Daniel Arteta was born in the city of San Carlos, department of Maldonado-Uruguay in 1967.
Since he was a young man, he studied in various disciplines in a self-taught way, finding in watercolor a technique that allows him to freely express himself in his own style.
In 1991 he received support from Prof. Ana Bosso in Color theory and participated in drawing classes of human figure with the sculptor Eusebio Delgado.
Since 1992 he has been professionally dedicated to solo and collective exhibitions in art galleries and public and private institutions.
Awarded in the first Salón C.E.I of Plastic Arts “250 years of the City of Maldonado” obtaining the 1st prize in the category: “Monuments, facades and landscapes of Maldonado and its surroundings”. (Maldonado, October 2005)
Awarded in the painting hall Marítima 15th · edition, Club Naval. (Montevideo, October 2005)
Founding partner of A.C.U.A, Uruguayan Cultural Association of Watercolorists. (Montevideo, 2008)
Mention in the Maritime painting room 17th. Edition, Club Naval. (Montevideo, October 2012)
A watercolor is chosen by the Uruguayan Post for the creation of a stamp commemorating the “250 years of the founding of the city of San Carlos”. (8 July 2013)
Selected at the International Watercolor Biennial in Shenzhen to exhibit at the “Shenzhen Art Museum”, China 2013
Co-Representative of International Watercolor Society of Uruguay, IWS Uruguay 2014
Honorable Mention IV Ibero-American Biennial of Watercolor, (Madrid Spain, March 2015)
Honorable Mention V International Trial of Watercolor, Santa Marta, (Colombia, May 2015)
Current president of A.C.U.A, Uruguayan Cultural Association of Watercolorists. (Montevideo 2013/2015 – 2015/2017)
Since 2007 I have been living in the city of Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia – Uruguay.
My works are found in national and international private collections.
1 st International 2016 Watercolor Biennale, Vancouver, IWS Canada (Canada 2016)
X International Biennial of Watercolors, National Museum of Watercolor “Alfredo Guata Rojo” (Mexico 2012)
First International Exhibition of Watercolors city Dos Hermanas, Seville (Spain 2012)
3rd, 4th and 5th International triennial of watercolors at the Bolivarian Museum of Modern Art in Santa Marta (Colombia 2009, 2012, 2015)
2nd and 4th Ibero-American Biennial of Watercolor, Museum of the Casa de la Moneda-Madrid (Spain, 2011, 2015)
Colegio de Martilleros, Rosario Santa Fé (Argentina, 2011)
International Biennial of Watercolor, National Museum of the Watercolor “Alfredo Guata Rojo” – Distrito Federal (Mexico 2011)
Centro Cultural Bastion del Carmen, Colonia del Sacramento (Colonia-Uruguay 2010)
“Watercolorists of today” second show in “ALARTE” Cultural Center of Plastic Arts, Montevideo-Uruguay (Collective, 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012)
Cultural Center “Castelli Di Forti”, Porto Alegre-Brazil (Collective, 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012)
“Acuarela, Arte Mayor” International Exhibition of Watercolors, Art Club, Montevideo-Uruguay (Collective, 2008)
Consulado Argentino en el Festejos 197 years of the May Revolution, Colonia del Sacramento-Uruguay (Individual, 2007)
Maritime Painting Exhibition 15th edition, Club Naval in the Cultural Space “La Spezia”, Montevideo-Uruguay (Collective, 2005)
Salón C.E.I of Plastic Arts, “250 years of the city of Maldonado” Maldonado-Uruguay (Collective, 2005)
Sala Auditorio del Sodre, Montevideo-Uruguay (Collective, 2003)
Embassy of the United States, Montevideo-Uruguay (Individual, 2002)