Blanka Amezkua

LENGUALARGA (LONG TONGUE)


Recycled comic book text bubbles and rubber cement, 11×12 inches, 2009



HEBES


Collage, nail polish, recycled comic book images, rubber cement, 11×12 inches, 2009-2010



LENGUARAYADA (TONGUE TWISTED)


Recycled comic book text bubbles and rubber cement, 11×12 inches, 2009



ASTARTE


Intervened recycled comic book, nail polish, nail markings, 5.5×5 inches, 2010



HERA


Intervened recycled comic book, nail polish, nail markings, 5.5×5 inches, 2010



UNTITLED


Intervened recycled comic book, nail polish, nail markings, 5.5×5 inches, 2011



UNTITLED


Intervened recycled comic book, nail polish, nail markings, 5.5×5 inches, 2011



UNTITLED


Intervened recycled comic book, nail polish, nail markings, 5.5×5 inches, 2011



UNTITLED


Intervened recycled comic book, nail polish, nail markings, 5.5×5 inches, 2011



ODYSSEUS AND CALYPSO


Reproduction on art photo paper of enlarged intervened comic book cover, nail polish, 22×24 inches, 2012



CALYPSO


Reproduction on art photo paper of enlarged intervened comic book cover, nail polish, 22×24 inches, 2012




Blanka Amezkua was formally trained as a painter, studying in Florence, Italy and received her B.A. from California State University Fresno. Her work and projects have been shown at MoMA-P.S.1, Exit Art, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo del Barrio, Queens Museum of Art, Towson University, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco, Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA), Casa John Spencer, and The Taller Boricua, among others. In 2008, with the help of many artist friends and the local community, she began an alternative art project in South Bronx called Bronx Blue Bedroom Project. In 2012 she initiated 8 to 8: State of Creative Emergency an opportunity for artists and creative minds of any field, to craft and idea and present it in public space for twelve hours straight. She lives and works between Cuernavaca (Mexico), Athens (Greece) and New York City (USA).