Speaker(s): Juan Travieso

Artist Spotlight: Understanding the Artist


Juan Travieso speaks about how education is important to one's professional career as an artist, referencing his own experience as an SMFA Alumni and now successful artist. He will also discuss how artists find inspiration, drawing on his own: endangered species.

Participants will learn about:

  • Education behind the artists
  • Inspiration behind the artworks
  • Juan Travieso’s artwork, drawing on endangered species


Juan Travieso

Juan Travieso (born Havana, Cuba 1987) is an artist based in New York and Miami. His work explores notions of impermanence and decay through a combined language of pop, realism, and abstraction.Figures, whether humans or animals, are broken up into spaces and forms much like 3D models, speaking to both their temporality and transition into the digital age. In his recent exhibition, Decadencia,...

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