(b. Havana, 1963)
Tomás Esson graduated from the “José Antonio Díaz Peláez” Elementary School of Visual Arts in 1978, the San Alejandro School of Fine Arts in 1982, and the Superior Institute of Art in 1987, all in Havana. Some of his most notable solo exhibitions include Imperialism 2011 at Ramis Barquet Gallery in New York, 2011; The Return of the Dragon, also at Ramis Barquet Gallery in New York , 2010; El Bicho (The Bug) at the Hammonds House Galleries and Resources Center of African American Art in Atlanta, Georgia, 2008; Mondongo gordo (Fat Tripe) at Denise Andrews Gallery in Miami, Florida, 2000; and Agua (Water) at Vrej Baghoomian Gallery in New York, 1995. His works are part of the collections of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana; the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, California; the Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst in Aachen, Germany; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC; the Perez Art Museum in Miami, Florida; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Monterrey. México; and the Fort Lauderdale Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, among others.