Bio and CV

Biography

Diana and her whimsical nature

Diana Rosa Pupo Latourt was born on June 24th, 1971 in Holguin, Cuba. The second largest city in the island, a city rich in culture, painted with a landscape of sugar cane fields and home to several famed tropical beaches. Diana comes from a family of musicians; her childhood was spent in a festive atmosphere surrounded by an abundance of creative energies. Diana was always fascinated by art, the creative process and all forms of expressions. Early on she enrolled in after school programs, embarking her on a journey of learning exploration through the fine and performing arts. Diana studied Art History at the Oriente University in Santiago de Cuba (1989-1994) and worked during seven years at the Contemporary Art Center in Holguin as a curator.

In 2001 Diana made the arduous journey away from her family and the island of Cuba and relocated to the Toronto, Ontario Canada area, where she quickly found work at the Royal Ontario Museum. After about a year of acclimating to her new surroundings, she once again resumed her creative career.

Diana’s paintings start with a number of sketches on paper. A sketch is selected and then drawn full size onto canvas. Over the years, Diana has developed a unique technique using sharp brush strokes, palette knives, contrasting textures, a variety of acrylic mediums and multiple layers of her very distinctive and rich color palette to help create the complex nature of her paintings. Diana’s works include abstracts, objects, elements and floral. The forms of which are precisely rendered, yet still unreal, surreal, fixed like symbols or fantastic motifs.

Diana’s paintings are known for her use of rich exoticism of tropical vegetation, images that reflect from her memories of her Cuban experience. Imagery from the source of all imaginary are executed with amazing sophistication and concentrated into monumental emblems and effects of pure color, independent natural appearances on a radical simplification of forms.  Her work has come to possess a freedom of movement, spontaneity and gentleness inspired by the color of the Fauves (Henri Matisse) and the archetypes of the Naïve art (Henri Rousseau). Elements  Surrealist art seem blended, offering a refreshing and youthful version of the abstract, rich in modern symbolism combined with many elegant touches of the classical school.

The whimsical nature of her personality is present in her tropical vegetation and is also evident in the sophistication of her suave abstract composition. By concentrating on the interactions between the visual elements of forms, color and textures, her work acquires its abstract aesthetics.

Diana’s work is strongly influenced by her origins, and her memories of the small village near the ocean where she spent her youth. Her works contain references to symbols of identification, and there is a spiritual message conveyed by the colors she chooses, the elements she employs including the umbrella, the family, the fish, the bird, musical instruments and the four universal elements. Her treatment of her symbols creates a feeling of stability and serenity. Her painting is much like an epic poem where human life is in harmony with nature.

Diana Rosa has been showing her work in ArtExpo New York, Toronto Art Expo, Ottawa Art Expo and the Artist Project Toronto and her work is gaining in popularity and success. Also she has received numerous awards and her work is contained in many collections throughout the world.

One of the virtues of Diana is the manner in which she portrays nature, over and over again, in its physical and spiritual variegation, at the same time illuminated and ochre, with an expressive level detail that to the most observant might reveal the equal distance between the technical and stylistic values and the aesthetic freedom promoted by contemporary vanguard movements.

Diana’s happy soul, beautiful and contagious smile, makes her a favorite among fellow artists. She’s humble, deep spirited and bursting with creative energy, a joy to be around.  Bursting with talent, full of passion and highly motivated, her art continues to develop and her works continue to amaze her collectors and fans alike.

We are excited and anxiously looking forward to her upcoming works.  Her paintings are found in many private and corporate collections throughout North America, Europe and the Caribbean. Diana’s work has been shown in a number of major juried exhibitions.

Cid Mendez

Art adviser (New Jersey)

May, 2008

 

Curriculum Vitae                                        

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Diana Rosa Pupo Latourt was born June 24, 1971 in Holguin, Cuba

Education

 

Bachelor of Art in Art History, Fine Art, Oriente University.

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

September, 1989-July, 1994

 

Art and activity:  Interactive Strategies for Engaging with art

Museum of Modern Art New York, MOMA.  Coursera

March-May, 2016

 

Modern Art & Ideas

Museum of Modern Art New York, MOMA.  Coursera

May-June, 2016

 

Professional Experiences

 

2003-Current    Independent Artist

2002     Royal Ontario Museum.  Department of Western Art and Culture.  Toronto. (Technician)

1994-2000      Contemporary Art Centre. Holguin, Cuba. (Curator)

 

Teaching

( Portrait by http://www.micheletaras.com )

1999     Aesthetics.  Academy of Art.  Holguin, Cuba

2010     Acrylic Workshop. Diana Rosa Studio, Brampton

 

Shows & Exhibitions

2017    -The Artist Project.  Exhibition Place.  Toronto

             -ArtExpo New York.  [Solo].  Pier 94, New York

2016    -The Artist Project.  Exhibition Place.  Toronto

             –The Affordable Art Fair Battersea.  London, UK.Represented by Spence Gallery

              -Affordable Art Fair.  Convention Centre.  Hong Kong, China.  Represented by Spence Gallery

              –Art at the Distillery.  Distillery District.  Toronto

2015    -The Artist Project.  Exhibition Place.  Toronto

              -ART San Diego. International Art Fair. California. Represented by Spence Gallery

              -Solo Exhibition.  Rose Theatre.  Brampton

              -Affordable Art Fair.  Convention Centre.  Hong Kong, China.  Represented by Spence Gallery

              -Art at the Distillery.  Distillery District.  Toront0

2014    -The artist Project.  Exhibition Place.  Toronto

              -Square Foot Exhibition.  Neilson Park Creative Centre.  Toronto

              -Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.  Exhibition Place

              -Art at the Distillery.  Distillery District.  Toront0

              -One of a Kind.  Visual Art Gallery.  Exhibition Place.  Toronto

2013    -The Artist Project.  Exhibition Place.  Toronto

              -Life in full color.  Brampton City Hall

              -Art at the Distillery.  Distillery District.  Toronto

              -One of a Kind.  Visual Art Gallery.  Exhibition Place.  Toronto

2012    -The Artist Project.  Exhibition Place. Toronto

              -Tropical Vegetation.  Solo at the Atrium.  Brampton

              -The Square Foot Exhibition. AWOL Gallery, Toronto

              -Late Fall ’12 Exhibition.  Tag Art Gallery.  St. Catharine, ON

2011     -Ottawa Art Expo.  St. Elias Centre.  Ottawa

              -Art at the Distillery.  Distillery District.  Toronto

              -Modern & Easy.  Design of the Week.  LIB Gallery, New Jersey

              -Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Nathan Phillips Square

              -Adaptation.  Casa del Habano.  Yorkville, Toronto

              -Latinoamerica 2011. Art Gallery Etobicoke Civic

              -Spring light. Solo at the Atrium.Brampton City Hall

              -Escambray. La Casa del Habano. YorkVille, Toronto

              -Fully exposed.  Orillia Museum of Art & History.  Orillia, ON

              -The Sex Show.  Gallery 1313.  Toronto

              -Colors of Latinoamerica.  Arts Project Gallery.  London, ON

2010    -Life is Beautiful. Solo Exhibition, Beaux-Art Gallery.  Brampton

              -Studios of Brampton, Studio tour

              -Artexpo Ottawa, St. Elias Centre

              -Circle C.  Vancouver, BC

2009   -ArtExpo New York.  Jacob Javits Convention Center.  New York

             -Toronto Art Expo.  Metro Toronto Convention Centre

             -Art-2009.  Metro Toronto Convention Centre

             -Paint the Town Red.  Studio Fuse.  Distillery District.  Toronto

             -Solo at the Rose Theatre Art Gallery.  Brampton.

             -Open Mind.  John B. Aird Gallery.  Ontario Art Society.  Toronto

             -Green Artist Challenge.  Wyland Worldwide.  New York

             -New Members, New Inspiration.  Beaux Arts Gallery, Brampton, ON

             -Celebrating Woman.  Beaux Arts Gallery, Brampton, ON

             -Studios of Brampton. Studio Tour

2008  -ArtExpo New York.  Jacob Javits Convention Center.  New York

            -Toronto Art Expo.  Metro Toronto Convention Centre

            -Solo.  Rotunda.  City Hall.  Barrie, ON

            -Art at the Castle.  Casa Loma.  Toronto

            -Fine Arts.  Syracuse, New York.

            -Washington Square Art Exhibition.  New York

            -Diana Rosa Studio-Gallery Show.  Barrie, ON

            -Jungle Gallery. Permanent Collection. Brampton

            -One of a Kind.  Visual Art Gallery.  Exhibition Place.  Toronto

2007  -Toronto Art Expo.  Metro Toronto Convention Centre

            -Group Exhibition.  Gallery Gevik.  Yorkville, Toronto

            -Personality & Courage.  MacLarent Art Centre.  Barrie, ON

            -Solo.  Rotunda.  City Hall.  Barrie, ON

            -Festival International en Arts.  FIMA.  Montreal

            -Solo ”Dream of compelling magic”.  Barrie, ON

            -One of a Kind.  Visual Art Gallery.  Exhibition Place.  Toronto

2006  -Toronto Art Expo.  Metro Toronto Convention Centre

             -Metro Home Show.  Metro Toronto Convention Centre

             -One of a Kind.  Visual Art Gallery.  Exhibition Place.  Toronto

             -Solo Exhibition. Carriage House.  Picture Shop.  Barrie, ON

2005   -Toronto Art Expo.  Metro Toronto Convention Centre

             -Metro Home Show.  Convention Centre, Toronto

             -National Home Show.  Trade Centre. CNE

             -One of a kind. Visual Art Gallery.  Exhibition Place.  Toronto

             -Canadian National Exhibition.  Exhibition Place

             -International Home Show. Toronto

             -Canadian Home and Country Show.  Exhibition Place.  Toronto

2004  -Festival of the Arts.  City Playhouse, Vaughan

 

Publicity

In the past, Diana artwork has been featured in:

TORONTO LIFE (magazine), March 2007

HOME and décor magazine, January 2006

The Barrie Examiner, February 2006(newspaper)

Junction Lifestyle Newsletter , March 2006

Barrie Advance, May 2007(newspaper)

Barrie Advance(newspaper), January 25, 2008

Avance(newspaper) NEW JERSEY, March 2000

ArtExpo New York (catalog), Feb.-March, 2009

The Brampton Guardian(newspaper), February 25, 2009

Odeum(Magazine) Brampton Rose Theatre, October, 2009

The Brampton Guardian(newspaper) March 5, 2010

La Jornada(newspaper), London, February, 2011

Brampton Guardian(newspaper)April 10, 2011

Brampton Guardian(newspaper) April 09, 2012

Brampton Guardian (newspaper) February 14, 2013

Brampton Guardian (newspaper) March 30, 2017

ArtExpo New York (Exhibition Catalog) April, 2017

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