Jose Acosta Born in San Jose Cuba 1966 currently lives in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. with his Family. Jose has made great strides in America. His works are in over 500 Private and Public Collections. His works are in the collection of The World Bank Art Program Washington, DC, United Cerebral Palsy, Healthy Families, Touro College, The University of Pennsylvania Art Collection, The Penn Club Art Collection, Rubin Museum Collection, etc… Jose is included in “Antologia de Pintores Hispano-Americanos” 2010 and his painting “Celebration” is on the cover.
Jose Acosta most recently exhibition 2017 Seton Hall University NJ, Howland Cultural Center Beacon NY, Center Framing & Art West Hartford CT, 2016 We Are You Project International Keane University NJ, Newark Museum of Art, Union City Museum of Art, Jose Marti Academy Union City NJ. Rutgers University Newark NJ, 2014 the Colombian Consulate in NYC, Ponce Museum in Puerto Rico, Casona Museum in Puerto Rico, Educational Testing Service in Princeton NJ, Art Society of Kingston and the Arts Upstairs in Phoenicia New York.
Acosta started his professional art career in 2004 exhibiting in galleries and art fairs. In 2004 at his first public exhibit, Acosta won the Best of Show at the Dutchess County Art Fair. He has continued to exhibit widely and after a lifetime of creating art Jose Acosta has exhibited in over 500 art exhibitions and has had over 30 solo shows. The World Bank in Washington, DC, acquired seven of his works at the International Caribbean Art Fair in New York in 2007, and in September of 2008, the University of Pennsylvania acquired his painting, “Staying Alive,” to display in the art library. In 2009 Jose won Premio Arte NYC, 2010 and 2011 exhibited at Queens Museum of Art, 2010 invited to Gracie Mansion for breakfast with Mayor Bloomberg. 2010 to 2014 served on the board of Arts Mid Hudson. 2010, 2011 and 2014, 2015 presented with Certificates of Appreciation signed by Mayor Brian P. Stack & the Board of Commissioners of Union City, New Jersey. In 2011 won Bronze Medal Arts, Sciences & Letters from Paris France, Jose was awarded the medal at the Museum of the City on New York… 2012 Appointed United States Representative to Arts, Sciences & Letters Paris France. 2012 and 2013 exhibit at Ponce Museum and Casona Museum in Puerto Rico. 2013 board member of National Journalists Association of Cuba in Exile. 2013 awarded proclamation by International Colombian Cultural Center at the Colombian Consulate where his art was on display. 2014 Winner Latino Show Magazine Award. 2015 two painting selected by Warner Bros Studio to be in movie. 2015 Group Art Exhibition Art About Water. 2015 Solo Exhibition at Union City Museum of Art, Presented with Proclamation from Union City & State Citation award from the State Senate. In 2015 won Pewter Medal Arts, Sciences & Letters from Paris France. In 2016 Jose Marti Exhibition at the Union City Museum of Art. 2017 El Salvador Consulate Elizabeth NJ, 2017 United Nations, 2017 Newark Museum of Art. 2017 Seton Hall University NJ, 2018 Touro College NYC, 2018 El Salvador Consulate NJ. 2018 Hispanic Art Exhibition Howland Center in Beacon NY.