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La Vida es una Aventura

"La Vida es una Aventura" 11 x 14 Acrylics on Panel May 22, 2014 © 2014 All Rghts Reserved Guadalupe Reyes
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About Me:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Arte-de-Lupita-Oaxaca/33350994000...

EDUCATION
• Mercer County Community College, AA, Fine Arts, 2013 (West Windsor, New Jersey)
• Mercer County Community College, AB, Business Management, 2010


AWARDS

• Jack Harris Memorial Scholarship in painting, 2011 & 2013

• Mel Leipzig Scholarship for excellence in painting, 2011 & 2013

• Honorable Mention, Mercer County Artists 2013 Exhibition, The Gallery, MCCC (West Windsor, NJ) for “Viva la Vida con Frida Kahlo” (juror, Dolores Eaton)


About the artist

"I paint my culture because it is beautiful and full of vibrant colors; it is unique..."

Guadalupe Reyes (Lupita) was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, and now lives in central New Jersey. The youngest of seven children, she spent most of her childhood being raised by her grandmother who was more like a mother to her. Her grandmother was the one who noticed Guadalupe’s natural artistic talent, and encouraged her, calling, her “La Pintora.”

Just before she turned sixteen, Guadalupe immigrated to the United States to join her family. She had a dream of improving her abilities in painting and started studying art in Hightstown High School soon after learning English as her second language. Not long after Guadalupe came to this country, her grandmother passed away, an event which has had a profound impact on Guadalupe and her art.

After finishing high school, Guadalupe entered Mercer County Community College, where she was awarded an AB in Business Management in 2010. But she couldn’t let go of her dream of making art. She returned to MCCC and continued her visual arts studies with internationally renowned artist Mel Leipzig, and other gifted instructors including Kyle Stevenson and Terry McNichol.

She was awarded two painting scholarships in 2011, based on her talent, that allowed her to continue her education. In 2013, Guadalupe received her Fine Arts degree from Mercer County Community College and was recognized, again, with both the Jack Harris Memorial Scholarship for painting excellence and the Mel Leipzig Scholarship for outstanding work by a graduating artist.

Even before she graduated, Guadalupe had begun to exhibit successfully. At first she exhibited in more local venues including the Gallery at MCCC; Ellarslie, the Trenton City Museum; and the West Windsor Arts Center. In 2012, however, she began to receive invitations to show her work in exhibitions in New York and California, and has recently begun to exhibit her work internationally.


About the work

Guadalupe’s artwork is typified by a bold and colorful palette that she feels reflects the vibrant Mexican culture of her heritage. “I paint my culture because it is beautiful and full of vibrant colors,” she says. “It is a culture that is unique both visually and expressively. It gives me great joy to paint my culture, my colors, and my people.”

Her primary medium these days is acrylic paint but she also use oil and watercolor for special effect. “I enjoy using acrylic,” she observes, “for the flat vibrancy of the color and the immediacy it offers. But I also love the textures and lushness of oils, and will sometimes use them to create impasto surfaces of paint that create interest and drama for the viewer.” Those textures, along with the use of bright, primary focal color and the careful use of white are signature elements in all her works.

While all of her works are based on some aspect of her Mexican heritage, Guadalupe takes a special pleasure in exploring Day of the Dead themes that bring her back to her childhood, when everything was different. “The stories I was told were magical – and we believed them, because that is Mexico! Dia de los Muertos is still an important celebration in my hometown of Oaxaca. Every house is open that day, for people to visit. And when you visited, people would offer you food from the feast they had prepared.”

“I can still close my eyes today and smell the flavors of that food, the land and the flowers. I can see my grandmother cooking and laughing with us still. These are some of the feelings and impressions that I hope to share with you in my work.”






EXHIBITIONS

2011

The Influence of a Teacher: Mel Leipzig and His Protégés (invitational)
West Windsor Arts Center, West Windsor, NJ

WW33 2011 A juried art exhibit of artists under the age of 33 (juror, Aron Johnston, Jr.) West Windsor Arts Center, West Windsor, NJ

MCCC Visual Arts Student Exhibit 2011
The Gallery, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ

Art All Night 2011
Artworks sponsored event in the Historic Roebling Wire Works Factory, Trenton, NJ

Botanica
invitational exhibition, Botanica, Inc., New York, NY

Global Rhythms (juror, Dr. Ferris Olin, Rutgers University)
West Windsor Arts Center, West Windsor, NJ

Monsters Ball Exhibit
Artworks Art Center & Gallery, Trenton, NJ

2012

WW33 2012- Can You Hear it? (jurors, artists Donna Payton and Kali McMillan)
West Windsor Arts Center, West Windsor, NJ

MCCC Visual Arts Student Exhibit 2012
The Gallery, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ

Art All Night 2012
Artworks sponsored event in the Historic Roebling Wire Works Factory, Trenton, NJ

“Trenton Makes”: TAWA Artists at Ellarslie (juror: Gerard Haggerty, art critic)
Ellarslie, The Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ

Matices De Las Americas 2012- International (invitational)
Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, CA

Dia de los Muertos 2012”- International (invitational)
Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, CA

Hispanic Heritage Night 2012 (invitational)
Padres Stadium, San Diego, CA

7th Annual Dia de los Muertos Exhibition 2012 (invitational)
ChimMaya Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Mysticism and Spirituality- An International Art Exhibit (invitational)
Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, CA

Hispanic American Medical Association 2012 Annual Gala Benefit
The Trenton Country Club, Trenton, NJ

10 x 10 Red Dot Benefit
Artworks, Trenton, NJ

2013

“Mujeres de Ayer, Hoy y Siempre” International (invitational)
Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, CA

Exhibition for Festival Cine Latino (invitational)
Media Arts Center, San Diego, CA

Mercer County Artists 2013
(juror, Dolores Eaton, director, Silva Gallery/Pennington School)
The Gallery, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ

Fifth of May / Cinco de mayo: Battle of Puebla (3 artist invitational)
White Plains Library Museum Gallery, White Plains, NY

WW33-2013: Full Circle
West Windsor Arts Center, West Windsor, NJ

MCCC Visual Arts Student Exhibit 2013
The Gallery, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ

1st Annual Hightstown Latinamerican Festival
Hightstown High School, Hightstown, NJ

Today’s Revolutionary Women of Color
LunaSol Mexican Vintage Books & Art Gallery, Whittier, California

2nd Annual AOYJuried Show (juror, Lisa Tremper Hanover, Director, Michener Art Museum) show by Artists of Yardley Art Center, Yardley, PA

5th Tour de Artistas NFIA
Presented by La Casa de la Cultura at Galeria Elizabeth Malvaez Santillan,
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

What’s Happenin’: Emerging Artists Exhibition (juried invitational) (juror, Mel Leipzig)
Gallery 219, Trenton, NJ

Art All Night 2013
Artworks-sponsored, Historic Roebling Wire Works Factory, Trenton, NJ

8th Annual Fiesta del Sol San Diego
San Diego, California

Matices De Las Americas 2013- International Exhibition
Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, CA

Frida Forever: 2nd Annual Group Show & Celebration of Life!
LunaSol Mexican Vintage Books & Art Gallery, Whittier, California


Press

Shrift, Gwen. “Trenton Makes’ the most city’s art talent.” Bucks County Courier Times. PA. July 08, 2012. Pg D3. [Print Version] (Also online at phillyburbs.com)

“MCCC News,” March 01, 2013. Mercer County Artists 2013.
http://www.mccc.edu/~humphrew/whatsnew/MCA2013pre.html

Avila, Carlos. “Guadalupe Reyes, La Pintora de Hamilton.” Bella Vista Magazine. April-May 2013. Pg 9. Print.

Vision Latina. “Primer Festival Latinoamericano en Hightstown.” Vision Latina. June, 2013. Pg 27. Print.
Website:
http://www.elartedelupita.com

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