Catalina Mejía

1962 · Colombia

Artist biography

Through the implementation of text, wordplay, and images in her paintings, Catalina Mejía is able to convey the complex emotions of despair and emptiness felt at the end of a relationship. Utilising her works to meditate on the intimate experience of the loss of relationship, as well as the universal human tragedy of loss, she plays with mixed mediums like watercolor and pencil drawing to express the ultimate feeling of hope through the haze of sadness.

Born in Colombia in 1962, Catalina Mejía briefly attended Architecture courses at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá before switching to Fine Art. She also studied at the State University of New York in Oldwestbury and was nominated for a painting scholarship from Hunter College. In 1987 she enjoyed a prestigious internship at New York City’s Guggenheim Museum.

Catalina Mejía has enjoyed successful exhibitions both nationally and internationally at noted institutions including the Museum of Modern Art of Bogotá, the Museum of Modern Art La Tertulia, the Hunter College Gallery, LIA Lab, Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Foundation, and the Luis Angel Arango Library.

Catalina Mejía

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