Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda
428 Warren Street, Apt 2, Hudson, NY
My paintings are based on images taken from my memories, dreams and experiences of female intimacy. I examine voyeuristic impulses and the ambiguities present in self-perception and human relationships. In my paintings I continuously create visual illusions and challenge the perceptions of the viewer. The two-dimensional surface breaks into the three-dimensional world: a figure’s sculptural hand squeezes the breast of another, a cat head appears flat from one viewpoint but from other angles is seen to be protruding from the painting’s surface, shooting stars squirt out of breasts but also push forward in space through their physicality. These visual illusions aim to distort the viewers perception of space, reality and their sensory experience.
Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda was born in Malaga, Spain but raised in the Canary Islands. Viejo Lopez de Roda currently lives and works in Hudson, New York. She holds an MFA from Hunter College, NY (2014) and a BFA from Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA (2005). Recent exhibitions include the solo show Letters to Wild Women at the Hudson Library, NY(2019); A.I.R. Gallery’s 13th Biennial, Let’s try listening again, curated by Sarah Demeuse and Prem Krishnamurthy, A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn NY (2019); Woman Shall Inherit the Earth, curated by Sophie Atkins and Ana Ortega, at the Panacea Museum, Bedford, U.K (2018) and Flat File Program at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY (2017). In 2018 her work was featured in the international U.K. publication Art Maze Magazine. Her work has been covered by publications including The Boston Globe, Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, The Brooklyn Paper and Vanity Fair Italia.
In 2018 she attended the Jentel Arts Residency Program in WY and the Saltonstall Artist Residency Program in NY after receiving a full fellowship for both.
In December 2019 she will show The Light Collectors, a solo exhibition featuring her paintings and collages at HallSpace Gallery in Boston, MA.
© 2019 Catalina Viejo Lopez De Roda