Javier Casanueva was born in Avila the 17th April of 1995. He got graduated in Fine Arts at Salamanca´s University. That degree allowed him to study the Painting Master of the Basque Country University, Bilbao and later to continue studying there the PHD.

His first exhibition was made in Avila, at the Jose Hierro´s exhibition hall, in the Episcopio, when Javier was 21. Commemorating that exhibition the book “Shapeless” was published. In that book Javier collaborated with the poet José María Muñoz Quirós, engaging with him a close friendship. From that moment, they have collaborated more times in the magazine called “El Cobaya” and in other publications, like the “2017 Poetic Round of Ávila”.

Since the first exhibition, Javier Casanueva have made three more solo exhibitions in different cities, like Vitoria or Pontevedra, and had participated in some collective shows, like the Painting Biennial of Ourense or “Caminos y duendes”, an exhibition where participated Jesús Mari Lazkano, Joseba Eskubi or Genoveva Linaza, apart from other artists.

Recently, Javier have worked as Invited Artist at the Bodin KDA Skole, Bodo, Norway; teaching a Creative Painting Workshop and making a benefit auction with his painting to assist the center with his humanitarian work.

JAVIER CASANUEVA