Elisa Lejuez Art
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About Elisa Lejuez

Get to know Elisa, what she does, and where her work is.


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.

 

 

Education:

 

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. 

 

Art Expositions:

 

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

                                         Beckers -Vissers.              

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

                                         Oranjestad, Aruba.

February 2002               Assignment collection “Parrots’, Radisson Hotel Curacao Tower. Aruba.

June 2001                       Solo expo with collection “The Art of Living”, Q! Aruba
 

Assignments:

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