Alexandra Suarez was born into a Colombian family divided by political ideology. Her mother's side belongs to the conservative right party with several high ranking military officials in the family. Her father's side belongs to the liberal left party and was integral to the formation of the leftist groups in the Seventies. Because of her upbringing, politics and religion are essential to her work. She has spent her whole life living in both Colombia and the United States which has extremely broadened her view of the world and increased her awareness of social injustice. Her approach to her work is completely humanistic and is an ongoing questioning of our nature and our purpose as human beings. She started her creative expression as a Fashion Designer for several years in Los Angeles and then decided to follow in the footsteps of her father and pursue an art career which has been met with much success and positive feedback.
She has been selected to participate in many art exhibitions around the United States, has been featured in Art and Collector magazines and is constantly working towards the expansion of her career and the development of her artistic expression. In 2005 she decided to leave everything behind and move to Miami where she has found new inspiration and a new approach to her work. In her words "Life is too short to let it pass by."
My work is a philosophical journey inspired by emotion, social injustice and reflections on our human condition. I begin with a certain thought or vision and start building my composition by writing phrases, making imprints, adding color, symbols, articles and geometric shapes. This allows me to be consumed by my thoughts while building multiple layers. Each painting is like building a puzzle, the analytical process to achieve balance and tension makes every mark end up where it needs to be. The formation of mandalas or circular symbols have become an intricate part of my work, guiding my creative process into a world of reflection on life, spirituality and the state of the world we live in. I view each work as a fearless act of creation and a constant exploration of the soul. Alexandra Suarez – Augustyniak
"Abstractions" Group exhibition, Gallery 101, Ft. Lauderdale FL. August - September 2011 "Artmony" Gansevoort Hotel, Miami Beach Artweek Dec 2nd - Dec 5th 2010 Buro Miami Design District Nov 2010 - Feb 2011 Galerie Gourmet Solo Exhibition-Design District Fl Hollywood Artwalk at Rainbo Cafe-Hollywood, Fl Miami Art Exchange Group Exhibition-Wynwood, Fl Zu Furnishings-Dania Beach Fl permanent display 01 Organic Gallery Group Exhibition-Tampa, Fl "Human Reflections and Contradictions" a Father/ Daughter Exhibition-Miami Design District, FL ArtFlorida 2008 Group Exhibition-Ft. Lauderdale, FL AFSC-Introducing Palestine-Pasadena, CA Amsterdam Whitney Gallery-Chelsea Global Showcase-Selected as one of the ten best paintings- New York, NY National Orange Show-Juried Art Exhibition-San Bernardino, CA Farmington Museum-National Juried Art Show- Farmington, NM Lankershim Art Gallery-You are here III-Los Angeles, CA Art Association of Harrisburg-76th Annual Juried Exhibition-Harrisburg, PA Associated Arts of Ocean Shores-Annual Fine Arts Show-Ocean Shores, VA Impact Artists' Gallery-National Women Exhibition-Buffalo, NY Lankershim Art Gallery-Schism- Los Angeles, CA Lankershim Art Gallery-Vivid Visions-Los Angeles, CA BIBLIOGRAPHY Spring 2012 Book "Contemporary Painters" authors Charles McFadden & Danijela Krakun published by Schiffer Books September 2009 Latin Star World Magazine Issue 2 "Latin Star Artist Spotlight - Art with a Conscience." July 13th, 2008 The Miami Herald "Loving Art, Loving Life". 2004 Art Acquisitor Magazine-Volume II, number 1-"Magazine for the discerning collector and art professional".-Published by Amsterdam Whitney Fine Art. 2004 NohoArtsDistrict.com-Visual Arts Feature-"A Battle of Blended Beauty".