Juan Uslé

Juan Uslé

1954

Biography

Santander (Spain), 1954

In 1973 he began studying at the Fine Arts San Carlos School in Valencia and once he finished, he returned to Santander where he began to paint. His first works showed a strong influence of American Abstract Expresionism. In 1980 he received the Young Artists Grant and in 1982 the New Expressive Forms Research Grant. In 1983 he held a solo exhibition at the Galería Montenegro in Madrid and the following year he exhibited at Arco’84. In 1987 he went to the United States where he lived and worked for a few years. In 1992 his work was selected for the IX Documenta in Kassel and in 1996 both IVAM (Valencia) and MACBA (Barcelona) organized important exhibition of his works. Usle has also had numerous exhibitions in international art galleries and his work is present in numerous museum’s collections such as the Boymans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Birmingham Museum of Art, The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid). In 2002 he received the ‘Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas’, a national arts prize awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and in 2003 the MNCARS (Madrid) opened the exhibition “Juan Uslé. Rooms”.