The Artist
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Florida International University, Miami, Florida. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art.

Florida International University, Miami, Florida. Bachelor of Science in Art Education.

Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Florida. Associate in Arts.

Escuela de Comercio de La Habana, Havana, Cuba. Bachelor of Business Administration.

Escuela de Artes Plasticas de San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba. Bachelor of Fine Arts.


Member, National Museum Women in the Arts

Member, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Member, Cuban National Heritage Foundation

The Artist

Born and educated in Havana, Cuba, Carmen Galigarcia expresses the traditional artistic values which are an integral part of her Cuban culture and heritage.  Ms. Galigarcia's style was fundamentally imprinted by the influences of Cuban artists, Felix Ramos, Felix de Cossio and Maria Pepa Lamarque, while studying with them in Cuba.

"Everything that surrounds me, everything that I know, inspires me to paint.  I want to cover absolutely the whole spectrum of the possibility for a qualitative change in my craft.  Seek new intensities!"

"Carmen Galigarcia uses watercolors with dexterity and freedom .... in her oil paintings, the artist has taken the delicacy and transparencies of watercolors to images of greater structure ..... the impression of reality that stops in time is emphasized by the use of color ... allusions based on fugacity"
"Galigarcia shares her travel souvenirs through her paintings... in her luggage she takes her paints and brushes to portray what captures her imagination and impresses her the most..."

Armando Alvarez Bravo, Art Critic, "El Nuevo Herald".

"In the theme of flowers and leaves, the artist demonstrates her fine sensibility and richness of expression".

Ariel Ramos, Art Critic, "Diario de las Americas"

Honors & Awards

First Honorable Mention, National Capital Orchid Society, 44th Annual Show, Washington D.C., 1991.

Honorable Mention, The Miami Herald Hispanic Heritage Week Poster Competition, 1985.

First and Second Prize Watercolors, Eastern Airlines Art Festival, Miami, Florida, 1984.

Second Prize Watercolors, International Orchid Society World Conference, Miami, Florida, 1984.

First Prize Oil Painting, Palette Club, Miami Springs, Florida, 1967.

First Prize Drawing, Escuela de Artes Plasticas de San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba, 1960.


Fluent in English Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese.


Travels extensively throughout South, Central and North America, Caribbean, Europe, North Africa, Israel, Turkey, Japan, China and Thailand.

Enjoys music, reading and history

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