Mirna Ledesma, Outside the Island, Essex Art Center, November 21, 2014

Mirna Ledesma
b. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Education
2012 - B.F.A. Visual Arts, Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), D.R.
currently pursuing M.F.A. in Visual Arts at UASD

Professional
2001 -  present, Professor, Drawing, Perspective I, Perspective II, Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santo Domingo, D.R.
2012, Professor, Dominican Ministry of Culture and Sinfae

As a person from the Caribbean, Ledesma identifies strongly with light and color, and at the same time, incorporates a sense of playfulness into her paintings in order to create a sense of harmony between the elements of the work and the viewer.  Ledema strives to translate the essence of reality in order to demonstrate to the world, that there exists a space beyond the palpable, which are life experiences, meetings with others, and occurances.  

Within her paintings, Ledesma discovers each space of the canvas; a line, a circle, color, paper, flowers, stems, all united to the esthetic and social character of humans so as to live in harmony among these things.  Wilfredo Lam and Gustav Klimt have inspired Ledesma's work.
 

El árbol de mi infancia, 35x50, acrylic
 
 
 

La madam juguetona del anillo rojo, 24x30, acrylic
 
 

Secretos entre nos, 24x30, acrylic
 
 

Emigrante Alegre de un Caribe Soleado, 40x40, acrylic

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