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Born in Havana, Cuba (1942)

Luis Cruz Azaceta left for the United States in 1960. He attended the School of Visual Arts, New York, and participated in the neo-expressionism movement in the 1970s.

His work has been featured in hundreds of art exhibitions. His most recent solo shows include Luis Cruz Azaceta, 1984-1989, George Adams Gallery, New York (2018) and Luis Cruz Azaceta: A Question of Color, Lyle O. Reitzel, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2018). His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including Pop America 1965-1975 (traveling show) (2018-19); and Ride Up! Social Justice in Art from The Collection of J. Michael Bewley, San Jose Museum of Art, CA (2018). He has received countless grants and awards including the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Grant (1985) and the National Endowment for the Arts (1980-81, 1985, 1991-92)

He has been living in New Orleans, LA, since 1992.