The Latino Art League

Diana Liz Pérez Miles

Biografía


Siendo niña comenzó mi curiosidad con el regalo del arte en mi vida. Crecí en el maravilloso tapete agrícola del altiplano cundiboyacense, jugaba en las selvas gigantes de maíz y danzaba sola bajo la lluvia con los cucarroncitos de mayo y me fascinaba todo ese mundo pequeño y colorido de los insectos. Estando en el colegio gane un segundo lugar en un concurso nacional organizado por Prismacolor; Dibujando el atardecer del mar tropical, aunque no lo conocía. Allí descubrí mi imaginación y decidí estudiar en Bellas Artes. Luego descubrí a Hieronymus Bosch y su increíble “Jardín de las Delicias” con toda la magia de su fauna y flora.

Siendo una joven madre, encontré a uno de mis antiguos profesores de arte; el hoy reconocido maestro Fabio Daza, quien me introdujo al grabado. Aquí comenzó mi romance con el grabado y resurgió toda la magia de mi niñez, además de mi fascinación por Bosch y por la fauna y flora nativa de las Américas.En Cali, Colombia participe en la Bienal de la Cámara de Comercio y mi obra se exhibió en la Sociedad de Mejoras Publicas, La Universidad ICESI, y la Alianza Francesa. Así mismo fui invitada a participar en talleres organizados por el maestro Omar Rayo en el Museo Rayo, y en su exposición Arco Iris. De regreso a los Estados Unidos me dedique a explorar otros medios artísticos como la fotografía, el pastel y la pintura.



Biography


​Being a young girl my curiosity gifted me with the gift of art. I grew up in the wonderful cundiboyacense high plains, where I played in giant corn jungles and danced under the rain with little bugs. And I loved this world and the color provided by all these little insects. While in school, Prismacolor had a nationwide art contest and I participated on behalf of my school. To my surprise, I won second place which led to me having to paint live for TV cameras. I drew a tropical ocean sunset, even though I had never actually seen one. This was when I discovered my imagination; that is how I decided to become an artist and I moved to Bogota to study Anthropology and Fine Arts in the Javeriana University and the Art School El Rodeo. While I was in this world I discovered Hieronymus Bosch and his incredible garden of delights, with all its flora and fauna magic.

Years later, while a young mother of three wonderful children in Cali Colombia, I re­encountered with one of my old art teachers, today a recognized artist; Fabio Daza, who introduced me to engraving in his prestigious studio T GRABA. A little insecure in this high stakes and demanding medium was the start of my love affair with engraving in which all the magic from my childhood flourished, as well as my fascination with Bosch and the fauna and flora of the Americas. 

I’ve participated in the Cali’s Chamber of Commerce Biennial where I received a mention of honor for my work. My art has since then been displayed in various spaces in Cali, Colombia such as the Sociedad de Mejoras Públicas, ICESI University, French Alliance and others. I was also invited to participate in workshops and exhibits organized by the master Omar Rayo in the museum bearing his name in Roldanillo. Now, back in the USA I have become immersed in exploring other artistic mediums such as photography, pastels, and various paints



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