Yuniel Espinosa Castro (born in January 23, 1983) is a Cuban contemporary artist and Art Professor in his country. He graduated with high honors of Licentiate in Education, Specialty: Plastic Arts Education at The Higher PedagogicInstitute “Enrique Jose Varona” in 2006. In the same year he began his work as a teacher of Art History in the school of “Instructors Art” of Havana Province. Yuniel also imparted art classes to children of middle school level in several schools of the Havana.
Since early age, the drawing became his great passion; Yuniel's artistic career began at 20 years old, when he made his debut at Gallery "El Castillito" in The University "Enrique Jose Varona" (2003). He made many group and solo exhibitions in Cuba, Spain, and Canada. His Artworks has obtained awards and recognitions in the Art Exhibitions in Havana, Cuba in 2003 and 2006. In 2007 he moved to The United States.
Yuniel`s style is based on different thematic experimentation, treatment of color in proportion to the representation of feelings and emotions, managing unexpectedly compositional element, to enrich a world of memories. In all his work, Yuniel was influenced for the Dadaist and Surrealist Art movements. He transforms objects of daily life in a personal system of symbols. He create a stirring world that to invite to reflect on social issues and the typical essence of human.
Yuniel lives currently in Miami, Florida, where is fully involved in his creative work; getting in his First Group Exhibitions in the United States “ First Prize in Painting”. Some of his work has been collected by important art collector, of some European country, Canada, and United States.
2011 Daniel`s pavilion at The Philharmonic Center of the Arts, Naples,Florida, U.S
2010 Gorge Sori Fine Art gallery, Coral Gables, Florida. U.S.
2010 Ana G. Mendez University System Gallery, Miramar, Florida. U.S.
2009 Penthouse Oasis Hotel Gallery and Robb & Stucky,Ft Myers, Florida, U.S.
2009 Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, Florida, U.S
2009 Daas gallery, Fort Myers, Florida, U.S.
2008 Museum of History, Fort Myers, Florida, U.S.
2008 Six Degrees Exhibitions Gallery, Naples, Florida, U.S.
2008 Pan American Exhibition for Alliance Art, Culture and Industry, Inc. Cape Coral, Florida, U.S.
2006 Best Young Cuban Art, Mississauga, Canada.
2006 Angerona gallery, Province Havana, Cuba.
2006 Guilfredo Lam Gallery, City Havana, Cuba.
2005 Angerona Gallery, Province Havana, Cuba.
2005 “Talent Young” Communitarian Project Cuba-Spain, in Valencia, Spain.
2005 Angerona gallery, Province Havana, Cuba.
2004 Museum of the Rum of Old Havana, Havana City, Cuba.
2003 Higher Pedagogic Institute ‘‘Enrique Jose Varona" gallery, Havana City, Cuba.
2002 Higher Pedagogic Institute ‘‘Enrique Jose Varona’’, Havana City, Cuba.
2008 First painting prize in Pan America for Alliance Art, Culture and Industry, Inc. “Celebrating
Hispanic Culture” Art Exhibit. Cape Coral, Florida, U.S.
2006 First painting prize in the Third hall the plastic Artemiseña ‘‘Felo Ramírez'' in the gallery of art “Angerona” Province Havana, Cuba.
2003 First painting prize in the Fourth hall plastic arts of Marianao in the gallery of the Higher Pedagogic Institute ‘‘Enrique Jose Varona’’, Havana City, Cuba.
2008 Interview in the Magazine “Somos”, Fort Myers, Fl. U.S.
2008 Special interview in Tele Azteca America, Naples, Florida, US.
2007 Special interview in the Channel TV Artemisa, that obtained prize in the National Festival of Radio and Television, Havana, Cuba.