Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda

428 Warren St, Apt 2, Hudson

The hand-written letter is an intimate form of communication. To take the time to focus on writing a letter expresses a sense of caring for the recipient and deepens the intimacy between writer and addressee. A letter becomes a moment captured forever, a historical record, and has an innate sense of permanence inviting re-reading and reinterpretation over time.

 

Each of my collages is a letter composed in color, form and pattern.  The recipient of a letter might be real or conceptual; a person, a feeling, an idea.  I consider what I want to say and to whom I’m saying it. Instead of communicating through text I translate my thoughts and emotions into an arrangement of shapes and colors. 

I cut and glue each individual piece of paper, building “sentences” and “paragraphs” until a fully formed letter develops. 

 

Recent letters address the pandemic, human rights issues and the importance of self care. I believe that during this time of doubt, despair, and anger these letters will reverberate with others who are processing their own needs for self care. It is my hope that these letters will bring peace, hope, and self love to those who experience them.

 


Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda was born in Malaga, raised in the Canary Islands, Spain and 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). She works in various media including figurative paintings and abstract collage.

 

Recent solo exhibitions include The Light Collectors, HallSpace, Boston, MA and Letters to Wild Women, Hudson Library, Hudson, NY. Recent group exhibitions include  Shaved Ice, ProtoGomez Gallery, New York, NY: A.I.R Gallerys 13th Biennial, Lets try listening again, A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY and Woman Shall Inherit the Earth at the Panacea Museum, Bedford, U.K. Other exhibitions include Flat File Program at TSA, Brooklyn, NY; Representing Rainbows at GP Presents, New York, NY and Double Visions, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA.

 

Her work has been covered by publications including; Art Maze Magazine U.K, The Boston Globe, Hyperallergic, Artscope Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail and Vanity Fair Italia. In 2015 she was awarded Best in Show Gold by Rujeko Hockley for her work in Wide Open 6, BWAC, Brooklyn, NY. In 2018 Viejo was awarded full Fellowships by the Jentel Arts Residency Program in WY and the Saltonstall Artist Residency Program in NY.

 

 

Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda

428 Warren St, Apt 2, Hudson

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To take the time to focus on writing a letter expresses a sense of caring for the recipient and deepens the intimacy between writer and addressee. A letter becomes a moment captured forever, a historical record, and has an innate sense of permanence inviting re-reading and reinterpretation over time.

Each of my collages is a letter composed in color, form and pattern.  The recipient of a letter might be real or conceptual; a person, a feeling, an idea.  I consider what I want to say and to whom I’m saying it. Instead of communicating through text I translate my thoughts and emotions into an arrangement of shapes and colors. I cut and glue each individual piece of paper, building “sentences” and “paragraphs” until a fully formed letter develops. 

 

Recent letters address the pandemic, human rights issues and the importance of self care. I believe that during this time of doubt, despair, and anger these letters will reverberate with others who are processing their own needs for self care. It is my hope that these letters will bring peace, hope, and self love to those who experience them.

Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda was born in Malaga, raised in the Canary Islands, Spain and 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). She works in various media including figurative paintings and abstract collage.

Recent solo exhibitions include The Light Collectors, HallSpace, Boston, MA and Letters to Wild Women, Hudson Library, Hudson, NY. 

 

Recent group exhibitions include  Shaved Ice, ProtoGomez Gallery, New York, NY: A.I.R Gallerys 13th Biennial, Lets try listening again, A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY and Woman Shall Inherit the Earth at the Panacea Museum, Bedford, U.K. Other exhibitions include Flat File Program at TSA, Brooklyn, NY; Representing Rainbows at GP Presents, New York, NY and Double Visions, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA.

 

Her work has been covered by publications including; Art Maze Magazine U.K, The Boston Globe, Hyperallergic, Artscope Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail and Vanity Fair Italia. In 2015 she was awarded Best in Show Gold by Rujeko Hockley for her work in Wide Open 6, BWAC, Brooklyn, NY. In 2018 Viejo was awarded full Fellowships by the Jentel Arts Residency Program in WY and the Saltonstall Artist Residency Program in NY.