Born on December 13.
Enrolls in the faculty of fine arts at the Universidad del País Vasco in Leioa, where he will earn a degree in 1982. Participates in the Certamen de Arte Vasco Navarro, organized by the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao.
Together with other artists, organizes the exhibition Minimalismo y nueva figuración at the Caja Laboral- Euskadiko Kutxa in Vitoria, Spain.
Receives a creative grant from the Spanish Ministry of Culture. Takes part in Arteder 81.
Urzay’s work is featured in Artistas vascos entre el realismo y la figuración, 1970-1982 at the Museo Municipal in Madrid. Wins the prize for painting at the III Bienal de Artes Plásticas de Vitoria in Vitoria, Spain. Receives a grant from the Basque government.
Has his first solo exhibition at the Aula de Cultura de la Caja de Ahorros Municipal in Bilbao. Urzay’s work is exhibited at Galerie Étienne de Causans in Paris. Wins first prize for painting at Gure Artea 1983 contest, sponsored by the Basque government. Accepts a teaching post in the faculty of fine arts at the Universidad del País Vasco, a position he will hold for five years.
Takes part in the Salon de Montrouge in Paris.