DEMI (b. 1955) is a Cuban-American artist whose paintings portray children—not innocent and naïve but ravaged by real-word, adult traumas. Select solo exhibitions include Demi, Salamatina Gallery, New York (2011); Beyond Frontiers, Gomez Fine Art Galeria, Miami Beach, Florida (2008); and Love and Life, Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, Florida (2004). Select group exhibitions include Figurative Art, Past and Present, Frost Museum, Miami (2009); Unbroken Ties: Dialogues in Cuban Art, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2008); and Layers, Lehigh University Art Galleries, Worcester, Massachusetts (2007). DEMI’s work is included in the permanent collections of Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami; Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, Florida; The Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida; and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.