By Bruce Edwin for The Hollywood Sentinel
A new leader of rapidly growing female abstract artists in Southern California, the award winning fine artist Guadulesa has become known for abstract or loosely figurative works of art, which reflect spontaneity, strong rhythm, texture and color blends. Images may be seen on her website www.guadulesa.biz
The visual artist is a Boston-native and former resident of the Piano Factory. After studying, she began her art career in Los Angeles, California, where she began to exhibit her work and painted sets for the theatre, television and film industry. Exhibitions at Ligoa Duncan Gallery in New York City led to her work being sent to Paris in 1981, where she won Le Prix de Peinture du Centenaire de Raymond Duncan at L’Academie des Duncan.
The academy was established by the husband of the artist- Raymond, and his sister, the famous dancer; Isadora Duncan. Guadulesa’s work is included in the Massachusetts collections of the Black Indian Inn, the Harriet Tubman Gallery and Cambridge Lawyers Guild. Works may be found in private collections throughout the United States, including Puerto Rico and St. Croix, as well as Israel and Spain.
From 1986 through 2003, Guadulesa was an active member of the arts community in Boston, where she headed arts programming at United South End Settlements. In 1991, she received a Drylongso Award from Community Change, Inc., and in 1992, Guadulesa was the recipient of an Individual Project Grant by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. She was appointed to the Boston Cultural Council by Mayor Thomas M. Menino and served in that capacity for six years.
Guadulesa participated in interdisciplinary events with musicians, dancers and poets at numerous venues; including Mobius, the Gallery at the Piano Factory, Harriet Tubman Gallery and the Knitting Factory in NYC. In 2002, with a group of local artists, Guadulesa founded the Boston Metropolitan Arts Guild and opened Gallery G. After leading a bi-coastal life for four years, she returned to Los Angeles as a resident in 2003, and Gallery G was incorporated into the Black Indian Inn in Dorchester.
For more information on Guadulesa, visit her website www.guadulesa.biz. For commission works or purchases of existing inventory, contact the studio of the artist at the e-mail as follows: [email protected]
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