jatpennclub It Is All About The Fun

Age: 53
Hometown: Poughkeepsie
Accepts Commissions: Yes
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Number of Visits: 13243
Where Dreams Can't Go

Background and Lifestyle

Marital Status Married
Smoker No
Drinker No
Education Self Taught
Children Proud parent

Interests and Personality

BiographyEducation Arts Students League of New York Acosta started his professional career as an artist in 2004, and began to exhibit in galleries and art fairs. That same year at his first public exhibit, Acosta won the Best of Show at the Dutchess County Fair. He has continued to exhibit widely since 2004 in a number of solo and group shows. By 2011, he has shown in over 300 group shows and has had 20 solo shows. The World Bank in Washington, DC, acquired seven of his works at the International Caribbean Art Fair in New York in 2007, and in September of 2008, the University of Pennsylvania acquired his painting, "Staying Alive," to display in the art library. In 2010 he became a member of the French Academy Arts-Sciences-Lettres and in 2011 he won the Bronze Medal in Art awarded by French Academy Arts-Sciences-Lettres
InterestsReading, Hiking, Swiming and attending art exhibitions
MusicCountry, Soft Rock, Afro Cuban.
FilmsOnce upon a time in America Gone with the Wind
BooksArt History. American History. Engineering.
HeroesMy Mom & Dad.


2nd Bronx Biennial 2010 - Bronx, NY Amsterdam Whitney Gallery 2005 - New York, NY Artlook Contemporary Art Watch 2010, New Art Center - NYC, NY Art Society of Kingston 2003 to 2011 - Kingston, NY Art Along the Hudson 2009 - Poughkeepsie, NY Artwell Gallery 2008 and 2009 - Torrington, CT Artexpo 2005 and 2006 and 2009 - New York, NY Art for Aids 2005 & 2011 - San Francisco, Cal. Art Off The Main 2008 to2009 & Online 2010 - NYC, NY Arts Upstairs Gallery 2005 to 2011 - Phoenicia, NY Avalon Archives Museum of Roots, Rock and Roll 2009 - 2010 - Putnam, NY Barrett Art Center 2004 to 2010 - Poughkeepsie, NY Biblioteca Criolla 2011 Jersey City, NJ Boonsboro Art Center 2011 Boonsboro, Maryland Care 4 Needy Copts 2008 - New Jersey Cartus Corperation 2010 Danbury CT. Center Framing & Art 2008 to 2011 - West Hartford, CT CAN (Contemporary Art Network) 2010 and 2011- NYC, NY Cornell St Studios 2007 - Kingston, NY Cuban Cultural Center 2011 NYC, NY Dutchess County Fair 2004 - Rhinebeck, NY Dutchess Arts Council Show 2009 - Poughkeepsie NY Exodo Galeria 2007 to 2011 - Puerto Rico Farfetched Gallery 2005 to 2006 - Kingston, NY G.A.S. (Gallery And Studio) 2007 to 2010 - Poughkeepsie NY Habla Underground 2009 Los Angeles, CA Howland Cultural Center 2006 to 2011 - Beacon, NY IBM Show 2006 - Poughkeepsie, NY International Caribbean Art Fair 2007 and 2009 - New York, NY International Immigrants Foundation 2009 - NYC, NY Intrepid Museum 2007 - New York, NY Jose Marti Academy 2009 and 2010 - Union City, NJ Kent Art Association 2008 to 2010 - Kent, NY Lancome 1986 - New York, NY Lichtpause 2005 - Germany Marion Royael Gallery 2011 Beacon, NY (Exclusive Artist Representative in NY) Mollendo Peru 2011 Provincial de Islay Peru Muddy Cup 2007 and 2008 - Poughkeepsie, New York MIWAA 2007 - NYC, NY Millstreet Loft 2010 - Poughkeepsie, NY Muddy Cup Studios 2008 - Kingston, New York Others Fair 2007 - New York, NY Palace Theatre 2007 and 2009 - Stamford, CT Peru San Alejandro Academy 2010 to 2011- Arequipa Peru Pritzker Gallery 2007 and 2010 and 2011- Highland, NY Putnam Arts Council 2007 to 2011 - Carmel, NY QbaVa 2009 to 2011 Union City, NJ Queens Museum of Art 2009 & 2010 - Queens, NY Rhinebeck Savings Bank 2009 - Wappinger Falls, NY Rich Forum 2007 and 2008 - Stamford, CT RiverWinds Gallery 2010 - Beacon, NY Skybox Gallery 2005 -- Kingston, NY St James Theatre 2009 - New Zealand Stamford Art Association 2010 to 2011, Stamford, CT SUNY Orange 2007 -- Middletown, NY The Art Students League 2003 to 2006 - New York, NY The Gallery at Kent 2008 and 2009 - Kent, CT The Times Square Lobby Gallery 2006 - New York, NY Tower 48 2006 - New York, NY Union City Performing Arts Center 2009 - Union City, NJ Varga Gallery 2005 to 2011 - Woodstock, NY Vassar Alumni House 2011 Poughkeepsie, NY Venezuelan Embassy 2009 - Washington DC Ward Nasse 2005 to 2010 - New York, NY Walkway Over The Hudson 2009 - Poughkeepsie, NY Woodstock Artist Association 2005 to 2010 - Woodstock, NY

Recently Added Friends

Recent messages left for this artist


jatpennclub, you are so creativ !!! Great works, love it


I liked your works. Fantastic and very attractive. I wish new successes. http://valerij-semionoff2011.narod2.ru

Lime ( Deleted user )

Wonderful ART Jose.


Nice work. http://www.myartprofile.com/SarupaStudio.




Hi jatpennclub thanks for friend request,interesting work.

Lime ( Deleted user )

Wonderful Magic ART Work Jose.

AJH ( Deleted user )

Great use of colour and materials in your work!


3 Cats Jazz Club and wolf at the door are my fav's love the colors you use


Good Work.


Fantastic work, I could imagine your colourful paintings on the walls in Havana.Let's hope one day soon.Antnich.


wonderful creative work Jose!!


Wow, definitely a Latin touch to your style ... really enjoyed all the vibrant colours ... wonderful art ..thank you for sharing .. :)

Lime ( Deleted user )

Wonderful,fantastic Your Work Jose,Keep ap.


Hey, I luv that 'You Can't Hide' painting, it really grabs me. Dianne


I enjoyed seeing your art, definately has a real "latin flavor" very colorfull. Keep on creating!


just stopping by to say hello ,you have a great smile ! peace eh! swirl


O K lets do them all! thanks eh! viva ***** CUBA *****