Sal Guastella

(American, born 1950)

Florida-based artist Sal Guastella creates three-dimensional constructions out of cardboard, wood, paint, and other materials. He uses a colorful and cartoonish style, and often includes animals in his artworks.

Guastella was born in Havana, Cuba, and came to the U.S. at age nine. In 1978, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Florida International University and went on to work in advertising, illustration, and sign painting. Through his art, he fulfills “a need to express my feelings, either in a positive or negative visual manner.”