Berea artist’s work to grace a U.S. embassy

BEREA, Ohio — When City resident Augusto Bordelois received an email a month or so ago, bearing a U.S. Department of State label, he said his first thought was — it might be a scam. It was in fact a bonafide invitation from the Department of State’s Art in Embassies program curator, inviting Bordelois, an internationally acclaimed artist, to display his work at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden.

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BEREA, Ohio — When City resident Augusto Bordelois received an email a month or so ago, bearing a U.S. Department of State label, he said his first thought was — it might be a scam.

It was in fact a bonafide invitation from the Department of State’s Art in Embassies program curator, inviting Bordelois, an internationally acclaimed artist, to display his work at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden.

“They were interested in my immigrant series,” Bordelois said, explaining that two of his pieces — Leaving Home On An Autumn Morning measuring 48- by 72-inches and Trampled by Texans, measuring 35- by 60-in. — both oil on canvas — will be representing him in Stockholm.

Bordelois, who was born in Havana, Cuba, is a United States citizen. He has called the U.S. home for the past 23 years. “I’ve been painting since I was ten years old,” he said.
Bordelois attended the University of Havana, where he earned a degree in Translation and Interpretation of English Language Literature.
 
He has also had private art lessons and sculpture, and classical drawing and has studied costume design for theater and cinema.

A Berea resident since 1999, Bordelois’ public works include a Shaker Heights Fire Department Centennial Mural and art installations at many schools.

In 2016, he purchased the two-story, 4,000 sq.-ft former home of JP Graphics, at 505 Front St. which he said continues to provide plenty of space for studio work along with classrooms and a second-floor art gallery.
Bordelois both teaches and creates new artworks at his Augusto Fine Art Studios there.
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