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Artist Statement



Magda Santiago
E-mail: magda.studio@yahoo.com
Mobile: Magdaestudio (787)662-0383

Artist Statement

My work characterizes itself by the fluidity of organic forms and a distinctive sense of color. The overwhelming beauty of harmony and the captivating rhythm and mood of my surroundings emerges freely throughout the surface. The inner search for a connection to the Hidden Essence of it all becomes alive with new forms of self-expression. My technique is solid but elastic, that is, it adapts itself to what the painting asks of me. Everything counts and shapes the idea/perception or emotion I need to convey.

Artist Exhibitions



SOLO SHOWS:

2006 "Reencuentro", Pamil Fine Arts, San Juan, PR
2005 “Enfoque”, Galeria Obra, San Juan, PR (Catalogue)
2004 “Tropics”, Fireside Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002 “Hibridas”, Museo de las Americas, San Juan ,PR (Catalogue)
2001 “Nostalgia”,Pamil Fine Arts, San Juan,PR (Catalogue)
1994 “Transfiguraciones”, Galería Latinoamericana,San Juan, PR

GROUP SHOWS:

2008 "Muestra Colectiva", Galería Obra, Viejo San Juan, PR;
"Arte en el Jazz", Centro de Servicios Municipales,
Isla Verde, Carolina, PR (Invitational/Catalogue);
Gallery Artists: “Annual Exhibition”, Steinkemp Gallery,
New York, NY;
"Jardín Escultórico Gigante”, Casa Escuté, Carolina, PR
(Invitational/Catalogue);
“ExpoArte”, Galería Pamil Fine Arts, San Juan, PR
2006 “Muestra Nacional Arte Puertorriqueño”, Arsenal Puntilla,
San Juan, PR (Invitational/Catalogue)
2005 Gallery Artists: “Annual Exhibition”, Steinkemp Gallery,
New York, NY
2004 “Recent Works: New Artists”, Steinkemp Gallery, New York, NY
“Muestra Nacional Arte Puertorriqueño”, Arsenal Puntilla,
San Juan, PR (Invitational/Catalogue)
“Obra Maestra sobre Papel”, Galería Obra, San Juan, PR
"Siete Mujeres”, Hotel Caribe Hilton, San Juan, PR
2002 “Nuestras Estrellas en el Cielo II”, Galeria Pamil Fine Arts,
San Juan, PR
“Artistas del Caribe”, Pavlova M. Gallery, Miami,Fla.
(Invitational)
2001 “Tercera Subasta Arte Puertorriqueño y Latinoamericano”,
Humacao, PR (Catalogue);
“Nuestras Estrellas en el Cielo I”, Galeria Pamil Fine Arts,
San Juan, PR;
“Pequeño Formato”, Galeria Raices, San Juan, PR;
“Dueto para la Mujer”, Galerias Prinardi, San Juan, PR
(Catalogue);
“El Sexto Sentido”, Galeria Tamara, San Juan, PR (Catalogue)
1999 “Artistas de Aquí” , Galeria Tamara, San Juan, PR
1995 “Pequeño Formato” Galeria Luiggi Marozzini, San Juan, PR
1994 “El Grupo X de Puerto Rico”, Museo de las Americas,
San Juan, PR (Catalogue);
“Pequeño Formato”, Galería Luiggi Marozzini,San Juan, PR
1992 “Noventa Años del Bodegón y la Naturaleza Muerta
Puertorriqueña”, Galería Latinoamericana, San Juan, PR

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Artist Publications





From farthest to most recent (SOLO SHOWS REVIEWS):

Roche, Mario E., “Una galeria de la puertorriqueñidad”,
review & photos, Periodico Dialogo,February 1992, 33.

Alemán, Felix, Interview, Radio Universidad, San Juan, PR,
February 1992.

Colon Camacho, Doreen, “Fuerza Vital del Grupo X”, review & photos ,
El Nuevo Día, April 1995, 95.

Alvarez Lezama, Manuel, “Artist on the Horizon”, review,
April 1995, 17.

Veguilla Torres, Lynnette, “ El ser humano al natural”,
review & photos, Primera Hora/Reacción, April 1999, R6.

Rodríguez, Jorge, “Híbridos: naturaleza muertas y vivas”,
review & photos, El Vocero/Escenario, September 2002, E13.

Diaz, Carmen G., “ El afán de provocar como musa”, review & photos,
El Nuevo Dia/Por Dentro, October 2005, 5.

Rodríguez, Jorge, "Pintoras unidas en el tiempo", review & photos,
El Vocero/Escenario,Octubre, 2005, E8-E9.

Tatiana Pérez, “Color al Servicio de la Naturaleza”,
review & photos, El Nuevo Día/Cultura, August 2006, C90
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Artist Collections



Lexmark International, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueño, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hotel Ritz Carlton, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hotel San Juan Caribe Hilton, Puerto Rico
GORA Designs, San Francisco, CA
Centro Fisiátrico del Plata, Cayey, Puerto Rico
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