Amanda Carmona Bosch has exhibited her artwork in Austria, Spain, USA, México and Puerto Rico during her extended career as a painter and mix media artist. Born in Puerto Rico in 1956, she earned a BA degree at the University... Read More
Amanda Carmona Bosch has exhibited her artwork in Austria, Spain, USA, México and Puerto Rico during her extended career as a painter and mix media artist. Born in Puerto Rico in 1956, she earned a BA degree at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras (1977) before moving to Europe. Carmona Bosch emerged as a promising young artist, at age 22, among an Austrian established artists group. This marked her early development in every sense, a period of seven years of intense productivity in drawing, painting and collage. Then she went on to migrate to other countries exhibiting only on occasion of a finished series at venues located where ever she was living at the moment. Dedicated almost exclusively to her art she consistently received institutional support in every country she had residence at, be it Austria (1978-1985), Spain (1990-1993), USA (1994-2000), Dominican Republic (2004-2009), Puerto Rico (1986-1990, 2000-2004, 2010 until present) and most recently México (2011). During the USA period she completed a MFA degree at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where she did bronze and steel sculpture as well as traditional video-animation, art history and teaching. In 2003 Carmona Bosch presented an anthological exhibition covering 30 years of her series-oriented-place-related artwork, at the Museo de Las Américas in San Juan. It won the AICA-P.R. (Art Critics International Association) for Best Individual Exhibit of the Year. The show manifested an overall interest in womanhood themes integrated to traditional motives of the history of painting, done with a great domain of craft and concept while achieving a very personal mark on a wide variety of visual solutions. At the present she continuous with her most recent artwork, assemblages and a silkscreen-collage work on paper, which originated during the Mexican Artist Residence for Foreigners 2011, at the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (UAEM) in Cuernavaca, granted by the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations. She is also working on a new oil painting series with the theme of philosophy and visual thinking. She has her studio in Cupey Alto, San Juan, Puerto Rico and in Vienna since Summer 2017.