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Cuban-American painter Gladys Triana in Late Career Artists

They say it’s never too late. Well, that is definitely true in the work of art. Many painters do not really make it until they are in the late-stages of their life. Cuban-American painter Gladys Triana is one of these late-bloomers. She was featured in a recent article “Late Career Artists:  Changing Course—or Not.” In the piece from “Art & Object” magazine, the author described Triana’s work as shifting with the times. Her recent work is more film noir, poignant, dark, and strippable. Whereas her earlier art was painterly and Cubistic. The eighty-three year old Triana who once focused on painting now dabbles in photography. Photography has given her the freedom to explore new forms of art. “Photography,” she says, “endows the image with a past, present, and future integrated by the gaze and reactions it engenders.” Her current artistic adventures include incorporating new media.

Glady Triana was born in Camagüey, Cuba in 1937. Triana completed her B.A. at Mercy College in 1976, and M.A. at Long Island University in 1977. She also studied printmaking at San Fernando University in Madrid, Spain from 1970-1972. She dabbled in painting since she was a child and when she was twenty years old,  Triana’s paintings caught the eye of artist Mario Carreño, who was then the Director of the Museo de Bellas Artes in Havana, Cuba. Carreño selected Triana for her first group exhibition called “5 Painters from Oriente” at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Havana, Cuba. This show marked the beginning of the painter’s career. She has lived in New York since 1975.

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Cuban-American Gladys Triana Interviewed for VoCA Talk Series

In January 2020, contemporary art conservator and VoCA colleague Ruth del Fresno-Guillem interviewed Cuban-American artist Gladys Triana. They discussed her philosophical influences, her family life, and her life-long career. The discussion is part of the fifth season of the ongoing VoCA (Voices in Contemporary Art) Talks series. The Talk series is hosted in partnership with the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) Program.


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Opening and Reception: Thursday, March 3, 2016 @ 7 pm

March 3 – 18, 2016

The opening reception will feature a special commentary by the distinguished curator and art historian Ricardo Viera

Instituto Cervantes Gallery
211 E 49th St, NYC

A unique exhibit by internationally acclaimed and multi-faceted Cuban artist Gladys Triana, who during her long career has excelled in painting, sculpture, etching, and photography. This solo exhibit, Reflections of Shadows, includes a video trilogy, as well as a selection of four of her photography series since 2008.

Throughout her artistic trajectory, Triana has continuously renewed and reinvented her language, particularly through photography, as a means of expression and reflection on the human condition. In her photography, the artist transforms small objects from daily life into irreconcilable sculptured shapes, creating an iconography that speaks eloquently about our fragile surroundings in our journey through this world.

Co-organized by Instituto Cervantes and Cuban Cultural Center

Presented with the support of Cuba Art NY

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Gladys Triana: “Sharply into a Light Space,” at Syracuse University, NY

Feb. 27 – April 25, 2014

Opening reception: Thursday Feb. 27 from 6-8 p.m

Syracuse University
900 South Crouse Ave
Syracuse, NY 13244

Point of Contact Gallery is hosting an opening reception for “Sharply into a Light Space,” an exhibition by Gladys Triana, on Thursday, Feb. 27. The exhibition deals with themes of climate change and the future of our natural environment in a series of photographs, two videos and an installation.
Gladys Triana was born in Camagüey, Cuba, in 1937, and since 1975, she has resided in New York City. She completed a B.A. degree at Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York; (1976) and an M.A. degree at Long Island University, New York; (1977). She studied print making at the San Fernando University in Madrid, Spain (1970-1972).

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Gladys Triana & Nereida Garcia Ferraz- panel discussion

October 1, 2013   7 PM


MDC Museum of Art + Design
600 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL

A public panel discussion about Eiriz’s significant career featuring curator Michelle Weinberg, arts writer Janet Batet and participating artists Nereida García Ferraz and Gladys Triana is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1, at 7 p.m. at the Museum. The discussion is free and open to the public.

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Gladys Triana Exhibits in New Canaan

February 7 – March 24, 2013

H.Pelam Curtis Gallery
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT

Gallery hours are Monday -Thursday 9 am – 8 pm; Friday & Saturday 9 am – 5 pm; Sundays 12 noon – 5 pm.

Triana’s photography and video work have been called meditative and contemplative, mesmerizing and stunning. They are all these things, and more….

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Gladys Triana – Hardcore Art Contemporary Space

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May 18, 2012 – October 5, 2012

Miami Dade’s College Freedom Tower
600 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL

Hardcore Art Contemporary Space is proud to announce the exhibit of Glady’s work at the Freedom Tower.

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Gladys Triana – Arte al Dia

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It was during the years 2001-2002 that Gladys Triana made her first photo series.By that time, she had already had a long and successful four-decade career in painting and related arts, such as drawing.

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Gladys Triana: alfabetos para la trascendencia

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Publicado el domingo,11 marzo 2012

La exhibición Games in the Dark, de Gladys Triana, reúne en Hardcore Contemporary Art Space su más reciente video, In Solitude, y una selección de cuatro de las series fotográficas realizadas desde el 2008. A lo largo de su larga trayectoria, esta artista cubana (Camagüey, 1934) residente en Nueva York, ha renovado incesantemente su lenguaje hasta desembocar en la fotografía como medio de invención de un lenguaje para la trascendencia.
En su práctica, Triana transforma pequeños objetos cotidianos encontrados en irreconocibles formas escultóricas que acaban refiriendo a una dimensión ontológica, relacionada con el ser y con la noción del cambio. Construye situaciones fotográficas ambiguas y abstractas -pese a la concreción de los elementos usados- donde los juegos de la luz y las sombras protagonizan diversas puestas en escena que llevan al espectador a observar de otro modo la representación de eventos correlacionados con la dramática existencial.

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Gladys Triana, Manuela Covini, Consuelo Castañeda & G. Morawetz at Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Miami

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Saturday, March 10, 2012
from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (ET)

Hardcore Art Contemporary Space
72 NW 25th St Miami, FL 33137

Opening at Hardcore Art Contemporary Space March 10th, 2012: Gladys Triana “Games in the Dark”, Consuelo Castañeda “Homage to Gego”, Manuela Covini “Silence is the Biggest Crime” and Gabriela Morawetz “Narcissus”.

Continuing on view, two Cintas Foundation Fellows, Gladys Triana and Consuelo Castañeda.  In Gladys’ own words: “Games in the Dark” has the quality to play within the simplicity of the background and the figures selected, in a kind of illumination that could evoke a game between fantasy and reality”. Consuelo’s multi media monumental installation continues on view with a VJ session on March 10th.