Antonio Ugarte (Venezuelan, lives and works in Miami, FL) started his artistic career in his born country. He studied drawing and painting and also received studio practices in photography and sculpture. Ugarte has exhibited his work in numerous group and individual exhibitions, mainly in Venezuela and the US, but also in Austria, Finland, France, Italy, Perú, and Spain. In 1984, he received the Drawing Prize at the 1st Biennial of Visual Arts, in Maracaibo, Venezuela. In 2012, his painting Transition received a Recognition for the International Association of Art Critics (IAAC), Chapter Venezuela.