About Leonor de la Vega

About Leonor
de la Vega

I paint with mixed media (acrylic and conté crayon) on the queen palm frond leaf, showing that beauty often lies in discarded aspects of nature – a reflection of how we sometimes discard or trivialize our feelings or desires because we overlook the potential they hold.

These final works are “votives” or “wishes”. Recovering a found or discarded object and making it special or more exotic, gives me the ability to not only transform “trash” into “treasure”, but symbolizes personal transformation and celebration of victory over adversity.

In the process of achieving these miracles, I hope to inspire the passion for beauty of transformation in life in all who connect with what I do.


Exhibition History

2008 – Current
Galleria de la Vega
El Barrio de Tubac, 22C Tubac Road, Tubac, Az

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2009 QR Show
Post Gallery, 1904 East Seventh Place, Los Angeles, Ca
Curated by Steven Lee Stinnett

2002 Earth Alchemy
Avenue 50 Studio, Highland Park, Ca
Curated by Tricia Watts

2002 Latino Heritage
Lankershim Arts Center, North Hollywood, Ca
Curated by Dover Abrahms

2002 Thought Provoking
Lankershim Arts Center, North Hollywood, Ca
Curated by Dover Abrahms

2002 Women’s History 200 Years
Lankershim Arts Center, North Hollywood, Ca
Curated by Dover Abrahms

2002 Group Show
Orlando Gallery, Tarzana, Ca
Director Bob Gino

2001 Mother Earth/Tiera Madre de la Naturaleza
Rockrose Gallery, Highland Park, Ca
Curated by RosaMaria Marquez

 

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2005 AHA! IV Annual International Conference Summit
Pomona Downtown Arts Center, Pomona, Ca

1993 Face To Face:Traditional and Contemporary Masks
Various Locations
Sky Harbor Art Program – Traveling exhibition at various sites throughout the Southwest
Juried by Lenne Eller

1992 Face To Face: Traditional and Contemporary Masks
Tempe Arts Center Satellite Gallery, Tempe, Az
Juried by Lenne Eller

 

SELECTED OUTDOOR SHOWS AND OTHER VENUES

1993 Bill Graham Presents/WOMAD’93
Irvine, Ca
Co-founder/Artistic Directory, Thomas Brooman

1990 International Festival of Masks
Hancock Park, Ca
Produced by The Craft and Folk Art Museum

 

EDUCATION

The Otis Parsons School Of Design
Los Angeles, Ca

Marymount Palos Verdes Community College
Palos Verdes, Ca