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Bruno Casiano

Owner Artist
Home 4016 W. 63 ST County: Ohio
CLEVELAND Ohio 44144 United States
Home Ohio 44144 United States
Home Phone: 2163466562

Bio

Bruno Casiano is a Puerto Rican painter based in Cleveland Ohio who combines traditional and contemporary art. He is on the one hand rooted in forms and themes inspired in traditional Puerto Rican silk screens, with characteristic solid colors, imagery and shapes from his native Island and on the other hand free to explore innovative collage, stencil, pyrography and other non-traditional mixed media techniques. In the end, despite the artistic departures, the flavor of Casiano’s work remains strongly Puerto Rican in essence.

In Puerto Rico, he studied painting at the School of Plastic Arts in Old San Juan in the early 1980s. He pursued further studies in illustration at The School of Design, Altos de Chavon in La Romana, Dominican Republic and, in the mid-1990s, at the Cleveland Institute of Art in Ohio. For a few years he owned and curated the Bruno Casiano Gallery in the West side of Cleveland. The Gallery eventually became unviable, but Bruno Casiano continues know and be known by most artists in the area.

COMISSIONS:

Cleveland Museum of Art; Official Poster Design for Parade the Circle Celebration: 1999, 2003 and 2014.

Cleveland Museum of Art; Featured Artist Chalk Festival: 90′-2002

Fort Wayne Museum of Art; Commissioned Artist Official Logo and Chalk Workshop: 1999 & 2002

Clark-Metro Development; Design street banner for local community development center: 2001

Julia De Burgos Cultural Art Center & Clark Elementary; Commissioned Artist for ICARE Program: Development of Cultural Mask Making Workshop: 1997

Hispanic Business Association; Design program brochure for Annual Fundraiser: 1996 -2001

Westside Ecumenical Ministry; Commissioned Artist Fine Arts Painting for a social service agency: 1997

SHPE National Convention Logo Design 2018; Design for National Convention 2018

Artist Statement

Born in Gary, Indiana, the son of a steel worker, Bruno’s family moved back to their hometown, Juana Diaz, a rural community in Puerto Rico, when he was 10 years old. Young Casiano developed an  interest in art awakened by these rural surroundings and by the awareness of living in an Island, which made an impression on him. In his present work, regardless of the technique he chooses, from a traditional perspective he emulates the look and feel of silk screens, which are important in Puerto Rican tradition. In addition to that, the imagery of mountains, mangos, ceiba trees, caves, leaves, branches and water, and colors and forms in high contrast are common themes in Casiano’s work.

Bruno Casiano

Owner Artist
Home 4016 W. 63 ST County: Ohio
CLEVELAND Ohio 44144 United States
Home Ohio 44144 United States
Home Phone: 2163466562

Bio

Bruno Casiano is a Puerto Rican painter based in Cleveland Ohio who combines traditional and contemporary art. He is on the one hand rooted in forms and themes inspired in traditional Puerto Rican silk screens, with characteristic solid colors, imagery and shapes from his native Island and on the other hand free to explore innovative collage, stencil, pyrography and other non-traditional mixed media techniques. In the end, despite the artistic departures, the flavor of Casiano’s work remains strongly Puerto Rican in essence.

In Puerto Rico, he studied painting at the School of Plastic Arts in Old San Juan in the early 1980s. He pursued further studies in illustration at The School of Design, Altos de Chavon in La Romana, Dominican Republic and, in the mid-1990s, at the Cleveland Institute of Art in Ohio. For a few years he owned and curated the Bruno Casiano Gallery in the West side of Cleveland. The Gallery eventually became unviable, but Bruno Casiano continues know and be known by most artists in the area.

COMISSIONS:

Cleveland Museum of Art; Official Poster Design for Parade the Circle Celebration: 1999, 2003 and 2014.

Cleveland Museum of Art; Featured Artist Chalk Festival: 90′-2002

Fort Wayne Museum of Art; Commissioned Artist Official Logo and Chalk Workshop: 1999 & 2002

Clark-Metro Development; Design street banner for local community development center: 2001

Julia De Burgos Cultural Art Center & Clark Elementary; Commissioned Artist for ICARE Program: Development of Cultural Mask Making Workshop: 1997

Hispanic Business Association; Design program brochure for Annual Fundraiser: 1996 -2001

Westside Ecumenical Ministry; Commissioned Artist Fine Arts Painting for a social service agency: 1997

SHPE National Convention Logo Design 2018; Design for National Convention 2018

Artist Statement

Born in Gary, Indiana, the son of a steel worker, Bruno’s family moved back to their hometown, Juana Diaz, a rural community in Puerto Rico, when he was 10 years old. Young Casiano developed an  interest in art awakened by these rural surroundings and by the awareness of living in an Island, which made an impression on him. In his present work, regardless of the technique he chooses, from a traditional perspective he emulates the look and feel of silk screens, which are important in Puerto Rican tradition. In addition to that, the imagery of mountains, mangos, ceiba trees, caves, leaves, branches and water, and colors and forms in high contrast are common themes in Casiano’s work.