Handy Hernández Leal

Belonging to the National Registry of the Creator of Plastic and Applied Arts, in the Graduate category and practicing as an Independent Artist.

ARTISTIC FORMATION:
2004 - 2008, Provincial Academy of Plastic Arts "Eduardo Abela".
Best graduate in the specialty of Engraving.
2009, Courses of Creative Painting, Basic Drawing and Sculpture. Experimental Center of Visual Arts "José Antonio Díaz Peláez".

INDIVIDUAL EXPOSITIONS:
2006, "Without Impossible from Drawing to Engraving", in greeting to the Bautense Culture week. Exhibition Hall of the "Antonio Maceo" Library, Bauta.
2007, "Intimate Connection". Gallery of Art "Guerrero", Bauta.
2008, "The Uncertainty of Change." Gallery of the APAP "Eduardo Abela".
2009, "Women in Art", in greeting to March 8 International Women's Day. Exhibition Hall of the "Antonio Maceo" Library, Bauta.
2011, "Equal but Different." Gallery of Art "Guerrero", Bauta.
2013, "Instincts". Gallery of Art "Guerrero", Bauta.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2004, Contest of the day for the "World Environment Day", Bauta.
2005, Contest for the "World Environment Day", convened by CITMA.
2005, Collective exhibition of the Provincial Academy of Plastic Arts "Eduardo Abela". ExpoCuba.
2005, May Hall. Provincial Academy of Plastic Arts "Eduardo Abela", San Antonio de los Baños.
2005, Provincial Public Health Contest "Break the Ice with your Hands", Bauta.
2005, Collective exhibition on AIDS convened by Public Health, Municipal Directorate of Culture. Gallery of Art "Guerrero", Bauta.
2006, Contest on telephony, convened by ETECSA "The Care of the Public Service". Karl Marx Theater.
2006, Collective exhibition of the Provincial Academy of Plastic Arts "Eduardo Abela". National Ballet School, Playa.
2006, May Hall. Provincial Academy of Plastic Arts "Eduardo Abela", San Antonio de los Baños.
2007, Collective Exhibition of the APAP "Eduardo Abela", in greeting to the meeting "Pedagogy 2007". Karl Marx Theater.
2007, Collective exhibition "The Plastic Arts and Origins", within the framework of the XI Workshop Origins and the Present Spirit. Library "Antonio Maceo", Bauta.
2007, Salón de Mayo "From Where I Am". APAP “Eduardo Abela”, San Antonio de los Baños.
2007, VI Small Format Salon. Gallery "Américo Cruz", La Salud.
2007, XXII Havana Hall. Art Gallery "Eduardo Abela" San Antonio de los Baños.
2007, XVIII Salon of Plastic Arts "Ernesto González Puig". Cabañas House of Culture.
2008, "Motivos de Mayo". Gallery "Emir Andel Kader", Arab Union of Cuba.
2009, May Hall. Provincial Academy of Plastic Arts "Eduardo Abela", San Antonio de los Baños.
2010, IV Edition of the “Help him to live” Contest. Gallery of Art "Guerrero", Bauta.
2011, Salon "The Plastic Arts and Origins", in the Workshop Origins and the Present Spirit. Library "Antonio Maceo", Bauta.
2011, Collective exhibition "Rencuentros". Gallery of Art "Guerrero", Bauta.
2011, XXVI Provincial Salon of Plastic Arts "Eduardo Abela". Art Gallery "Eduardo Abela" San Antonio de los Baños.
2011, Collective exhibition "Young Creation" held in greeting to the Bautense Culture Day. Gallery of Art "Guerrero", Bauta.
2011, XI Salon and Colloquium of Digital Art. "Pablo de la Torriente Brau" Cultural Center.
2012, XXVII Provincial Salon of Plastic Arts "Eduardo Abela". Art Gallery "Eduardo Abela" San Antonio de los Baños.
2012, Salon "The Plastic Arts and Origins". Gallery of Art "Guerrero", Bauta.
2013, VII Edition of the “Help him to Live” Contest. Gallery of Art "Guerrero", Bauta.
2013, Salon "The Plastic Arts and Origins". Gallery of Art "Guerrero", Bauta.
2014, Salon "The Plastic Arts and Origins". Gallery of Art "Guerrero", Bauta.
2015, Participant in the exhibition carried out by the group 3stado Solido at the Twelfth Biennial of Havana.
2016, Participant in the 44th International Prize for Graphic Art "Carmen Arozena 2016". Gallery "Brita Prinz Arte", Madrid, Spain.
2021, Participant in the Expo 2021 of the Virtual Gallery "Art and Design".

HIS WORK IN THE MOSAIC TECHNIQUE CAN BE APPRECIATED IN:
2014, Catholic Church of the municipality of Güira de Melena, glazed mosaic "The Last Supper" (80cm x 180cm) for the altar.
2014, Catholic Church of the municipality of San Antonio de los Baños, mosaic on the altar, Ambon and Episcopal Headquarters, as well as the painting of the altarpiece, four medallions with the evangelists, interior decoration of columns, ceilings and heritage buildings and restoration of saints.
2015 - 2016, Catholic Church of the San Antonio de los Baños municipality, “Via Crucis” (14 mosaics of 90cm x 70cm) for the Church of San Antonio de los Baños.
2017, Our Lady of Mercy and San José de Bauta Catholic Church, mosaic "Holy Spirit" (125cm x 125cm).
2017, Sirena Project in Guanabo, twelve glazed mosaics with marine motifs (100cm x 100cm).
2018, Catholic Church of Santa Teresita in Santiago de Cuba, mosaic "Holy Spirit" (120cm x 75cm).
2018, Glazed mosaic of “Pedro Albizu - Campos“ (120cm x 100cm), located in the school of the same name in the Marianao municipality. Work in collaboration with the Mission of Puerto Rico in Cuba.

AWARDS AND MENTIONS:
2005, First Mention of the Contest for “World Environment Day”, organized by CITMA.
2005, First Prize of the Provincial Public Health Contest "Break the Ice with your Hands", Bauta.
2006, First Mention of the Contest on telephony, called by ETECSA "The Care of the Public Service". Karl Marx Theater.
2007, Award of the Hermanos Saiz Association (AHS) in the May Hall "De Donde Soy". Provincial Academy of Plastic Arts "Eduardo Abela", San Antonio de los Baños.
2010, First Mention of the IV Edition Contest "Help him to live". Gallery of Art "Guerrero", Bauta.
2011, Recognition granted by the Municipal Directorate of Culture of Bauta and the Gallery of Art "Guerrero", for the quality of the artistic invoice of his works donated to the "Sitial del Arte".
2012, Second Prize of the Salon "The Plastic Arts and Origins". Gallery of Art "Guerrero", Bauta.
2013, First Prize of the VII Edition Contest "Help him to Live". Gallery of Art "Guerrero", Bauta.
2014, Mention of the Salon "The Plastic Arts and Origins". Gallery of Art "Guerrero", Bauta.

ARTISTIC PROJECTION:
2006, Illustrations of Passages of the Martiana Work, in classrooms of the Primary School "Dionisio San Román", Bauta.
2008 - 2009, Creation Workshops - Appreciation for children and adults at the "Mirta Aguirre" House of Culture, Bauta.
2009, Member of the jury in contests and municipal salons, such as the Art Instructors Room.
2010, Mural Works contributing to the development of Bautense culture. Among them are the Collective Mural (16m x 5m) in greeting to the inauguration of the Educator's Park and the Collective Mural of the Municipality, a project of the National Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC).
2010, Member of the jury at the "Plastic Arts in Origins 2010" salon.
2010, Curator of several of the exhibits exhibited at the "Guerrero" Art Gallery, such as the II Municipal Hall of the Cuban Association of Artisans Artists (ACAA), the Exhibition "Creation without Limits" and the Sculpture Exhibition "La Magia del Marble".
2011, Contribution in the reconstruction of the House of Culture "Mirta Aguirre" of Bauta, with the realization of mosaics, low and medium reliefs, and participated in the making of the Angel de la Jiribilla, sculpture in high relief (150cm x 75cm).
2011, Participation in the construction of the fountain located in the “Guerrero” Art Gallery and the realization of a cartoon by René Portocarrero.
2011, Donation of works to the “Sitial del Arte” in the “Guerrero” Art Gallery (wire rod structure and metal plates (2m x 90cm x 50cm), granite slab (90cm x 90cm) and two mosaics (120cm x 120cm) .