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Margarita Genova-Cordovi “Cusi” is a Cuban born artist who has lived in Miami since she was 11 years old. She developed a love for art at a very early age. Once in college her practical nature asserted itself and she made the decision to study architecture instead of fine arts.
After architecture graduation, she started training with the late Cuban landscape artist Felix Ramos. A growing family and demanding career derailed her attempt to bring art back into her life. Finally in 1996 she walked into an art store bought a canvas, paint and brushes and started painting again. Presently she receives training under Cuban abstract artist Baruj Salinas and Cuban contemporary artist Yovani Bauta. She considers painting to be a continuous learning process.
Her paintings are narratives responding to her emotions. Part of this feeling translates into the way she applies washes which dissolve on to the painted surface, this leads her on a journey of exploration and discovery. In creating every piece she is conscious about design and emotional impact, always balancing spontaneity with reason, and complexity with clarity. Each one of her pieces tells many stories; she encourages the viewer to engage in a dialogue with her work in order to deepen their viewing experience.
1973-1977 University of Miami
Bachelor of Architecture Professional Degree (5-year program)
1977-1980 University of Miami Koubek Center
Landscape painting - Professor Felix Ramos
2010-present Miami Dade College
Acrylic Painting - Professor Baruj Salinas
Portrait Painting - Professor Yovani Bauta
2011 Cuatro Art Space, Coral Gables, FL
2011 MDC Interamerican Gallery, Miami, FL
2011 MANO Art Gallery, Miami, FL
2001 Da Vinci Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
2001 American Heart Association, Miami Beach, FL
2001 Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Miami, FL
2000 Centro Mater, Miami, FL
1999-2000 Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, Miami, FL
1999-2001 Belen Jesuit School, Miami, FL
1999-2001 Liga Contra el Cancer, Miami, FL
1999 Epiphany Catholic Church, Miami, FL
1998-1999 City of Miami Riverside Center, Miami, FL
1998 Museo Cubano, Miami, FL
1978 Asociacion Fraternal Latinoamericana, Miami, FL