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R. Mendoza-Cortissoz


Miami, Florida
United States

About R. Mendoza-Cortissoz


ARTIST STATEMENT

The path I have chosen in art is one of expressing my imagination and experiences. It gives me the chance to find myself and let out my feelings about the wonders of the world I am living in. That’s why my work is quite anecdotic. It works for me as the main way to immortalize myself and my experiences thru this life. Whether it is a place, a moment, someone, or just the special way I feel about something in the spiritual, mystical, mythical, metaphysical or psychological way. I reckon there is a quest on the motifs of my paintings, a quest about letting the magic of things being captured as they first appeared to my mind. I don’t paint the reality I see. I paint the picture that my mind transforms or distorts, those fantasies which my brain makes, fruit of the many lectures I make and from my desires and fantasies. It is also a way to apprehend what otherwise I cannot. Of course, influences as pre-Columbian art from Latin America and all the artistic and cultural manifestations that are given in the Caribbean are very important ingredients regarding an identity that I still have to create.

R. Mendoza-Cortissoz - Experience



Resume of Rodrigo Mendoza-Cortissoz
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2007 National Council of La Raza, Miami Beach, Fl
2007 “Natures ways”, CCR gallery, ArtSouth , Homestead, FL
2006 “Pacifico”, Fashion Body Spa, Coral Gables, Miami, Fl.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009 “Global Priorities”Miami Mosaic Academy,Miami,Fl
2008 “The Dynamics of Belonging”G-A-S-P Gallery.Boston,Ma.
2007 Colombian Consulate Art Gallery, Coral Gables , Fl.
2007 Miami Dade Community College, Homestead Campus, Fl.
2007 Deerfield States, Miami, Fl.
2007 “SO BAY festival of the arts”, Palmetto Bay Village, Miami, Fl.
2007 “Basic Instincts”, 2007, Art South, Homestead, Fl.
2005 “Expo Arte 2005”,Colombian American Chamber of Commerce, Miami,
COMMISSIONS
2007 Mirror mosaics, private residence, Miami, Fl.
2005 Gecko mosaic, private residence, Barranquilla, Colombia.
2003 Angel and Flora mosaics ,private residence,Barranquilla Colombia
2001 Sink in mosaic, Cascadas Verdes Hotel, Uvita, Costa Rica

AWARDS AND HONORS
2006 “El Caribe Cuenta” Winning Poster design for storytellers festival.
Barranquilla, Colombia.
2001 XI Caribbean Coast New Artists Show, Finalist. Barranquilla Chamber of Commerce, Barranquilla, Colombia
2000 Caribbean Culture Awards, “Alejandro Obregon” painting category, “Meira del Mar” State Library, Finalist. Barranquilla, Colombia
2000 X Caribbean Coast New Artists Show, Finalist. Barranquilla Chamber of Commerce, Barranquilla, Colombia
1999 VI Cano Show, Universidad Nacional, Finalist. Bogotá, Colombia.
1998 VII Caribbean Coast New Artist Show, 3rd Place. Barranquilla Chamber of Commerce, Barranquilla, Colombia

VOLUNTEERSHIPS
2006 “Alligator mural” Hands on Miami, Laura Saunders elementary school, Homestead, Fl.

Interested in:

Art

Mediums

Painting, Other

Travel Schedule


No travel events scheduled.



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