Alba Paramo

Alba Paramo

Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

About Alba Paramo

As a Mexican artist, my art is rooted in Latin American symbolism, mythology, literature and cultural history. The images that appear in my prints, drawings and paintings are interpretations of dreams about love, nature and the sacred connections between animals and human beings. They are representations of my vision and heritage as well as my deep interest in Tibetan art.

Like an enlightened moment, I have realized the dualistic nature of art, its diversity and universality in relation to the state of mind I have created when I left Mexico. Since moving to New York City in 2010, I have continued to expand my working processes and mediums to achieve the best result by exploring their unlimited possibilities.

I consider my art to be open ended. It is up to the viewer to interpret it as they like, to contemplate what they see and feel instead of my interpretation of what the work is about.

Education

• 2015 – 2019. Tibetan Art Studio, under the direction of director and founder, Tibetan master Pema Rinzin https://tibetanartstudio.wordpress.com

• 2011 – 2016. The Art Students League of New York. International Certificate Program

• Summer 2013. Printmaking workshop with Mexican printmaker Carmen Bordes

• 2009 – 2010. Instituto Cultural Cabañas. Certificate Program in printmaking

• 2008 – 2010. Painting studies with Mexican/Canadian painter Dan Kent.

Events

• Collaboration with New York based American poet Bridget O’Shea. Provided visual art for her poetry series “Sang for Nothing.”
https://www.facebook.com/bridget.osheab

• Collaboration with “Space for Giants” www.spaceforgiants.org Provided elephant sculpture for the fundraising event “Stampede of Sound” hosted at the Brooklyn Bowl in New York City and later auctioned on paddle8.com
https://paddle8.com/work/alba-paramo/150841-ivory-pearls
http://www.theextravagant.com/lifestyle/stampede-of-sound-to- support-space-for-giants/
https://gotham-magazine.com/space-for-giants-hosts-first-us-benefit- stampede-of-sounds

• Collaboration with surgeons of hope. Provided a printmaking for the fundraising event Surgeons of Hope, Art Exhibit and Benefit, World Trade Center Auction, New York Academy of Sciences. www.newyorklatinculture.com/surgeons-hope-art-exhibition- benefit- auction/

• Collaboration with Mexican ceramist Sofia Solamente. http://www.sofia-solamente.com/
This collaboration consisted of 11 pottery pieces made by Mexican ceramist Sofia Solamente which then where hand painted by Alba Páramo. The pieces were presented and are for sale at Simple Goods in Brooklyn, NY. https://www.simplegoodsbrooklyn.com

• Collaboration with Ape Action Africa. Provided an illustrated gorilla sculpture for the fundraising event for Ape Action Africa hosted at The Explorers Club and Humanscale in NYC. May 8th and 9th.
http://safinacenter.org/2019/06/my-gorilla-dreams-in-the-colors-of- hope/)

http://safinacenter.org/2019/06/my-gorilla-dreams-in-the-colors-of- hope/

Interviews, Panels, Talks:
• November 9th 2018. Panel Discussion Saatchi Art & Sketchbook Project present: Women in Ilustration, moderated by Emily Shinde.
https://www.emilyshinde.com/about/
http://nyc.theotherartfair.com/visiting/nov2018-fair-program

• September 17th 2018. Interview for The Immigrant Report.
https://www.immigrantreport.com/this-week/2018/sacred-connections-the-art-of-alba-pramo

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:

* THE OTHER ART FAIR LONDON.
The Other Art Fair, London, Victoria House, UK.
Ocotber 3rd-6th 2019.
https://www.saatchiart.com/theotherartfair/london-oct-2019
https://www.saatchiart.com/account/profile/1109813

• COATL - Espacio 22 gallery, Lima, Perú. February 27th - February 26th
2019.

• THE OTHER ART FAIR BROOKLYN, NYC The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn Expo Center, NY, USA. November 9th-11th 2018, https://www.saatchiart.com/theotherartfair/newyork-nov-2018 https://www.saatchiart.com/all?query=alba+paramo https://www.saatchiart.com/theotherartfair/newyork-nov- 2018/1109813

• SOLO POP UP SHOW
Simple Café/Simple Goods, Brooklyn, New York, June 14 – August 15, 2018. 10% of all proceeds of any work purchased will go to Sea Legacy, a nonprofit dedicated to building a healthy future for our oceans. www.sealegacy.org

Group Exhibitions:
• CUACOCHI a collaboration with ceramist Angeles Lanusse - The Bouwput Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands. March 5th - March 8th
2020.

• Conlfuencia – El Barrio’s Art Space PS 109, New York, NY, USA. August
31st – September 15th 2018.
• “Whish you where here” 17th Annual Postcard Show. A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA. May 24th – June 15th 2018.

• The Final SL - Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, New York, June 17, 2015. • ALTER - Auction, Periodico Mural Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico, May 7,
2014.

• ALTER - Ajolote Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico, April 19 – 26, 2014.

• El Colectivo - Rambla Cataluña, Guadalajara, Mexico, February 10 – 13, 2010.

• Espacio Lúdico - Performance, “Ana Torquemada” Ballet Academy. Guadalajara, Mexico, December 20, 2009.

• El Salón de la Mujer, - Museo de la Marina, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, May 22

• Group Exhibition - Art 21 Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico, December 14, 2008 – January 14, 2009.

• Group Exhibition – Art 21 Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico, December 14, 2008 – Januray 14, 2009.