About Us

Cuba Art NY (CANY) is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization that promotes the work of contemporary Cuban born artists living outside of Cuba. The organization was founded in 2001 by a small group of art enthusiasts.  The CANY Board of Directors and advisors are all volunteers.

CANY has organized many highly-successful group and individual exhibits that have benefitted artists by displaying and selling their work in high-end galleries mostly in New York’s Chelsea district. Exhibit net revenues have all been used to further our mission by: organizing lectures in galleries and universities, maintaining a blog dedicated to Cuban art from outside the Island, holding social “meets” for art collectors, help artists connect with established galleries, provide grants for large projects, and help create portfolios, web pages, and Wikipedia pages.

In 2020, CANY opened the CANY Online Gallery.

Visit the CANY web page 

In memoriam - Ricardo Viera, founding member of CANY, artist, curator, professor of art, and director and curator of the Lehigh University Art Galleries.  The CANY board thanks you for your enthusiasm and support all these years. You will be missed!!

In memoriam - Manuel Perez, founding member of CANY, artist, mathematician, and art enthusiast. The CANY board thanks you for your support all these years. 



Board of Directors:

Adriana Estevez Dominguez

Maria Fernandez Gomez

Maria Elena Perez - Managing Director

Maria Werlau