LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
I am a Chilean artist (1967) based in Santiago. I grew up in the U.S. due to my family´s exile, during Pinochet´s dictatorship. I graduated from Universidad Católica de Chile School of Art, with a major in painting. (1993)
My practice is related to a type of automatic drawing that is generated in an intuitive and meditative manner. However, the way I construct images initially comes from observation. My practice has emerged from observing certain organic structures found in the Chilean coast and desert, such as stones, branches and seaweed. I have photographed them, worked their shapes into drawings until they have acquired an identity of their own. I have also been drawn to the shapes of cells, bacteria and other microorganisms. You could say my work is a mix of biology and botany and the intersections between micro and macro.
Some of my recent solo exhibitions in Santiago, Chile are: Nature of Things, Galería La Sala (2019), Morfologías, Espacio O (2018), Médula, Galería XS (2015), Mutaciones, Sala Gasco, 2013, and Metamorfosis , Galería Isabel Aninat (2011).
Some Selected collective exhibitions are: Salon Revelations, Grand Palais, Paris, France, (2019) Siete Mujeres, Galería Caballo Verde, Concepción, Chile, (2019) Viaje Extraordinario, Sala Arte Collahuasi, Iquique, Chile, (2017), London Summer Intensive, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK, (2015), Open Studios, School of Visual Arts, New York, USA.
I have attended four artists residencies: School of Visual Arts, New York, 2011, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venezia, 2013, Slade School of Arts, London, 2015, and Vermont Studio Residency, Vermont, 2018.
I received the Fondart Grant in 1999 and 2011 (Chilean Ministry of Culture Grant), and the Vermont Studio Center Merit Grant. (2018)
My work has been exhibited in Chile, Italy, the U.S, and the U.K., and is part of private collections in Santiago, Los Angeles, California, Washington D.C, New York, and London.
WHO I AM
I am a Chilean artist based in Santiago. My work is deals with organic structures found in nature.
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