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Perla Gonzalez, artist

About the Artist

I was born in Havana, Cuba, where I graduated as an Architect with a Major in Urban Planning. I moved to Spain in 1995, and later, in 2000, to USA. I have worked as an Architect as well as teaching several subjects related to Design and Urban Planning in Cuba, Spain and USA. In February, 2016, I retired from the City of Miami Planning Department, and now I am happily dedicated to art.

Since I was a child I loved to draw. My childhood friends remember me always drawing. Later at the School of Architecture I developed my hand drafting skills, basically on architectural themes. Around 1996, in Spain, I started drawing black & white ink art pieces. Around 2013, already in Miami, I started exploring color in my paintings.

I am a member of Florida Watercolor Society as well as a Signature Member of Miami Watercolor Society.

In my paintings I try to follow a thoughtful path, using symbols, creating stories to be interpreted by the observer. I love to hear people’s vision of my creations. Spiritual themes are my favorite. Native American culture has inspired several of my pieces. But I paint diverse themes: nature, portraits, architecture elements, anything that calls my attention at this particular moment. Usually I have at least two or three pieces in progress.

My art pieces have been shown in numerous shows and public places, and they have received several awards, as shown below.

1980-2000   Solo and collective art shows in Cuba and Spain. I received  the “Casa de las Americas” award for the illustration of the book: “El Leon Vegetaliano” (1991-Havana, Cuba)

2011 Family collective art show at Jerry’s Artarama, Miami

2012 Art Show and Recognition by the Miami City Commission (along with other artists/employees). MRC Building and City Hall.

2013, 2015 & 2016 Finalist at PAINT ME MIAMI juried competition.

2014 Second Honorable Mention. Miami Watercolor Society (MWS) 41st Annual Spring Exhibition.

2015 Best in Show. MWS 43rd Annual Fall Exhibition

2016 First Honorable Mention.  MWS 43rd Spring Exhibition

2016 Solo Art Show at Art Emporium, Miami

2012-2016 Participation in multiple shows at Futurama, Viernes Culturales, Art Serve, The Vitrine, Quatro Gallery, Miami Dade College Interamerican Campus, Broward Art Guild, Art Basel parallel events, Celebrity Arts, among others.

Lately I have been painting portraits by request. I love to capture people’s expression and personality, especially kids!

More information at:
Contact me at: | 786- 312 8020

Perla Gonzalez, artist

Perla Gonzalez, artist

Perla Gonzalez, artist

Perla Gonzalez, artist

Perla Gonzalez, artist

Perla Gonzalez, artist

Perla Gonzalez, artist





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