Edwin Villasmil invites us to dive into the magic of a good book, and escape to a fantastical place where we can find inspiration and learn about our planet and ways to save it. Eco-Art, or Ecological Art, is a contemporary form of environmental art that Edwin Villasmil uses as his super power to engage people to consider environmental issues. Villasmil has used his art as a path to communicate, to stimulate dialogue, to educate, and to contribute to social transformation.
He began his artistic career in theater and painting. Between 1965 and 1989, he studied at Universidad Pedagogica. In 1972, he moved to the United States and lived in New York and Washington, D.C., while studying graphic arts, sculpture, jazz and theater. In 1975, upon his return to Venezuela, he founded Espacios Culturales and became a teacher. In 1979, he undertook a trip for observations and study through Europe and North Africa. When he returned home, he moved from the city to the country, where he developed a series of environmental projects. In 1998, he received his Bachelors of Arts from the University Fermin Toro in Venezuela. In 2002, he participated in the Antoni Gaudi international festival in Barcelona, Spain. In recent years, he has investigated the relationship between art, society, and nature. During his career, he has been honored with important awards and acknowledgements, his art works are exhibited in museums, and are in private and public collections. In the past, he has been president of the Venezuelan Association of Artists of the Plastic Arts.
He is a member in good standing of the Asociacion Interncional de Artes Plasticas (UNESCO). Since 2004, he resides in Miami, FL.