Martha Elisa Bojórquez



 






(Born 1955) comes from Sinaloa, a northwestern state of Mexico. Since her childhood, she has been in love with visual arts and now dedicates her work to contemporary expressionist painting in oil, acrylic, encaustic, and mixed techniques. Her art contains both the figurative and the abstract element and shows an exceptional diversity in combining forms, colors and textures. During the last decade, she has been presenting her paintings in numerous personal and group exhibits. She began in Mexico and has now expanded her presence outside her native country to include The United States, Canada, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Italy, Spain, Portugal, where there continues to be a growing interest among fine galleries, museums and art collectors. She now resides in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and continues to create extraordinary work in her new studio nestled in a serene ambience.

"Painting is not only my passion, it¿s a necessity!"

¿I have been in love with art since my childhood, it is my foremost motivation. It is a medium where I try to express my feelings and a moment in which to demonstrate just who I am because I believe the artist projects himself in his work; paints, moulds in a format what he is and what he feels inside. Emotions are translated into painting. Letting them flow, releasing them means to be taken to a point of creativity. A splash of color, a line, the texture, the material, as such, will tell something. It is like soliloquizing or having a dialogue with what one is seeing and creating on the format or support.

For many years, I dedicated my work to figurative fantasia expressionism but always found that the strict painted line was constraining my work. Now that my artwork is more abstract, I feel more satisfied and free. Step by step, I approached the style and I have finally found that which I think to be ideal for the quality and transcendence of my creations. I believe that this vocation is very important. The time one dedicates to researching, studying and experimenting new techniques will result in a higher standard of quality.

Whenever I am facing a blank canvas, it is a challenging new adventure. I do not know yet what I will be painting. It is the moment when a thousand queries will come to my mind. It is frightening yet pleasurable. Soon after, I am immersed into the canvas and painting¿.the dialogue is on, ideas are flowing, emotion is filling my soul. I am being taken to a new dimension. It is all me: the painting, the material, the stroke, the splash of color, the rhythm.

What results is an appreciation, which follows the progress of the creative work. I will leave that which pleases me and what I am not satisfied with will be transformed into a new effect. Finally, when I feel that the artwork is ready, there is a different emotion; very strong but very short in duration¿.the anxiety to start a new adventure, a new challenge, a new art piece is imperative."

BIOGRAPHY

1991 - 1993Studies in art history, drawing, painting, and engraving; Municipal School of Fine Arts, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
1992Xerography I by Professor Humberto Jardón; Municipal School of Fine Arts, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
1993 - 1994Art history, painting and enamels workshop by Professor Lucila Santiago; Pacific House, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
1994Advanced painting and drawing by Professor Miguel Flores; Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
1995Xerography II by Professor Humberto Jardón; Pacific House, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
1997Relocated my primary residence to Mexico City and established a new art studio in Col. Narvarte, Mexico DF
1999Relocated my art studio to Col. Hipódromo Condesa, Mexico DF
2000Traveled to study European art at important museums and galleries in Spain, France, Italy, and Germany
2001Traveled to study European art at important museums and galleries in Switzerland, Italy, France and Spain
2002Traveled to study European art at important museums and galleries in Portugal and Spain
2002Relocated my primary residence and art studio to Woodstock, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Selected Individual Expositions

2006
Caribbean Fete & Art Expo 2006Woodstock, Georgia, USA
2004
Contemporary Paintings IChapel of the Arts, Alcantarilha, Algarve, Portugal
11th Annual Salsa FiestaCosta Mesa, California, USA
Solo ExhibitArtexpo Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Contemporary Paintings IIChapel of the Arts, Alcantarilha, Algarve, Portugal
2003
"Formas e Cores de Bojórquez"Chapel of the Arts, Alcantarilha, Algarve, Portugal
(Forms and Colors of Bojórquez)
Grand Opening ExhibitAndrews Upstairs, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Contemporary PaintingsMetropolitan Studio, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Art ExpositionMunicipality, San José Convent, Lagoa, Algarve, Portugal
2002
"A Luz e a sua Tatuagem"Chapel of the Arts, Alcantarilha, Algarve, Portugal
(The Light and its Tattooing)
"A Luz e a sua Tatuagem"Pestana Carlton Hotel, Alvor, Algarve, Portugal
(The Light and its Tattooing)
"La Luz y su Tatuaje"Barcelona Salon, Batik Art Group, Barcelona, Spain
(The Light and its Tattooing)
2001
"Tierra Roja" (Red Soil)METRO, A Space for the Culture, Zapata Station, Mexico
DF
"Bifurcación" (Divergence) Latin-American Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2000
Inaugural Exposition - Jugando EspaciosNew Studio-Gallery of Martha Elisa Bojórquez, Col.
(Playing Spaces)Hipodromo Condesa, Mexico DF
1999
"Sueños de Luna y Mar"Tourist Exhibit, Tlanepantla, Mexico
(Dreams of the Moon and Sea)
Art ExpositionLomas Golf Club, Mexico DF
1998
"Sinfonía de Color y Forma"Spanish Casino, Mexico DF
(Symphony of Color and Form)
1997
"Lunas de Arena" (Moons of the Sand)Contreras Cultural Forum, El Aguila Salon, Mexico DF
"Lunas de Arena" (Moons of the Sand)House of Representatives, Commission of Culture, Iztapalapa, House of Culture, Bonfil Batalla, Mexico DF
"Lunas de Arena" (Moons of the Sand)House of Representatives of the Honorable Congress of the Union, Commission of Culture, Mexico DF
1996
"Lunas de Arena" (Moons of the Sand)El Carmen Museum, Mexico DF
"Dos Miradas" (Two Stares)Archaeological Museum, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
1995
"Texturas, Colores y Figuras"Regional Museum, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
(Textures, Colors and Figures)
"Búsqueda" (Search)COBAES Cultural Festival, El Fuerte, Sinaloa, Mexico
"Búsqueda" (Search)20 mo. Anniversary DIFOCUR, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico
1994
"Inquietudes" (Anxieties)Shrimp Bucket Restaurant, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
"Prehispanismos" (Prehispanicisms)Central Commercial Gallery, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico

Selected Group Expositions


2006
"Convergencia - LAAC Recent Works"Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, USA
2005
Permanent ExhibitionThe DeFoor Centre, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
4th Annual GHNet Art ExhibitThe DeFoor Centre, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
2004
"Seis Visiones Latino Americanas"
(Six Latin-American Visions)
Roswell Visual Arts Center, Roswell, Georgia, USA
"Ventanas - Windows to Latin Art"Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, USA
GAA Annual Fine Arts & Crafts ShowWoodstock, Georgia, USA
14th Annual Cherokee County Juried OpenReinhardt College, Waleska, Georgia, USACompetition
2003
Permanent ExhibitionRaiford Gallery, Roswell, Georgia, USA
Art ExpositionAquariu¿s Gallery, Guarda, Portugal
1st Annual Juried Members Art ExhibitionCherokee County Arts Center, Canton, Georgia, USA
ImagePestana Carlton Alvor Hotel, Alvor, Algarve, Portugal
Porto Art, 2nd Annual Fair of Modern ArtInternational Trade Show of Porto, Oporto, Portugal
Exposition of Paintings and SculpturePestana Viking Resort, Algarve, Portugal
2002
Art ExpositionGentle Sea Hotel, Exposende, Portugal
9th Annual Trade Show of Fine ArtsExposalão, Exposition Center, Batalha, Portugal
Seville Art, Fair of Contemporary ArtExposition and Trade Show Palace, Seville, Spain
2001
Christmas Exposition 2001Batik Art Group, Barcelona, Spain
Art FairAssociation of Tecamachalco Colonies, Mexico
32nd Annual Art FairThe American School Foundation, Mexico DF
Anniversary of the opening ofBatik Art Group, Barcelona, Spain
"Barcelona Room"
8th Annual Art AuctionHome and Future, Mexico DF
Hispanic Festival, MiamiLatin American Art Museum, Miami, Florida, USA
"Giorni di Pulcheria 2001"Piacenza, Italy(Days of Pulcheria 2001)
Expresarte - Festival of Art 2001Exibimex, Mexico DF
"Las Mujeres del Arte Abordan el METRO"METRO, Zocalo Station, Mexico DF(The Women of Art that have undertakenThe Metro)
"Las Mujeres del Gato"METRO, Bellas Arts Station, Mexico DF(The Women of the Cat)
2000
Exhibition Dominican, Latin American ArtistsFrancisco Nader Gallery, Altos de Chavón, Dominican Republic
31st Annual Art FairThe American School Foundation, Mexico DF
Toronto 2000 International Art FairToronto, Canada
San Francisco International Art ExpositionSan Francisco, California, USA
"Giorni di Pulcheria 2000"Piacenza, Italy(Days of Pulcheria 2000)
Ibero-American ArtCaracas, Venezuela
Art Auction and ExpositionHogares Providence, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
Garden of the Art 1955-2000A. López Mateos Museum, Atizapan, Zaragoza, Mexico
1999
Art FairAssociation of Tecamachalco Colonies, Mexico
7th Annual Art AuctionHome and Future, Mexico, DF
30th Annual Art FairThe American School Foundation, Mexico DF
1998
Art FairAssociation of Tecamachalco Colonies, Mexico
6th Annual Art AuctionHome and Future, Mexico DF
29thAnnual Art FairThe American School Foundation, Mexico DF
Art ExpositionCentral Commercial Gallery, Santa Fe, Mexico DF
Art ExpositionLa Calesa de Londres, Mexico DF
"Puertas Abiertas"
(Open Doors)
Mexican Fine Arts Salon, Mexico DF
"Día Internacional de la Mujer"
(International Day of the Women)
Controller and Development Secretary, Mexico DF
"Cuatro Pintores en Acción"
(Four Painters in Action)
Central Commercial Gallery, Santa Fe, Mexico DF
1998 Art FairCenter for Creative Arts, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
1997
"Cuatro Pintores en Acción"
(Four Painters in Action)
Central Commercial Gallery, Santa Fe, Mexico DF
"Ingreso" (Entrance)Sullivan Garden of Art, Mexico DF
"Ingreso" (Entrance)El Carmen Garden of Art, San Angel, Mexico DF
1996
"Sólo Para Curiosos"
(Only For The Curious)
El Carmen Museum, Mexico DF
1995
XerographyPacific House Gallery, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
20mo. Anniversary DIFOCURIsla Oraba-Corredor, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico
"Fuego, Aire y Mar" (Fire, Wind and Sea)Mazatlecos Painters Culture House, Mazatlan, Sinaloa,Mexico
"Círculo Mágico" (Magical Circle)Garden of Art, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
1994
"Se Buscan Calaveras" (Skulls Are Sought)Galleries and shops, Pacific House, Mazatlan, Sinaloa,Mexico
"Exposición de los Soles"Independent University of Sinaloa, Culiacan, Sinaloa,
(Exposition of the Suns)Mexico
1993
"Esmalte s/Cobre" (Enamel on Copper)Pacific House Gallery, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
"Fin de Cursos" (End of Courses)Angela Peralta Salon, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
1992
Gardenof ArtMunicipal School of Fine Arts, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
"Homenaje a Chucho Reyes" (Homage to Chucho Kings)Municipal School of Fine Arts, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
1991
"Día de Muertos" (Day of the Dead)Municipal School of Fine Arts, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico