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Augusto Bordelois

Visual Arts, Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Art, & Illustration
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Augusto C. Bordelois (Havana, Cuba, 1969) graduated from the University of Havana with a major in English language and literature. He has also studied sculpture, ceramics, costume design for theatre and cinema, classical drawing, and painting. His visual artwork has been awarded much recognition in Cuba as well as in competitions in the United States. He has participated in more than 130 national and international group shows and 34 solo exhibitions. Many of his works are in private collections around the world. His work is also part of the permanent collection of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University (CSU), University Hospitals, and the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve. Augusto has 15 years of experience as a teaching artist. Currently, he is a roster teaching artist at the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, the Art House, and the Ohio Arts Council. He has served as a board member at Near West Theater and the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning. He is a member of CSU’s Cleveland Arts Education Consortium Diversity Committee. He has been featured as a guest lecturer at Cleveland State University and Baldwin Wallace University. Currently, he owns and directs Augusto Fine Art Studio and Art Center in Berea, Ohio.

Augusto’s mother was a teacher and a principal for 30 years, and his father is still a university professor who “will never retire.” Augusto was taught that the most important thing that we must do in life to ensure the betterment of the human race is to pass along any bit of knowledge that we have acquired to as many people as possible. He envisions the role of the artist in an educational and social setting as a conduit of information, sometimes a visual aid, and other times a field expert, a concept unifier, and a facilitator of ideas.

Grade Levels/Age Groups

  • PreK
  • Grades 1-3
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12
  • Young Adult
  • Adult
  • Senior

Facilities and Resources Required

  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Sink/Water


Upon request






Images courtesy of the teaching artist.

Blue Jacket’s Dream 5’x 15′ Glass mosaic on cement board
Sounds of the forest 36″x 36″ oil on canvas