About Me


Born in Cali, Colombia, my formative years were spent in the UK, Spain and France. My passion for art was fostered at an early age, ensuring I always had a medium for creative experimentation.

In 2005, I relocated to USA and studied Fine Arts at Penn State University. It was here that I developed a firm foundation in fine art and art history. While I was able to experiment with sculpture, printmaking, photography and mixed media, my passion always remained with painting and drawing.

Following this I have lived in New York, London, Paris and Barcelona, where I have been able to explore the wide variety of museums and galleries these cities have to offer.

I currently live in Tuixent, a beautiful town in the Catalan Pyrenees, where I work as a Yoga teacher and continue painting everyday.

Castellano:

Sobre mí

Nací en Cali, Colombia. Los años formativos los he realizado entre Inglaterra, España y Francia. Mi pasión por el arte se fomentó a una temprana edad, y desde entonces he utilizado diversos medios para desarrollar mi experiencia creativa.

En el año 2005, me mudé a Estados Unidos y estudié Bellas Artes en la Universidad de Penn State. Allí desarrollé una sólida base en el arte y la historia del arte. Pude experimentar con escultura, grabado, fotografía y medios mixtos, aunque mi pasión siempre se mantuvo con la pintura y el dibujo.

He vivido en Nueva York, Londres, París y Barcelona, donde he podido explorar la gran variedad de museos y galerías de arte que estas ciudades pueden ofrecer.

Hace 5 años que resido en Tuixent, donde doy clases de yoga y continúo pintando cada día


Artist's Statement

As a Colombian who has lived most of her life in Europe, I am fortunate enough to be able to draw on a variety of cultural traditions in terms of artistic expression.

I am a realist painter, working primarily from photographic references. During my time in Tuixent, I have been working on a series of paintings dedicated to animals that can be found in the area. I want to show the power and beauty of these creatures.

Castellano:

Declaración del Artista

Como colombiana que ha vivido la mayor parte de su vida en Europa, tengo la suerte de poder recurrir a gran variedad de tradiciones culturales en términos de expresión artística.

Soy una artista realista, trabajando principalmente de referencias fotográficas. Durante mi tiempo en Tuixent, he estado trabajando en una serie de cuadros en gran escala dedicados a animales que viven en la zona. Quiero mostrar el poder y la belleza de estas criaturas.


Education

Restoration of Paintings course, September 2016
Institute of Art and Restoration, Palazzo Spinelli, Florence, Italy

Life drawing classes, November 2010 - March 2011
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

Bachelor of Arts, Painting and Drawing, May 2008
Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA

Painting and Drawing course, August 2003
Institute of Art and Restoration, Palazzo Spinelli, Florence, Italy

Collections

Private collections in Spain, France, Italy, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, USA, Canada, Colombia, India, Russia, Lebanon and Singapore

Associations

Member of the International Guild of Realism (IGOR), 2018 - 2019

Solo Exhibitions

Current Collection, February 2018 - present
Cal Gabriel Restaurant, Tuixent, Spain

Nature of Cadí, October - December 2020
Espai La Vansa, La Vansa, Spain

Portraits of Tuixent, October 2019 - January 2020
Museu de les Trementinaires, Tuixent, Spain

Inspirations in Watercolour, September - October 2018
Museu de les Trementinaires, Tuixent, Spain

Aux Petits Joueurs Restaurant, July 2011
Paris, France

Selected Exhibitions

''Created in Isolation'' Online Art Exhibition, May 2020
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, Palm Springs, CA, USA

''Your Best Painting'' Online Exhibition, May 2020
Galeria Artelibre, Zaragoza, Spain

School of Visual Arts Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, February 2008
Edwin W. Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA

Group Exhibitions

"Art Vanseca - Ephemeral Art", October 2021
Tuixent, Spain

"Els Pobles de Muntanya, Avui" Exhibition, April 2021
Sala la Cuina, La Seu d'Urgell, Spain

"Art Vanseca - Ephemeral Art", October 2018
Tuixent, Spain

Temporary Collection, 2017- 2018
Galeria Misrachi, Mexico City, Mexico

Afterwork & Arte Exhibition, June 2017
Restaurante la Embajada, Madrid, Spain

Luna Llena de Arte Exhibition, August 2015
Santa Gertrudis, Ibiza, Spain

Wimbledon Open Studios Art Show, May 2010
Wimbledon Art Studios, London, UK

Competitions

Shortlisted for the Visual Art Open Emerging Artist Awards, 2021
Visual Art Open, Chester, UK

6th place and Special Merit in the ''Created in Isolation'' online Art Exhibition, 2020
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, Palm Springs, CA, USA

Shortlisted for the V Spring Salon Realistic Paintings Competition, 2020
Mundo Arti, Valencia, Spain

Pre-selected for the Pastel Society Exhibition, 2017
Mall Galleries, London, UK

Shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2010
Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Press

International Women's Day event, March 8th 2021
En Imatges, Facebook, Radio Seu, Spain

Interviewed by “L’Informatiu", October 12th 2020
Tv Bergueda, Spain

Interviewed by "Ara Lleida Tour", February 9th 2019
Lleida Tv, Spain

Featured artist, Nov/Dec 2018
Albadia Magazine, Dubai, UAE

Featured artist, May 2011
Gawker.com

Related Employment

Art Teacher, November 2018 - March 2020
Private children's art classes, Tuixent, Spain

Artist Assistant, January 2011 to April 2011
Paris, France

Gallery Intern, September 2008 to June 2009
Opera Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Gallery Intern & Assistant, June 2008 to June 2009
Lana Santorelli Gallery, New York, NY, USA