Cristina Avello

Madrid, Spain

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Sueño de victoria, 2018, Birch wood, linden wood and acrylic, variable measures

Dos caras, una historia

Oasis I y II, 2019, Birch wood, pigment and acrylic, 36 x 38,5 x 7,5 cm

Statement

"My work is inspired by women and their constant quest for balance.

I have been lucky enough to have lived in differents parts of the world and met incredible women. I quickly realized  that  they all felt that something was missing. They longed for balance in their lives. The challenge is that women seem to never be satisfied with the balance that they find or once they find it, it is fleeting.

Therefore I decided that I had to create works that transmit balance, peace, beauty and harmony. Works that emit an energy that is, capable of both connecting with ourselves and helping us silence the noise.

When I am striving for balance I am drawn to water. Water and wood have helped me to channel and express my emotions.

I work with organic materials, wood and paper. In this case of wood its origin has particular importance because it’s previous life impacts the resultant character. Using my work in wood I emboss paper in an attempt to open a new dialog between the two pieces.

Each of my works is a snapshot that tries to recreate the atmosphere and energy in the precise moment when everything seems to align. I see my work as a doorway to silence and introspection. An invitation to mediation.

My intention is to share my path with the hope that the work’s energy radiates and inspires others in their journey towards balance".

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EDUCATION

National Academy School of Fine Arts, New York, USA

Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid, Spain          

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

En equilibrio, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Madrid, Spain

 

2016

Introspicere, Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, NY; EEUU

 

2015

A Time to Meditate, Year-End Exhibition, National Academy of School of Fine Arts, New York, USA

Finally Silence, Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, New York, USA

Experiments in Self-Portraiture, Expo-Sure, National Academy of School of Fine Arts, New York, USA

Healing Mid-Year Show, National Academy of School of Fine Arts, New York, USA

 

2014    

L’Essence, 2014: Reflections on the Classical, National Academy of School of Fine Arts, New York, USA

Cortijo de Guadacorte, Spain

Jóvenes valores del Arte Contemporáneo, Van Dyck Gallery, Gijón, Spain

Entre Corrientes II , Year-End Exhibition, National Academy of School of Fine Arts, New York, USA

Verso y Reverso, 2014: Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, New York, USA

Garde moi, 2014: The Paradox of Sculpture, National Academy of School of Fine Arts, NewYork, USA

Untitled, 2013: Mid-Year Show, National Academy of School of Fine Arts, New York, USA

 

2013

New Beginnings I, 2013: On the Relativity of Distance (and some of its consequences): American and Italian Art, 1963-2013, National Academy of School of Fine Arts, NewYork, USA

Crusade: Year-End Exhibition, National Academy of School of Fine Arts, New York, USA

New Beginnings II, 2013: Creative Mischief, National Academy Museum, New York, USA

 

 

ART FAIRS

 

2019

Art New York, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, New York, USA

Art Marbella, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Marbella, Spain

Estampa, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Madrid, Spain

 

2018

Art Marbella, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Marbella, Spain

 

2017

Scope NY, Urgel3, New York, USA

Context Art New York, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, New York, USA

Art Marbella, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Marbella, Spain

Estampa, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Context Art Miami, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Miami, EE.UU

 

2016

Context Art Miami, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Miami, USA

Awards & Recognitions

2015             Honorable Mention awarded by the National Academy School, New York, USA

2014             Honorable Mention awarded by the National Academy School, New York, USA

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