about Elisa lejuez.
Elisa Lejuez-Peters was born in The Netherlands April 15th 1973,
As the daughter of a Caribbean mother and a Dutch father, she has been living and working in Aruba since 1999.
Her art consists predominantly of contemporary 'neo pop' painting elaborated with bright colors, mixed-media elements and silkscreen printing.
Being extremely versatile, she also works in textile design, fashion design, bookmaking and installations.
She completed her MFA degree in art in 1995 with high distinction at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Arnhem, the Netherlands.
Her travels as a textile designer for several companies gave her the
opportunity to experience Asia on several occasions which caused for a
strong influence on her artistic career. "I love to mix the Caribbean culture with other
cultures, like the Asian or African. These are my roots, reflected in my works".
Lejuez- Peters has participated in numerous exhibitions in the Dutch Caribbean, as well as in Miami and Amsterdam. She had solo-exhibits in Aruba, Curacao and New York City.
Her art is widely purchased by banks, restaurants, international hotels chains and a growing number of private collectors all over the world.
More information on the artist, her work and art studio is available on this website.
Timeline of Elisa lejuez.
1997-1998 Post University of Fine Arts, Arnhem, the Netherlands.
Master degree with specialisation: textile design.
1991-1996 University of Fine Arts, Arnhem, the Netherlands.
31 Mar-Apr 6 2016 AAF Artfair New York
18 March 2016-17 Museum Fort Zoutman Aruba Expo: Weaving
2-6 December 2015 Expo at Aqua Air Fair
18 March 2015 Group expo Conversations, New York, Sohotel artspace.
21 March 2014 Solo Exposition, “We Kiss the Joy as it Flies”, New York Sohotel artspace.
Solo exposition, www.sohotelartspace.com
25 April 2013 Solo exposition, “Connections”, www.sohotelartspace.com
6 Dec 2012 Solo exposition Landhuis Brakke Put Mei Mei, Curacao, Curator/ Tony Halibi.
collectie “Fusion”. www.brakkeputmeimei.com
11-Oct 2012 Group exposition in Sohotel New York. www.sohotelartspace.com,
4 Oct 2012 Presentation of 7 selected works: Affordable Artfair New York, USA.
Sept 2012 Group exposition Carribbean Arte, Uni-Arte. Amsterdam.
The Netherlands. www.uni-arte.org
Sept 2012 Group exposition “Taboo” Galerie Landhuis Bloemhof,
Curaçao. Curator: Marlies Schoenmakers.
Work collectie “Wonderland 2009”, www.landhuisbloemhof.an
Sept 2011 Group exposition, “Micro Macro” at the Ambassador's Residence in
Washington DC, USA. New work. Curator: Renwick Heronimo.
June 2010 Group expo Food and Wine at the Westin Resort Aruba.
May 2010 Group Expo at the General Accounting Office of Aruba.
Oct 2009 Solo Expo “Beach” at Dana’s furniture store Aruba.
Aug 2009 Solo expo “The Sky Is The limit” in Art studio at Malmokweg 42.
Jun 2009 The release of my clothing line “Black and White” at Jeanne in
Fashion, Aruba *
May 2009 Group expo “Aruban Cuisine”, at the Westin Resort Aruba.
Oct 2008 Group Expo “Mi Sosten”, Bra art for Mary Joan Breast Cancer
Support Group. Curator: Elvis Lopez. www.ateliers89.com
Nov 2008 Solo Expo in Gallery, Cas Di Alma Blou, Curacao, “Reinventing the wheel”.
www.galleryalmablou.com curator gallery owner Luzette Verboom.
April 2008 Assignment for restaurant; Tony Romas, Curacao.
July 2008 Solo expo “Kitchen Blessings part 2”, in Het Binnenhuys, Aruba.
March 2008 Solo expo ‘Kitchen Blessings” in Brakke put Mei- Mei Curacao.
Dec 2007 Group expo “Cream” ingallery Access Art, Aruba.
Curator Gallery owner: Renwick Heronimo.
Sept 2007 Assignment “tropical flowers” for Marriott Hotel Aruba
Sept 2006 Solo exposition, “Scharloo”, in Gallery D’art, monumental theme,
www.stadsherstel.com, Curacao. Curator/owner: Frans Brugman.
2006 Holland Art Gallery, Bijenkorf, www.hag.nl the Netherlands.
April/May 2006 Solo expo, Gallery Tracee, Maastricht, the Netherlands.
www.gallerytracee.nl ,gallery owner curator: Marie Therese
Dec 2005 Solo expo, The World Is Not Enough, Access Art Gallery, Aruba.
April 2005 Solo expo Landhuis Bloemhof, “Renaissance’, The Paint Of No Return,
Curacao. www.landhuisbloemhof.an curated by Marlies Schoenmakers.
April 2005 Assignment “Floridus Polychromus”, Arubabank Camacuri, Aruba.
January 2005 Solo expo with collection “Welcome to my World”, Gallery Pauw Oisterwijk
curated by gallery owner Angela Pauw Serkei.
Feb/March 2005 Van Stoutenbeek Interior Design, Waalwijk, The Netherlands.
July 2004 Solo exposition with collection “Street Life” in both Marriott Hotels and
gallery Access Art, Aruba, Curator/galeriehouder: Renwick Heronimo.
December 2003 Solo expo with collection “Neo Patterns” in Access Art Gallery.
Aruba,Presentation of Elisa’s Art Catalogue.
June 2003 Assignment Rica Foods Factory, Aruba.
March 2003 Assignment exposition Tierra del Sol, Aruba.
November 2002 Assignment collection “Circles”, Amazonia restaurant, Aruba.
July 2002 Solo expo with collection “Cool Pix”, Hugo Boss. Oranjestad, Aruba.
June 2002 Solo expo with collection “The Art of Living II”, Dana’s Woonidee Furniture and Lifestyle
February 2002 Assignment collection “Parrots’, Radisson Hotel Curacao Tower. Aruba.
June 2001 Solo expo with collection “The Art of Living”, Q! Aruba
2014 Boardwalk hotel,
2014 Bucuti and tara Beach hotel, zen collection.
2013 Courthouse Aruba
2013 Sushi Salsa, Aruba, silk curtains as art
2012 Meuller and Co, 2 artworks specially made for the factory.
2011 Government of Aruba, 10 artworks for the 25 year independency of Aruba.
2010 Hyatt hotel, Curacao, Scharloo artworks
2009 Marriott hotel, Aruba, 1000 litho prints for tourists.
2009 Representation of the Netherlands in Aruba,VNO, art presents for their relationships
2008 Tony Roma’s restaurant, Curacao, collection Kitchen blessings
2008 Marriott hotel lobby, Aruba
2008 Chris Ruth Restaurant, Marriott hotel, Aruba, wine collection
2008 Tempo Employment agency, Aruba
2008 Renaissance Hotel lobby.
2007 Marriott Hotel Aruba, 7 floors, collection tropical.
2007 Amazonia restaurant West Palm Beach Miami Florida
2005 Aruba bank, Aruba
2005 BSL laundry, Aruba
2003 Rica Foods Factory, Aruba
2003 Tierra Del Sol Lounge club, Aruba
2003 Central bank of Aruba
2002 Amazonia, Restaurant, Aruba