YouTube video of the opening By Mark Kateli:
Read the Orlando Sentinel’s “Eyes on the Prize: Latest Florida Prize brings in artists from around the state” by Trevor Fraser at:
And make sure to hear the short video clip on the site by Trevore Fraser which talks about his favorite pieces-
So honored to be the featured visual artist for this year’s MacDowell National Gala- Other artists presenting works “Made at MacDowell” are Grace McLean, Tommy Orange, Jiehae Park- with a special homage to James Baldwin by grammy nominated performer Meshell Ndegeocello.
Read a review of the show by Daniel Kany of the Portland Press Herald at https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/24/art-review-contemporary-art-of-caribbean-highlights-fraught-history/
So pleased to be part of “Made in Texas”, an exhibition that is part of the “Latino Art Now” symposium and events in Houston. This show features Latinx women artists whose careers and production have been associated with Texas. All the works are drawn from The Gilberto and Dolores Cardenas Collection in Austin. Gilberto Cardenas, a professor of Mexican American & Latin American studies at both UT Austin & Notre Dame, has been a major figure in the exhibition, collection & promotion of Chicano & Latinx art for over 30 years. Artists in the show include: Connie Aristmendi, Ana Fuentes, Santa Barraza, Claudia Elisa Zapata, Candace M. Briceno, Suzy Gonzalez, Melanie Cervantes, Paloma Mayorga, Irene Perez & Me-
Below are two of the several works I exhibited at PARK AVE STUDIOS in Savanah as part of a pop-up show organized by Ms. Sharon Norwood. The exhibition’s theme was “Hyphenated-Nature” because I paired some of my on-site US made works with my “Hecho Con Cuba” series-.
Read more about that series on my website at:
Homage to Vinales #4, 16″ x 16, – hand-made pigments from Cuban soil, 2017
LADY PAINTERS!!…thinking about how grateful I am to be part of the amazing linage of artists that Joan Mitchell inspired and her foundation supported-
Views of the first ever “COMMA ROOM” that opened at the Haas Gallery of Art in Bloomsbury, PA and runs through Feb. 5. This is a collaborative piece that is headed and curated by Judy Rushin and Carolyn Henne. Other artists included in this show are Chalet Comellas, Kevin Curry, Anne Stagg and Carlos Kempff.
One of my works in the show is from the “Hecho Con Cuba” series titled “Blue Period: Homage to Ana” (48” x 36”)
Both of my works were made using the actual Cuban soil from the Viñales Valley that I ground up and turned into pigment- Below is a second work in the show titled “LG-Roig was Here (after Domingo Ramos)” (18” x 18”) and other installation views included the original COMMA BOX: VOL 1 (Ghost Objects) that I contributed a work titled “Genus Roigia” to.
So pleased to have been part of the early wave of female Texas artists that were invited to work at Flatbed Press in Austin. I used to do a lot of printmaking when I lived in Austin and Director Katherine Brimberry’s enthusiasm for all things printed was contagious-Hope to be able to work with her again. Robert Faires of the Austin Chronicle wrote a great article about the show “WOMEN OF FLATBED: A RETROSPECTIVE” which is currently on view at the Elisabet Ney Museum in Austin.
Image above is from the “RECONSTRUCTED SIGHTS” series made with actual Cuban soil from the Vinales Valley that I ground-up and turned into pigment. 48″ x 60″
Faculty show is up through January
“Valley of Earthly Delights (View of Vinales Valley from Los Jazmines Overlook)”, 36″x 48″ and is part of the “HECHO CON CUBA” series. -Handmade Vinales earth pigment (brown) and manufactured oil paint (green background color) on canvas.
The title highlights the indulgent quality of many of the products grown in this fertile valley: tobacco, fruits, sugar & rum.