Xavier Cortada stands in front of his studio in Pinecrest Gardens’ Whilden-Carrier Cottage.


Xavier Cortada 
Professor of Practice
University of Miami
Department of Art & Art History
Merrick Building 
5202 University Drive, Rm. 301
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: 305-284-5459


Cortada Studio at Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57th Avenue
Pinecrest, FL 33156
Phone: 305-858-1323


Through his engaged art practice, Xavier Cortada addresses environmental and social concerns. He is Professor of Practice at the University of Miami and often collaborates with scientists in his art-making.   

Cortada has created environmental installations (North Pole and South Pole), eco-art projects (Miami, Taiwan and Holland), and painted community murals addressing peace (Cyprus and Northern Ireland), child welfare (Bolivia and Panama), AIDS (Switzerland and South Africa) and juvenile justice (Miami and Philadelphia) concerns.  His work is in the permanent collections of the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), the NSU Museum of Art in Ft. Lauderdale, the Whatcom Museum, and the Patricia and Philip Frost Art Museum. Learn more at


Instagram: @xcortada
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Cortada’s studio and gallery is at Pinecrest Gardens. To buy signed, numbered, limited-edition prints please visit Hibiscus Gallery online store.

To engage with Cortada’s participatory art practice, visit

To license works reach out to Bridgeman Art Library.