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Recipient of the 1997 Florida Artists' Book Prize

Meza, Alberto.
Leonardo’s phobias.
[Miami: Alberto Meza, 1997]
20 leaves in portfolio; 56.5 x 75.5 cm.
(2 embossed leaves on hand-made paper; 18 leaves of engraved etchings with soft-ground textures, aquatints, and under-water spit etchings on Standard Rives BFK and Arches, buff paper).(Edition: #1 of 3).

Alberto Meza (H:305-387-3148; W:305-237-2656)
is currently Professor of Art at Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Florida. He was born in Santiago, Chile, and holds a BA from the University of Chile, an MA from Syracuse University, and an MFA from Northern Illinois University. He is the author and illustrator of four books of poetry, and was the 1967 Mayfield Library Award recipient at Syracuse University. An avid printmaker, Mr. Meza has had nine one-person exhibitions of his work, and has won awards at the International Cabo Frio Print Biennal, Cabo Frio, Brazil, and the Maximo Ramos Print Biennal, Ferrol/ Galicia, Spain. His graphic works have been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, and numerous commercial and university galleries.

Meza makes his own hand-made paper and uses many innovative printmaking techniques, such as color viscosity printing and he often combines sculptured, embossed paper with etchings and woodcuts.

Meza has exhibited at the Decenta Gallery, Bandung, Indonesia; the Maison de la Venerie, Brussels, Belgium; the Galeria Arte Actual, Santiago, Chile; the International Art Festival, Patras, Greece; the Maximo Ramos Internationl Print Biennal and the San Juan International Print Biennal, San Juan, Puerto Rico; the University of Alabama, Huntsville; the Embassy Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida; and the Cuban Collection, Coral Gables, Florida.

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