Beatriz Calderon


"Work & Experiment, Passion & Curiosity. Those are the words that better describe the process I live while creating my Artwork. Usually the idea comes first and then I decide which media to use although sometimes, new materials or found objects are the ones that inspire an idea. This is the “magical moment” of the beginning of a process of experimenting & problem solving. A process that will end when the balance between aesthetics & concept is reached in what I consider the final artwork. However, my goal is only complete when I capture the spectator's interest or curiosity.

I express myself the same in 2D as in 3D. Brushes, pigments and canvas are as important for me as objects, unusual materials and Tools. I have experienced almost every media and that gives me the freedom of choosing among them to better express what I want to say.

Having drawn since age 5 & through careful observation my eye & hand have become very good friends. Drawing for me is like breathing. I draw every day, sometimes with a pencil or charcoal, sometimes with pigment and brush, sometimes with a hammer & chisel." 

"Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily."
- James J. Corbett

Her passion and ability for utilizing all kinds of hardware tools (inherited from her dad that is an engineer) along with her problem solving skills let her visualize projects and know exactly which materials or tools are needed in the process. She earned her BFA from Universidad de los Andes, Bogota Colombia with a minor in Modern Languages. She also furthered her study by earing a Diploma in Residential Design, from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, USA, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.

She has won first prize several times with art installations and art assemblage, in Bogota, Colombia. Was twice selected finalist to the XXIII and XXV Premi International de Dibuix Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain in the years 1983 & 1986. Because of her passion for installations, her creative skills and great imagination, added to excellent space planning skills she was invited to participate as Installation director by "Emporio dei Giovani's" Fashion's Night Out in 2012.

Having a special passion for teaching, she has been high school and middle school Art teacher and one-on-one freelance art instructor and coach, specialized in Art Portfolios. Was chosen to be TA of many of her Art professors in college.

Courageous Survivor of Cancer, she acted twice as Chairperson for the American Cancer Society's Relay for life at Key Biscayne, FL in 2012 & 2013.Many of her works are in private collections in several countries such as USA, Colombia, Italy, France, Belgium and Spain.

Studio #8
Medium:  Conceptual Art | Mixed Media Assemblage
Sculpture | Drawing | Photography
Birth Place: Sweden