Glexis Novoa was born in Holguín, Cuba, in 1964, he grew up in Havana and received a bachelor’s degree from The National School of Art, Havana, Cuba in 1984. He lives in Miami, USA since 1995 and shares his time working on his studios in Vedado, Havana and Wynwood, Miami. Novoa also works on site-specific wall-drawings and ephemeral projects anywhere around the world.
Since 1987, Glexis Novoa’s works have been exhibited nationally and internationally, featured in solo exhibitions and projects at Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL; Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA; The Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN; Castillo de la Real Fuerza, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba, among many others. Novoa’s works have been included in group exhibitions at institutions including; Today Art Museum, Beijing; Queens Museum, New York; Art Museum of the Americas, Washington D.C .; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Ludwig Forum für International Kunst, Aachen, Germany; Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan; Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Trento, Italy; Center for Contemporary Art Laznia, Gdansk, Poland; Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Perez Art Museum Miami, FL; Mediations Biennale, Muzeum Narodowe, Poznan, Poland; El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY; Museo Del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico; Exit Art, New York, NY; City Art Museum Ljublana, Ljublana, Slovenia;The Bass Museum, Miami Beach, FL; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba; The University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, Centro de Cultura Contemporanea, Barcelona, Spain; Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina and Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, among many others. Novoa has been honored with awards including; The Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund Residency, New York; Creator Award Winner, Oolite Arts, Miami, The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Grant, and he has been a recipient of the Cintas Fellowship Award. Novoa has held residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME; Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, NY; and McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Charlotte, NC, among others. Novoa’s works are held in the collections of prestigious institutions nationally and internationally, including Lehigh University Art Galleries Teaching Collection Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Rockefeller Brothers Fund New York; Nassau County Museum of Art Long Island, New York; Pérez Art Museum Miami Miami, Florida; Centro Wilfredo Lam, Havana, Cuba; Cintas Fellowship, New York, NY; Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL; Ludwig Forum Für Internationale Kunst Aachen, Germany; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba, among others.