Belonging to the F1 Racing series
Acrylic on canvas
70 x 80cm (27.5 x 31.5 in)
As an artist I create intricate images of simple, everyday objects with the use of acrylic pigments.
My education as an integral designer has been of great help both in the selection and aesthetic of the object representation and its pictorial treatment on the canvas.
I use representative elements of popular culture, I play with the subjective interpretation that the mind makes of the collective imagination and I recreate them in a new one, with a strong Mexican identity through a saturated and vibrant palette of fuchsias, oranges, yellows, blues and greens, creating a fluid, refreshing, innovative and warm work.
I observe at the simple objects to find their possible intricate shapes and, at the same time, strip the intricate shapes of the object down to its simplest forms.
Any image transcends my pictorial reality because I transform it into a recognizable object, -be it a consumer object-, for anyone. At the same time, I use a lot of color reminiscent of pop art; colors that are intended to inspire the audience and brighten their day.
Painting is for me to capture the daily life of the object to highlight it in its particular beauty in a conscious way.
MARCELA SOLANA (1988, Guadalajara, Mexico)
2006-2011 Bachelor Degree in Integrated Design, Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO), Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
- Modern Art & Ideas course (themes: Places & Spaces, Identity Art, Transforming Everyday Objects, Art & Society), Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), spring 2020 https://www.moma.org/teaching/classes
- Modern Marketing & Business Strategies course, with Marie Forleo – B-School. Spring 2018 https://www.marieforleo.com/bschool
- How to become an independent curator / Art Handling and Installation courses, Central Saints Martin College of the University of the Arts London (UAL), England https://www.arts.ac.uk/colleges/central-saints-martins, spring 2017
- Get into the London Art World /100 Drawing projects/Photographer´s London course, Chelsea College of Arts of the University of the Arts London (UAL), England, spring 2016 https://www.arts.ac.uk/colleges/chelsea-college-of-arts
- Print Production and Process/ Greeting Card Design & Marketing/Typography and Branding/ Business basics: Entrepreneurship courses, The New School PARSONS, New York, NY, USA. 2012. https://newschool.edu/parsons/
2018 Diploma Chemin des Arts & de la Culture Internationale (Path of Arts & International Culture), International Art Exchange, Toutry, France
Art Exchange Tenerife Canarias Spain Participation Certificate, Castillo San Felipe, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Canarias, Spain
2021 Inspirational Artist of the Year, category ‘Innovation &Excellence Awards 2021’ by Corporate LiveWire Awards
2020 Most Inspirational Artist 2020 by North American Business Awards, hosted by New World Report Award Program presents by Al Global Media
2018 Bronze medal by the “Mérite et Dévouement Français”, for contributing to the prestige of France in the fields of culture, arts, letters, science and sport. Académie Internationale (International Academy), Paris, France. Oct13
5TH Place, International Art Exchange (IAE), LLC., Castillo San Felipe, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Canarias, Spain
2022 Desde las cenizas, restaurant Bruna, Guadalajara, Mexico. Apr 20
2019 Musicland Marcela Solana, restaurant Talento en Andares, Guadalajara, Mexico. May 14
2018 –Art of Marcela Solana, Club Privado San Javier, Guadalajara, Mexico
2018 Marcela Solana Exhibition, Club de Golf Sta. Anita, Guadalajara, Mexico. Apr 11
2022 Sintonias (Tunes), Museo Regional de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco. Dec3, 2022-Feb5, 2023
Narratives in Latin American Art, curated by Anaibis Yero, project Latin American Art Pavilion at ArtServe, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. Oct13-Dec30
International Woman Mexico, inside exhibition (We all leave a mark), Museo de la Filosofia Esencial (MUFE), Guadalajara, Mexico. March9
La Huella de Alegria (The footprint of joy), urban sculpture intervened by Marcela Solana and entitled Brilla y Deslumbra (Shine and Dazzle), Museo de la Filosofia Esencial (MUFE), Guadalajara, Mexico.
2021 I don’t care, Pop Art exhibition, curated by Anaibis Yero, project Latin American Art Pavilion at Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Pompano Beach, FL, USA. Oct8-Jan5, 2022
İSomos Vida! We are Life! , curated by Anaibis Yero, Latin American Art Pavilion (LAAP) at Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Pompano Beach, FL, USA. Apr9 –Jun30
Marcela Solana invited painter 2021, Galeria Peruzzi, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
2020 Cambio de Chip (Chip Change), Ñomi Fine Art Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Sep17
Arte desde el Interior (Art from the Inside), Museo de Puertas Abiertas (MUPA), Digital Art Platform), Mexico City, Mexico
Ice Bite painting, Mazlish Gallery (virtual exhibition, Facebook page). With physical headquarters in NYC, USA. Jun 6
2019 Off Miami Art Project, Off Basel Week, Art & Design Gallery, Miami, FL, USA. Dec3
Caminarte/Art Walk, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico. Jun15
A gifting lounge at the 2019 Grammy Awards, stand Woloch Art, Staples Center, Los Angele, CA, USA.
2018 International Art Exchange (IAE), LLC, painting-sculpture-poetry exhibition. Castillo San Felipe, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain. Oct16-23
2023 – Art Market San Francisco, Booth B19-AC Latin Art, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA, USA. Apr20-23
2022 – Aqua Art Miami, Room 119- Latin American Art Pavilion (LAAP). Miami Beach, FL. USA. Nov30-Dec4
Volta Basel, Booth C05-AC Latin Art. Volta Basel, Switzerland. Jun13-19
Art Market San Francisco, Booth A21- AC Latin Art, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco, CA. USA. Apr21-24
2021 – Scope Art Show, Booth A023- AC Latin Art. Miami Beach, FL, USA. Nov30-Dec5
2019 – Reveal International Contemporary Art Fair. Exhibitor stand: Arte Collective| Miami, FL + Bridgehampton, NY. Art Fair located at Saratoga Springs City Center, NY, USA. Jul19-21
Art New York, fifth edition presented by Art Miami, exhibitor Woloch Art, Pier 94. NY. May2-5
2018 NY NOW Winter 2018 Market, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, Handmade Global Design section, Stand Woloch Art, River Pavilion, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City. Aug12-15
2021 Virtual Galeria WishArt, Feria Internacional de Franquicias (International Franchise Fair) for the benefit of Asvita Association, to help treat people with epilepsy. World Trade Center, Mexico City. Sep3
Subasta I: Rimbaud x Ñomi x Peruzzi, organized by Agustín ‘Peruzzi’ Medina Zannie, Karlos Ibarra, Eduardo Mejorada y Ricardo Mejorada, in Ñomi Fine Art Gallery, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Aug19, 5pm
Art & Sport Auction “Juntos por Lia Nicolle”, bone marrow transplant patient, MTQ Foundation, Facebook Live. Feb21, 7:30pm
2019 #LevantaLaManoPorMexico, Hotel Hyatt Regency Andares, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Feb28, 7:30pm
Auction Support Kids for University Studies, Andres Guardado Foundation, Hyatt Regency Andares Hotel, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Feb
Charity Online Auction by Patronato del Centro Estatal de Cancerologia de Colima (Board of the State Cancer Center of Colima), Colima, Jalisco, Mexico. Oct16, 8:30pm
2018 Winos for Rhinos Auction by American Association of Zoo Keeper (AAZK), Maryland, USA Sep8
Aguilera, Aracely “Marcela Solana, sanar a través del arte”, Informador MX Gente bien online newspaper, Sociales section, May4, 2023. Jalisco, Mexico https://www.informador.mx/gentebien/sociales-marcela-solana-sanar-a-traves-del-arte-20230504-0055.html
“Marcela Solana”. Hinton Magazine. Jun 9, 2022. Cover and article. https://www.hintonmagazine.com/marcela-solana
“Marcela Solana ‘MARCH’”, Hinton magazine. Aug 2021 HINTON+WEB+2020+.jpg (2707×1826) (squarespace.com)
Cazares, Carolina “Musiland, exposicion de arte”. Maxwell online magazine, Lounge section, Issue May 2021, pag.74. Guadalajara, Mexico MUSICLAND.pdf (squarespace.com)
“Making Mexican Masterpiece”. LUXlife Magazine. Nov 11, 2019. https://www.lux-review.com/making-mexican-masterpieces/
Cazares, Carolina “ Marcela Solana: el color inmortal”. Maxwell online magazine, Especial Artistas Plasticos section, Issue March-April 2019, Guadalajara, Mexico MAXWELL+MAG.jpg (4957×3211) (squarespace.com)
“Noche de Pop Art”, Mural newspaper, Spot section, Friday, October 12, 2018, pag5. Jalisco, Mexico
“Arte con encanto”, Mural newspaper, Spot section, Friday, April 13, 2018, pag2, Jalisco, Mexico
Solana, Marcela “Entregala a la Bestia” (Give her to the Beast). Real story lived by the artist with her illustrations in each chapter, Alamah Editorial, ISBN: 9786073826747