|Ileana Frómeta Grillo||
Title: La Paz
Medium: Digital image: Inkjet on canvas
Size: 30" x 60"
Frómeta Grillo was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She began her art studies at the Fine Arts Museum in Caracas, specializing in charcoal drawing, portraiture and oil pastels. She moved to California in 1980, where she studied 4 years in the art program at Cal State University at San Bernardino followed by two years of black and white photography study with Andrew Shumaker at the University of Redlands. Most recently she has attended courses at the Art Institute of Southern California in Laguna Beach.
With the advent of digital drawing and imaging technology, Frómeta Grillo has found the perfect medium in which to combine her fine arts and photography training into a unique visual interpretation. Her artwork contains imagery and symbolism culled from her Caribbean and South American roots and combines a traditional style with modern elements. She has exhibited and sold her pieces in Venezuela, Hawaii and California and was recently awarded a Finalist position in the MacWorld Expo 2002 Digital Art Contest in New York. Some of her clients include the government of the City of Caracas, Xerox Corporation and United Digital Artists. Her work has been published in two books and several magazines.
Her selected exhibitions include: Internet Fair (INPAKU), Japan, 2001; Sawdust Art Festival, Laguna Beach, CA, 2001; Bienal de Cerveira, Portugal, 2001; Stele Gallery, Las Cruces, NM, 2001; Art Expo, Jacob Javitz Center, NY, 2001; Macworld Expo, Moscone Center, San Francisco, 2001; Arts College International, San Diego, 2001; Macworld Expo, Jacob Javitz Center, NY, 2000; Silicon Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2000; and Galeria "La Cuadra," Caracas, Venezuela, ongoing.