Octavio Irving (Villa Clara, Cuba, 1978) graduated from the Arts University of Cuba (ISA, 2006) and the Fine Arts Academy San Alejandro (2000with an emphasis in Printmaking. He has developed his work through different mediums such as drawing, printmaking, photography, and painting. To date, he has 17 solo shows and has participated in more than one hundred group shows in Cuba, United States, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Italy, among others. He won first prize in the International Contest “La Joven Estampa” in 2007 and was the recipient of the AECID Fellowship in 2010.
His works are included in several institutional and private collections in Cuba and abroad such as: The Collection of the National Museum of Fine Arts (Havana, Cuba); of the National Council of Plastic Arts (Havana, Cuba); the Museum of Latin American Art of Los Angeles (MOLAA) (California, United States); the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rostock (Rostock, Germany) and the Museum of Printing and Design (Caracas, Venezuela) among others.
He lives and works in Havana,Cuba.