Among the oldest art galleries in Puerto Rico, Galeria W. Labiosa was established in Old San Juan during the late 1960’s by the renowned Puerto Rican artist Wilfred Labiosa. With almost twenty years at its former location with works by important local artists such as: Labiosa, Homar, Tufiño, Torres de la Haba, Hernandez Acevedo, Irizarry, Gaztambide, Gomez, Soto, Noble, Vando, Alicea, Alduvar, Sobrino, Rosado, Martinez-Geigel, Figueroa, Wood Carver Pagani, and Zeno, among many others. Many of these, were teachers and students of the gallery’s founder the late Wilfred Labiosa. In addition to featuring the work of Puerto Rican artist, we have many contemporary Cuban artists on exhibit. His son Wilfred now manages the Labiosa Center for the Arts, and a traveling art exhibit titled Retrospectiva: Impulsivismo de Labiosa (Retrospective: Impulsivism of Labiosa). Labiosa Center for the Arts owns the Labiosa Collection and all rights on the art work of Wilfred Labiosa.
Wilfred Labiosa’s work has been exhibited in New York City, Boston, and in Old San Juan. He had individual exhibitions and was part of collective shows in the United States, Germany, Spain, Japan, the Dominican Republic and Chile. His art work is part of diverse public and private collections, as well as in museums located in Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States, and Europe. He was a beloved professor of many and was widely recognized for his graphic and textile designs and art work in Puerto Rico, the United States and Chile. He designed covers for books and music records and advertising campaigns. He also worked in animation projects for television in Puerto Rico and the United States.