BIOGRAPHY The paintings of Lucia Gomez have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries in the United States, Canada, South and Central America, and in Europe, including ; Museo Palacio de Bellas Artes de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Lessedra Art Gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria; Race Street Gallery of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan; The Essex art Center in Lawrence M.A., the Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art, and the Center Gallery of Florida International University in Miami, the Artesanos Gallery, the Art Gallery of Hamilton in Ontario; the McMaster Museum of Art in Toronto; and the Concertina Gallery in London. UK. In Colombia, she has had exhibitions at the Fundación Santillana para Iberoamérica in Bogotá, Museo Enrique Grau, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)GmbH ,La Localidad Gallery, Cámara de Comercio in Bogotá; Alcaldía de Medellín and Museo Comfamiliar, in Barranquilla.
My paintings express metaphysical symbolism and shamanic themes derived from many cultures, including those of Central and South America, Australia, and the Far East. Forms flow without much planning, giving way to imagined spaces, caves and labyrinths full of mystery and color that emerge from a state of mental relaxation. Geometric forms and archetypal symbols lead my search for deeper knowledge. In the series, "Secret Passages," "Ritual," and "Ancestral" static figures, depicted through subtle marks and sudden blobs of color, are introduced into the paintings, representing the ancestors from each setting, who are simply involved in the act of observing. In the series "Elemental Fragments" and "The Magic of the Forms", archetypal symbolism is used as a magical component of my work process that continuously opens unlimited possibilities of expression. In turn, this symbolism offers viewers the possibility of observing, asking them to bring to each painting their own experiences, perceptions, interpretations, impressions and conclusions.
EDUCATION 2005-2009 Workshops for Creativity for professional artists, by Latin American Art expert, professor and writer Alvaro Medina 1992-1998 Professor Freda Sargent, Bogotá, Colombia 1992-1998 Atena Art Studio, Art,Bogotá, Colombia 1992-1998 Drawing, photography, video,ceramic techniques and art restoration workshops. 1966-1967 Siena School of Art, Madrid, Spain. 1954-1966 Master Ricardo Gómez Campuzano, Bogotá, Colombia