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Bruno Casiano is a Puerto Rican artist based in Cleveland Ohio who combines traditional and contemporary art. Born in Gary, Indiana, the son of a steel worker, Bruno’s family moved back to their hometown, of Juana Diaz, a coastal rural community in Puerto Rico, when he was 10 years old. Young Casiano developed an  interest in art awakened by these rural surroundings and by the awareness of living in an Island, which made a great impression on him. In his work, regardless of the technique he chooses, from a traditional perspective he emulates the look and feel of serigraphy, which is an important aspect in Puerto Rican Arts and Craft traditions. In addition, the imagery of mountains, mangos, ceiba trees, caves, leaves, lizards, branches and water, colors and forms displayed in high contrast are common themes in Casiano’s work.

 

 

In the early 1980's, he studied studio painting at the School of Fine Arts in Old San Juan, Directed by Institute of Culture. In 1986, he receives a full scholarship to study illustration at School of Design, (Parson NY Affiliated) Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic and in 1996 he receives a Bachelor Degree at the Cleveland Institute of Art in Ohio. In 2021, he opens Bruno Casiano Gallery and curates an array of important shows displaying works of local and international artists. Recently, in 2023, he had a solo show at Moca (Contemporary Museum of Art Cleveland) composed of eleven large mix-medium paintings.

El Gallo 2023
La Procession del Jurutungo
Spaces
EL FOCO
LAS ALGAS
ALGO DE MUJER
LA SALA
MASCARA 2022
ALGAS 1 2022
CEIBA 2023
HORIZONTE 2022
MALEZAS 2022
TRES LUCES 2022
AZUL
EL HUEVO
LA LUZ
ALGO HUMANO
HORIZONTE
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"ROCA" 2022
"SILLA" 2022
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El Reventon 2022
YUNQUE EN MI CABEZA
"TRINIDAD" 2022
LA ISLA 2022
LA VENTANA  2021
CIELO AMARILLO 2021
MI CASA 2021
BRAGONS 2022
CABEZA 2021
BELLA COSA 2021
DIENTES 2021
MATOS 2021
CLEVELAND 2008
BUSCANDO A DIOS 2008
EL RATON 2008
MEMORIAS OCEANO 2008
MEMORIAS 2005
HUMANA 2014
CRUZ 2014
Arena 2 2014
ALGO-DE-CARA
Una-Cabeza
CARA-DE-OSO
CIRCULO
ALGO DE FLOR 2015
ORGANICO 2015
PECES 2001
EL MANGO 2001
CUERPO
ABSTRACTO 2020
ABSTRACTO
ABSTRACTO 2020
EL PAQUETE
VEJUCOS 2001
EN TIEMPO DE GUERRA 2001
ABSTRACTO 2002
Abstracto III 2012"
Abtracto 5 2012
Abstracto IIII 2012
TRES 2013
ABSTRACTO 6 /NFS
Abstracto 6 /NFS
BOSQUE 2013
Fuente 2013
MIMUSA 2021
PERFIL 2015
Cosa 2008
CARA 2010
OTRA CARA 2008
FANTASMA  2008
Yo
CAIDA 2008
Memorias / NFS
Cruz / SOLD
Caida /NFS
Periodico  SOLD
3 lines1993
CABEZAS /NFS
MIDDLE POINT 2007
RIOS 1996
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COMISSIONS:

Cleveland Museum of Art

Commissioned Artist

Official Poster Design for Parade the Circle Celebration: 1999, 2003 and 2014.

Cleveland Museum of Art

Commissioned: Featured Artist

Chalk Festival: 90'-2002

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Commissioned Artist

Official Logo and Chalk Workshop: 1999 & 2002

Clark-Metro Development

Commissioned Artist

Design street banner for local community development center: 2001

Julia De Burgos Cultural Art Center & Clark Elementary

Commissioned Artist

ICARE Program: Development of Cultural Mask Making Workshop: 1997

Hispanic Business Association

Design program brochure for Annual Fundraiser: 1996 -2001

Westside Ecumenical Ministry

Commissioned Artist

Fine Arts Painting for a social service agency: 1997

SHPE National Convention Logo Design 2018  

 

ART SHOWS:

 

2023 SOLO SHOW UNIVERSITY HOSPITOL TRUDY WEINSBERGER GALLERY

2023 SUMMA HEALTH HOSPITAL GROUP SHOW

2023 SOLO SHOW MOCA CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM

2014 GROUP SHOW, Bruno Casiano Gallery Cleveland, Ohio

2014 GROUP SHOW, "NEW NOW" TRI-C COLLEGE Cleveland, Ohio

2014 GROUP SHOW, Beck Center, Lakewood, Ohio

2013 SOLO SHOW, Gene Brandt Gallery Cleveland, Ohio

2012 GROUP SHOW, HECTOR VEGA STUDIO, KIRTLAND,

2012 CAIN PARK ART FESTIVAL, CLEVELAND HTS. OHIO

2011 SOLO SHOW, JEAN BRANDT GALLERY, CLEVELAND, OHIO

2009 GROUP SHOW, NATIONAL PUERTO RICAN CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW, SAN JUAN, PR

2009 GROUP SHOW, “HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION”, CLEVELAND, OHIO

2009 ONE MAN SHOW, MASTR0IANNI GALLERY, CLEVELAND, OHIO

2009 GROUP SHOW TRI-C COMMUNITY COLLEGE, CLEVELAND, OHIO

2008 GROUPS HOW, “BILINGUAL” SPACES GALLERY, CLEVELAND, OHIO

2008 GROUP SHOW, “CLEVELAND” ASTERICK GALLERY, CLEVELAND, OHIO

2008 GROUP SHOW, WEST SIDE COMMUNITY HOUSE, CLEVELAND, OHIO

2008 GROUP SHOW, “THE 19 SHOW” ASTERICK GALLERY, CLEVELAND, OHIO

2007 GROUP SHOW, “HISPANIC HERTIAGE MONTH” CITY HALL, CLEVELAND, OHIO

2007 GROUP SHOW, CURATOR AND ARTIST, COLUMBUS LATINO ARTS FESTIVAL COLUMBUS, OHIO

2006 GROUP SHOW, ASTERICK GALLERY, CLEVELAND, OHIO

2005 GROUP SHOW, CENTER FOR THE ARTS, COLUMBUS, OHIO

2004 GROUP SHOW BRUNO CASIANO GALLERY, CLEVELAND, OHIO

2003 GROUP SHOW ASTERICK GALLERY, CLEVELAND, OHIO

2002 GROUP SHOW, BECK ARTS CENTER, LAKEWOOD OHIO

2001 GROUP SHOW, DEAD HORSE GALLERY, LAKEWOOD, OHIO

2000 GROUP SHOW, HISPANIC AWARNESS, BOWLING AND GREEN UNIVERSTY, TOLEDO, OHIO

2000 GROUP SHOW, OHIO LATINO ARTS ASSOCIATION, TOLEDO, OHIO

1999 GROUP SHOW, JULIA DE BURGOS ARTS CENTER, CLEVELAND, OHIO

1999 GROUP OHIO LATINO ARTS ASSOCIATION, LORAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, LORAIN, OHIO

1999 SOLO SHOW, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OHIO

1999 GROUP SHOW, CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY, CLEVELAND, OHIO

1998 GROUP SHOW, KEITH RANDALL GALLERY, CLEVELAND, OHIO

1998 GROUP SHOW, JULIA DE BURGOS ARTS CENTER, CLEVELAND, OHIO

1998 GROUP SHOW, CUYAHOGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, CLEVELAND, OHIO

1998 GROUP SHOW, OHIO COMMISSION ON LATINO AFFAIRS, COLUMBUS, OHIO

1997 GROUP SHOW, WINDHAM HOTEL CLEVELAND, OHIO

1996 SOLO SHOW, FOLK ART GALLERY, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS OHIO

1995 GROUP SHOW, ANNUAL LATINO SHOW, FOLK ART GALLERY, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OHIO

1995 GROUP SHOW, ART AT THE POWER HOUSE GALLERY, CLEVELAND, OHIO

1994 GROUP SHOW, MIDWEST NATIONAL CONFERENCE, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

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