Tezeno, Evita, (Pookie)
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"Pookie" by Evita Tezeno
8 x 10 inches, hand colored collagraph on paper, edition of 22, (2007) -- unframed
Evita Tezeno is a Port Arthur, Texas native, and graduate of Lamar University. Her works of art consists of collages with cubism influences. Her bold use of color, texture and shapes are the core of her collages. Inspired by images from her childhood. Evita translates these memories through mixed media, combining handmade papers, acrylic paints and found objects. Pulling from experiences and children’s stories, she creates whimsical images that provoke laughter, thought and help to enrich the soul.
Evita’s work is collected by many famous entertainers, media personalities and athletes including Denzel Washington, Star Jones and Susan Taylor. As the recipient of the prestigious Elizabeth Catlett Award for The New Power Generation hosted by Hampton University she has paved a career as a sought after multi-disciplined female artist.
Evita has been commissioned by the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, The Dallas’ Deep Ellum Film Festival as well as the 30th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Her work can also be found in the permanent collection of the Embassy of Madagascar.
Evita Tezeno continues to explore new avenues of creativity through printmaking, sculpture, and multimedia.
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