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Jorge Alberto

United States

Born in 1949

Joined Artisor: February 2024

Artist Stats

Total pieces for sale: 1

Bio

Jorge Alberto González was born in Cuba in 1949 and emigrated to the United States with his family in 1965.

In 1969 after completing studies at Union Hill High School, Mr. González enrolled at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, graduating with a certificate of completion with honors in 1972. he returned to the School of Visual Arts in 1976 and graduated a year later with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Mayor.

In 1978 Mr. González moved to Baltimore, Maryland and work as a graphic designer for 18 years at WJZ-TV13 Graphic Art Department.

In 1991 he started attending the Schuler School of Fine Arts, studying for four years under master artist Ann D. Schuler. After graduating from Schuler’s,  in 1994 he moved to Florence, Italy, where he continued his studies under John Michael Angel, a year later Mr. González came back to the US and made Pembroke Pines, Florida his home. In 1983 he returned to Baltimore to work on his art career.

Mr. González is a contemporary realist artist that paints “trompe l’oeils” a style of painting intended to create the illusion of a three-dimensional object on a two dimensional surface.

Mr. González artistic process began as a child by observing the work of the old masters with the helps of art books and the support of his parents. Because of this he has always been attracted to the realistic quality of the paintings of Michelangelo da Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci and Diego Velazquez, a style he emulates.

Mr. González paintings spring from a lifelong fascination with the drama of light and the deception of illusion, for that reason he enjoy creating works of art that have these qualities. 

His primary source of inspiration for his diverse subjects matters comes from surrounding himself with the items he is going to paint, this way becoming familiar with them and creating a connection important for his work.

Mr González is a recipient of many awards for his work including the “Lorenso il Magnifico” bronze medal in painting from the 2001 the Florence International Biannual of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy. His art work is in many residences in the U.S. and Europe and is in several public   collections including Calvert Hall College High School, George B. Young Hall,  the Baltimore City Hall Building and the State House in Annapolis, Maryland. 

Mr. González lives and work in Baltimore, Maryland and paint under the name “Jorge Alberto. 

Bio Author: I.G.O.R. Show in Scottsdale

  • Artworks
  • Curriculum Vitae

2023 Principle Gallery “National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society, 33rd Best of America Exhibition”, Alexandria, VA.

Principle Gallery “Annual Small Works Exhibition”, Alexandria, VA.

Troika GalleryAnniversary Show Group Show”, Easton, MD

2022  McBride Gallery “International Guild of realism 16th Annual International Juried Exhibition”, Annapolis, MD.

Principle Gallery “The Sill Life: Jorge Alberto, Elizabeth Floyd and Larry Preston” Alexandria, VA

Principle Gallery “Annual Small Works Exhibition”, Alexandria, VA.

Troika GalleryAnniversary Show Group Show”, Easton, MD

2020 

Principle Gallery “Annual Small Works Exhibition”, Alexandria, VA.

Grand Art Under a Grant, Troika Gallery, Easton MD.

Troika GalleryAnniversary Show Group Show”, Easton, MD

2019

Troika Gallery “Jorge Alberto, To fool the eye, trompe l’oeil paintings”. (One men show), Easton MD.

Principle Gallery “International Guild of realism 14th Annual International Juried Exhibition”, Alexandria, VA.

2018

The Sugarman Peterson Gallery “International Guild of realism 13th Annual International Juried Exhibition”, Santa Fe, NM.

Principle Gallery “Annual Small Works Exhibition”, Alexandria, VA.

Troika GalleryAnniversary Show Group Show”, Easton, MD

2017

Annual Small Works Exhibition, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA.

Grand Art Under a Grant, Troika Gallery, Easton MD.

2016 

John F. Peto Studio Museum “Trompe l’oeil International Juried Art Exhibition 2016 Peto Biennial”, Island Heights, NJ .

 

Principle GalleryRoot to Bloom juried exhibition”, Alexandria, VA.

Principle Gallery “The Language of Objects: A Still Life Invitational at Principle Gallery”, Alexandria, VA.

2015

Principle Galley “International Guild of Realism 10th Annual Exhibition”, Alexandria, VA.

International Guild of Realism “Masterworks Museum Exhibition” Traveling Museum Exhibition.

Troika Gallery “Sixty Stellar Paintings for under $600”, Easton, MD.

2014

Robert Lange Studios “International Guild of Realism 9th Annual Exhibition”, Charleston, SC.

2013

Principal Gallery “Group Still Life Invitational”, Alexandria, VA.

2012

Principal Gallery “The Boston International Fine Art Show” Boston, MA.

2011

Arcadia Gallery “The Los Angeles Art Show”, New York City, NY.

Troika Gallery “Painting the Town Cuban”, Gallery highlight works of Cuban artist Jorge Alberto, Easton MD.

2010

International Guild of Realism “The Illusion of Reality”, Traveling Museum Exhibition.

Principle Gallery The Boston International Fine Art Show”, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA.

2008-2010

International Guild of Realism “The New Reality: The Frontier of Realism in the 21st Century” . Traveling Museum Exhibition.

Arcadia Gallery “Art Miami Annual Exhibition”, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami

Beach, FA.

2003

Bryant Galleries “Metaphors of Being: Images Inspired by the woks of William Faulkner” New Orleans, LA.

2001

International Biannual Exhibition of Contemporary Art. (Invitational) Fortezza da Basso.-Florence, Italy

2000

Paper, Rock, Scissors Gallery “To be or not to be”, (Solo Show), Baltimore, MD.

1999

Banco Santander International “Music for the Eyes, Paintings with a musical themes”, Miami, FLA.

1998

Tarrytown Gallery. Austin, TX.

 

1997

Eastern National Bank. Solo Show, Miami, FLA.

Art America ‘ 96. Miami Beach Convention Center.-Miami Beach, FLA.

1996 

National Association for the Bilingual Education “Hispanic Reflections” Orange County Convention Center. Orlando, FLA,

Collections

“Official Portrait of Former Governor Martin O’Malley”, Maryland State House, Annapolis, MD. USA. 2017

“Portrait of Mayor Martin O’Malley”, Baltimore City Hall, Baltimore, MD. USA. 2010

Painting for the “George Young” Hall and Library. Collage of Calvert Hall. Towson, MD, USA. 2008

“The Artist Pallet”, Eastern National Bank, Miami, FLA. USA. 1996

“Lemons and a Chinese vase”, Banco Santander International, Miami, FLA. USA. 1996

Publications and Reviews

“Today’s Masters, Capturing the Spirit of Music and Dance” Volume 15, 

Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, February 2018. Page 059

“Painting a narrative, Still Life with Jorge Alberto”, Volume 107

International Artist Magazine, February/March 2016, Page 70/77

“The Language of Objects: A Still Life Invitational at Principle Gallery”.

American Art Collector Magazine, April 2016

“From Classical to Contemporary, Volume 131, American Art Collector Magazine, September 2016, Page 077

“Beauty in Realism”, Volume 109, American Art Collector Magazine, November 2014, Page 158

“Artist of the month 2009”, The Artist’s Magazine, January 2009

“Jorge Alberto finds his inspiration has classical themes”, Mill Valley Cultural Arts, The Umbrella,  February, 2008, Page 5

Orange and Sardines, ( Poets and Artists ) Fall 2008

The Best Art of 2006 – 30 Award-Winning Works,

The Artist’s Magazine, December 2006, Page 58 and 70

“Art of the Show, Inaugural Emerging Artist ’05”, Arts & Antiques Magazine, 2005

“Competition Spotlight. Jorge Alberto”, The Artist’s Magazine, February 2005. Page 68

“The Best Art of 2004” The Artist’s Magazine, February 2004

“The Traveling Collector” Arts & Antiques Magazine, April 2004

How did you paint that? “100 ways to paint still life and florals” Page 9

International Artist Magazine, 2004

Newspaper Articles

“Premiado Artista Cubano en Florencia”, article by Armando Alvares Brabo, Nuevo Herald, February 17, 2002

“La Biennale dell’arte incorona I suoi Re”, article by Simona Maggiorelli, La Nazione, December 16, 2001 Florence, Italy.

“The Trompe LÓeil Paintings of Jorge Alberto González” article by Jon Eikenberg, Gay Life, December 2000

“La Musica en la Pintura” article by Armando Alvares Brabo, Art critic, Nuevo Herald, March, 1999

“De Todo y Para Todos” article by Jesus Vega, Exitos, Page “Galeria”June 5, 1997

Awards and Honors:

International Guild of Realism 13th Annual Exhibition. Best  Trompe l’oeil Award. 2018

Best of Show and Best Trompe l’oeil painting Awards. First place. International Guild of Realism 10th Annual Exhibition, 2015 

International Guild of Realism 9th Annual Exhibition. Best Trompe l’oeil Award. 2014

28th Annual Art Competition. Finalist. The Artists’ Magazine. 2011

 Artist of the month. The Artist’s Magazine. 2009

Still Life /Florals. Second Place. International Artist Magazine. 2006

23rd Annual Art Competition. Mention of Honor. The Artist’s Magazine. 2005

23rd Annual Art Competition. Finalist.The Artist’s Magazine. 2005

23rd Annual Art Competition. Finalist. The Artist’s Magazine. 2005

23rd Annual Art Competition. Finalist. The Artist’s Magazine. 2005

 Still Life and Portrait. Finalist. The Artist’s Magazine. 2004

 Still Life /Florals. Finalist. International Artist Magazine. 2003

 Still-Life-Objects of Delight. Second place. International Artist Magazine. 2002

 Lorenzo il Magnifico. Bronze Medal in Painting.

International Biannual of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy. 2001

 Hispanic Reflections. Best of Show. The National Association for the Bilingual. 1996

 The Florida Society of Fine Arts International Competition Exhibition. Mention of Honor. 1993

Member of the Following Organization:

National oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society

International Guild of Realism, Joined in 2010

Current Representation 

Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA, USA. Website: principlegallery.com – Phone: 703-739-9326

Troika Gallery, Easton, MD, USA. Website: www.troikagallery.com – Phone: 

410-770-9190

McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD, USA. Website: www.mcbridegallery.com – Phone: 410-267-7077

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