Born in Cienfuegos, Cuba, 1980.
Lives & works in Miami.
Graduated from the Superior Institute of Design (ISDI), in Havana, with first class honours degree in Graphic Design & Illustration. His work has been published in The New York Times, Texas Monthly, ESPN, El Nuevo Herald, Miami New Times & ArteCubano Magazine among others.
His work has been shown in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Oaxaca, Londres, Kiev, Munich, Santo Domingo, Quito, San Jose and Havana.
Sarmiento co-founded the Camaleón Group, known for many public artworks, posters, and illustrations which awarded the group several prizes.
Life is an experience. Art is an experience. In my work I nurture humanity, beauty, and greatness.
I am interested in promoting fundamental human contradictions, exposing face-to-face instances of opposing truths.
Isn’t right and wrong a matter of values and perspective?
I am interested in questioning our culture, our values, and the imposed laws.
I am interested in bringing awareness about our human condition and its essence.
La Sangre Llama. Portraits 2012-2016. Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales. Havana, Cuba 2016
Yearning & Desire. Recent works on paper. Jorge M. Sori Fine Art. Miami, FL 2013
Desire & Possibility. Harold Golen Gallery. Miami, FL 2010
Burning in his own hell. Edge Zones Gallery. Miami, FL 2010
Erotica. Dale Nally Studio. Miami, FL 2008
Selected Group Exhibitions
100for10. Easy!upstream Gallery. Munich 2015
Valoarte XI. International Art Fair. Costa Rica 2014
Whims and absurdities. Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA), Long Beach, CA 2013 – 2014
D’Disegno. Respuesta cubana. Factoria Habana, Cuba 2013
Avant-Garde. Lyle O Reitzel Gallery at La Castilla, Dominican Republic 2013
50th Annual Exhibition. Masur Museum of Art, LA 2013
Gritos en la Pared. National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba 2013
Annual Exhibition. Museum of American Illustration, NY 2013
LA to LA (Selections from The Sayago & Pardon Collection). LA Artcore Center, CA 2012
6th Zones Art Fair. Miami, FL 2011
Independiente (Latin American Art). Espacio La Crujía, Oaxaca, Mexico 2011
Duodecad. 5th Zones Art Fair, Miami, FL 2010
Art Undressed. Wyndwood Social Club, Miami, FL 2009
Mail Me Art. Red Gate Gallery, London, UK 2009
Y Poster Show (10th Havana Biennial). René Portocarrero Workshop, Havana, Cuba 2009
K9: International Exhibition of Illustration & Comics. Kiev, Ukraine 2008
Graphic Chat: Between the Cyberspace & the Wall. Maurer Objekte Gallery, München, Germany 2007
Music for Chameleons (Camaleon group). General Society of Authors & Editors (SGAE) Havana, Cuba 2007
Graphic Cuba. Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba 2007
The Graphic Rose. Benjamín Carrión Cultural Center, Quito, Ecuador 2006
Angels & Chameleons (Camaleon group). Hispanic-American Center of Culture, Havana, Cuba 2005
Chameleon’s Play (Camaleon group). Espacio Abierto Gallery, Havana, Cuba 2004
Another Glance. Raúl Martínez Gallery, Havana, Cuba 2003
Spring in December. Raúl Martínez Gallery, Havana, Cuba 2002
Cornell Fine Arts Museum. Rollins College, Winter Park, FL.
Lowe Art Museum. University of Miami, FL.
Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA). Long Beach, CA.
Snite Museum of Art. University of Notre Dame, IN.
La Sangre Llama. Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba 2016
Biting drawings. Arocena Museum, Torreon, Mexico 2012
Sharp ideas. Espacio La Crujia, Oaxaca, Mexico 2011
The Graphic Rose. Benjamin Carrion Cultural Center, Quito, Ecuador 2006