Arbol de Luz

Mixed on Paper
2013
12 H x 9.4 W in
30.5 H x 24 W cm
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GIOCONDA ROJAS HOWELL (1967)

Lives and works in Costa Rica.

With an intimist language, her artistic proposal has been related by critics with semiotics narrative within a very fresh personal iconography. Her paintings belong to important collections in U.S.A, Europe and Latin America. Solo Exhibitions include U.S.A., Switzerland, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

 

S O L O   E X H I B I T I O N S

2016 – The Americas Collection Gallery. Coral Gables, Florida. U.S.A.; Costarrican Embassy Washington D.C. U.S.A.

2013 – Costarrican Embassy, Washington D.C., U.S.A.

2011 – Max Mara Fashion Store, San José, Costa Rica.

2010 – Galería Alternativa, San José, Costa Rica; Galería José Luis Lopez Escarré. Teatro Nacional. San José, Costa Rica; Rectoría. Universidad de Costa Rica. San José, Costa Rica.

2009 – Alliance Francaise. San José, Costa Rica .

2007 – Andamios Galería Nacional Museo del Niño San José, Costa Rica.

2003 – Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano. Costa Rica

2001 – Galería Códice. Managua, Nicaragua

1999 – Galería Enrique Echandi. Teatro Nacional. San José, Costa Rica; Galería J.L. López Escarré. Teatro Nacional. San José, Costa Rica.

1997 – Alianza Francesa. San José, Costa Rica.

1996 – Galería Enrique Echandi. Teatro Nacional. San José, Costa Rica; Meredith Kelly Latin American Fine Art. Santa Fe, New Mexico, E.U.A; Ruine Contemporary Art Space, Geneva, Switzerland; Prim-Expo, Centro di Exposizioni di Lugano, Switzerland

1994 – Capital Bank, Miami, Florida, E.U.A.; Navarre Fine Art. Miami, Florida, E.U.A.; Galería 123. San Salvador, El Salvador.

1993 – Museo Nacional de Costa Rica. San José, Costa Rica.

1992 – Galería Enrique Echandi. Teatro Nacional. San José, Costa Rica.

1991 – Galería Kandinsky. San José, Costa Rica.

1990 – Galería Joaquín García Monge. Teatro Nacional. San José, Costa Rica.

 

R E C E N T  &  C O M I N G  P R O J E C T S   A N D    S H O W S

Embassy of Costa Rica. Washington D.C.  U.S. A.

Art Santa Fe. Santa Fe N.M.  U.S.A.

2016 – Intervened White. Solo Show. The Americas Collection. Fl. U.S.A.

2015 – Directors Choice. Art Santa Fe 2015. Santa Fe.  New Mexico . U. S. A.; 8 Selected Latinamerican  Artist, showing in 8 countries. Selected by The Americas Collection Gallery for Visa Infinite Promerica Card.; Selected Installation for Art Cycle 2015: Cyclist Matter. Coral Gables Museum. Florida. U.S.A.

2014 – Art Santa Fe, Artist Space. Santa Fe. New Mexico. U.S.A.; Bikes Become Art, Coral Gables Museum. Coral Gables. Fla. U.S.A.; Artistas Internacionales. Club Alpino Chipinque. Art Dealers Gallery. Mexico; Affordable Art Fair. Mexico D.F. Mexico.

2013 – Solo Show, Costa Rican Embassy, Washington D.C., U.S.A.; 3 Americas, Grady Alexis Gallery, Latin American Worshop, New York, U.S.A.; Eclectic Showcase, The Americas Collection, Coral Gables, U.S.A.; Art Cycle Auction, Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables, U.S.A.

2012 – Latin America a Contemporary View, Zane Bennett Gallery, New Mexico, U.S.A.; Arteamericas, Latin-American Art Fair, Florida, U.S.A.; Art to Heart, Partners of the Americas, Oregon, U.S.A.; Art Cycle at  Basel , Miami, U.S.A.; Sneak Preview ArtCycle. Artisan Lounge, Miami. U.S.A.

 

P R I V A T E   C O L L E C T I O N S

Museo Ortiz Gurdian.  Nicaragua; Periódico La Nación. Costa Rica; Union Planters Bank. Miami, Florida U.S.A; Pedro Oller. Costa Rica; Carlos y Eugenia Lachner, Costa Rica; Daniel y Eleonore Yankelewitz. Costa Rica; Luis Javier Castro Lachner. Costa Rica; Walter Fernández. Costa Rica; Andrè L’Huieller. Geneva, Switzerland; Marcelo Narbona. Panamá; Salvador Cols. Manresa, Barcelona, Spain; Jusep Font. Gerona, Barcelona, Spain; George Zelenka. Panamá; Marbella Caldera de Farach, Costa Rica; Mauricio Mendieta, Nicaragua; Mauricio Villa, Nicaragua; Jim & Ligia Shank, Costa Rica; Anna Moscarelli, Lugano, Switzerland; Marcia Congdon, Albuquerque. New Mexico. U.S.A.; Vicente Tarazona. Miami. Fla. U.S.A.; Luis Miguel Messianu. Miami. Fla. U.S.A.; Jorge Moya. New York. NY. U.S.A.; Ánfora Nova. Rute, Spain; Interamerican Development Bank. Costa Rican Unit. Costa Rica; Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano. San José, Costa Rica; Minister Of Post and Telecomunications. Tokio. Japan.

 

P U B L I C   C O L L E C T I O N S

Museos del Banco Central de Costa Rica; Museo de Arte Costarricense; Fundación Patrimonio Casa Presidencial Costa Rica; Universidad de Costa Rica; Instituto Costarricense de Turismo; Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social; Universidad Estatal a Distancia; Defensoría de los Habitantes; Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica

 

A W A R D S

2015 – Directors Choice. Art Santa Fe 2015. Santa Fe. New Mexico, U.S.A.; Artist Selected from Costa Rica, by The Americas Collection Fine Art Gallery  and Grupo Promerica,  for Visa Infinite Promerica Card image.

2011 – Work Awarded. Bienal Conjunciones. Museo de Arte Costarricense. Costa Rica; Artist Selected by Teletica Canal 7 to create their sculpture for Peace Parade. Costa Rica.

2007 – Obra Ganadora. Valoarte. Arte Iberoamericano. Costa Rica.

2000 – Honor Mention. Pintura Olay. Museo de Arte Costarricense. Costa Rica.

1998 – Merit Prize. 50th Anniversary of the Universal Daclaration of Human Rights. Minister of Post and Communications. Tokyo, Japón.

1995 – Honor Mention. II Bienal de Escultura. Cervecería Costa Rica. Museo del Niño. San José, Costa Rica; Recognition: Distinguished Visitor. Mayor of the City. Miami, Florida, E.U.A.

1993 – Honor Mention. Primeras Damas por la Familia. Cumbre. San José, Costa Rica.

1992 – First Place. V Bienal de Pintura Costarricense Lachner & Sáenz. Museos del Banco Central. Plaza de la Cultura. San José, Costa Rica; Honor Mention. Arte Ecología. Embajada de Chile. San José, Costa Rica.

1991 – First Place. Poster Design. Cincuentenario de la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social. San José, Costa Rica.

1990 – Honor Mention. IV Bienal de Pintura Costarricense Lachner & Sáenz. Museos del Banco Central; Plaza de la Cultura. San José, Costa Rica; Winner Award. Worldwide Stamp Design Contest. Minister of Post and Telecommunications. Tokyo, Japón; Honor Mention. Primer Salón Centroamericano de Pintura. Instituto Hondureño de Cultura Interamericana. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

1989 – First Place. Concurso de Paisaje Universitario. Universidad de Costa Rica. San José, Costa Rica; First Place. IX Concurso Anual de Nuevos Valores Fausto Pacheco. Centro Cultural Costaricense Norteamericano. San José, Costa Rica.

 

S T U D I E S   A N D   O T H E R   E X P E R I E N C E S

2012-2015: Member of the Board of Curators. Alianza Francesa, San Jose. Costa Rica

2011 – Representative of the French Embassy as a jury in Rapid Painting Competition. Museo de Arte Costarricense.

2002-2008: Special Topics in Art Professor. Florida State University International Programs. Tallahassee. U.S.A

1990-2000: Teatro Nacional Costa Rica. Member of the Restoration Department, working also as a Scenery Realizator, and Spectacles Photographer.

1993-2000: Member of the Board of Curators. Galerías del Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica.

1990-1985: Arts with a concentration in Graphic Arts. Universidad de Costa Rica