Marcos Carvajal was born in Santos Suarez, La Habana, Cuba and from an early age developed his abilities in the visual arts, creating
his first painting at age nine.
An artist in the visual arts, Marcos has worked as a graphic designer, illustrator, space designer, art consultant, college and university art teacher and as group leader for CubArtEdu art programs.
Marcos studied at the School of Medicine, University of Havana, Cuba (’65); Art Institute of Pittsburg and the Mellon Museum of Art (’68); School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston MA (’90); Sculptural Ceramics at Casa Candina, Puerto Rico; M.Ed.,
Cambridge College, Cambridge, MA (’95); His Master’s thesis was titled Arts-Integrated Schools: A Descriptive Survey of Curriculum, Collaborative Teaching, Assessment and Parent’ Involvement Activities.
Has exhibited at Boston First Night, Marblehead Art Festivals. Exhibits at the II, III and V Exhibits of Digital Art, at Majadahonda Gallery, Pablo de la Torriente Brau, Havana, Cuba; Gallery 333, Falmouth, MA and galleries in United States, Puerto Rico and Cuba. His sculptural work is in the permanent collection of the Forest Hills Columbarium, Boston.
Marcos has taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston MA, the University of Puerto Rico; the School of Art Altos de Jajome, Puerto Rico, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly MA, and as a group leader for CubArtEdu.
The project aims to stimulate the development of creative visual intelligence in the observer. The first step, seeing an exhibit of images painted in acrylic on wood, leads to a workshop where participants deepened their understanding by assembling puzzles of images in the exhibition, allowing the participant to interact, experiment and develop their visual intelligence.