Vanessa Niembro de Paz
Born in León, Spain
Lives & works in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA
I came to California from my native Spain seven years ago, and this new life journey gave me the opportunity to develop new angles in my art.
Over a few years I have been exploring figurative painting, which include two different streams. In my portrait series, “Homeless Soul,” I tried to find and evoke the dignity in the gazes of the people living in the streets. In my other line of work, I am exploring new paths in figurative painting. Here I experiment with the human figure by using mixed media (newspaper collaging and oil painting).
During the summer of 2019 was visiting New York City, Of course it is a very inspirational place... this time I was focused on the subway life.
During the introspective Covid times, I have been working in a new technique, maintaining dripping paint along white canvases. For me it means fear, pain, loneliness and fatigue.
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering - ICAI (Madrid, Spain)
Figurative Art and Acrylic training - Stanford University Art Studio (Stanford Continuing Studies, Palo Alto, CA)
Drawing - De Anza College (Cupertino, CA)
Classical training in drawing, Gabriel Coke Studio (Saratoga, CA)
Oil painting, Jose Andrade Art Hub Academy (Saratoga, CA)
Watercolor and Oil Painting, Silvia Anel Studio (Madrid, Spain)
Exhibitions & Festivals
May 2017 - Homeless Soul exhibition, South First Fridays Art Walk (San Jose, CA - Vine Bistro)
May 2018 - Silicon Valley Open Studio
May 2019 - Silicon Valley Open Studio
May 2021 - 2 pieces selected for "Holding the Moment" exhibition at the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, organized by city of San Jose, CA