SEE BIO / RESUME

 

EDUCATION

2009 M.F.A. on Figurative Art. New York Academy of Art. New York.
2005 Master’s on Theory and Practice of Contemporary Visual Arts. U.C.M. (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)
2004 Advance Life Painting. Slade School of Art. University College of London, England.
2004 Diploma of Advanced Studies. PhD Program. U.C.M. Madrid, Spain
2003 CAP. Pedogogical Adaptation Certificate. Institute of Education Sciences. U.C.M. Madrid, Spain.
2003 The human body and its multiple possibilities of expression. Workshop with painters Antonio López Garcia and Javier Pereda. Complutense Foundation.
2002 University Degree in Fine Arts (5 Year BFA). Complutense University, Madrid (U.C.M.).
2001 Artistic Feminism and Women’s Art in the XX Century. Institute for Feminist Studies, Madrid.
1995-99 Drawing and Painting. Estudio Solana. Art Academy. Madrid.

AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS & MENTIONS (Selection)

2008-09 Photography Fellowship. International House. New York.
2007 Scholarship based on portfolio . New York Academy of Art. New York.
2006 La Caixa Award. Two Full Year Scholarship to pursue Graduate Studies at the USA. La Caixa Foundation. Barcelona, Spain.
2005

Scholarship to do Masters. Painting Department. Art School, U.C.M. Madrid, Spain.
Fellowship First International Congress on New Art Materials and Technologies. Madrid, Spain.

2003 First Price. Painting Contest. Montejo de San Miguel. Burgos, Spain.
First Price. Estudio Solana Gallery Art Contest. Madrid, Spain.
2002

First Price. Watercolor category. Master Builder Association. C.O.A.A.T.M. Madrid, Spain.
Second Prize. Oil paint category. Master Builder Association C.O.A.A.T.M. Madrid, Spain.

2001 First Prize. Oil paint category. Master Builder Association C.O.A.A.T.M. Madrid, Spain.
2000 Honourable mention Carbonero El Mayor. Cityhall Carbonero el Mayor, Segovia, Spain
1999 Second Price El Batan. Painting Contest. Vadillos. Cuenca, Spain.

SOLO SHOWS

2012 Nudes by Elena Bouza. The Fountainhead Gallery. The Clock. Bronx. New York.
2005-06 Estereotipazos. Traveling Show. Caja Avila. Avila, Spain.
2005 Quo Vadis Emabajadores 40. New work by Elena Bouza. Eskalera Karakola Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
2004 Landscapes Round Here (Paisajes de aquí). Master Builder Association. COAATM Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
2003 Landscapes from Castilla (Tierras de Castilla). FSM Gallery. Madrid, Spain.

GROUP SHOWS (Selection)

2012 Collective Energy (Bronx). Curated by Jeanine Alfieri. The Fountainhead Gallery. Cephas Center for the Arts. Bronx. New York.
Art of the 5: a shout out from the Bronx. Curated by Debra Vanderburg Spencer. Interchurch Gallery. New York
Un entorno empatico para el artista. Curated by Emma Braso. Sala de Arte Joven. Madrid, Spain.
Color talk. International Women Artist Salon. Chashama. New York
2011 Estrogenius. A celebration of female voices. Manhattan Theatre Source. New York.
United Artists of The Bronx. Curated by Jean Tinnen and Sigmund R. Balka. Krasdale Gallery. Bronx, NY.
Fifth Annual Mott Haven Open Studio Tour. Bronx Council on the Arts. NY
2010 Cossing Boundaries. Fresh Fruit Festival. Lesley-Lohman Gallery. Soho, New York
10 Bronx artists. The Fountainhead Gallery. New York
From Chelsea to The Bronx. The Fountainhead Gallery. New York
En memoria de Pepita. CNSSM. Madrid, Spain
2009 Open Studio. The Fountainhead Gallery. Madrid
A figurative reconstruction. New York Academy of Art. New York
From Latin-America. MACYS Gallery. Columbia University. New York
TriBeCa Ball. New York Academy of Art. New York
Resident Artists. International House. New York
2008 Summer Exhibition. New York Academy of Art. New York
TriBeCa Ball. New York Academy of Art. New York
All Nations. International House. New York
A Show of Heads. New York Academy of Art. New York
2007 From the Roof Top. New York Academy of Art. New York
Salon Night. International House. New York
2006 Essential Women. Curated by Elena Bouza. Amnesty International, Spain. (Traveling show: Ethnographic Museum, Valencia; Main Theatre of Burgos; Youth House of Majadahonda; University of Castilla La Mancha; Caja España, Ponferrada. Spain).
Acera Imposible. Articulaciones_Urgentes. Espacio menosuno. Madrid, Spain.
Emotions Shop. Espacio F. Mercado de Fuencarral. Madrid, Spain.
2005 Untitled, mixed media, variable dimensions. Art School Gallery. UCM. Madrid, Spain.
En-Juega. Articulaciones_Urgentes. Mirador. Madrid, Spain.
Sal_a tu barrio. Articulaciones_Urgentes. Gallery Olivia Arauna. Madrid, Spain.
Huellas. Performance. Espacio Tangente. Burgos, Spain.
Modarte-Religión. Ancient Cloister of El Paular Monastery. Rascafría, Spain.
2004 Plaza de Castilla. City Museum. Madrid, Spain.
El mar y sus productos. ANFACO Museum. Vigo, Spain.
2003 New Painting. Kreisler Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
Alumni work. Estudio Solana Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
2002 Finalists. Valparaiso Foundation. Alfama Gallery. Madrid.
Ficciones. San Fernando Art School Gallery. U.C.M. Painting. Madrid.
Women’s Self-portraits. Photography. AIMA, Intenational Association of Women Artists. F.S.M. Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
2001 Finalists. Valparaiso Foundation. Alfama Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
Year Show. Master Builder Association. COAATM Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
2000 Work on paper. Alfama Gallery. Madrid.
Madrid of the Austrias. (El Madrid de los Austrias). Estudio Solana Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
Year Show. Master Builder Association. COAATM Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
1999 Young Art (Arte Joven). Moratalaz Cultural Centre. Madrid, Spain.
Student’s work. Estudio Solana Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
La Ciudad del Arte. La Vaguada Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
1998 Grabadores 98. San Fernando Art School Gallery. U.C.M. Madrid, Spain.
La Ciudad del Arte. La Vaguada Gallery. Madrid.
Student’s work. Estudio Solana Gallery. Madrid, Spain.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2010 – 12

Artist/Instructor. Artist Residency in a Public School. Studio in a School. New York.
Long Term Program: PS 200M
Afterschool Resicency: PS 75M
Art Teacher. Smarts Program. Saint Peter's Church. Bronx, NY.

2005-07 Academic Coordinator and Teacher. Expo-Arte. Art Academy. Madrid, Spain.
2006 Invited lecturer-artist. Lecture: Female Self-Representation. U.C.M. Madrid, Spain.
2004-06 College Teaching Assistant. Class: Idea and Concept on Art Making. Final degree years Painting Department School of Fine Arts. U.C.M. Madrid, Spain.
2002-04 College Teaching Assistant. Class: Painting Techniques and Procedures. Final degree years.Painting Department. School of Fine Arts. U.C.M. Madrid, Spain.
1999 - 2005 Art Teacher. Painting and Drawing. All Levels and Preparation for Admission Exam to Art Schools in Spain. Academy Estudio Solana Academy. Madrid, Spain.
200-02 Art Teacher, History Teacher. High school levels. Ntra. Señora Sta. María. Madrid, Spain.

RESEARCH WORK

2005

Participation in the research area Exposing Assets. First International Congress on New Art Materials and Technologies. U.C.M. Madrid, Spain.
Panel Presentation. First International Congress on New Art Materials and Technologies.,br> Participation. Third International Congress on Visual Arts. ARCO, International Contemporary Art Fair. Madrid, Spain

2004-06 Collaboration with research team on Contemporary Art. Painting Department. Fine Arts School. U.C.M. Madrid, Spain.
2004 Presentation of research work to the Diploma of Advanced Studies’ Tribunal (DEA). Title: Glazes and transparencies in painting. U.C.M. Madrid, Spain.
200-04 Collaboration with research team on Painting Procedures and Techniques. Painting Department. Fine Arts School. U.C.M. Madrid.
2004 Participation. First International Congress on Visual Arts. ARCO, International Contemporary Art Fair. Madrid, Spain.

PUBLICATIONS

2012

Sala de Arte Empático. Catalogue of Exhibition. Ed:Comunidad de Madrid. Spain (ver catálogo)
MIradas de Mujeres. Festival Miradas de Mujeres. Madrid. Spain (ver catálogo)
Art of the 5: a shout out from the Bronx. Catalogue. Interchurch Gallery. New York

2011

United Artists of The Bronx. Catalogue. Krasdale Gallery. Bronx, NY.

2010 Conversando sobre arte. Entrevista con Malene Dummas realizada por Elena Bouza. Revista Experimenta. España y Portugal. (leer entrevista)
  José Luis Fernández: 50 años de Escultura. Entrevista con José Luis Fernández realizada por Elena Bouza. Revista Experimenta. España y Portugal. (leer entrevista)
2006 Essential Women. Pedagogical Guide. Amnesty International, Spain.
Matter and Time: Still life. In Untitled, mixed technique, variable dimensions. Catalogue. U.C.M. Madrid. ISBN-10: 84-689-5685-6.
Today You’ll Conquer Heaven. In Untitled, mixed technique, variable dimensions. Catalogue. U.C.M. Madrid. ISBN-10: 84-689-5685-6.
Art outside the integrated circuits: possibilities of inhabiting art from a critical feminist perspective. Gracia Romasanta and Elena Bouza. Records: First International Congress on New Art Materials and Technologies. U.C.M. ISBN: 84-608-0396, and CD-ROM ISBN: 84-608-0397.
Articulaciones_Urgentes. Elena Bouza, Jorge Lozano, Casilda Sánchez, Bárbara Fetis, Daniel Silvo y Oscar Castellanos. Records: First International Congress on New Art Materials and Technologies. U.C.M. ISBN: 84-608-0396 and CD-ROM ISBN 84-608-0397.
Illustration for the magazine KANE 3, #8. Editor: La hija de Laughton, S.L., May 2006. I.S.S.N.: 1885-0707.
2005 John Virtue: London Paintings. Magazine (di)fusion, #7. May 2005. Madrid, Spain.
Purchased Nature. Myritza Castillo’s Work. Magazine (di)fusion, #8. June 2005. Madrid, Spain.
Elena Bouza: Estereotipazos. Catalogue. Bank of Avila (Caja Avila). Avila, Spain.
2004 Transparencies and Glazings on Painting. Research paper. Art School. U.C.M. Madrid, Spain.
El mar y sus productos. Catalogue. ANFACO Foundation. Vigo, Spain.

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2006 Essential Women. Commission for Curatorial Project. Amnesty International, Spain. Art traveling
show around Spain during year 2006 (Ethnographic Museum, Valencia; Main Theatre, Burgos; University of Castilla la Mancha; Main Library, Albacete; Youth House, Majadahonda; Caja España, Ponferrada).
2002-07 Alternative projects: Modarte, Articulaciones Urgentes, Emotions Shop, Eskalera Karakola. Madrid, Spain.

Elena Bouza

 

Conversations in China Town. Oil on canvas. New York. 2009

 

Self portrait. Oil on canvas. Madrid. 2009

 

Model. Oil on canvas. New York. 2009

 

Christophe with belt. Oil on canvas. New York. 2009

 

In the Studio. Oil on canvas. New York. 2008

 

 

Olympia De Gouges. Oil on canvas. Madrid. 2006

 

Self-portrait. Oil on canvas. New York. 2011

5 ave & E42st. Oil on canvas. New York. 2011

 

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