I was born in Lima in 1984. I started painting at the age of 6 experimenting with crayons and colors when I got chickenpox and had to stay in bed for a few weeks. When I was 13 I painted in a local art workshop with a Peruvian artist and discovered my true passion. At the age of 21 I decided to travel to Sydney Australia to begin my studies at the National Art School.
I have different art passions. I studied a Dramatic Art career at Club de Teatro de Lima, Ketó Impro School in Perú and had comedy lessons at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney - Australia. I also finished a Communication Science Career at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Lima - Perú. So after that I founded an Art School called “Arte Emú”, where I have been an art teacher for years!
Painting in Peru
On 2015 I started traveling around Peru while painting outdoors and taking pictures of landscapes. . Some of the places are hard to find and include several days of walking and difficult climate conditions.
Courses and Experience
I love Opera Singing. I dreamt as a child to be able to sing in front of a big audience, but was always very sick of my throat. So after several years I decided to study music theory, piano and singing lessons at Lima's Music Conservatory and after that my throat was better than ever!
I also love to shake my body so I took lessons of Contemporary Dance and Ballet at Danza Viva in Lima, Perú.
And to complement my art vision I studied graphic, fashion and interior design in Lima, Perú.
Also to improve my teaching skills I completed online courses at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and at the Virginia University, as well as a music course at the Curtis Music Institute.
Nature and Ximena
I love nature and like to grow plants, so I took some gardening lessons at Universidad Agraria del Perú.
I started showing my paintings in my Art Shop and after working really hard on my dream I began travelling around the world in diferent Art Shows. So here is a list of my previous and next exhibitions for 2018 / 2019:
April 23 : Individual Art Exhibition “Recorriendo Perú” (Traveling in Peru) at the Czech Center Art Gallery for the Iberoamerican Week at Prage, Czech Republic.
September 15: XI Salón de Arte con Derechos: Colective Art Exhibition at San Francisco Convent in Lima, Peru.
October 12: III International Artist Meeting Art Show “Ecological Situation in the Ocean” Colective Art Exhibition in Sincelejo. Sucre, Colombia.
Octuber 12: Colective Exhibition in the VII Bienal Intercontinental Inígena, Ancestral y Milenaria. Lima, Perú.
Octubre 22: 16 paintings Art Exhibition “Recorriendo Perú” in the Goethe Art Gallery, Goethe Universität. Frankfurt, Alemania.
Noviember 15: Collective Art Exhibition in Frida Khalo Art Gallery. Culiacán, Sinaloa – México.
Abril (Exact date to be confirmed): Individual Art Exhibition “Recorriendo Perú” en the Center Art Gallery in Bucarest, Rumania.