K A T Y A L E B R I J A
Katya Lebrija was born in Mexico City, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from Universidad Anáhuac in 1995. After graduating, she worked as a freelance Graphic Designer until December of 1999, when she moved to the United States with her husband and two daughters.
Throughout her career she has used different mediums, including watercolors and acrylics, and has also worked extensively with printmaking. Most recently, she has focused on creating mixed media pieces, where she uses different materials like acrylics, paper, leftover montypes, fabric, gesso, ink, charcoal, oil sticks.
Ms. Lebrija likes to work in series, which enables her to explore a single theme or idea in a variety of ways. Each finished piece, in turn, sparks new ideas and inspiration for the next one and each new work is the cumulative result of all the pieces that came before it. There is always a new discovery, new solutions and she often allows even unintentional elements to become part of the final composition.
Some of her paintings are currently (or have been recently) in display throughout her home state of Connecticut, as well as in New York City and her native Mexico City. She constantly participates in juried group shows and has had several solo exhibitions since 2013.
Ms. Lebrija currently works in her home studio, though she also enjoys painting with a group of local artists in Westport and Norwalk, CT.
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