Armando Mariño is a multi-award winning Cuban painter. Much of his work reflects social unrest, protests and rebellion. His richly expressive paintings, sculptures, and installations are characterized by bold and vibrant colors while merging abstraction and representation, the everyday and the surreal, and nature and culture. Born in Santiago de Cuba in 1968, Mariño graduated from the Provincial School of Arts in Santiago de Cuba in 1987 and the School of Artistic Education at the “Enrique José Varona” Superior Pedagogic Institute in Havana in 1992. He went on to attend the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam in 2005. He is the winner of the Segundo Premio as well as the Salón Nacional de Arte contemporáneo Cubano. Mariño's works are displayed in numerous galleries around the world including the Gericke + Paffrath Gallery, Coates & Scarry (London, UK), and Faction Art Project NY. He lives and works in New York.