Eva grew up surrounded by art, music, theatre and literature. Her work is informed by various successful creative pursuits. Her organic spiritual connection is always present as a through-line in her ingenious expression. Eva has always been a woman of vision.
Eva Montealegre’s adventure in painting emerged under the tutelage of abstract painter, Robert Kingston. Eva’s gallery debut was at Long Beach Arts gallery where her mixed-media sculpture, LADYSTARSKULL PONDERS THE COSMOS, garnered acclaim and was awarded a prize. She is the recipient of a PUFFIN FOUNDATION GRANT for bringing art to Los Angeles communities. In March of 2013, she was invited to ART FOR ALL PEOPLE, FINE ART GALLERY in Malibu to teach art to critically ill children and their parents. Eva’s organic spiritual connection is always present as a through-line in her artistic expression. Her most recent work, COSMIC OWL, has garnered special recognition from ARTSLANT. In fact, a number of her paintings have won awards. IT’S ALRIGHT, Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art, 1st Prize, HIGGS BOSON, Artavita and Artslant, CREATIVE CALL, with UniteWomen.org and their coffee table book, MOON ONE in the Art Takes Times Square and their coffee table book, DEEP VEIN at the Picture Foundation Museum and more!
Eva Montealegre has directed a number of Los Angeles community events including the presentation of her painting: HIGGS BOSON: Portrait of the First Woman - for a community of scientists, doctors and families, at the USC GENETIC MEDICINE ART GALLERY. Special events include the Find Your Roots Exhibit in West Hollywood, attended by the mayor and juried by respected Los Angeles art critic, Peter Frank. Eva received a composer’s award for a song she authored related to the theme of her painting, ALLIGATOR WOMAN.
HIGGS BOZON, PORTRAIT OF THE FIRST WOMAN
an original painting by EVA MONTEALEGRE
64" X 96" OIL ON CANVAS
will be featured in a performance presentation
with Improv Classical Composer, JONATHAN GRASSE
and Improv Dance Choreographer, BEATRIZ VASQUEZ
HEAD MASKS by Eva Montealegre
AT USC GENETIC MEDICAL ART GALLERY
BRIDGE TO THE SOUL EVENT
(see flier below)
RECEPTION February 2, 2012, 6 - 9 pm
401 S. Mesa, San Pedro, 3RD FLOOR EXHIBIT
featuring Eva Montealegre's Deep One and Deep Two
Art Show at The Loft Galleries- February 2, 2012
Opening Reception coincides with San Pedro "First Thursday Artwalk"
wonderful abstract work by other artists of note: Eriki Fischer, Patricia Ferber & more
EXPERIENTIAL PAINTING WITH EVA MONTEALEGRE
AT LARK GALLERY, 216 THE PROMENADE, IN LONG BEACH
with FRED SUGERMAN'S MEDICINE DANCERS
Eva will begin with a near-naked canvas,
with only its underpainting and when the
drumming and dancing begins the painting will come alive!
Come and experience a participatory painting event like no other!
The first painting was PRIMAVERA ONE
GALLERY IN SCOTTSDALE ARIZONA
just go to their featured artists section of their website for more info:
auctioned to raise money for
Haiti's well drilling program at the
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art's
Opening Night Gala Sat, Jan 22nd go to
www.viewater.org to purchase tickets: $20 donation
Eva's Seascapes are featured on the
ART HISTORY CHANNEL
in their episode on
21st Century Artists
Eva grew up surrounded by art, music, theatre and literature. Her work is informed by various successful creative pursuits. Her organic spiritual connection is always present as a through-line in her ingenious expression. Her love affair with painting emerged under the tutelage of abstract painter, Robert Kingston. From the moment of her first brush stroke something resonated deep in the core of her being and she knew she was destined to become what some people call a “mad crazy painter.” It was a match of spirit and the world - she sold that first painting even before it dried. Since then her works have been acquired by art collectors in New York, Los Angeles, Topanga, San Diego, Ventura, St. Louis and Santa Barbara counties. Her gallery debut was at Long Beach Arts gallery where her mixed-media sculpture, Lady Starskull Ponders the Cosmos, garnered acclaim and was awarded a prize. M.J. Higgins Gallery on the Downtown Los Angeles Artwalk followed, and then the Topanga Art Safari, the historical Art Pavillion in Santa Barbara, the Canoga Youth Art Center, Orlando Gallery, Verve Gallery on La Brea, TAG Gallery in Santa Monica, Art Raw Gallery in West Chelsea, N.Y. the Modern Art Gallery in Los Angeles and most recently, you can view her work at ADAGIO GALLERY in Palm Desert on El Paseo. Eva’s studio is in Topanga, next to a wild life conservancy. She often goes for long walks and sometimes meditates for days at time before one of her painting streaks. Her Luminosity series was a focus of meditation for a year before she created the first painting.
Collectors that have acquired Eva’s work:
Carol Ann Lasker
Brett Brown (2)
Cynthia Sellers (2)
Tina Van Dyke-Woldman (2)
Chuck Anaya & Judith Austin
Nicole Specht (7)
Kirsten Olson (2)
Victoria Woo (3)
Dori Siegenthaler (2)
Cynthia Hoyer (3)
Todd Simon and many others…
It’s my intention to create a dance of color and form that manifests in a dreamlike conveyance of everything from whimsy to drama. An energetic flow, a spiritual is-ness and sometimes even an explosion is conveyed. This intense style of painting allows me to create a tran-substantial truth, an energetic veracity. My artistic influences include my dear painting instructor, Robert Kingston, but I have also admired the work of Francis Bacon, Fritz Scholder, Susan Seddon Boulet & Valerie Bechtol. Sometimes when I am painting I am in a divine state and other times it is more akin to an apache tango dance.
www.evamontealegre. com 310.455.3084 or you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org