María Mira-Perceval Graells

Term: February 2020 – July 2020

www.percevalgraells.com

“I am interested in the use of gesture linked to abstraction and automatism, in particular to abstract expressionism. I try to move the onlooker through gesture and colour; I don’t try to describe but to express what I see and how I feel through those observations. I adopt, thus, the clues of a non descriptive language in which our perceptions and emotions play an important role, and in which I try to search for visual equivalents to intangible things, emotions, sensations and thoughts. It is through gestual painting that I can express my interior life and my personal vision of the world.”

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Training

2016 Intensified Abstraction and Painting Studio, The Southwest School of Art, TX (USA).
2011 Course Cultural Management, Plano B Art Gallery and University of Alicante (Spain).
2009 Design and staging course of artistic exhibitions, Instituto de Cultura Gil-Albert, Alicante (Spain). 2008 Culturia Residency, Berlin (Germany).
2007 Masters in Artistic Production, Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain).
2006 Fine Arts Degree, University of Barcelona (Spain).
2005 Education in Fine Arts, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan (Italy).
2002 Education in Fine Arts, University of Barcelona (Spain).
2002 Certificate of Secondary Education in Fine Arts, IES Playa San Juan, Alicante (Spain).
2001 High School degree in East Aurora, New York (USA).

 

Personal exhibitions

2018 Notas y vivencias, Ateneo, Alicante (Spain). *
2017 Traçant memòries, Asombro Gallery, Cocentaina, Alicante (Spain). 2016 Colors de l’ànima, House of Culture, Alcoi, Alicante (Spain). *
2016 Traçant memòries, CAM Foundation, Valencia (Spain). *
2015 Moments, Frax’s Foundation, L’Alfàs del Pi, Alicante (Spain).
2015 Moments, La Nacional, NYC (USA).
2015 Lutetia, House of Culture, Crevillent, Alicante (Spain). *
2012 Arte Ultimo. 21 días, La Lonja, Alicante (Spain).
2011 El Portal, Alicante (Spain).
2009 Sed de libertad, University of Alicante (Spain).
2009 Huellas en el tiempo, House of Culture, L’Alfàs del Pi, Alicante (Spain). 2008 Huellas en el tiempo, Juno Gallery, Berlin (Germany).
2008 Un gesto en el silencio, Casar Gallery, Alicante (Spain). *
2006 Mirando al cielo, Municipal Center of Arts, Alicante (Spain).

2004 Sueños en el Mediterráneo, House of Culture, Finestrat, Alicante (Spain).
2003 Junto al Mediterráneo, House of Culture, Tarazona de la Mancha, Albacete (Spain).

Collective exhibitions

2019 The power of rhythm, Art Casa Azul Gallery, Aigües, Alicante (Spain). 2019 Vida entre silenci II, IVAM-CADA-Alcoi, Alicante (Spain).
2019 Bienal Art Nostre, Alcoi and el Comptat, Alicante (Spain). *
2019 Naturalezas muertas, Municipal Museum, Albacete (Spain). *
2019 Salón Internacional Solo Pinturas IV, Gallery University of Caldas (Colombia).
2019 Visibles, Sala La Capella, Alcoi, Alicante (Spain). *
2018 XXXVI Certamen Pintura Vila de Benissa, Art Center Taller d’Ivars, Benissa, Alicante (Spain). * 2018 Memorobilia DONA Alacant ART, Mengolero Gallery, Rojales, Alicante (Spain). *
2018 Luces en la sombra, House of Culture, Sant Joan, Alicante (Spain). *
2018 75 x 75 Miguel Hernández, Llotja de Sant Jordi, Alcoi, Alicante (Spain). *
2017 Homenaje a Miguel Hernández. 75 Aniversario, CUB, Alicante (Spain). *
2017 Luces en la sombra, Antigua Capilla de la Orden Tercera, Elx, Alicante (Spain). *
2017 Homenaje a Miguel Hernández. 75 Aniversario, Mucbe, Benicarló, Castellón (Spain). *
2017 XXXV Certamen Pintura Vila de Benissa, Art Center Taller d’Ivars, Benissa, Alicante (Spain). * 2017 Artistas en vitrina, Calle del teatro, Alicante (Spain).
2017 Luces en la sombra, Sala Museo San Juan de Dios, Orihuela (Spain). *
2017 Homenaje a Miguel Hernández. 75 Aniversario, La Lonja, Alicante (Spain). *
2016 XX Premio de Pintura Pastor Calpena, Wagner Theatre, Aspe, Alicante (Spain).
2016 Certamen Nacional de Pintura XILX, House of Culture, Sant Joan, Alicante (Spain).
2016 II Encuentro Internacional de Arte Mediterráneo, La Lonja, Alicante (Spain).
2016 Secret Garden, Casa del cable, Xàbia, Alicante (Spain). *
2016 I Encuentro Mediterráneo de arte, Es Polvorí, Ibiza (Spain).
2015 El Juego, La Lonja, Alicante (Spain).
2015 XXXIII Certamen de Pintura Vila de Benissa, Art Center Taller d’Ivars, Benissa, Alicante (Spain). * 2014 Un-Touched, GDCA Gallery, Los Ángeles (USA).
2014 Salon des Beaux-Arts de Garches, Paris (France).
2013 Changeart, Parking Gallery, Alicante (Spain).
2012 VI Certamen Nacional de Minicuadros Muz-Martínez, San Vicente Gallery, Alicante (Spain). * 2011 XVI Premi de Pintura Ciutat d’Algemesí, House of Culture, Algemesí, Valencia (Spain). *
2011 V Certamen Nacional de Minicuadros Muz-Martínez, San Vicente Gallery, Alicante (Spain). * 2010 VII Certamen Nacional de Pintura, Jorge Alió’s Foundation, Alicante (Spain). *
2009 Certamen de arte Mutxamel 2009, House of Culture, Mutxamel, Alicante (Spain). *
2009 Certamen Nacional de Pintura XLII, House of Culture, Sant Joan, Alicante (Spain).
2008 III Certamen Nacional de Minicuadros Muz-Martínez, San Vicente Gallery, Alicante (Spain). * 2007 Convocatoria de Artes Plásticas 2007, La Lonja, Alicante (Spain). *
2007 Exhibition of sculpture Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain).
2007 Casar Gallery, Alicante (Spain).
2007 XXVIII Certamen de Pintura Minicuadros, University of Elx, Alicante (Spain).
2007 XXVIII Certamen de Pintura Minicuadros, Shoe Museum of Elda, Alicante (Spain). * 2004 Restituire una vita, Gaggiano, Milan (Italy).
2002 Drawing exhibition, IES Playa San Juan, Alicante (Spain).

Selections / Awards

2019 Selected in Arte en la Casa Bardín, Alicante (Spain).
2019 Selected in Bienal Art Nostre, Alcoi and el Comptat, Alicante (Spain). *
2019 Selected at Salón Internacional Solo Pinturas IV, Gallery University of Caldas (Colombia).
2018 Third award in the II Certamen de Pintura Rápida Nocturna, Aspe, Alicante (Spain).
2018 Selected in the XXXVI Certamen Pintura Vila de Benissa, Alicante (Spain). *
2017 Selected in the XXXV Certamen Pintura Vila de Benissa, Alicante (Spain). *
2016 Selected in the XX Premio de Pintura Pastor Calpena, Aspe, Alicante (Spain).
2016 Selected in the Certamen Nacional de Pintura XILX Vila de Sant Joan, Alicante (Spain).
2015 Selected in the XXXIII Certamen de Pintura Vila de Benissa, Alicante (Spain).
2014 Selected for the screen of Saatchi Gallery, London (UK).
2014 Selected at Salon des Beaux Arts, Garches-Paris, (France).
2011 Selected in the VI Certamen Nacional de Minicuadros Muz-Martínez, Alicante (Spain).
2010 Selected in the XVI Premi de Pintura Ciutat d’Algemesí, Valencia (Spain).
2010 Selected in the V Certamen Nacional de Minicuadros Muz-Martínez, Alicante (Spain).
2010 Selected in the VII Certamen Nacional de Pintura, Jorge Alió’s Foundation, Alicante (Spain). 2009 Selected in the Certamen de arte Mutxamel 2009, Alicante (Spain).
2009 Selected in the Certamen Nacional de Pintura XLII Vila de Sant Joan, Alicante (Spain).
2008 Selected in the III Certamen Nacional de Minicuadros Muz-Martínez, Alicante (Spain).
2007 Selected and awarded in the Convocatoria de Artes Plásticas de 2007, Alicante (Spain).
2007 Selected in the XXVIII Certamen de Pintura Minicuadros, Shoe Museum of Elda, Alicante (Spain).

Art fairs

2018 Studio Lisboa 018, Lisbon (Portugal). *
2017 Cultur3 Club. 6a Feria Nacional de Artistas, Palacio Revillagigedo, Gijón, Asturias (Spain). 2008 Open Art Fair, Utrecht (Holland). *

Publications

2019 DE LA CALLE, Romà. Experiència estètica i crítica d’art. Alacant: Universitat d’Alacant, 2019. ISBN: 978-84- 1302-041-9
2016 KOLLE, M., GARDILL I. Internationale Kunst Heute. Germany: IKH-Publishing, 2016 2010 Artwork Observando una mirada cover of Journal of Refractive Surgery, USA.
2006 Contribution in Malinche (Americas’ House Magazine).
2006 P.G. El gesto y su lenguaje en la pintura abstracta (The gesture and his language in abstract
painting). Valencia: UPV, 2006

Collections

New York                         La Nacional.
Castellón                         MACVAC – Contemporary Art Museum of Vilafamés.
Alicante                            Provincial Council, Chambre of Commerce, L’Alfàs del Pi House of Culture,        Finestrat House of Culture, Crevillent City Hall, Frax’s Foundation.
Albacete                          Tarazona de la Mancha House of Culture.

 

* Catalog published.