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GRACE MORA

(GRACE SOLIS)

557 Locust Ave

Port Chester, New York 10573

Ph:914.939.0658 Cell: 914-391-9759

www.gracesolis.com

grace2461@aol.com



BORN


1961, Banos, Ecuador


EDUCATION


1986                    B.F.A. Painting, Central University, Quito, Ecuador.

1983-84               Mural Painting, Central University, Quito, Ecuador.

1982                    Ceramics, CENAPIA, Quito, Ecuador.

1982                    Popular Arts, IADAP, Quito, Ecuador.

1979                    Plastic Arts, Hispano America High School, Ambato, Ecuador.               


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2005                    Byran Public Library, Byran, CT

1997                    Panacea Books and Gallery, Port Chester, NY.

1996                    QCC Gallery, Queensborough Community College, Bayside, NY.

1993                    Gateway Bank, Greenwich, CT.

1993                    Banco Popular, New York, NY.

1992                    Putnam Trust Bank, Riverside, CT.

1990,92               OLLANTAY Center for the Arts, Jackson Heights, NY.                        

1989                    Turm Gitano, Zurich, Switzerland.

1989,88,86          Green Apple Gallery, Guayaquil and Quito, Ecuador.

1987                    Exedra Gallery- "Forms and Colors", Quito, Ecuador.

1987                    Humboldt Association - Grace Solis' Space,Quito, Ecuador.

1987                    Minos Fili Gallery, Banos, Ecuador.

1986                    Miguel de Santiago Salon- " A True Friendship", House of Ecuadorian Culture, Quito, Ecuador

1984                    Society of Tungurahuenses, Guayaquil, Ecuador.

1984                    House of Ecuadorian Culture, Ambato, Ecuador.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


1997                    Cultural Exchange, New Art from Israel Gallery, NY.

1997                    Emerging Latino Artist in New York, Art Gallery at Queens Theatre in the Park, NY.

1996                    Latin American Art in the 90’s, University Gallery, St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY.

1995                    Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY.

1994                    "The Great Escape", Banco Popular, New York, NY.

1994                    "Color & Light", Essential Image, Norwalk, CT.

1993                    Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, NY.

1993                    19 March Gallery, Stanford, CT.

1991                    Feusisberg Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.

1990                    The Greenwich Art Society's 73rd Annual Members Juried Exhibition at Hurlbult

                            Gallery, Greenwich, CT.

1990                    New Rochelle Art Associations 76th Annual Members Juried Exhibition, New Rochelle Public Library, New Rochelle, NY.

1990                    Contemporary Art of Ecuador, Traveling Exhibition: Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires,  Argentina.

1990                    Port Chester Council for the Arts, 10th Byram River Arts Festival, Port Chester, NY.

1990                    Contemporary Art of Ecuador, Green Apple Gallery, Quito, ECU.

1989                    Latin American Festival of Culture and Art, Brasilia, Brazil,         

1989                    Contemporary Art of Ecuador- Robinson Galleries, Houston, TX,

1988                    Ecuador and Israel United by Culture- House of Ecuadorian Culture, Quito, Ecuador.

1988                    Contemporary Art of Ecuador- International Pichincha Bank, Miami, FL.

1986                    Young Painters of Ecuador: Green Apple Gallery, One Gallery, and Quito, Ecuador.

1985                    Young Painters of Ecuador- Museum of Jade, San Jose,

                             Costa Rica. 

1984                    Young Painters of Ecuador-Perspective Gallery, Guayaquil, ECU.

1983                    "Paris Salon", French Alliance, Quito, Ecuador.

1983                    "National Salon Vicente Rocafuerte"- Central Bank of Ecuador, Guayaquil, Ecuador.


AWARDS AND HONORS


1990                    First Place, Greenwich Art Society 73rd Juried Exhibition, Greenwich, CT.

1989                    People's Award 2nd International Painting Biennial, Cuenca, Ecuador.

1989                    Invited to participate in the Latin American Festival of Culture and Art, Brasilia, Brazil.

1988                    First Mention, "Paris Salon", French Alliance, Quito, ECU.

1986                    First Place, "Luis A. Martinez" National Painting Salon, Ambato, Ecuador.

1983                    First Place National Painting Competition Civil Aviation, Quito, Ecuador.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE


2003-Pre.          Artist in Residency Program for Port Chester Art Council, Port Chester, NY,

2004-Pre.          After School Program, Port Chester Art Council, Port Chester, NY,

2005-10              Spanish Teacher, Linguakids, Darien, CT,

2003-04            After School Program, Port Chester Art Council, Kennedy School, Port Chester, NY,

2002-03            After School Program. Ser of Westchester, Edison School, Port Chester, NY,

2001-02            After School Program. Port Chester Council for the Arts, Edison School, Port Chester, NY,

2001-03            Art Teacher, La Casa del Pueblo, Port Chester, NY,

1993                  Art workshop, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY,


REVIEWS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY


1994                    25th Anniversary of Luis A. Martinez National Painting Salon, Ambato, Ecuador.

1990                    "100 Artist of Ecuador", Diners Gallery, Quito, Ecuador.

1988                    Diners Magazine, Quito, Ecuador.

1988                    "Ecuador and Israel United by the Culture", Israel Embassy, Quito, Ecuador.


COMMISIONS


2016                    Mural - Cafeteria of The Greens at Greenwich, Greenwich, CT.

2016                    Mural - Hall of The Greens at Cannondale, Wilton, CT.

2015                    Mural - Hall of Park Avenue School, Port Chester, NY.

2012                    Mural design and direction- Cafeteria of Park Avenue School, Port Chester.

1984                    Collective Mural Painting- Theater Hall, Central University, Quito, Ecuador.

1983                    Ceramic Mural- Hotel Ambato, Ambato, Ecuador.


COLLECTIONS


Luis A. Martinez Museum of Art, Ambato, Ecuador.

National Financial Corporation, Ambato Ecuador.

Museum of Contemporary Art- House of Ecuadorian Culture, Quito, Ecuador.

Continental Bank, Guayaquil, Ecuador.

QCC Gallery, Queensborough Community College, Bayside, NY.


MEMBERSHIP ORGANIZATIONS


Port Chester Art Council, Port Chester, NY

House of Ecuadorian Culture, Quito, Ecuador.


* Ms. Mora' paintings are featured in numerous public and private collections in Ecuador, Switzerland and the United States.

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