The Guadulesa Studio
based in Los Angeles, California
On-going Representation in Boston at the Black Indian Inn, Director Ebony Three Arrows www.blackindianinn.com
"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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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.
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We are preparing for upcoming exhibits in Los Angeles. See new work below "Atlantis Reborn" 38" x 56", detail
"A Map of Many Stories" 24"x30" "The Land of Shadows" 24"x18" "Maintain Faith" 24"x18"
"A Head Full of Memories", 24"x18"
"Clear Sailing", 18"x24"
2017 calendar by Guadulesa
New items: Art Decor Pillows. Images (c)2016 Guadulesa Rivera
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"
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
"KariOcha del Rio", mixed medium on canvas, 24"x20" - sold 11/20/15
The studio was host to 30 visitors.
Prints on Canvas available:
Recent works: collection of 12" x 12" acrylics and mixed medium paintings on canvas
"Whispers in the Dark"
July - "Purple Bus in the Sky", 24"x24", Acrylics on Canvas (below)
July - image 2016 Guadulesa Art Calendar - In the Name of Life
July "Shaping the Future", 20"x24". acrylics on canvas
Preparing the way for physical manifestation. Entities working, shaping and mixing energies, setting vibrations which direct healing and open doors for peace, compassion, joy and tranquility - Active Intelligence -
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
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
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
12/5/15 LAST DAY - AAC Exhibit at Avenue 50 Studios, 131 N. Avenue 50, LA, CA 90042
"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
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2016 Guadulesa Art Calendar
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"KariOcha del Rio, 24"x18", mixed medium on canvas
prints on canvas
performance paintings, 20"x16", mixed medium on canvas
performance paintings - The Power of Choice 1999, and Spirited 1997, and The Warrior's Shield, 2015
Left-"The Brillaince of the Sun", performance painting with Arni Cheatham & group, 2001, and "In My Father's House", studio 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 www.arroyoartscollective.org
"Neptune and His Daughters, sold to private collector - 30"x24", mixed medium on canvas, 2015
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Guadulesa's book Matrix 5: Tones of Resonance is now available for sale on www.Amazon.com
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See excerpt below from:
. 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
2015 Guadulesa Art Calendars - "It's All in the Detail" - on back order only at this time. Please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prints on Canvas by Guadulesa
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
(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
(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
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