Jose R. Urbina ( b. 1981 ) 

I am José R. Urbina, a visual artist originally from Guatemala, now based in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have a desire to investigate how interactions, no matter how small, impact those involved. Plastic has caught my attention as it is a material that is intertwined with the modern human experience. Although we interact with it daily, we often overlook the impact of these interactions both on ourselves and our environment. In my work, I aim to explore our relationship with plastic and the positive and negative repercussions of these interactions.


 Education: The School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago, Chicago IL.  

Selected Group Exhibitions: 

2022 ArtPop street gallery billboard,  Norwalk CA

2022 OBRA Collective inaugural group show, OBRA Collective gallery , Charlotte NC

2022 ArtPop inspiration project Lowes home improvement window, Charlotte NC

2022 Here to Stay arte del inmigrante, VozEs Expresión Charlotte NC

2023 Evolution in art, Studio 229 Brooklyn Collective Charlotte NC 

2023  Floreciente Identity in bloom, Obra Collective gallery Charlotre NC

2023 Art for a change, Obra Collective gallery Charlotte NC 

2023 The ties that bind, nine eighteen nine gallery, Charlotte NC

2023 100 Tiny Things, Charlotte International arts festival Charlotte NC 

2023 Raleigh fine art society,  North Carolina artists exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh North Carolina

2023 Here to stay el Arte del Emigrante, VozEs Expresión Charlotte NC 

2023 Ecology is on us! Miami FL



Telemundo interview March 25, 2022

https://www.wsoctv.com/news/telemundo/ emisin-318-22-artistas-locales-exhibirn-obras-en- nuevo-centro-cultural/9d5bbc65- c1ed-46bd-8fca-5f0bed474bb7/

Voces Expresssion Cultural article June 14, 2022 


La Noticia “El arte del inmigrante: una exposición de artistas latinos


Raleigh Fine Arts Socienty, 2023 NC Artists Exhibition  catalog 

Awards/ Grants:

Charlotte Arts and Science Council, Seed grant July 2022

Charlotte arts and science Council, Artist support grant November 2023