Aixa Oliveras

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Aixa Oliveras

United States

Aixa Oliveras is a contemporary symbolist painter who creates symbolic narratives based on her own life. Working within the realm of classical realism, Aixa’s work pairs the figure with pattern and symbolic use of color. Through her oil paintings and charcoal drawings, Aixa creates metaphorical narratives of rebirth and identity. Her work explores what it means to let go of one previous identity in order to create a new one. Inspired by the Symbolist and Art Nouveau movements, as well as the warmth and color of her Caribbean birthplace, these influences intermingle in her work, thus creating her own pictorial language.

Aixa has participated in several group exhibitions including 33 Contemporary in Chicago, IL, Abend Gallery in Denver, CO and Q Art Salon in Santa Ana, CA. Her work has also appeared in publications such as Poets&Artists Magazine and American Art Collector. Born in Puerto Rico, Aixa holds an MFA from Laguna College of Art and Design and a BFA Magna Cum Laude, from the School of Plastic Arts and Design in Puerto Rico. Her work is collected both in Puerto Rico and the United States. Aixa is currently developing her studio practice in Florida, USA.

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