Delia Cugat Biography

Delia Cugat

Argentine

1930-

Biography

 

Delia Cugat was born in Argentina in 1935. Since 1963, Cugat has exhibited in Latin America, Europe and the United States. She began her studies at the School of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires.
 
In 1958, she entered into the realm of theater, doing set design, staging and costumes. In 1971, together with her husband Sergio Camporeale, Cugat joined forces with Pablo Obelar and Daniel Zelaya to found the group GRABAS (Graphics from Buenos Aires).
 
She has lived in Paris since 1976 with fellow Argentine artist Sergio Camporeale. Cugat’s work has a figurative yet fantastic inclination. Her images are characterized by windy beaches, rough ports and decadent interiors, with figures in the foreground, somehow suggesting a theater set. The young people in her artwork seem melancholy, a possible commentary on the nature of modern life.