Awards

AWARDS

  • 2024 Florida Artists Hall of Fame, Florida Department of State
  • 2024 ‘Arts & Environment’ Award, Miami-Dade County
  • 2024 Most Treasured Citizen, WPLG Local 10 Don’t Trash Our Treasure
  • 2024 Hall of Fame, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS)
  • 2024 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Excellence in Science Communication Award
  • 2023 #100Latinos2023 — the 100 Latinos Most Committed to Climate Action by Sachamama and EFE 
  • 2023 The Ellies|Creator Award, Oolite Arts
  • 2022 Creative Capital Award
  • 2022 Grist 50 
  • 2022 University of Miami Fellowship in Art and Humanities
  • 2021 Environmental Law Institute National Wetlands Award
  • 2021 University of Miami Excellence in Civic Engagement Faculty Award
  • 2020 Doris Leeper Leadership Award, Florida Alliance for Arts Education
  • 2020-2021 Engaged Faculty Fellow, University of Miami Office of Civic and Community Engagement.
  • 2019 New York Foundation for the Arts, NYFA sponsored artist: Plan(T)
  • 2008 Coconut Grove Arts Festival Poster Artist
  • 2008 New York Foundation for the Arts, NYFA sponsored artist: 90N (North Pole Installations)
  • 2008 Human Services Coalition Community Leader Award
  • 2007 Creative Capital Professional Development Program
  • 2006 National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program
  • 2006 Child Welfare League of America Champions for Children Award
  • 2005 Hands-On Miami, The Chair’s Award
  • 2000 Millennium International Volunteer Award, a United States Department of State/USA Today national award recognizing the artists collaborative mural work at the international level
  • 2000 Jubilee Artist, Jubilee Day dedicated to Artists, The Vatican, Vatican City
  • 1999 Florida Association of Volunteer Agencies for Caribbean Action (FAVA/CA) Florida International Volunteer Corps, Outstanding Achievement Award
  • 1998 Awarded Grand Prize “Best of Show” Award at the Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art Arte + Arte group show, Coral Gables, Florida
  • 1992 Price Waterhouse/South Florida Magazine UP & Comers Award
  • 1985 University of Miami Iron Arrow
  • 1982 Miami Herald Silver Knight Award

Congressional Record

  • Entered into the Congressional Record of the 108th Congress, Second Session, (“Honoring Xavier Cortada”), Washington, Wednesday, September 15th, 2004
  • Entered into the Congressional Record of the 105th Congress, First Session, (“Cuban American Artist Xavier Cortada”), Washington, Wednesday, April 22nd, 1998
  • Entered into the Congressional Record of the 102nd Congress, Second Session, (Vol. 138, No. 19), Washington, Wednesday, February 19th, 1992

PROCLAMATIONS

  • City of Miami proclaims Xavier Cortada Day, September 17, 2004
  • Miami-Dade County proclaims Xavier Cortada Day, September 17, 2004
  • Presented “Key to the City”, the City of South Miami, May 18th, 1999
  • “Xavier Cortada Day” Proclamation on January 6, 1999 by the City of South Miami, Florida
  • “Xavier Cortada Day” Proclamation by the City of Miami, April 4th, 1998
  • “Xavier Cortada Day” Proclamation by the City of Miami Beach, Florida on April 4, 1998
  • “Xavier Cortada Day” Proclamation by Miami-Dade County, Florida on April 4, 1998
  • Presented with the “Key to the Miami-Dade Housing Agency” for facilitating the Naranja Public Housing Mural Project, Miami-Dade County, September 8, 1997

GRANT AWARDS (SELECTED GRANTS, RESIDENCIES AND CONFERENCES)

  • Miami-Dade County Inaugural Artist-in-Residence (Miami, FL), 2022-present
  • Home & Away Residency, Anderson Ranch, (Aspen, CO), 2022
  • Pinecrest Gardens Artist-in-Residence (Pinecrest, FL), 2017-2024
  • H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest Artist-in Residence (Oregon), 2016
  • NEA & Kennedy Center: Future of Arts & Creativity in America Convening, (DC), 2016
  • Arts in Democracy Research Exchange | Kettering Foundation (Dayton, OH), 2016
  • Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest Artist-in Residence (New Hampshire), 2016
  • The Robert Rauschenberg Residency: Rising Waters Confab (Captiva, FL), 2015
  • Flower Power: Cultivando / Flowers for Cuba, The Studios Key West, Key West, FL, 2014
  • Art for the Compact Muon Solenoid in CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, Geneva, Switzerland, 2013
  • Cintas Fellowship in Art, Finalist 2012-13
  • Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire Artist-in Residence, White Mountain National Forest, NH, 2012
  • BLOOM at Kaohsiung International Container Art Festival, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, 2011
  • The Coral Eco-Art projects, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, ECHO (Education through Cultural and Historic Organizations), Honolulu, Hawaii, 2010
  • Paths and Traces/Chemins et Tracés, Fondation Derouin – Symposium 2009, Les Jardins du Précambrien, Val-David, Quebec, Canada, 2009
  • Kunst- en natuurwandeling OverLeven, Foundation Nature Art Drenthe (Stichting Natuurkunst Drenthe), Drenthe, The Netherlands, 2009
  • 90N (North Pole) Installations, New York Foundation for the Arts, NYFA sponsored artist, 2008.
  • Art in Antarctica (South Pole Installations), National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Program, 2006-2007
  • Prior grantors also include:
    U.S. State Department, USAID, State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council, Miami-Dade Art in Public Places

PUBLIC ART AWARDS

  • 2024: Floral River, Transit Center and Parking Garage, Frankfort, KY
  • 2024: Water Columns, Beach Drive and 2nd Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL
  • 2024: In Gear, Fire Rescue Station 49, Palm Beach County, FL
  • 2023: Reverence, Joy, Love | Resilience, Strength, McKee Botanical Garden Vero Beach, FL
  • 2023: Shoal, Deerfield Beach Promenade, Deerfield Beach, FL
  • 2021-2023: Liberty Square: Native Flora – Mangroves & Wildflowers, Liberty Square, Miami Dade Art in Public Places, Miami, FL
  • 2020: Flower Force, Art in Public Places Committee, Village of Palmetto Bay, FL
  • 2013-2018: Miami-Dade Housing Authority, nine sites, Miami, FL
  • 2012-2015: Starfish Shuffle & Pelican Path, Broward County Public Art and Design Program, Port Everglades Terminal 2 and 4, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 2012: Splash!, Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, City of Miami Gardens Aquatic Center, Miami Gardens, FL
  • 2008: Four Elements at the Frost, State of Florida Art in State Buildings, Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL
  • 2008: Native Canopy, Monroe County Art in Public Places, Upper Keys Government Center, FL
  • 2008: Pinellas County Art in Public Places, Florida Botanical Gardens, Largo, FL
  • 2007: Monroe County Art in Public Places North Key Largo Fire Station, Key Largo, FL