Women in Art | 2020 | Curator Leda Maria

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FOREHEAD Leda Maria is proud to present the 14th Annual International Women’s Day in honor of International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day first began in New York City in 1911 and has historically been utilized to call attention to the many hardships and oppressions faced by women throughout the world. The Suffragettes founded International Women’s Day to unite and empower women in their fight for equality and to this day, it continues to inspire individuals to persevere in the face of adversity, celebrate powerful women, and organize direct action to further our progress as a society towards the abolishment of gender inequality.

This year, we celebrate by presenting an exhibition in honor of the monumental achievements of women throughout art history. The International Women in Art features a diverse, international collection of talented, female-identifying artists of varying ages.

There are more women making serious art than men, yet men still get the projection more often.

Women challenged by their expected traditional homemaking image, explode with fearless uninhibited expression, they are more likely, to be honest, and professional in their fight for their justifiable place in the Art World.

Leda Maria now presents her fourteenth annual women’s show with my curatorial skills and persistence had reached out to the world for the most talented women artist that I could find…

The decisions were not easy, there is too much talent by too many women artists.

Come and see my choices…

Leda Maria


ABOUT THE CURATOR

About Curator: She was born in Brazil, and hold a degree in art history (MFA), at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado - FAAP, and Fine Arts degree at Faculdades Integradas Teresa D'Avila ( BFA) FATEA. Art History at Lorenzo Di Medici School in Florence - Italy, printmaking & Sculpture at The Art Student League of NY, and at Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture.

She has been published in Several Magazines, newspapers, numerous art catalogs and art publications in Brazil as well in Europe, Asia, and USA, and also achieved few awards for her own art.

Contact information: ledaarte@gmail.com

Leda Maria

( 917 837-6389)


ALESSANDRA SEQUEIRA

VISUAL ARTIST | COSTA RICA Artist Statement

Each ink stroke appeared in dreams. In the morning, I translated this sense of interconnections as an imaginal vision in which everything happens in lines that interconnect beyond time and space.

Drawing is the scaolding not only of image but also of consciousness, where the line connects, traces routes, roads that meet or depart. I translated this sense of interconnections, that pareidolia eects lead me to interpret as super strings, entanglements of quantum physics, but above all, they are a window to a landscape in which everything happens in images that interconnect beyond time and space.

I choose to live and draw as part of a whole without judgment or prejudice. Drawing a line with the Universe disables the individuality of Ego, leading me to the unknown but inner felt Absoluteness.

My drawings are an active share meditation.


ALESSANDRA SEQUEIRA

Quantic Calligraphy - Pray to Mother Nature Materials: Raw Silk, China Ink, Branches of Tree


ALONSO DE SOUSA

VISUAL ARTIST | SPAIN Artist Statement In my art-works, I seek to delve deeper into living beings and things, and to express their deepest essence, their ancestral link with nature itself sometimes so forgotten. I try to reflect their spirit using the color, light, textures and movement inherent in all creatures, living and inert beings; to show their purest beauty and intention. The new digital techniques allow me to greatly expand the possibilities of expression, both at the time of making them and how to capture them, and can be presented on various materials with different effects.


ALONSO DE SOUSA

Petter & Beatrix Digitography on canvas 24” x 24” Re-reading of Beatrix Potter


ANA ULATE

VISUAL ARTIST - COSTA RICA Artist Statement

My biggest satisfaction as an artist, is to be able to express my feeling through each of my pieces. My art comes from the real, sincere, and passionate need to tell a unique experience and I feel satisfied if my vital memory transcends.

Each of my pieces are meant to move the viewer to its own feelings, not only move but shake the feelings.

Since I passionate love life, I do love art too. My work is figurative, full of flat patterns and lines, I express movement in a tridimensional way, expressed in dierent materials such as: marble, wood, stone, bronze, metal, and resins.

My twenty years of experience on art has taken me to show my work out of Costa Rica. Art is my life, which always takes me to the same destiny‌.my enriched soul by it.


ANA ULATE

Curved Form

 Cedar Wood and Cooper Wire

40 X 30 X 5 cm/s

Re-reading of Barbara Hepworth


ANIE ARTSY

VISUAL ARTIST | CANADA Artist Statement My favorite medium is acrylic to capture movement and life quickly and fluidly from my mind. Each brush stroke is about the translation on my inner world in movement and colors. I let the brushes dance and the colors sing with no expectations. I watch the characters and graffiti born on my canvas as a spectator and I rarely know upfront what the finished painting will look like. The shapes, textures, and colors build upon themselves into my inner monologue where force, softness or rage come to life and are welcomed. My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the people around them, to discover beauty in unusual places and to celebrate the strongness of women’s and the marks they make on the world.


ANIE ARTSY

Tribute to la Gardienne des Sources

Tribute to Sphynx Ailé

Acrylic on Canvas

Mixed Media

20” x 24”

20” x 24”

Re-reading of Leonor Fink

Re-reading of Leonor Fink


BEATRICE ARONAS

VISUAL ARTIST | UNITED STATES Artist Statement

Beatrice Aronas was born in Lithuania where she graduated from Vilnius University with a major in Journalism, but art and creativity were always a major part of her life and continue to be now ,as she lives and creates in New York.

Her art is influenced by the ZENTANGLE drawing method and most of her work is done using ink. As a certified Zentangle teacher she uses this form of art for relaxation and stress relief, teaches workshops in small retreat groups, and often appears as a presenter at wellness events in addiction rehabilitation centers.

She believes that art can change our lives, create peace around us and connect people in the most genuine way.

She is inspired by life's daily moments, nature, poetry, travel and music.


BEATRICE ARONAS

Regret

Print on Paper

14” x 14”

Don’t Give Up Mixed media 14” x 11”


CARLA STANCATI

VISUAL ARTIST | BRASIL “To talk about my art is to bare myself. Through a poetic look at everything around me, my Art reveals strong influences on Nature and the Urban. Strong, meaningful, cheerful colors and the use of drawing, transform desire into reality, intuition into expression. Nature presents me with its colors and lights, while Urbano with its contrasting features and concerns. Whether in the art of Photography or Painting, the observer is invited to share my World, between abstract and figurative, without labels in the eye!

For this Exhibition, it was a great pleasure and challenge, to portray Frida Kahlo with my re-reading. A soul of colors and Life. �


CARLA STANCATI

“ Frida Forever “ Digital Painting on Canvas

20” x 16”

“ The Color of Life”

Digital Painting on Canvas

20” x 16”

Re-reading of Frida Kahlo

Re-reading of Frida Kahlo


CÉLINE PELLERIN

VISUAL ARTIST | CANADA Artist Statement

Beyond art ...Push creation to amaze, surprise, incite wondering ... What is, and could be, imagine, dare the freedom to invent a world.

The beginning and the end result of the work is a continuous process of moments present an evolution of becoming a painting, a story in itself, from which emerges a new vision of a preconceived idea, such as the human being in his personal journey.

The freedom to choose the subject and to comment I represent it. I stroll between figuration and abstraction. Palpable feelings, as I say, I paint emotions. I wish the observer to feel his own emotion but with as much intensity and depth as I do when creating my work. I’m in my element, the connection with my essence, the expression of my personality channeled on my canvas, the importance of painting the world in my own way. Hoping that my world enchants you.


CÉLINE PELLERIN

TTribute to Tamara de Lempicka itleTribute to Tribute to Tamara de Lempicka I Title: Colorful Soul Mixed Media Size: 20” x 16”

Tribute to Tamara de Lempicka II

Medium: Mixed 20” x 24” Media

20” x 24”

Re-reading of Tamara de Lempicka

Mixed Media

Re-reading of Tamara de Lempicka


CRISTINA CAMPANHOLI

VISUAL ARTIST | BRASIL Artist Statment The feelings that arise in my subconscious are translated into art. I impose firm features, accompanied by an explosion of colors. I try to express in the impressionist school of art a moment of satisfaction, where the climax is mainly in the moment that I finish the work, in which I realize how is gratifying to have art part of my own life! “ Art is the way to become a more Human World� - Cristina Campanholi


CRISTINA CAMPANHOLI

Frida Kahlo Wreath

Oil on Canvas

20” x 24”

Re-reading of Frida Kahlo


ELISA PUTON

VISUAL ARTIST Artist Statement

Visionary Art for me is the artistic materialization of this entire creative process, as a way of expressing and worshiping the experienced senses.

In my work, this creative process is done in an intuitive and meditative way, materializing in my paintings the proposals experienced from my perspective of interpretation and energetic context.


ELISA PUTON

5th Dimension Oil on Canvas 24” x 24” Re-reading of Amanda Sage


JOHANNE KOURIE

VISUAL ARTIST | CANADA ARTIST STATEMENT

Runaway! Enter my universe.

Let’s meet at the doorstep of my imagination. Feel the movement; let yourself be rocked by the movement; observe the nature, the people and the objects; get carried away by the movement, by the waves, by the wind; listen and cross the threshold!

First stop, the medium! Oil? Acrylic? Collage? So many ways to allow me to reveal the emotion living in my memory! Sunny day, stormy day, ask away! The selected medium will provide the nuance that will make you feel the emotion!

Second stop, my palette! Grasp the emotion, the mood that springs out from the colors selected to bring my creation to life. Feel the atmosphere sometimes vibrant, sometimes stormy, sometimes colourful. Seize your chance to feel what I feel through my shades of blue.

I am a well established Canadian artist who has exhibited in Canada, the United States and in Europe.


JOHANNE KOURIE

Grand'Pa, is that ok?

Memories

Oil on Canvas

Oil on Canvas

20” x 24”

20” x 24”

Re-reading of Berthe Morisot

Re-reading of Berthe Morisot


JULIANA RABELO

VISUAL ARTIST | BRASIL "I am Brazilian woman, and the biggest feature of my work is the relationship between the feminine and its different.

The screens colors used in profusion reflect my northeastern origins and the three years that I spent in Africa in early childhood, giving rise to a differentiated and joyful naive art, but that is engaged in valuing the feminine strength in overcoming the difficulties imposed on different women.

My art is extremely personal. I always look into my heart and express my dreams and memories.

The paintings are made on screens of different sizes, using mixed techniques with acrylic paint and oil pastel. They portray groups of women in different daily situations, highlighting the affection and union between them."


JULIANA RABELO

Mother’s Love

Acrylic on Canvas

20” x 24”

Silent Consciousness

Acrylic on Canvas

20” x 24”

Re-reading of Mary Cassat

Re-reading of Margaret Keane


KATIA POLITZER

VISUAL ARTIST | BRASIL ARTIST STATEMENT

In my work, I mainly explore the threedimensional sculptures and installations of glass, ceramics, cloth or bread.

My poetry is linked to the memory and the transformations that occur through the action of fire, the time and the man.

I am also interested in the ambivalence between the fragility and the longevity of glass.

For many years I have been inspired by Brazilian indigenous drawings to create sculptures and glass panels, in order to value and help to preserve this culture.


KATIA POLITZER

Anita Malfatti

Tarsila do Amaral

Textil Art Painted, Embroideryand Glass.

Textil Art Painted, Embroideryand Glass.

20” x 24”

20” x 24”

Re-reading of Anita Malfatti

Re-reading of Tarsila do Amaral


KRISTINA HARITONOVA

VISUAL ARTIST | LATVIA Artist Statement I am a multimedia artist working with such materials as oil, acrylic, watercolor, collage. The main visual language that I use is conceptual graphics. My artworks are metaphors of cosmic and spiritual harmony, a manifestation of the unmanifest world of eidos and a look at social utopias. Creativity is a sacred act and artists are metaphysical leaders. The act of creation for me is like an exciting journey where interest leads me, and art gives me such an opportunity.


KRISTINA HARITONOVA

The Swan â„–1

Print on Canvas, Ink

Re- reading Hilma af Klint

Adulthood

Print on Canvas, ink

Re-reading of Hilma af Klint


LEDA MARIA

VISUAL ARTIST | UNITED STATES Artist Statement Influenced by Kandinsky and Matisse.

I dream in vivid color. Sometimes the red is so bright that I can' believe it exists inside my head. I paint in layers of color. Each layer that I paint exposes a new dimension. The shapes that are formed dictate my direction. I always know the subject well, but I don't know the final interpretation until the last layers are applied. All of my abstract paintings contain an element of surprise. And serendipity is part of the plan.


LEDA MARIA

Title: Like a Bird I

Title: Like a Bird II

20” x 24”

20” x 24”

Acrylic & Oil on Canvas

Acrylic & Oil on Canvas

Re-reading of Sonia Delaunay

Re-reading of Sonia Delaunay


LÉIA M. PUTON

VISUAL ARTIST | BRASIL Artist Statement Transmitting art with emotion and awakening in the eyes of those who admire the essence and the sense of our real world, is the source of inspiration for my paintings. Various techniques are used, from the academic, impressionism and the abstract with textures and mixture of warm and cold colors, I achieve a philosophical and poetic creation where I gradually create my own style in which I show the movements, lights and portraying the emotions of my day by day transforming them into defined or other images, only visible to me, and leaving to the appreciative eyes the space to float in the imagination.


LÉIA M. PUTON

Untitled I

Untitled II

Oil on Canvas

Oil on Canvas

20” x 24”

20” x 24”

Re-reading of Angelica Privalihina

Re-reading of Angelica Privalihina


LEONICE CASALI

VISUAL ARTIST | BRASIL Artist Statement The love for styles and tendencies of art, whether modern, impressionist, academic or even abstract, make the moment of the practice of brush strokes become unique since there overflow all the feelings, where the brushes slide with delicacy and peculiarities focused on details of harmonious and soft colors.


LEONICE CASALI

Hydrangeas Oil on Canvas 20” x 24” Re-reading of Madelaine Jeamne Lemaire


LETICIA ROSA LAGO

VISUAL ARTIST | UNITED STATES Artist Statement

I usually start creating my work based on my feelings and my life. During the process or after all, is done I realize the reasons behind some brush strokes. At that moment I become aware of my creation. I discover all the meanings of my artistic expression.

I always seek to transmit a good perspective of my world and I want to influence my audience with the energy of joy and love.


LETICIA ROSA LAGO

Tarsila do Amaral Self-portrait

or Le Manteau Roug

Acrylic on Canvas

36” x 38”

Re-reading of Tarsila do Amaral


LILLIAN ACCIOLY

VISUAL ARTIST | BRASIL When I am painting I am completely immersed in the energy of inner peace, the pleasure of manual work, sewing, embroidery, gardening, and painting makes me extremely happy.


LILLIAN ACCIOLY

Frida and Parrot

Tropical Vibe

Oil on canvas

Oil on canvas

20” x 24”

20” x 24”

Re-reading of Frida Kahlo

Re-reading of Frida Kahlo


LINDA DE SOUSA

VISUAL ARTIST | SPAIN ARTIST STATEMENT

My work always responds to my concern about the inequality that exists in the world between men and women, which is why I have been denouncing this fact for years.

I am lucky to have immigrated a long time ago in a country, Spain, that the institutions are fighting for gender equality are in the consciousness that support projects not only of Spanish women, but also all the places in the world as long as they are to dignify the work of women and move forward to achieve gender equality. My wish is that the other countries of the world take an example.

That these laws can be modified because, finally, it is not about the physical truth, but also about the law, the just, the same work as the salary.

All this is what I intend to denounce with my work in which lines of representation of the female figure are always represented, as well as in this case, on a colored background or on a transparent record, with the same eect as the fact that, in the matter of mistreatment, everything that refers to women is transparent, it is usually seen through the facts, how and what does not exist.


LINDA DE SOUSA

Tribute to Georgia O’Keeffe Print on Canvas 20” x 20” Re-reading of Georgia O’Keeffe


LUMA SANOS

VISUAL ARTIST | BRASIL Artist statement

I’m Fascinated with Circus, Acrobats and Ballerinas, I love to see them jump in the air, without fears or worries, as if they were invincible. To see them in action is a magical moment for me, it’s indescribable.

I’m very positive and colorful artist and I always think I’m going to be able to transform my imagination and a papier-mâché into a piece of art. I’m not always right, but never discouraged

I love what I do and what I desire with my art is to capture this magic of the whirling or jumping of a ballerina or the movement of an acrobat as it launchs into air.

As I improve my abilities as an artist I also try to challenge my imagination and creativity in order to capture a unique and spontaneous movement. My intention is to make you fell the jumping, hold your breath and most of all, smile.


LUMA SANOS

Spider Ballerina I

Papier mâché with iron structure

33cm x 39cm x 28cm

Re-reading of Louise Bourgeois

Spider Ballerina II

Papier mâché with iron structure

33cm x 39cm x 28cm

Re-reading of Louise Bourgeois


MARIAH CAMPOLINA

VISUAL ARTIST | BRASIL Artist Statement My inspiration comes from the nature of the place where I live.

In the past years, my focus is in particular on the cerrado’s flowers. I have a preference for the figurative style and more and more in the observation

Of light, shape, and colors of the flowers.

Achieving, through my studies of nature, the satisfaction of sharing with the public a little of my world and my beautiful country, Brasil.


MARIAH CAMPOLINA

Manacá – Tibouchina

Oil on Canvas

20” x 24”

Re-reading of Tarsila do Amaral

Abaporu

Oil on Canvas

20” x 24”

Re-reading of Tarsila do Amaral


MARIAMARTA PACHECO VISUAL ARTIST | COSTA RICA
 Artist Statement My creative and artistic process is linked to deep analysis and writing. First, I reflect, then I translate those thoughts and ideas on letters and paper.

Finally, I translate them on dierent media such as canvas, papers, stones, wood, among others.

My artistic themes are always related to human behavior in society and nature surrounds it.

The textures I prepare are made up of discarded fabrics, papers and objects; through manipulation, these materials achieve to communicate the message I desire in an abstract way. Color, in my artistic work, is fundamental; giving great emphasis and importance to the glazes, spots and strokes defined.


MARIAMARTA PACHECO

Field

Jungle

Mixed Media

Mixed Media

20’ x 20”

20’ x 20”

Re-reading of Elaine de Kooning.

Re-reading of Elaine de Kooning.


MARIE JOSÉE-LEROUX

VISUAL ARTIST | CANADA Her artistic approach is oriented around the mystery and the unconscious, in an attempt to identify and capture the unspoken. Influenced by the work of Carl Jung and his definition of the unconscious and the archetypes, she is guided by the underlying forces coming from the unconscious. She attempts to capture the archetypal images at work behind our actions and social movements. She listens to buried symbols from different cultures and civilizations and her researches result in the birth of symbolic figures carved in stone. For Jung, to recognize the existence and influence of the collective unconscious is to recognize that "we are not of today, nor yesterday, we are of great age". Similarly, when she addresses the stone, she begins an adventure, a journey. The characters that emerge represent mythical beings and timeless, archetypal forces from our human history. Technically, she is attached to the representation of the human body, not tinged with realism, but through the round, simple and stylized shapes, lines, suggestions, reflecting mainly the soul, the expression, the sensuality, the emotion.


MARIE JOSÉE-LEROUX

The Offering

Alabaster, on a Granite base

21” X 12” X 10”

Joy

Alabaster on a Granite Base

21” X 12” X 10”


MICHĂˆLE KRAMER

VISUAL ARTIST | CANADA Artist Statement My figurative style, bordering impressionism, becomes more and more defined as I am inspired by the beautiful landscapes of the Quebec Eastern Townships. My favorite medium remains oil while my favorite subject is undoubtedly flowers: in the garden, in the fields, in pots and planters. They enhance my creativity through their inexhaustible range of shapes and colors.


MICHÈLE KRAMER

Refined

Exquisite

Oil on Canvas

Oil on Canvas

20” x 20”

20” x 20”


NATOO MORIN

VISUAL ARTIST | CANADA NATOO is a French-Canadian artist born in Paris in 1975.

At 14 years old, she began learning sculpture during 9 years specially living models.

During this, at 19 years old, she made a training at Les Beaux-arts de Versailles.

Living in MontrĂŠal since 2002, she took classes at university in History of Art at UQAM.

She sculpts with pottery’s technics, sculptures are made of glazed fired clay or raw sometimes she adds Pewter.


NATOO MORIN

Crisis

Glazed Fired Clay with the addition of Pewter

Size : 21” x 8”

Le Cri

Glazed Fired Clay with the addition of Pewter

Size : 18” x 8”


ROSMARINA HOPPE

VISUAL ARTIST | BRASIL Artist Statement Oil painting on canvas is another love of art, a passionate technique in which I try to report different feelings behind beauty, that art not only is about reporting beauty but also about showing feelings that afflict the perceptive look of those observes it, imposes a different way of appreciating the work.


ROSMARINA HOPPE

Life of Frida Kahlo

Oil on Canvas

20” x 24”

Re-reading of Frida Kahlo


ROSELENA CAMPOS

VISUAL ARTIST | BRASIL Artist Statement

“Gazing upon even the most ordinary things in life by the dimensions of color and light, shadow and form, is a spectacle! My works are metaphors of the subjective apprehension of beauty afforded by the world and its stories, whether happy or sad.”


ROSELENA CAMPOS

Just Flowers Oil on Canvas 20” x 24”


SAORI KURIOKA

VISUAL ARTIST | UNITED STATES ARTIST STATEMENT

"For me, to capture the moment that moves me is to express my love toward Creation. I am always listening to the rhythm of all Creation." Saori Kurioka


SAORI KURIOKA

Sunshine Petals

Photography

24”(H) x 36”(W)


SILVIA VALE

VISUAL ARTIST | PORTUGAL Artist Statement

In my long artistic career, the inspiration for the work of the great masters has always been constant. Often her personal life, which I study passionately, was the awakening to new works that I develop in my own way and with a lot of respect for the characteristics of each one, culminating today in my way of painting also very unique and personal. In these works that I now present in “Women Art 2020”, Frida Kahlo sparked my interest in her passion for life, for the strong but delicate colors, the sharp and decisive streak, the unusual composition but above all the intimate message that she transmits bluntly or modesty, showing that she is a woman of great struggle against the misfortune that has always surrounded her personal life, for the idea of transmitting the characteristics of her people, but also of an enormous hope for all that life could offer, always fighting for dignity of being a woman and Mexican.


SILVIA VALE

Frida Mixed Media 20” x 20”

Aurea Mixed Media 20” x 20


SOLANGE PALATNIK

VISUAL ARTIST | BRASIL ARTIST STATEMENT

Women and flowers are my favorite themes. My work represents women's diversity through their unique personalities, challenging expressions, and personal stories.

The Flowers alternate as ornaments setting the mood on the women paintings, and as the main character representing life with their vibrant colors and strong presence. Red is my favorite color and is present in almost all of my paintings.

My work is one to be seen and felt, and for this reason, I use my personal relief technique, using spoons to reach the results that allow the observer a tactile experience.


SOLANGE PALATNIK

Little Girls

Maria Clara

Diameter 20”

Acrylic on Canvas

Little Girls

Maria Luiza

Diameter 20”

Acrylic on Canvas


YAKI YASKVLOSKI

VISUAL ARTIST | ARGENTINA Yaki Yaskvloski is a great connoisseur of a philosophy that sticks to body culture and joins current canons, where she is committed to making art from recreations and substantial incursions. With a doubtless creative fantasy, she applies different techniques, taking us through a sinuous graphic labyrinth, clear natural allusions as well as manipulated views. From the impeccable technical treatment of each image to the most constant creative decisions, she has individually detailed the entire constructive process that aesthetically recreates his photographic arsenal creating a poetic of corporeality. Attentive to innovations and sensitive to permanent training, Yaki makes her agenda a constant: the only permanent thing is change, which has to perpetuate it in photography. Rufino del Valle Valdes Art critic, lecturer, an outstanding historian of Cuban photography


YAKI YASKVLOSKI

City of Ghosts Digital photography 24” x 20”