The Guadulesa Studio

based in Los Angeles, California

On-going Representation in Boston at the Black Indian Inn, Director Ebony Three Arrows

"The Black Indian Inn through multicultural traditions... The Cherokee-African-American collective always has a different take on things." -- The Boston Globe

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Guadulesa and Hilario Rivera



 Los Angeles-based artist Guadulesa is known for abstract or loosely figurative works on canvas. She is influenced by Jazz rhythms and healing tones, and she often works improvisationally with musicians and sound artists. Her work features spontaneous acrylic or mixed medium color blends. She has been exhibited widely, and  in 1981, her painting "A Dream of Living" received Le Prix de Peinture du Centenaire de Raymond Duncan at L'Academie des Duncans in Paris, France. In 1992, Guadulesa received an individual artist grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, for a special project Matrix 5. She explored meditating and painting with the 5 healing tones of her Tsalagi (Cherokee) ancestors to express a new realm of creative endeavor. A successful Kickstarter campaign allowed Guadulesa to publish a book Matrix 5: Tones of Resonance, drawn from her journal notes from the original Matrix 5 series. Her work is included in the Massachusetts collections of the Black Indian Inn, the Harriet Tubman Galley and Cambridge Lawyers Guild, as well as in private collections throughout the USA, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, Mexico, Israel and Spain. She is a member of the Arroyo Arts Collective, located in Northeast L.A.

For more information, call 323-550-1021 or Email

The Guadulesa 2019 Art Calendar now available.

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December 6, 2017 – January 20, 2018

The Guadulesa Solo Exhibit _ Resonance_at Avenue 50 Studio

131 N. Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042

20170723_Atlantis_Reborn_2_GuadulesaRivera_640x360detail: "Atlantis Reborn", mixed medium on canvas, 38" x 56"

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20171209_Larry_180x320 20171209_GM_180x320 20171209_AR_180x320 Reception, December 9, 2018

NELA Artwalk    20171209_crowd_320x180  20171209_L_320x18020171209_G_640x320 


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Sunday, November 19, 2017 10AM – 5PM

The Arroyo Arts Collective 25th Discovery Tour - Artist Open Studio  



November 11, 2017 7PM – 10PM

NELA Art Walk – Reception, Preview Exhibit - Arroyo Arts Collective Nov 11 - Dec 6, 201720171111_Ave50Studio_AACpreview_479x570Guadulesa - top right - Tribal Ghost Song, Larry & I Networking with Diana, Norma, Pedro & Peter

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Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour November 19, 2017


The Brewery ArtWalk, 600 Moulton Ave, #205, Los Angeles, CA 90031 (off N. Main St, across from UPS facility) Sat & Sun, Oct 21 & 22, 2017 11AM - 6PM

2018 Art Calendar by Guadulesa, books and original paintings 

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Guadulesa exhibit at Eileen Fisher Robertson. West L.A. September 18 - 24, 2017

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Power in the Words of Women - Creativity, Guadulesa with Regional Site Manager John Aguilera

We are now open on Etsy.


 The Guadulesa Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Matrix 5: Tones of Resonance -  available on AMAZON.COM or
on website -    estore-Guadulesa Rivera      
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20170723_Escape_GuadulesaRivera_634x479 "Escape", 18"x24"
"Clear Sailing", 18"x24"
New items: Art Decor Pillows. Images (c)2016 Guadulesa Rivera Pillows_320x180
Pillow_Srand_180x320  OrigPaintings_180x320  GuadulesaRivera_ElEncanto_240x240_AAC2014Trinity_156x320Group_640x360 2016, November
Arroyo Arts Collective Preview Exhibit - Rock Rose Gallery - November 12th - December 4th at 4108 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles (Highland Park), CA 90042 curator Jeannie Frias
Work by Guadulesa on Exhibit - "Bembe - the gathering" , acrylics on canvas, 12" x 12"
Bembe_c2016_Guadulesa_Rivera_514x479RockRose_320x180 Guadulesa with Sound Artist Leila Sounds (L)
& Rock Rose owner Rosamaria Marquez (R)
We participated in the 24th Annual Arroyo ArtsCollective Discovery Tour - Sunday, November 20th 10a-5p
20161120_Sale_KariOcha_del_Rio_Nick_GiovonelloKendall_180x320c2015GuadulesaRivera_KariOchadelRio_AACShow11.22.15_240x300 "KariOcha del Rio", mixed medium on canvas, 24"x20" - sold 11/20/15 
The studio was host to 30 visitors.  LeilaEster_640x360
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Prints on Canvas available:
 CanvasPrints_ElEncanto2_320x180  CanvasPrint_CriersDelight_2016_crop_240x240
Whispers_in_the_Dark_c2016_GuadulesaRivera_480x493 "Whispers in the Dark" 12" x 12"
Orbit_Around_the_Heart_244x239    "Love's Orbit", 12" x12"                                    Power_Corner_180x320 
July - "Purple Bus in the Sky", 24"x24", Acrylics on Canvas (below)
July - image 2016 Guadulesa Art Calendar - In the Name of Life
June - Collector picks up her painting: "Neptune and His Daughters". 30"x24", mixed medium on canvas
Boston, April 22 - May1
Exhibit and Performance at Gallery G of the Black Indian Inn
Improv Session with Glynis Lomon on cello, vocals and water-phone; Guadulesa - mixed medium on canvas
Monday, April 25 - Baby Eagle Flying            by Guadulesa      Thursday, April 28 - The Heavenly Hosts Sing
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Improv Session with Glynis Lomon on cello, vocals and water-phone & Ebony 3 Arrows on percussion & voice
Guadulesa - mixed medium on canvas;    Public Reception, Saturday, April 30 -  Eagles' Nest in the City
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Exhibit at LA Artcore - March 2016, in collaboration with EastWest Players play by Giovanni Ortega, Criers for Hire
works by Guadulesa:
"A Celestial Transmission" - framed, 18" x 15", Mixed Medium on Canvas and "Criers' Delight" - 24" x 30", Mixed Medium on Canvas
"Ninth Heaven" - 24" x 12", Acrylics on Canvas and "Council of White Robes" - 24" x 12", Acrylics on Canvas
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12/5/15 LAST DAY - AAC Exhibit at Avenue 50 Studios, 131 N. Avenue 50, LA, CA 90042
2015_Nov7-Dec5Ave50Studio_cGuadulesaRivera_Moondance180x320 "Moondance", 24"x12", acrylics on canvas
The Guadulesa Studio - 11/22/15 - Discovery Tour Exhibit
We participated in the Arroyo Art Collective's 23rd Discovery Tour on Sunday, NOV. 22, 2015 10am-5pm
Featuring:           Interactive Art-Making with Guadulesa Rivera
and guest artists Michael Ramos Acosta, Chris Wallace & Esther Figueroa
                                Art Exhibit & Music
Autographed Book:  Matrix 5: Tones of Resonance 
Discounts for Tour Participants
           2016 Guadulesa Art Calendar                     
For more information, please email
All Images on this site © 2015 Guadulesa Rivera
To place an order, please email
c2015GuadulesaRivera_KariOchadelRio_AACShow11.22.15_240x300"KariOcha del Rio, 24"x18", mixed medium on canvas
c2015GuadulesaRivera_PrintWall2_11.22.15_640x334prints on canvas
c2015GuadulesaRivera_PerformancePaintings_11.22.15AACShow_300x369performance paintings, 20"x16", mixed medium on canvas
c2015GuadulesaRivera_PrintWall_11.22.15Print wall
c2015GuadulesaRivera_PerformancePaintings_453x640performance paintings - The Power of Choice 1999, and Spirited 1997, and The Warrior's Shield, 2015
c2015GuadulesaRivera_AAC11.22.15_320x180Left-"The Brillaince of the Sun", performance painting with Arni Cheatham & group, 2001, and "In My Father's House", studio 2015.

November 11, 2015


A self-guided auto tour featuring more than 100 artists in homes and studios in Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Mount Washington, and neighboring areas.

Explore the vibrant community of Northeast LA, in a neighborhood where hip urbanity nestles side by side with the wilderness of the arroyo and the surrounding canyons. Featuring a diverse range of fine art and craft by both emerging and established artists, the Discovery Tour is one of the oldest and most eclectic art tours in Los Angeles. Don't forget to purchase your ticket available at Avenue 50 Studio, Galco's or online at

c2015GuadulesaRivera_NeptuneHisDaughters_AACShow_11..22.15_440x639"Neptune and His Daughters, sold to private collector - 30"x24", mixed medium on canvas, 2015 



 See excerpt below:


. This book is based on my notes from a Sound and Vision project, called Matrix 5. It was inspired by Voices of Our Ancestors: Cherokee Teachings from the Wisdom Fire, a book written by fellow Eastern Tsalagi (Cherokee) Dhyani Ywahoo. I received a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, through support from the National Endowment for the Arts. My proposal addressed creative ways to blend art with science. 

I meditated and painted in a sound environment of pure sine tones. I had learned from Dhyani that our ancestors utilized the vibrations of five tones to address various illnesses, because each of our organ systems resonates with a particular tone. I entered the project using all my senses to analyze the effect the tones would have on me and the painted canvasses.

Detail Image: "The Timing of An Idea", created by Guadulesa in resonance with tone A @55Hz




Recent Paintings by Guadulesa

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Prints on Canvas by Guadulesa




2014 - 
Arroyo Arts Collective 2014 Discovery Tour - Saturday November 22, 10AM - 5PM.  in Highland Park - Los Angeles, CA. Presented original paintings, prints on canvas, 2015 calendars and greeting cards.
November - Preview Exhibit - Arroyo Arts Collective at Avenue 50 Studio, 130 N. Avenue 50,  Los Angeles 

"Gerald Wilson Jumped Over the Moon" (c)2014 Guadulesa - in honor of composer/arranger/band leader/trumpeter who passed during the full moon 9/8/14 at age of 96, still performing!! 


November - Guadulesa - the Boston Years, at the Black Indian Inn, 38 Bicknell St, Boston
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(L)  "Reinventing Ritual" created during performance at the Harriet Tubman Gallery

(R)  Guadulesa painting in performance at the Black Indian Inn with Glynis Lomon, Syd Smart & Ebony Three Arrows

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(L)  Screen & Painting by Guadulesa exhibited at the Black Indian Inn 

(R) Performance Painting created at Black Indian Inn

Detail - Performance Painting created at Black Indian Inn      GuaduArt2_det2_PerBII_apr2011_240x316

July - OTHER WORLDS, curated by Miguel Olivares, at CINCO, 125 S. Avenue 57, Los Angeles

June - Arroyo Arts Collective at Heritage Sq Perry Gallery, LA

May - LAinLA - Latin American Artists in Los Angeles - LA ArtCore 


April - WORD - Rock Rose Gallery - Los  Angeles

March - Open Call - Barndall - LA Municipal Art Gallery

February - The Art of Black Jazz - Bunker Hill Community College - Boston

January - The Theresa Show - USES Harriet Tubman Gallery - Boston

January - Guadulesa at Cafe De Leche - Los Angeles


Detail: "Concrete Sacred Forms" (c)2013 Guadulesa Rivera