The far-reaching creative experiences of abstract artist Miriam Aroeste floods her work with a vibrancy and life that jumps from her canvas as much as the vivid colors. Her curiosity and open explorations fill you with a sense of adventurous discovery, across layers of her personality as well as paint. Bounding with energy, these lively pieces all tell their own story, and at the same time feel part of a bigger narrative. That comes from her deliberately inclusive and open style that welcomes anyone to become a part of her work and process.
The sculptural aspect of her layers and forms stream through from her early love of the medium, and her bronze-working father’s lifelong passion for his artwork. Her work has absorbed so much of her remarkable early years as a traveler and young explorer. A native to Mexico City, she was surrounded by astonishing shades of life, the sun, and an incredible buzz of culture. Spending her early twenties living and studying in Paris and Rome she was totally immersed in a world of intellectual creatives discussing philosophy, art, and society. “It was like Midnight in Paris,” she laughs, “with bottles of Chianti and discussions that carried on to 5 am.” Captivated by influential artists and having a true connection to the established art world, Aroeste found her calling. “Something awoke inside me, I knew that visual arts are what I wanted to pursue.”
2016 Group Show Aqua Art Fair, Miami Art Basel, Miami
2016 Group show “Mexico Traditions and Contradictions” Ferry Building Gallery, Vancouver BC
2014 Solo Show “Beyond Imagination” Galley Corsica Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
2014 Group Show Winsor Gallery, Vancouver BC
2014 Solo Show “Etherial Embrace” Back Gallery Project, Vancouver BC
2014 Solo Show Jan-March Emily Carr Alumni Gallery, The Queen Elizabeth, Vancouver BC
2013 Solo Show “Maximal Minimalism” Craig Yeats Gallery, Vancouver BC
2013 Solo Show “Crossing Paths” Waterfall Building Gallery, Vancouver BC
2013 Solo Show “Fantasia” Craig Yeats Gallery, West Vancouver BC
2013 Solo Show “Blissful Awakening” Cancun, Mexico
2013 Solo Show “Viva la Vida” Craig Yeats Gallery, West Vancouver BC<
2012 Solo Show “ Flowing in the waves of Love” Granville Fine Art Vancouver BC
2012 Group Show “Portraits of Mexico” Chinese Cultural Museum, Vancouver BC
2011 Group Show Sopa Fine Arts Gallery Kelowna, BC
2011 Solo Show “Dreaming Awake” Bo Concept, Vancouver BC
2010 Solo Show “Lost in Lust” Trunk Gallery
2010 Group show Artworks Gallery, Vancouver BC
2010 Group Show “Biennale Artists” Nina Torres Gallery Miami FL
2009 Two Person Show “Open Heart”, Art Forte Gallery, Seattle WA
2009 Group Travelling Show LATINarte Museo Siqueiros, Museo de Arte Mexiquense and Museo Nacional de las Artes Graficas, Mexico City.
2009 Group Show “Embracing Death”, Gallerie De La Alcaldie” Paris, France
2009 Group Show “Embracing Death” Galerie Vegetale Paris, France
2009 Group Show “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” Emily Carr University, Vancouver Canada
2008 Solo Show, “Alpha”, Canvas Gallery, Vancouver BC
2005 Group Show “Mind Body and Soul”, Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver BC.
2005 Group Show “Sensualite II” Sugar and Sugar, Vancouver BC
2004 Group Show “Earth Wind and Fire”, Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver BC
2004 Group Show “Hearth to Heart 04” Van Dop Art Gallery
2004 Solo Show “Libertad” sugarandsugar, Vancouver BC
2004 Group Show “Amistad”, Artworks Gallery, Vancouver BC
2004 Group Show “Masks”, Marilyn Mylrea Gallery, Vancouver BC
2003 Group Show “Sensualité”, Bfly Atelier Gallery, Vancouver BC
2003 Group Show “A touch of romance”, Aaron Ross Gallery, Vancouver BC
2003 Group Show “Heart to Heart”, Van Dop Art Gallery”
2003 Group show “The Woman from the Artist point of view”, Bfly Atelier, Vancouver BC.
2003 Group Show “Spring”, @ the VAG, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC.
2003 Solo Show “Come to me”, Bfly Atelier, Vancouver BC.
2003 Group Show, Contemporary Ceramics, West Vancouver Museum, West Vancouver BC
2003 Group Show “El Grito”, Bfly Atelier, Vancouver BC.
2003 Group Show “Celebrating Women in Art”, VanDop Gallery
2002 Solo Show “Inner Self”, Ron Andrews Community Center, North Vancouver B.C.
2002 Group Show “Valentine”, CABC, Craft Association of B.C., Granville Island B.C.
2002 Group Show “Valentines @ the VAG”, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver B.C.
2002 Group Show “Reflections”, Bfly Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2002 Group Show “Fall” North Vancouver District Hall, North Vancouver BC
2001 Group Show, "discovery 2001; A Space Odyssey", Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver B.C.
2001 Group show "Connections: A sense of place", City Scape Community Art Space, North Vancouver B.C.
2001 Group Show "Connections, Mexican Artists in B.C., Amelia Douglas Gallery, Douglas College, New Westminster, B.C.
2001 Group Show “Visual Transition”, 12 Mexican Artists in B.C., Maltwood Art Museum & Gallery, Victoria B.C.
2000 Group Show Discovery 2000, “The Alpha”, “Seymour Art Gallery”, North Vancouver B.C.
2000 Group Show “Clay Eclectic Show”, Silk Purse Arts Centre, West Vancouver B.C.
2000 Group Show “2000 Celebration of Spring”, Burnaby Arts Council Gallery, Burnaby, B.C.
2000 Group Show "Design For Living", Seymour Art Gallery", North Vancouver B.C.
2000 Group Show "Mask Parade", Blackberry Gallery, Port Moody Arts Centre, Port Moody B.C.
2000 Group Show "Visual Transition", Emily Carr Institute of Art, Vancouver B.C.
2000 Solo Show Ron Andrews Centre, North Vancouver B.C.
2000 Group Show "Ground Works", The National Exhibition Centre, Langley Centennial Museum, Fort Langley B.C
1999 Group Show “FANS” Gala Night, Capilano College, North Vancouver B.C.
1999 Solo Exhibition “First Street Gallery”, North Vancouver B.C.
1998 Solo Exhibition “Casa de Mexico” Art Gallery and Cultural Center. Vancouver B.C
I am intrigued by the power of color, line, and space to tug and convey in infinitely compelling ways. From the outset, I have been interested in depicting authentic, spontaneous emotion and experience in colorful, abstract ways, finding beauty and satisfaction in that which is intensely genuine and ultimately imperfect. My work has both abstract visual appeal as well as an underlying conceptual basis. I am fascinated by the inner workings of the mind, conscious and unconscious thought, impulse and defense. My work takes notions of transitional objects one step further and focuses on what we say to ourselves and others to nurture bliss. My hope is that my work evokes viewers’ own personal narratives and that the inevitable, highly personal range in what’s seen and experienced, ultimately adds depth to the layers of meaning existent in my paintings… In the end, I hope my work stirs, provokes, and evokes in highly personal, evolving ways, causing viewers to look, then look again, finding new meaning over time, and in the process, remain alive and relevant.
– Miriam Aroeste