Catalina Jaramillo

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Oneness II, 2001 - 2010 Very Soon After A Painful Separation I Celebrated My Birthday In 2010 Ironing The Names Of Those I Met The Last 10 Years Onto The Same Wedding Dress I Used In 2002. By Ironing These Names While Chanting, The Pain And Vulnerability I Experienced Was Mitiga © David Castillo Gallery
Eternal Living (It’s All The Love I’ve Got) , 2010 I Lay Motionless While Focusing Only In God 190 Minutes
Big Ben 1000, 2012 Performance | Installation 180” By 240” | 60 Puzzles My Mother Solved In 10 Years Of Treatment © Ivan Santiago, courtesy of Nick Cindric
You Are Always Here, 2011 Installation | All The Objects My Mother Left Behind After Her Death
You are Always Here, 2010 Installation | After A Separation I Place All Our Shared Objects In A Gallery Setting © Calix Gustav Gallery
Oneness, 2001-2010 Performance, 420 Minutes | After A Traumatic Break Up I Iron The Names Of Every Person I Have Interacted With Onto A Used Wedding Dress © Courtesy of the artist
Cocoon (My Mother Wrapped Me With 12 Pounds of Yarn, 2003 Mother And I Performed © ©Courtesy of the artist
You Are Always Here, 2011 All The Objects My Mother Left Behind After Her Death Variable © Courtesy of the artist
Eternal Living (It’s All The Love I’ve Got), 2011 Performance, 190 Motionless Minutes © Janelle Proulx
1983, 2009 Acrylic On Canvas © Courtesy of the artist
1983, 2009 Acrilyc © courtesy of Samantha Salzinger
1983, 2009 Acrylic On Canvas © Colombian Consulate
Eternal Living (It’s All The Love I’ve Got), 2011 Performance, 190 Motionless Minutes © Janelle Proulx
I Am a Soul, I Have a Body So Let’s Play, 2003 Trees, Transfers, Rice, Rice Cooker, Piano, Xylophone, Pulling Xylophone, 400 Lbs Of Sugar, Table, Triangle, Nylon, 400 Lbs Of Rice, Marshmallow Peeps, Light, Bulb, Paper Lamp, White Circle Puzzle, Low Table, Rice Candy, Stickers, Artist’S Journal 12 X 18 Feet
I Wish , 2001 - ongoing Participatory Mail Art Project © CatalinaJaramillo
Quick Facts
Bogota, Colombia
Birth year
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Works in
mixed-media, installation, landscape, performance, modern, traditional, photography, conceptual, exhibition/performance


(b. Colombia, 1980)

Catalina Jaramillo’s work explores the universal notions of transience, loss, grief, oneness and impermanence. Through participatory installations that combine aspects of performance, video, photography and sound; she places herself in emotionally and spiritually trying states in order to overcome personal boundaries of pain and experience the mythopoetic transformational power of art.

Recent exhibitions of Catalina Jaramillo’s work include: You Are Always Here at Dimensions Variable; Open at David Castillo Gallery; The Passing at Calix Gustav Gallery; The Fifth Biennal  at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, and Facsimile at Girls’ Club Collection. Her works can be found collections such as Girls’ Club, Bonnie Teller Swerdloff, Amy Pollack, The Mosquera Collection, and Fom Design Co.


Jaramillo has been recently featured in the Miami New Times and City Link in which she was their cover story. The articles are quite lengthy and interesting. Check out the links below if your interested in reading some of the articles.

Catalina Jaramillo’s “You Are Always Here” Explores Her Deceased Mother’s Objects
By Liz Tracy
March 11, 2011

Artists Typoe and Catalina Jaramillo explore the afterlife
By Carlos Suarez De Jesus
March 31, 2011

Catalina Jaramillo: Mother’s keeper
In a breathtaking exhibition, Catalina Jaramillo says goodbye to her mother by giving away her things.
By Colleen Dougher
April 5, 2011

 Catalina Jaramillo | About Artists. Art is About, May 31 2012 | Digital Article

Suarez De Jesus, Carlos. Artists Explore the Afterlife. Miami New Times, April 2011 Digital Article

Daughter, Colleen. Sun Sentinel, Catalina Jaramillo: Mother’s Keeper. Florida April 1, 2011 Digital Article

Suarez De Jesus, Carlos. Review: Catalina Jaramillo’s “You Are Always Here” at Dimensions Variable. Miami New Times, March 2011 | Digital Article

Tracy, Liz. “Catalina Jaramillo’s “You Are Always Here” Explores Her Deceased Mother’s Objects.” Miami New Times. Mar 11 2011(2011) Digital Article

Carmona, Sergio. “Art Exhibit Explores Sukkot Holiday.” Sun Sentinel Florida 26 October: 2011.

Carmona, Sergio. “Art Exhibit Explores Sukkot Holiday.” Florida Jewish Journal 24 October: 2011.

Mills, Michael. Bi-Curious: The Art & Culture Center’s Biennial Show Includes Some Surprises. Broward New Times, May 2011 | Digital Article

Daughter, Colleen. Biennial Artists. Sun Sentinel. Florida, April 26, 2011

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Solo Exhibitions

You Are Always Here. Dimensions Variable, Miami FL (2011)

1983, You Are Always Here. Colombian Consulate, Coral Gables, FL (2009)

Catalina. Florida Artist Series, Hallandale Beach Government Center, Hallandale, FL. (2000)

Selected Group Exhibitions

Salon de Notre Société. Primary Projects, Miami FL (2012)

Impermanence. Curated by David Castillo and Samantha Salzinger FIU Urban Studios, Miami (2012)

Four Species. Maor Gallery, Miami FL (2011)

Miami Currently Under Improvement. Miami FL (2011)

Ear Conditioning. Miami FL (2011)

Smash and Grab. Locust Projects, Miami FL (2010, 2011)

All Media Juried Artist Biennial Hollywood Art and Culture Center, FL (2011)

Sound Art. 18 Rabbit Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (2011)

Abracadabra, Exhibition comprised of a selection of approximately 100 works in all media by artists who have been invited to participateHollywood Art and Culture Center, FL (2011, 2010)

Facsimile. Girls’ Club Collection, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (2010)

Megaplex: Juried Annual Show. 6th Street Container, Miami FL (2010)

Art Fallout. Girls’ Club Collection, Ft. Lauderdale FL (2010)

The Myth Of Power. 1310 Gallery, Ft Lauderdale (2010)

The Passing. Calix Gustav Gallery, Miami Fl (2010)

Open. David Castillo Gallery, Miami FL (2010)

Full Load. Featured Guest Artist, Design District, Miami, FL (2005)

10 The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum (2004)

Can We Be Your Objects? Norton Building, Miami, FL (2004)

MilenioA New Perspective. New Media, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia (1999)

Selected Exhibitions Curated

A longer Shinbone. Girls’ Club Collection. Ft. Lauderdale Florida (2011)

Taiwan Discovered: In Place and Time. Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum (2010)

The Art of Buddhism. Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum (2010)

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