In Your Absence You Exist

Casita Maria is proud to present IN YOUR ABSENCE YOU EXIST by Bronx artist BLANKA AMEZKUA opening March 1 through May 17, 2017 and curated by Christine Licata.   Throughout her practice, Amezkua transforms the ways in which society and cultural histories interact. She utilizes traditional and domestic Mexican techniques and customs in her work to address community-based social issues such as equity, race, gender and identity...

Casita Maria Gallery, Bronx, NY
March 1 - May 17, 2017

Paper Hotshots

El Museo del Barrio and EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop collaborate again on an exhibition at the BLACKBURN 20|20 gallery space.  Paper Hotshots features the work of 30 contemporary artists working in comics or illustration or influenced by the traditions of comics and graphic novels.

El Museo @ Blackburn (EFA), New York, NY
November 1 - December 11, 2016

The Border Crossed Me

On view at Bronx Art Space : "The Border Crossed Me" features the work of women artists considering the emotional, psychological and physiological effects of immigration and migration due to political upheaval, religious intolerance, armed conflicts, land grabs and dispossession.  The exhibition will tackle the disempowerment of the individual, family and culture that occurs over these political borders.  Curated by Esperanza Cortes.

Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY
October 13 - November 12, 2016

AAA3A — Alexander Avenue Apartment 3A

Artist run gregarious living room occurrences, face to face exchanges, victual, dialogue, workshops, residencies and art in the former home of the Bronx Blue Bedroom Project.  Beginning in October 2016 in Mott Haven, South Bronx.  Project initiator.

Bronx, NY
October 15, 2016 -


20 year retrospective + 20 local businesses + 20 invited creative collaborators.

Athens, Greece
January 6 - March 6, 2016

Women's Work: Masculinity and Gender in Contemporary Fiber Art

On view at San Diego Art Institute : "Women's Work" reexamines traditional gender stereotypes.  The show includes powerful images evoking and informing psychological experiences of both the artists and viewers.  Curated by Ginger Porcella.

San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
October - November, 2015

ART NEWS - April 2015

POW! WOW! SHE'S BACK : For artists is Wonder Woman a corporate flack, a feminist icon — or both?  By Eleanor Heartney

April 2015

Fo Kia Nou 24/7

Project art space in Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece
April 2014 - present

8 to 8: State of Creative Emergency

8 to 8 is an initiative shaped by artist Blanka Amezkua, where creative minds are invited to construct and realize a unique project and execute it for 12 hours straight; from 8 am. to 8 pm. while encouraging public participation.

All projects are created in their entirety by the participating artist, or creative mind.  8 to 8 serves as support for the artists, publicity aid, and documentation for the overall creative projects.  All projects are open and free to the public.

March 2012 - ongoing...

MUMA (Museo De Mujeres Artistas Mexicanas)