MERYGODIGNACOLLET

Curriculum

Mery Godigna Collet, born in Caracas Venezuela, 1959, has participated in 25 solo and 36 group exhibitions in Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, New York, Miami, New Mexico and Texas.

As her thinking on the visual arts evolved, her ideas and attitude on how to approach art has changed. Her interest in ecological matters has grown and the "concept" has become the "nuclei" of her work. The concept and the technique run parallel though morphogenesis principles, as the artist acts as an “activator” producing a cause in the unconventional materials she uses. The final “consequence” allows her to reach her goal: Portraying the subject with the subject. In her works, she shows a tendency to minimalism where the only statement is a call to reflection.

Mery Godigna Collet's artistic proposal is based on 4 research projects involving new techniques that reveal ways "concepts" translate through "matter." Matter, Time, and Space (Materia, Tiempo, y Espacio) 1997, Done with Fibers (Hecho con Fibra) 2003, Metallic Light (La Luz Metalica) 2006, Extra Virgin Petrus Oil, 2008

Her works are at the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Zulia (MACZUL) in Venezuela, the Galleria D'Arte Moderno Aroldo Bonzagni di Cento (Italy), the Quai Branly Museum, Latin American Art Museum and Petroleum Museum in Texas. She has exhibited at the Art Gallery of Siderurgica del Orinoco, the Museum of Discurso de Agostura in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela, the Centro Romulo Gallegos of Latin American Studies (CELARG) and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas, Venezuela. Monument Museum "La Rocca" in Cento, Italy, the Museum Pallazo Estense (Italian branch of the Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg), the Centre D'Art Puyguerin-Vayolles, Monts sur Guesnes, France and the Museum of the Americas in Miami, USA.

Studies

  • 1975 Taller de dibujo y pintura Real Escuela de San Fernando, Madrid, España.
  • 1976 Instituto de Diseño “Villasmil de León” Caracas, Ven.
  • 1986 Graduate in architectural school. Universidad Central de Venezuela.
  • 1988 Travels to Egipt to research about ancient techniques papyrus elaboration
  • 1990 Workshop at College of Art. Boston, MA.
  • 1992 Taller de elaboración de papel y Taller de grabado en el Museo de Arte Contempotaneo,Caracas, Venezuela.
  • Museum

  • MexicArte Museum, Austin TX
  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
  • Latin American Art Museum, Miami, FL.
  • Galleria D’Arte Moderno di Cento, Bologna, IT
  • Musee du Quai Branly, Paris, FR
  • Petroleum Museum, Midland, TX
  • SoLo Exhibitions

  • 2016. "PETRO POEMS" ESB-MACC Austin TX.
  • 2015 No Particular Shape, Ferrara, Italy, presented by Galleria Dil Carbone.
  • 2015 Extra Virgin Petrus Oil, Greasewood Gallery, Marfa TX
  • 2015 Extra Virgin Petrus Oil. Warehouse 1-10, Magdalena, NM
  • 2014 "Marfa's Phantoms" Historic Landmark & Museum Building 98, Marfa TX
  • 2014 "Extra Virgin Petrus" Oil, LUHCA, Lubbock, TX
  • 2014 "Wandering Skin" OBE, Austin TX
  • 2013 "Extra Virgin Petrus Oil" Nina Torres Fine Art Miami FL,
  • 2013 "Extra Virgin Petrus Oil" Caridi Gallery, Miami FL
  • 2012 "Extra Virgin Petrus Oil" Rapoport Center for Human Rights & Energy Center University of Texas, Austin
  • 2012 "El Dorado" Benson Collection University of Texas, Austin
  • 2012 "El Dorado" Dellizia di Belriguardo Ferrara Italia
  • 2011 "EXTRA VIRGIN PETRUS OIL” Petroleum Museum, Tx
  • -G Gallery, Houston, TX
  • 2009 "DE VUELTA AL ORIGEN” Isla de Margarita
  • 2008 “EXTRA VIRGIN PETRUS OIL” Galeria Punto de Arte, Caracas, VEN
  • 2008 “MARES METALICOS” Gallerie Expression Libre,Paris, FR
  • 2007 “MARES METALICOS” Monumento Historico La Rocca, Cento, IT
  • 2007 “MARES METALICOS” Galleria Il Carbone, Ferrara, IT
  • 2003 “EN TONO DE FIBRA” Sala de Arte Sidor (Siderurgica del Orinoco) Pto. Ordaz, VEN 2003
  • 2002 “WINDOWS” Galeria Punto de Arte, Caracas, VEN
  • 2002. "AQUA" Museo del Congreso de Angostura, Ciudad Bolivar, VEN
  • 2001 “ARGUCIAS” Galeria Ocre, Caracas, VE
  • 2001 “AQUA” 1221 Brickell Ave. Miami, FL
  • 2000 “PENELOPE’S TAPESTRIES” Eastern National Bank, Miami, FL
  • 1998 “De Sueos, Ilusiones, Laberintos y Temores” Galeria Ars Forum, Caracas, VEN
  • 1997 “RETRATOS” Galeria Ars Forum, Caracas, VEN
  • 1996 “BLUE” Galeria El Muro, Caracas, VEN
  • 1995 “Dimelo Tu” Galeria El Muro, Caracas, VEN.
  • Other Exhibitions