Blanca Oraa

Country: Spain

Title:  Gratitude

Medium: Mixed Media

Size: 45" x 45"

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Oraa was born in the Basque Country, Spain. She received her MFA from the Basque Country University, Bilbao, Spain. Her work is in public and corporate collections, including: the National Museum of Calcographie, Madrid; the Basque Country Government; and Cantabria's Government, Spain. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Osakidetza Runner-up from the Basque Country Government in 1991. Oraa states, "My life and my artwork are in such harmony that it is impossible to separate one from the other. Sometimes I know about my life through my paintings, and vise-versa."

Her selected solo exhibitions include: Aixerrota Gallery, Guecho, Spain, 1993 and '94; Race Gallery, Madrid, Spain, 1994; Tamarises Gallery, Guecho, Spain, 1992 and '93; B & C Gallery, Algorta, Spain, 1893; Assemblage, Iñauteri Gallery, Fuenterrabia, Spain, 1992; Torrebillela Kultur Etxea, Munguia, Spain, 1991; U 98 Gallery, Madrid, Spain, 1990 and '91; Llodio Kultur Etxea, Alava, Spain, 1991; Torrelavega's Art Gallery, Cantabria, Spain, 1990; Portugalete's Art Gallery, Vizcaya, Spain, 1990; Wounden und Instalationen, Hauptstadt der Scherzen, Gallery Loulou Lazard, Berlin, Germany, 1990; Arteta Gallery, Bilbao, Spain, 1989; and Algortašs Kultur Etxea, Vizcaya, Spain, 1989.

Her selected group exhibitions include: L.A. Art Scene, Charles Aidikoff, Los Angeles, 1996; Screening Room Art Gala, Beverly Hills, 1996; Epicurus Gallery, Santa Monica, 1996; Divine Design '95, Los Angeles, 1995; Flecha 94, Madrid, Spain, 1994; Flecha 93, Madrid, 1993; Flecha 92, Madrid, 1992; Homage to Gorriaran, Tavira Gallery, Bilbao, Spain, 1992; Basque Country Painters, Arriaga Theatre, Bilbao,1991; Osakidetza, Juan Larrea's Gallery, Bilbao, 1990; Art Centrum, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1989; and Euskadi Margolaritzen, Poland, 1989.
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