Artist Statement


Yolanda’s work explores the relationship between color and texture and how they move about within a two dimensional space. The process of applying the same paints and pencils to paper time after time, with different outcomes is symbolic of her everyday adventures. This passion for color and texture serve as inspiration to express the connection between realistic memories of her travels; specifically patterns in nature, maps, and lines in the landscapes. These memories are brought forth with abstract tendencies. Working intuitively, she layers watercolor, acrylic, pencils, and oil paint. It is through mixed media that Yoli can fully explore these infinite shades and textural varietals.




Bachelor of Fine Art (Magna Cum Laude), Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, Nevada

Solo Exhibitions

2018- Copperstar Coffee House, Phoenix, Arizona

2017- Hava Java Coffee, Phoenix, Arizona

1999- Solo Exhibition, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, Nevada

Group Exhibitions

2018- Art Awakenings, Heartbreakers Group Show (May 2018)

2017- Glendale Artist Guild- December Group Show

2010- Group Show, The Village Health Club, Phoenix Arizona

Teaching & Community Events

2018- Present: Artist in Residence for the 2018-19 school year at Arizona School for the Arts.

2018- Community Painting Murals, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix Arizona

2014 - Present: Mixed Media Art Workshops for adults, my private art studio, Paradise Valley, Arizona

2013-2014: Art Instructor (children and adults), Carrie Curran Art Studio, Phoenix, Arizona

2011-2013: Art Masterpiece Coordinator and Instructor, Scottsdale, Arizona

2001- Summer Art for Kids: Director, Valhalla Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe

2000- Summer Art for Kids: Assistant Director, Sierra Nevada College

1999- Private Art Tutor

Awards and Publications

2018 Artist Interview- Voyage Phoenix, Online Publication

2018 Artist Interview- Canyon Voices, ASU Online Literary Magazine

2012 Artwork published in Stampington

2009 Winner of Barton Hospital Wine Auction Artwork Contest

2005 Winner of Barton Hospital Wine Auction Photography Contest

2003 Winner of Barton Hospital Foundation Gala Artwork Contest

1999 Winner of Sierra Nevada College Holiday Artwork Contest

Artist Talks and Presentations

2019 Presenter for Arizona Art Education Association Annual Conference: Intuitive Approach to Mixed Media, Prescott, AZ

2019 Presenter for the "Danger of a Single Story" Symposium, Arizona School for the Arts, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ


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