My artistic practice requires me to delve deeper into the layers of my belief systems and interrogate assumptions, in order to understand how my perception of reality influences my work. I am interested in learning about different philosophies that investigate the nature of human experience and our common bonds e.g., Carl Jung’s ideas of the collective unconscious, Joseph Campbell’s ideas of the monomyth, Taoism’s embrace of reality as an indivisible totality.

   My painting process is exploratory and intuitive. I start a new painting without a visualized outcome in mind. Instead, I usually start with one element (such as the subject, a color palette, a type of mark making, or an environment), and then I embrace a stream of consciousness approach to develop the image until I feel I’ve completed the story. It feels like I am solving a puzzle. 

    In the last three years, I have focused primarily on large paintings. They allow me to depict full body subjects that appear life size and invite the viewer to step into the work. My experience in painting murals has changed my awareness of scale and inspired the size of this recent body of work.   

Reinier Gamboa was born in Camaguey, Cuba and lives and works in Miami, FL. Gamboa received a BFA on a full scholarship from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA in 2006. Gamboa’s practice explores the duality between subject and environment, and reality and illusion. He is guided by his belief that each person’s perception of reality is always colored by their knowledge, life experiences, senses and belief systems.Gamboa’s practice in acrylic and oil painting is grounded in portraiture and his strong foundation in drawing which can be seen in his diverse mark making. Selected Solo exhibitions include “Boundless” [Scope Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL, 2021]; “Multitudes” [Miami Art Society Gallery, Miami, FL, 2021]. Selected group exhibitions include “Catalyst” [Threyda Gallery, Denver, CO, 2021]; “Leap / Rewind, NWSA Faculty Exhibition” [New World Gallery, Miami, FL, 2021]; Miami Art Society group exhibition at Scope Art Fair [Miami Beach, FL & New York, NY 2019- 2020]. His largest mural “Anthropocene Extinction” [Wynwood Miami, FL, 2018] has been featured on Miami New Times, Miami Herald, New York Times, and PBS NewsHour.


New World School of the Arts High School, Miami, FL (1998-2002)

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA (2002-2006); Presidential Scholarship 



“Boundless” solo show. Scope Art Fair. Art Basel Week. Miami Beach, FL

“Leap / Rewind” NWSA faculty group show. New World Gallery. Miami, FL

“Catalyst” group show. Threyda Gallery. Denver, CO


Scope Art Fair: Miami Art Society. New York, NY

Art Palm Beach Art Fair. Miami Art Society. Palm Beach, FL


“Multitudes” solo show. Miami Art Society. Miami, FL

Scope Art Fair: Miami Art Society. Art Basel Week. Miami Beach, FL

“Societas” group show. Art Basel Week. Miami Art Society. Miami, FL

Joined Void Projects and participated in the opening exhibit. Miami, FL

“Post Icon” group show. Miami, FL

“Autochthonous: Toward a New Indigene” group show. Swampspace Gallery. Miami, FL

“Lucid Dreams” group show. Miami Art Society. Miami, FL

“Charcoal” group show. Miami Art Society. Miami, FL

“Anthropocene Extinction” Augmented Reality Mural. Before It’s Too Late nonprofit. Wynwood Miami, FL


Juxtapoz Clubhouse group show during Art Basel Miami,FL

Icon group exhibit. Miami,FL

Climate change mural. EcoTech Visions nonprofit. Miami Gardens, FL 


"The Saga Continues" group show. Miami, FL

"Paint it Forward". Cass Contemporary. Tampa, FL

"Wisdom" mural completed in Little River. Miami, FL 

"Look" mural completed in Wynwood. Miami, FL

“Homeless” group exhibit. Void Projects. Miami, FL

“Deija” mural. Wynwood, FL 


Annual Moleskine Show. Hashimoto Contemporary. San Francisco, CA

“Wisdom” mural. Little Haiti, FL

“Listen” mural. Center of Tallahassee Music Alley. Tallahassee, FL


Annual Moleskine Show. Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

Native American mural. Wynwood Miami, FL

Wynwood Place mural. Wynwood Miami, FL


“Painter’s Delight” group show. Brisky Gallery. Wynwood, FL


“The Invisible Horde” group show. Unit 1 Gallery. Lake Worth, FL.

“Eternal Reflection” group show. Brisky Gallery. Miami, FL.

“Bodies. Forms. Motions. Waves.” group show. Brisky Gallery. Miami, FL

“Smash and Grab” group show. Locust Projects. Miami, FL

“Supadutytuffwork” group show. LMNT Gallery. Miami, FL

“Dark Crystals.” group show. Palm Beach State College. Palm Beach Gardens, FL


“Figure Now” group show. Fontbonne University. St. Louis, MO

“Eagle and Condor” group show. Moksha Collective. Miami, FL

“Wild at Heart” group show. Thinkspace Gallery. Culver City, CA. 


“Elemental” solo debut. Christopher Miro Gallery. Miami, FL

“Smash and Grab” group show. Locust Projects. Miami, FL


“Smash and Grab” group show. Locust Projects. Miami, FL

“The New Frontier” group show. Christopher Miro Gallery. Miami, FL

“Young Blood: New Wave” group show. Artseen Gallery. Miami, FL

“Crystal Monoliths / Creative Natives” group show. Cafeina Gallery, Miami, FL

“Creative Native” group show. Neon Forest Gallery, Orlando, FL


“Catalyst/Dreams to Reality” benefit show. Nucleus Gallery. Alhambra, CA

“Superschool” group show. Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

“Young Blood: New World Mix” group show. Artseen Gallery. Miami, FL


Gen Art Vanguard Fair. Art Basel Week. Miami, FL


2015 Secret Walls Battle Winner. Miami, FL

2012 Figure Now Art Contest Winner (1st place). Fontbonne University. St. Louis, MO

2002-2006 Presidential Scholarship. Art Center College of Design. Pasadena, CA

2002 The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 1 Gold Key for Portfolio and 2 Silver Keys

2002 Down River: Juried Printmaking Exhibition - Best of Show 


2016- Present. Visual Arts teacher at New World School of the Arts. Miami, FL

2008-2009 Assistant Art Handler at Rubell Family Collection. Miami, FL  


2018 – “Anthropocene Extinction” mural featured in Miami Herald

2019 – “Anthropocene Extinction” mural featured in Miami New Times, Local 10 News, Deco Drive, PBS News Hour, New York Times

2019 – Featured in Spectrum 26: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art Publication

2008 – Cover artwork for Russian Esquire Magazine

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