ABOUT THE ARTIST
Aileen Rosario Colón
Puerto Rican plastic artist and proponent of a modern folk movement.
Aileen has her art studio in San Antonio, Texas, where she resides with her husband and daughter. Her life outside of Puerto Rico has taken her from the east coast of the United States to the west coast. Beginning in July 2016, when she moved to Destin, Florida, on the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
Then she moved to Monterey, on the central coast of California, where she became a mother to her beloved daughter, Amaleea Victoria.
Aileen studied art at the Central High School in San Juan, Puerto Rico and at Casa España in Old San Juan. She has a BA degree in graphic design and an MBA.
Before beginning her career as a freelance artist, she had a very productive thirteen-year career as the director of the creative services department, in charge of a team of graphic designers at a higher-level study organization in Puerto Rico.
I believe my work is trying to find the perfect balance between figurative and abstract art in an exploration of who I am as a woman, a mother, and a Puerto Rican living far from her family and the country that saw her grow. My style combines aspects of Latin American costumbrismo with contemporary elements. It is a narrative painted in bright colors that reminds me of the sunny Caribbean, sandy beaches, and the smell of fried food, which are my deepest cultural influences, although not all of my work revolves around the theme of Puerto Rico.
The combination of these elements has empowered me to create unique, intimate, and innovative art.