Bio and CV

Biography

Diana Rosa

Artist Biography:

As a visual artist, Diana Rosa takes inspirations from an alternative upbringing where she closely connected with the natural landscape around her. DianaStudio 6Born and raised in Cuba shaped her perspective on nature and how humans interact with land, animals and each other. She employed a Naïve Folk-Art style to explore questions of identity, love, relationship and environment in our society. Her paintings often had strong autobiographical elements and mixed realism with fantasy. She makes personal women’s experiences serious subjects for art, but because of their intense emotional content, her paintings transcend boundaries by their powerful and intimate narratives. Greatly influenced by modern masters from Cezanne, Henri Matisse to Frida Kahlo

Now living in an urban environment in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, Diana aims to show our relationship to the world around us through the versatile medium of acrylic paint. She uses sharp brush strokes, contrasting textures, and a variety of acrylic mediums, commenting on our human emotions.  Diana Rosa received her Bachelor of Art in Art History at the Oriente University, Cuba (1989-1994) and worked as a curator at the Contemporary Art Centre in Holguin, Cuba (1994-2000).  Also, she completed the course Modern Art and Ideas, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2016) online learning and Art History: Renaissance Art to Present, Sothebys’ Institute of Art, New York(2019)online learning.

Her work has been included in many publications and online periodicals such as Home and décor magazine, The Brampton Guardian Newspaper, Now Magazine, Toronto and Toronto Life Magazine.  Diana is a full-time studio artist, exhibiting her work in Art Fairs, galleries and museums nationally, and internationally.

 

Curriculum Vitae                                        

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

Education

 

Art History: Renaissance Art to Present

Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York

January-February 2019, Department of Online Learning

 

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(online)

 

Modern Art & Ideas

Museum of Modern Art New York, MOMA.  Coursera

May-June, 2016(online)

 

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

 

Awards and Distinctions

2019    -Loved by Tiffany Pratt(Interior Designer) at Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

2018    -Ten Best Artists of Toronto Outdoor Art Fair.  Now Magazine, July 5-11

              -Loved by Tiffany Pratt(Interior Designer) at Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

2017     -Rise Art Prize.  Shortlisted Artist.  London, UK

 

Shows & Exhibitions

2019   -Ann Arbor Art Fair.  Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

             -Toronto Outdoor Art Fair.  Toronto Nathan Phillip Square

             -Figure it out.  Figure Practice.  Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto

             -Diana Rosa Spring Open Studio-Gallery.  Brampton, Ontario, Canada

             -Riverdale Art Walk.  Artist Network, Toronto

             -Rosedale Art Fair.  Toronto

             -Magic of Latinoamerica.  Mississauga Latin Festival, Glass Pavilion

2018   -Art Expo Malaysia.  Represented by Spence Gallery

             -Art-San Diego Contemporary Art Fair.  Represented by Spence Gallery

             -Magic of Latino-America.  Living Arts Centre.  Mississauga, Ontario

             -Salon 2018.  Montserrat Contemporary Art Gallery.  Chelsea, New York

             -The New Normal.  Beaux Arts Gallery.  Brampton, Ontario

             -Society of Canadian Artists. 2018 International Juried Exhibition. Toronto

             -Toronto Outdoor Art Fair.  Nathan Phillip Square.

             -Ann Arbor Art Fair.  Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

             -Art Walk on the Square.  Don Mills, Toronto

             -Riverdale Art Walk.  Toronto

             -Oakville Art Society Art in the Park.  Toronto

2017    -The Artist Project Toronto.  Exhibition Place.  Toronto

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

             –Ann Arbor’s South University Art Fair, Michigan, USA

             -The Affordable Art Fair Singapore. Represented by Spence Gallery. Toronto

             -Diana Rosa Open Studio. Fall -Winter.  Brampton, Ontario

2016    -The Artist Project Toronto.  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, Toronto, January 2006

The Barrie Examiner, February 2006(newspaper)

Junction Lifestyle Newsletter, Toronto , March 2006

Barrie Advance, May 2007(newspaper)

Barrie Advance(newspaper), January 25, 2008

Avance(newspaper) NEW JERSEY, USA, 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, ON, 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), USA April, 2017

Now ( Magazine) Toronto, June 9, 2017. Appearance of artwork “Madame flamingo”

Suits TV Show(Season 7 Episode 1) July, 2017. Appearance of artwork “Sedimentary rock”

U-Gallery (Blog)Open Studio, March 23, 2018

Now ( Magazine) Toronto, July 5-11, 2018

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