Featured  Artist for The League Against Cancer 

1999
Miami Chilren’s Hospital  Miami, Fl.
La Asociacion de Mujeres Cubanas Universitarias, Miami, Fl.
The First All Cuban Artists Exhibition, Coconut Grove, Fl.  Cuba Nostalgia

1998
Frankel & Company, Chicago, Illinois  Hispanic Artist
Art Expo L.A.  Los Angeles, California
Artesanos Art Gallery  Coral Gables, Fl.
The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin-American Art, Coral Gables, Fl.
The Cuban Museum  Miami, Fl.   Pintores Cubanos del Exilio
Nabuc Art Gallery  Miami, Fl.
Nova Southeastern University  North Miami, Fl.  Hispanic Heritage Festival
I’ve Been Framed Art Gallery  Coral Gables, Fl.
Sky Gallery  Miami, Fl.
RG Fine Art Gallery, Miami, Fl.
Sotheby’s  Douglas Entrance Gallery  Latin American Artists  Coral Gables, Fl.

1997
Centro  Cultural Espanol, Barcelona, Spain
Art Expo, Barcelona, Spain   Cooperacion Iberoamericana
Gallerie Thomas Long  Art Exhibit  Hanau/Frankfurt, Germany
Art Miami ’97  Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Fl.
Art Americas ’97  Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Fl. 
WIZO (The Women’s International Zionist Organization)  Indian Creek Island, Fl.
NALEO (Nacional Asociacion de Funcionarios Latinos Electos y Designados)
Vizcaya Palace, Miami, Fl.
CHAW (La Coalicion de Mujeres Hispano Americanas) Miami, Fl.
Curated “Con Amor” Exhibition for the League Against Cancer with the participation of   
125 artists.
Editor of “Con Amor” Artists Catalog

1996
Art Americas ’96  Miami Beach Convention Center  Miami Beach, Fl.
Galleria Rotini  Livorno, Italy
Art Expo ’96, Barcelona, Spain    
Museum of New Arts (MoNa), Best of Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art, Washington, D.C. 
Hispanic Expressions
The Hort Museum, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
Batik-Graphics Extra   Basle, Switzerland
NABE (National Association of Bilingual Educators) Orlando, Fl.
Apropos Art Gallery, Telluride, Colorado
Carib Gallery -  Soho, New York
The Art and Cultural Center of Hollywood, Fl.

1995
University of Miami, Coral Gables  Amigos of the University of Miami

1994
South Florida Art Center  Miami Beach, Fl.  The Spirit of Afro-Cuba