Cesar Santalo

César Santaló was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1970. Since early childhood he has had an interest in the arts earning many prestigious regional and national awards. He studied drawing in painting at Pratt Institute where he received his B.F.A in 1994. After working as a Designer and illustrator for the software industry he took his talents to Univision Network where he is Senior Designer for the Entertainment Division. Cesar is and adjunct professor at the University of Miami and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He has won Best of Show at the Lowe Art Museum, 2003(Juror: Bernice Steinbaum). In 2004, he received the Adobe Innovations Award from the University of Miami and won best of show “Imagination”, Juried Exhibition of Still, Kinetic and Interactive Fine Art and the Mann Grant for Outstanding Teaching Assistant. In 2005, one of his collages was purchased by the State Department of Florida, by Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. He was also commissioned to illustrate the poster for CubaNostalgia in 2006, 2009 and in 2012. This year his work was selected to be part of an exhibit entitled, “Reclaimed Miami” at the distinguished Zadok Gallery. His collage was featured as the signature look for Premios Juventud 2009 for Univision Network. The artist has also illustrated and animated video content for the Latin Grammy’s for artists such as “Calle 13”, Pedro Fernandez, Cirque du Soleil and Juan Luis Guerra. Later in 2010 his illustration was chosen for Univision s FIFA World Cup poster South Africa. He, his wife, and their three beautiful children, reside in South Miami. www.cesarsantalo.com

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