‘Tomayo’ Reynerio Tomayo Fonseca

Alain L. Gutiérrez Almeida

‘Tomayo’ Reynerio Tomayo Fonseca

July 2015 Artist in Residence


La Habana, Municipio Playa, Cuba

Reynerio Tamayo was born in Cuba and is a graduate of the National School of Plastics Arts (ENA) of Havana and Superior Arts Institute of Havana. He has had numerous solo exhibitions including, Gangsters in Havana,11th Havana Biennial, 2012; La Tierra Comprometida, Havana Gallery, 2011 and Arte Cubano, San Juan, Museo de Las Américas, Viejo San Juan, PR. 2002. Tamayo’s participation in a number of group exhibitions have included: Without Masks, MOA Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, Canada; Stealing Base: Cuba at Bat, The 8th Floor’s Gallery, Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, NY. and One Race: The Human Race, cultural exchange La Habana-Key West, 2013. He was an invited artist to Buque Petrolero, X Havana Biennial, 2009, and TAXI-TIBURON, 9th Havana Biennial, in Havana, 2006. Some of the many recognitions his work has received include Honorable Mention prizes in numerous categories, 41º International Humor Exhibition of Piracicaba/Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2014 and Great Prize Eduardo Abela, First Prize in Political Satire, Second Prize in General Humor and Second Prize in Comic at the 18 Biennial of Graphic Humorism of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba,2013. Tamayo’s work can be found in private and public collections internationally.