Artist Jolanta Soares

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I graduated with B.S. degree in Computer Science and have been working as Database Administrator for over 20 years. During that time I managed to take art classes and workshops and work on paintings during my free time to balance a very stressful and demanding job. I'm Polish-born and I moved to the U.S more than 30 years ago and have lived mostly in Chicago, IL. since then.
Artist Statement
Jola Soares believes that art is a very powerful therapy and has the gift of healing. She is an intuitive painter, inspired by self-discovery, relationships with others, life stories, human emotions, and experiences. She is interested in capturing meaningful moments in time and representing them in abstract expressions, mark makings, and color on canvas. She lays down several layers of paint while experimenting with colors, textures, and markings while using different tools such as brooms, whisks, skewers, pencils, scrapers, etc. The process of adding and subtracting paint is an essential part of the process. By revealing older layers and building up new ones, different feelings and memories are awakened and they eventually lead to finished pieces that speak to herShe works in multiple mediums including oil & cold wax, encaustic, printmaking, photography, and ceramics.
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Gallery 104,
7 Franklin Place, New York NY 10013
https://gallery104.com/[email protected]

Solo Exhibition
Just Bee, ClaySpace Gallery,  Lisle, IL,  2018
 Two-Person & Group Exhibition

Fusion Art - 3rd Annual Lines, Shapes & Objects 2021
Woman Made Gallery - Small Works Members Show 2019, IL 2019
Woman Made Gallery - 3rd Midwest Open, IL 2019
Emerging Artist Best in show 2019, Morpho Gallery, IL 2019
Elmhurst Artist's Guild members show, Elmhurst, IL, 2019
8th Annual Encaustic Exhibition, Morpho Gallery, Il, 2019
The Aesthetic of Our National Identity, Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, IL, 2019
Contemporary Finds, Ice House Gallery, Evanston, IL, 2019
Brilliant, NYA Gallery, New York, NY, 2019
14th Annual Emerging Artists Exhibits,  Morpho Gallery, Il, 2019
Equinox Exhibition, NYA [...]

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