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Reynier Marquez Llanes

Reynier LLanes Marquez


Reynier Llanes Marquez

b. 1985

Pinar del Río, Cuba

Reynier Llanes attended Pinar del Rio's school of art (Instructores de Arte) for four years and completed his studies in 2004. Continuing his education in Havana,  Reynier was tutored by one of the country’s most recognized realist artists, Juan Miguel Suárez.

LIanes availed himself, in 2007, of an opportunity to emigrate from Cuba and moved to the United States, settling first in Naples, FL and then in Charleston, SC.  

Oxford America recognized Llanes in 2012 as one of the "New Superstars of Southern Art." He was awarded a "First Purchase Award" for a piece now in the art collection of the city of Charleston 2011 at Moja Art Festival Juried Exhibition Award. His art is on permanent exhibition in the Museum collection of Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, Cornell Fine Arts Museum Rollins College, and Snite Museum of Art - South Bend, Indiana. His work has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries including the Naples Museum of Art in Naples, FL. 

Llanes is an avid art collector in his own right, focusing on works by artists from Cuba, and in particular those from his native province of Pinar del Río. A selection of works from his collection was exhibited at City Gallery in Charleston in 2013 and in the Art Museum in Myrtle Beach in 2015.

In 2015 Llanes relocated with his family to Miami in order to take advantage of the city’s international art market and vibrant cultural life and to be closer to his home country.