ARTIST STATEMENTI am an artist, painter and photographer living in New York city since 1985. Travels and sometimes changes of residences are intrinsic parts of my life; where I can experience a new special natural atmosphere and scenery. "The Norwegian painter Edvard Munch would listen to the radio tuned in between two radio stations. I see this image as the space artists work in." - A.K.Senstad. This quote speaks to me, as I see my art traveling from figurative to abstract, while finding its niche somewhere in between. In my life the boundaries between the spiritual and the internal interests are binding and connected, in the same way as the overlapping layers in my photography and the overlapping planes of my paintings. The inspiration that moves me to create also overlaps with the instinctual and profound emotions which allow me to express the intangible. Many times these inner forces have no particular reflective cause, except that they are basically instinctive. These contrasting and dualistic conceptualizations are part of the psyche which governs this seamless whole. The hunger for growth in my art has led me to thirty years of dedication solely to the development of art expression and self actualization altogether. The level of observation of the subject, and the exploration of the space around it increase as the techniques also develop to behold the proposition of my work.
BIOMelcina Rosas is an international artist born in Panama. She lives in New York City but travels often to Panama City to work on projects. For six years, she resided in California while pursuing undergraduate studies in literature and linguistics. She lived in Paris, France, for five years while working at the Panamanian Consulate as well as the Mission of Panama at UNESCO. In 1985, she moved to New York where she continued to participate with the Mission of Panama at the U.N. In 1987, she attended The Art Student League of New York, and she received her master's degree in Studio Art at New York University in 1995.
PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
|2009||Diplomado (Certification) on Diplomatic and Political Affairs, Foreign Trade and Countries as Image at Ulacex,Panama University of Latin American on Foreign Trade.|
|2006 - 2008||L Artisan Parfumeur in New York City.|
|1998 - 2003||Museum El Barrio, El museo in New York city, Support and Development committee.|
|1988||Artist painter and photographer, art bibliography upon request or available at www.melcinarosas.com.|
|1985 - 88||United Nations New York, Mission of Panama, Diplomate attache and participating member of the Third and Sixth Committee|
|1982 - 84||UNESCO Paris, France, Mission of Panama, participating member of the Committee Rights of the author.|
|1980 - 82||Consulate of Panama in Paris, France, Visas Division.|
|1996||ICP International Center of Photography.|
|1995||New York University, M.A. Studio Art.|
|1991||Independent workshops in portrait and drawing at Parsons School of design.|
|1987||The Art Students League of New York.|
|1981||La Sorbonne, París, Francia, Certification on Civilization and Literature.|
|1979||Drawing studies at La Maison D'Espagne, Paris, France.|
|1980||University of California at Davis, Bachelor's degree in English Literature and French Linguistics.|
- Fordham University, Seminar on Principles in Bilingual Education.
- United Nations, Arabic Language Studies.
- Translation of Business texts.
- Catholic Institute in Paris, France Intensive Seminar on Management Economics.
- University of California at Davis, Research and Documentation, Spanish department.
|2016||Group show, Las Virgencitas, Costumbres y Tradiciones Hispanas, Queens Museum of Art, New York.|
Group show, 50 years of Hispanic Heritage, Queens Museum, of Art, New York.
Group show, In the eye of the beholder, Coronado, Panama.
|2013||Solo show, Selva Magica, Banque Lombard Odier, Panama City, Panama.|
|2010||Solo show, The tree chinese monks, Restaurant Amor y Tomates,Panama city, Panama.|
|2008||Solo show,Machu Pichu and Intiraimi Festival in cuzco, Gran Fraternidad Universal Meditation Center, Panama city, Panama.|
|2007||Open Studio Visit, Works in progress, New York city.|
|2006||Group show, Mujeres en sus ciudades, 1/1 Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Group show,Mujeres en sus ciudades, Tandil Museum, Argentina.
Group show, Abstractions, Promenades des Artistes, Private homes walk,Larchmont. New York.
Group show, Hidden cities, Prada Gallery. Washington DC.
|2005||Group show, Mujeres en sus ciudades, Casa Gongora, Panama city, Panama.
Group show, Abstractions, Promenade des artists, Private homes walk, Larchmont, NY.
Group show, Convergencias y Divergencias,Galeria Manuel Amador, Panama city Panama.
Group show, Hispanic Artists, Art space at Verizon, New York City.
|2004||Group show, No son frutas, Galeria Nuevo Espacio University of Panama city, Panama city, Panama.|
|2003||Group show, Hidden cities, Impressions, Art Present, Paris, France.
Group show,Un Puente entre todos, Skylight Gallery, Brooklyn NY.
Group show, Casa Gongora, Panama puente del mundo, Panama city, Panama.
|2002||Group show, The Blue hour at Fotoseptember, Museum of Modern Art, Panama city, Panama.
Group show,"Panama, un puente al mundo".African American Museum, Hempstead, Long Island.
Group Show, "REACTION", Exit art gallery, New York city.
Group show, "Reflejos "XI Salon de Arte Iberoamericano, Art gallery of Mexico Ambassy Washington DC.
|2001||Solo show, Panama Pacific Ocean, UNSRC, Pacem in Terris Society,United Nations Art space,New York city.
Group show, Diversity, African American Museum, Hempstead Long Island.
Solo show, Variations on the subject, Monserrat Gallery New York city.
Group show,Mujeres de espiritu, INAC gallery, Panama city, Panama.
Group show, Mujeres de espiritu INAC Gallery, Santiago, Veraguas Panama.
Solo show,Caminando por el Casco Antiguo. INAC Gallery, Panama city, Panama.
|2000||Group show, Urban landscapes, Marathon Slide Show, Queens Museum of Art, New York city.
Group show,Vibraciones Ambrosianas, Global Art in year 2000,Colgate University, NY USA.
|1999||Group show,Vibraciones Ambrosianas, Encuentro Bolivariano,Venezuelan Consulate New York city.
Solo show, Vibraciones Ambrosianas INAC Gallery Casco antiguo, Panama city.
|1998||Solo show, Hungry for beauty, Gallery 84, New York City.|
|1997||Solo show, Bottled up, Gallery 84, New York City.|
|1996||Group show, Suite of Birds, Tres expresiones, tres artistas tres de Noviembre. Panamanian Consulate, New York city.
Solo show, Acompañamiento de Aves, INAC Gallery, Casco antiguo, Panama City, Panama.
|1995||Group show, Suite of Birds, Gray Gallery 80 Washington East Galleries, New York City.|
|1990||Class group show, The Body, The Art Student League of New York City.|
ART AUCTIONS AND GALA BENEFITS
|2015||Art auction Celebrating the U.N. 70th birthday, New York City|
|2010||Books in Motion Lebanese organization for Art performance, New York city.|
|2004||Gift to the City of Panama Art historic patrimony, Dos Mares, Hospital Santo Tomas, Permanent Collection|
|2003||Harlem Art Project at Satchi and Satchi, Ray of light Foundation, New York city.|
|2002||French American aid for children. New York city.|
|2001||Hedge Fun Child Care, New York city.|
|1999||Wetchester Women's club, Wetchester, New York.|