Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda is a painter born in Malaga, raised in the Canary Islands, Spain. She currently lives and works in Hudson, New York.
By communicating through a visual language based on images taken from her memories and dreams Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda examines the ambiguities present in self-perception and human relationships. The women in her paintings are strong yet vulnerable; they are physically together yet mentally alone. Spaces overlap and bodies meld to create visual metaphors. Viejo Lopez de Roda thinks of her paintings not as images of a static moment but as an evolving series of events. Her paintings open to reveal psychological and experiential depths that both invite and defy the viewer to become an element of the work.
Her most recent exhibitions include Line, curated by Kelly Bennett at the Attleboro Arts Museum,MA The Border Crossed Me, curated by Esperanza Cortes at Bronx Art Space, Bronx NY, Double Visions curated by Craig Bloodgood at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA and Representing Rainbows curated by Lisa Corinne Davis at GP Presents, New York. In 2015 she published the book a view of the end, which featured her paintings and included an interview with art historian Joachim Pissarro. She was awarded Best in Show Gold by Rujeko Hockley, for her painting exhibited at Wide Open 6, BWAC, Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been covered by numerous publications including The Boston Globe, Hyperallergic Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Artscope Magazine and Vanity Fair Italia. Viejo Lopez de Roda holds a BFA from Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts (2005) and an MFA from Hunter College, New York (2014) from both of which she received thesis awards.
For additional information on exhibitions, awards and bibliography, please click on the Resume link.