Ernesto Ferriol was born at Holguin, Cuba, in 1971.He studied at the Raul Gomez Garcia Elementary School of Art and at El Alba Professional School of Art in Holguin before majoring in Painting at the High Institute of Art in Havana. His work had been displayed at the Center of Visual Arts in Havana, The Provincial Center of Art in Holguin, The Iberoamerica House, Holguin, Cuba; Caixa Penedes Aula de Cultura, Sant Vicent Del Horts, Barcelona, Spain; Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan. Marziart Internationale Galerie, Hamburg, Germany, Promo-Arte Project Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, Gallery Mayha, Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan and many other venues. For this artist the drawing has always been a divertimento,a feast,a great ally in his journey of exploration. He plays the voyeur, the seer, the time-traveler or the prophet in his neighborhood.
His images reveal the most unusual situations.Those that are never seen or are silenced. His production is embedded within the tradition of Cuban drawing giving it his personal interpretation of reality, history and daily experience.
For him the feeling of exhaustion of social models and global crisis is taken and processed through artistic means. Through the systematic practice of drawing Ferriol develops a method of approximation and communication towards a mutual and complex reality. His inquisitive gaze is looking for beauty in the forms. His compositions invite us to dialogue from a world of dreams. His works are always a fable recreation. In this artist there is a taste for the mind-blowing, for the literary, to achieve in the midst of decay, a poetical essence, a flash sublime. Much of his visions affect the viewer due to that disconcerting character. Perhaps therein lies its charm and mystery. …Read More
-"Paradise for Young painters".Press House, Holguin,Cuba. May 1997
-"At a Stroke of the Brush". Guantanamo Center of Art. Guantanamo city, Cuba. February 1998
-"Dare to Dream". Iberoamerica House. Holguin, Cuba. March 1999
-"Witness of your darkest Rivers" Illustrating twenty-one Cuban Poets. Part#1. Iberoamerica House. Holguin, Cuba. July 1999
-"Witness of your darkest Rivers" illustrating twenty-one Cuban Poets. Part#2. Center of Art. Holguin, Cuba. October 1999
-"Ernesto Ferriol in the Kindom of Waterolor." Caixa Penedes. Aula de Cultura. Sant Vicent Dels Horts, Barcelona, Spain. July 2000
-"Martin Buckingham and Ernesto Ferriol". Gallery Mayha. Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan. July 2004
-"Creative Spaces: The work of Ernesto Ferriol and Miss Heidi". The Mecca Collective. Saint Marys, Ohio, U.S.A. May 2005
-"A Romantic Journey". Gallery Mayha. Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan. July 2005
-"Pleasures, Prayers and Lies". Marziart Internationale Galerie. Hamburg, Germany. November 2007
-"Ferriol Erotico". Gallery Mayha. Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan. November 2007
-"Made for Filmmakers". Promo-Arte Project Gallery. Japan. March 2009
-"Mirages in a Bedroom". Gallery Mayha. Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan. March 2010
-"No Valen Guayabas verdes". Collateral Fifth Havana Biennale. Fine Art institute "ISA" Havana, Cuba. May 1994
-"Prize of the city Salon". Center of Art. Holguin, Cuba. 1997, 1998
-"II Contemporary Cuban Art Salon". National Visual Arts Council. Havana, Cuba. November 1998
-"The 17th, 18th, 19th Kyoto Art Festival". Kyoto city, Japan. October 2003, 2004, 2005
-"The 35th Human being Exhibition ".[Jinten} Osaka Municipal Museum of Art. Osaka, Japan. March 2007
-"The 59th Sanki Exhibition." National Art Center. Tokyo city, Japan. May 2007
-"HEARTLAND KARUIZAWA DRAWING BIENNALE". Wakita Museum of Art. Japan. June-August 2007
-"The 32nd Settsu-city Exhibition". Settsu-city Art Salon. Osaka, Japan. October 2007
-"The 69th Kansai Watercolor Exhibition". Osaka Municipal Museum of Art. Osaka city, Japan. March 2008, 2009, 2010
-"AthensArt Rostov-Russia 2011." Mitrofana Grekova Museum Novocherkassk. September 2011
-"Hispanic Art". Iberoamerica en Austria. Europasaal des Lateinamerika Instituts. Vienna, Austria. september 2011…Read More
-Vocational School of Art" Raul Gomez Garcia", Holguin city, Cuba. 1985
-Professional School of Art" El Alba", Holguin city. 1989
-Mayor in Painting at Fine Arts Institute" I.S.A." Havana city. 1995
He studied Drawing and Painting under the guide of Cuban Master: Cosme Proenza.
-Member of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba" U.N.E.A.C."
-Currently living and working in Osaka city, Japan since 2003.…Read More