Bogotá, Colombia, December 1953.

After a brief incursion in architecture and a year of painting at New York University, New York, NY., Jorge Cavelier traveled to study in Florence, Italy, in the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze where he finished his BFA in 1982. Returning to Colombia the same year he founded “Trazo” an open studio in Bogotá; he worked and taught painting techniques there until 1987. After 1988 he painted in his private studio in Colombia, until June 1999, the year he was kidnapped by the guerrilla group “FARC” in Colombia. Released in 2000, he traveled to the U.S. where he decided to migrate. After being granted with an “extraordinary ability” permanent residence visa, he relocated in the city of Key Biscayne, Florida, where he has been living and working for the last 17 years.

He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions since 1983, in Bogotá and Santa Marta, Colombia; New York and South Hampton, NY, Miami, Palm Beach, Vero Beach and Talahassee, FL. Chicago, IL. Atlanta, GA. U.S. Quito; Lima; Buenos Aires; Rio de Janeiro; Montevideo; Caracas. Milan, Seravezza, Florence, and Rome. Barcelona, Madrid. Tokio. Pretoria.

He lately exhibited "Concerning the spiritual in Art" curated and produced by Adriana Herrera and Aluna Art Foundation in downtown Maimi. Las formas del tiempo curated by Andres Felipe Ortiz for Lamazone gallery In Bogotá, Le forme del tempo curated by Luca Beatrice for MA-EC gallery in Milan. Virginia Miller Gallery exhibits his works in Coral Gables, Miami and Comenoz Gallery in Key Biscayne permanently hosts his works.

He has participated recently in international art fairs like Art Palm Beach, Art Santa Fe NM. Indian creek Art Fair, CA. Pinta Miami. Scope Miami. JUSTLX

Lisboa, Portugal. In April of 2013 Jorge Cavelier exhibited in the Bienal del Sur De Panamá.

The Art Festival by Present Art of Shanghai awarded Jorge Cavelier with the second prize in sculpture and exhibited as an honored gest in July of 2013 in the Pudong library in Shanghai.

El Artista

The Artist