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Mario Bencomo is a Cuban born American artist. As an unacompanied minor he was sent by his parents to Europe. At the age of 14, he left Spain for the U.S., arriving by himself in New York City in 1968. He never broke away from his original cultural links to Cuba or later Spain, often returning to Europe for extended stays, and for many years now also works in Montreal, Canada, adding his American education to his multicultural experience and work. In 1996 he returns to Cuba for the first time, almost three decades after he left, Bencomo visits Cuba periodically since then. He is based in Miami.
His work relates to various themes; the sensual ambiguity of form found in nature, mythology, mystical ecstasy, history and personal experience; often blurring the line between the spiritual from the sensual. A voracious reader, his work is also inspired by poetry.
Bencomo's work is in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Detroit Institute of Art, Denver Art Museum, Frost Art Museum at FIU, Miami, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Panama, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana, Cuba, PAMM Perez Art Museum Miami, FL, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C., Museo de Arte Maria Zambrana, Velez-Malaga, Spain, Lowe Art Museum, U. of Miami, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, among others.
His work is exhibited internationally in many art galleries and museums, including; Museo de America, Madrid, Chicago Institute of Art, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, Musee des Tapisseries, Aix-en Province, France, National Library of Canada, Ottawa, The Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MoCHA, New York, Bass Museum, Miami Beach, Centre d'Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana, Cuba, University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, New York, Meadows Museum, Dallas, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, New York, Museo de Ponce, PR, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, Spain,