From the moment I met Luisa Mesa, I knew she was a special woman in the world. She embodies the word "cool" and is a fascinating person to strike up a conversation with as you'll hear in our conversation. Later in life, when we met again and I saw her art I was blown away by the depth and beauty of it. I'd love for every one of you to experience her art at some point. It is truly meditative and stunning and leaves you with a feeling of calm and inspiration long after you have experienced it. Enjoy and thank you for listening <3
Art and Life with Luisa Mesa (click on link to listen or download)
Enjoy the conversation and thanks for listening!
Luisa Mesa was born in Havana, Cuba and moved to the United States with her parents when she was a child. Although she has lived in Europe and South America, Miami is home.
Mesa earned her BFA at FIU where she mainly concentrated in photography and painting. While at FIU, Luisa began experimenting with a very personal and intuitive style of repetitive drawing that paved the way for her current work. The initial drawings on paper and wood panel soon became layered and other elements such as digital images and found objects began to appear in her work; the pieces grew larger and more three-dimensional. Moreover, Mesa creates digital compositions from photographic images, in limited edition series.
Mesa has exhibited her work in numerous venues and is included in several important collections in Dubai, New York, and cruising around the world in Royal Caribbean Cruise Line ships. She is currently being exhibited in the Wit Gallery in Lenox, Massachusetts.
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