b. Miami Beach, Florida, 1975
Jose Luis Telot was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, Ohio from 1993-95 and
then continued his studies at the prestigious New World School of the Arts College in Miami, FL. from 1995-97. Recognized by teachers
and peers for his innate talents at an early age, Jose began his artistic development by gaining admission to coveted magnet and conservatory
art schools throughout his education in South Florida. He then joined the ranks of professionally successful artists at the highly acclaimed high
school New World School of the Arts. At New World, Jose was surrounded by all disciplines of the arts, developing his sensibility and deep
understanding of motion, rhythm, character, space, and aesthetics. It was these pivotal and powerful elements that influenced his work and
continue to do so to date.
He is a recipient of numerous awards to mention; Honorable Mention, National Endowment for the Arts; Honorable Mention, National Foundation
for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA); and Honorable Mention, Scholastic Art & Writing Award. His paintings have been collected nationally as well
as exhibited in museums, galleries, and cultural centers including The Audrey Love Gallery in Miami, FL., The Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art
at the University of Connecticut, The Coral Gables Museum in Coral Gables, FL, The ArtSeen Gallery in Miami, FL, and the Coconut Grove Arts
Festival Gallery (CGAF) also in Miami, FL. His work has been published in the Mystic River Press, Latin Network for the Visual Arts and has been
featured in the local Miami New Times. He is also a co-founder and member of the group GUILD under the curator, director, and cuban poet,
Jose now lives and works in Chicago, IL with his wife Katrina and daughter Sylvie.