Biography Carmen Herrera

HERRERA NIETO, Carmen

Artistic name: Carmen Herrera

Signature: Carmen Herrera

Born: Havana, Cuba, May, 1915

Resides: Paris, France [1948‑1953]/New York, U.S.A. Since: 1954.

Art forms: PAINTING, SCULPTURE

EDUCATION

1925‑1927 Drawing and Painting with J.F. Edelmann, Havana, CUBA.

1930‑1931 Studies of Painting and Art History. Marymount College, Paris, FRANCE.

1933 ca. Studies of Painting and Sculpture with Isabel Chapottín Jiménez / Studies with María Teresa Ginerés de Villageliú. Free study, Lyceum, Havana, CUBA.

1937‑1938 Unfinished studies of Architecture, Universidad de La Habana, Havana, CUBA.

1943‑1947 Art Students League, New York, U.S.A.

SOLO SHOWS

1950

Carmen Herrera. Pinturas [December 23/1950‑January 3/1951]. Lyceum, Havana, CUBA.

1955

Exhibition by Carmen Herrera [September 17‑October 12]. Eglington Gallery, Toronto, CANADA.

1956

Carmen Herrera [January 30‑February 18]. South American Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

1963

Trabia Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

1965

Cisneros Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

1980

Institute of International Education, New York, U.S.A.

1984

Carmen Herrera. A Retrospective 1951‑1984 [December 19/1984‑January 19/1985]. The Alternative Museum, New York, U.S.A.*

1986

Two Minimalists Four Decades Apart: Carmen Herrera‑Elizabeth Poverono. Rastovski Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

1987/1988

Rastovski Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

1992

Duo‑Geo. Two Geometric Artists. Carmen Herrera/Ernesto Briel [September 24‑October 6]. Jadite Gallery, New York, U.S.A.*

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

1933

Exposición de autorretratos [September 14‑?]. Círculo de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.*

1936

XVIII Salón de Bellas Artes [January]. Círculo de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.*

1937

Primera Exposición de Arte Moderno. Pintura y escultura [March 23‑April 8]. Salones del Centro de Dependientes, Havana, CUBA.*

1949-1952

4ème-7ème Salon des Réalités Nouvelles. Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, FRANCE.

1950

Exposition Artistes Francais et Etrangers. Librairie Morihien, Paris, FRANCE.

1951

Art Cubain Contemporain [Février 28‑Mars]. Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, FRANCE.*

V Salón Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado [July‑August]. Centro Asturiano de La Habana, Havana, CUBA.*

1952

Peintres de Paris. Salon d’Art Moderne. Zurich, SWITZERLAND.

1953

Quelques Femmes Peintres. Galerie Olga Bogroff, Paris, FRANCE.

1962

Geometric Painting, Classic and Romantic. Jerrold Morris International Gallery, Toronto, CANADA.

1965

New York Cuban Group. Cisneros Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

1967

Art Today. New York State, Syracuse, New York, U.S.A.

1968

Five Latin American Artists at Work in New York. Center for Inter‑American Relations, New York, U.S.A.

1969

Graphics 1969. New York State, Syracuse, New York, U.S.A.

1972

C.W. Post. Long Island University, Long Island, New York, U.S.A.

Contemporary Art Exhibition. Loeb Student Center, New York University, New York, U.S.A.

1973

Women Choose Women. Women Inter‑Art. New York Cultural Center, New York, U.S.A.

1974

Purism in New York City. Buecker and Harpsichords, New York, U.S.A.

1975

6 Cuban Painters Working in New York [January 15‑February 23]. Center for Inter‑American Relations, New York, U.S.A.*

1981

The Big Picture‑Major Paintings. Buecker and Harpsichords, New York, U.S.A.

1987-1989

Outside Cuba/Fuera de Cuba (See chapter “The Exhibitions” No.545).

1988-1990

El espíritu latinoamericano: arte y artistas en los Estados Unidos, 1920-1970 [September 29/1988‑January 29/1989]. The Bronx Museum of Arts, New York/[February 27‑April 23/1989]. El Paso Museum of Art, California/[March 20‑April 19/1989]. Atlanta College of Art/New Visions Gallery of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, Georgia/[May 22‑July 16/1989]. San Diego Museum of Arts, San Diego, California, U.S.A./[August 14‑October 8/1989]. Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, PUERTO RICO/[January 28‑March 31/1990]. Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida, U.S.A.*

1988

Cintas Fellows Revisited: A Decade After [October 1/1988‑January 15/1989]. Main Library, Metro‑Dade Cultural Center, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.*

1994

Cuban Artists: Expressions in Graphics [March 3‑5]. Jadite Galleries, New York, U.S.A.*

Cuban Presence [October 6‑November 5]. Vista Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

Paper Visions V: A Biennial Exhibition of Works on Paper by Thirty Contemporary Latin American Artists [November 2-December 16]. The Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.A.*

1995

Art‑Exhibit and Silent Auction of Works by Contemporary Artists to Benefit FAITH Services [May 25‑31]. Jadite Galleries, New York, U.S.A.*

1996

9 Cuban American Artists [November 20/1996-January 22/1997]. Kingsborough Community College Art Gallery, City University of New York, New York, U.S.A.*

AWARDS

1966/1968

Cintas Foundation Fellowship, New York, U.S.A.

1977‑1978

Creative Artists Public Service Award (CAPS), New York, U.S.A.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

“Carmen Herrera.” cat. Outside Cuba/Fuera de Cuba, Office of Hispanic Arts, Rutgers University, New Jersey and Research Institute for Cuban Studies, University of Miami, Florida, [illus], pp.104‑109, U.S.A., 1988*

ALLOZA, Fernando. Diario de Las Américas, Miami, Florida, U.S.A., January, 1978.

ASHTON, Dore. “Carmen Herrera.” The New York Times, New York, U.S.A., 1956.

BRENSON, Michael. The New York Times, New York, U.S.A., January 11, 1985.

FLOREZ, Armando. El Universal y la Cultura, Mexico City, MEXICO, November 3, 1986.

FULFORD, Robert. Toronto Daily Star, Toronto, CANADA, 1962.

GARCIA CISNEROS, Florencio. “Carmen Herrera, Pintora minimalista.” Noticias de Arte, New York [illus], U.S.A., February, 1980.

GENAUER, Emily. The New York Herald Tribune, New York, U.S.A., 1956.

GINDERTAEL, R. V. “Artistes Cubains à Musée d’Art Moderne.” Arts, Paris, FRANCE, 1951.

KRAMER, Hilton. “Cuban Painters at Cisneros Gallery.” The New York Times, New York, U.S.A., December 9, 1965.

_________. The New York Times, New York, U.S.A., January 6, 1968.

LAUDERMAN ORTIZ, Gladys. El País, Havana, CUBA, December, 1950.

_________. cat. Carmen Herrera. Pinturas, Lyceum, Havana, 1 pp., CUBA, December 23/1950‑January 3/1951.

LUIZ, Miguel. La Prensa, New York, U.S.A., January, 1975.

NEAMAN, Judith. “Carmen Herrera.” cat. Carmen Herrera. A Retrospective 1951‑1984, The Alternative Museum, New York [illus], pp.5‑9, U.S.A., December 19/1984‑January 19/1985.*

OLIVA, Rosa. El Mundo, Havana, CUBA, January, 1950.

PERAZZO, Nelly. “El constructivismo y la abstracción geométrica.” cat. El espíritu latinoamericano. Arte y artistas en los Estados Unidos, 1920‑1970, The Bronx Museum of Arts, New York, [illus], pp.150‑151, U.S.A., September 29/1988‑January 29/1989.*

PICARD, Lil. Kunstforum, Mainz, F.R.G., December/1974‑January/1975.

RUBIN, Ida. cat. Contemporary Art Exhibition, Loeb Student Center, New York University, New York, U.S.A., 1972. SILCOX, David F. Canadian Arts, CANADA, 1962.

VALDES Jr., Gustavo. “El color de la palabra. 32 Artistas cubanos.” Stet. Edición Especial, New York, Vol.I, No.2 [illus], p.21, U.S.A., 1992.*

_________. cat. Duo‑Geo. Two Geometric Artists. Carmen Herrera/Ernesto Briel, Jadite Gallery, New York [illus], U.S.A., September 24‑October 6, 1992.*

VALLE, Daniel del. “La presencia cubana en Vista Gallery.” Noticias de Arte, New York, p.7, U.S.A., November‑December, 1994.*

WESTFALL, Stephen. Art in America, New York, U.S.A., March, 1989.

ZIMMER, William. The New York Times, New Jersey Edition, U.S.A., April 19, 1987.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Cuban Artists Collection. Silk-screens. Vol. II, Miami Press Publisher & Distributors, Inc., 1993, Miami, Florida, U.S.A. (serigraphy).

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY

1994 BLANCO, Ray. “Artists in Exile: Carmen Herrera,” documentary film, color, 30’, presented by PBS, U.S.A.

PRINCIPAL COLLECTIONS

Cintas Foundation, Inc., New York, U.S.A.

Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Jersey City Museum, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Museo Emilio Bacardí, Santiago de Cuba, CUBA.

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.

Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation, New York University Medical Center, New York, U.S.A.