about me

Bea

I'm an artist born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1986. I currently work as an after-school play worker at Sheringdale Primary School in London. Before moving to England, I used to work as an office manager, graphic designer and gallery assistant at Espacio Ronda cultural centre in Madrid.
I graduated from an Arts High School at IES Ramiro de Maeztu in Madrid, hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from Universidad Complutense in Madrid and a Masters in Studio Art from the College of New Rochelle in New York State.
I've participated in several collective art exhibitions in Madrid, New Rochelle (USA), New York City and Nagoya (Japan).
My training as an artist has been mainly academic and my work is figurative. My favourite techniques are painting and drawing. My work is based on photographs and notes I take and it revolves around the ideas of wandering, seeking, observation, and contemplation, by reflecting upon the idea of space and people’s surroundings, and how they act as metaphors for human connection, empathy, loneliness and longing.
I'm interested in how art and creativity, besides being tools for self-expression, can also contribute to the betterment of society. With that motivation I recently attended two art research events: Drawing and Cognition International Symposium in London and the NSU Circle 7 Winter Simposium in Riga, Latvia.

2012 '40th Anniversary of the Seien Group' Nagoya City Museum, Nagoya, (Japan)
2011 'Graduate students exhibition' Mooney Center Exhibit Hall, New Rochelle, NY (USA)
2011 'International exhibition of contemporary works on paper', NYCoo Gallery, NYC (USA)
2011 'Graduate Art Spring Exhibit' Mooney Center Exhibit Hall, New Rochelle, NY (USA)
2010 'Graduate Art Winter Exhibit' Mooney Center Exhibit Hall, New Rochelle, NY (USA)
2010 'A woman's vision' CEPI Hispano-Rumano de Alcalá de Henares, Alcalá de Henares, (Spain)
2009 'The colours of spirit' Espacio Ronda Cultural Centre, Madrid (Spain)

My work is a dialogue between the apparent and the uncertain, the personal and the impersonal; a visual journal that portrays intimacy, seclusion, calmness, insight through a snapshot, an instant; the narration of an encounter between the observer and the observed. Contemporary questions and dilemmas arise through traditional means.
My work is an ode to both the idea of wandering and the ability of observation.