Here to change to world one artwork at the time.
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Abstracts of 2022-23:
A powerful abstract series exploring intrusive thoughts. Using acrylics, paper, dirt, recycled materials and old cut-up artworks, we engage in intuitive creation through our darkest moments and thoughts. It’s a messy and heavy project, but also it is also profoundly liberating.
Meet Vortex here.
The Vegan Project II.
Because we felt like Vegan Project I. wasn’t enough, was it? For a long-time vegan, Rita often takes on representing farmed animals, destined to suffer through their too short lives. In 2022 she was blessed to be hired by Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, and that’s how Project II. came to light.
We present you some of the cute faces of the 350+ rescued farmed animals WFS (and Rita) had the pleasure to care for. Enjoy the series here.
Looking back on 2007-2010:
The Recycling Project
Created between 2007-2010 during Rita’s travels as an exchange student living, using found objects and trash from cleaning up cities and beaches. Click here for more.
Last series of 2021
Desert Nights and Lucid Dreams
The series takes us back to the time Rita arrived to the US as a young immigrant artist, exploring city streets, mountains and deserts, backpacking with her dog, mapping an unfamiliar-to-her territory, and spending endless nights under the vast desert sky. Enjoy the paintings here.
Nimita: The Firefly Girl
We are beyond grateful and proud to arrive at this part of Nimita’s journey: The book is out!
2020 Series: Home
2020 was nothing but the year of slowing down, looking inward and reflect. While we were blessed with many commission orders this year and book illustration projects, Rita also re-discovered something old, something she haven’t done in a while, but something she had been craving…collage abstraction. The familiar smell of acrylic paint, glue, burlap, books, cotton and silk yarns… the warm and fuzzy feeling of creativity and intuition taking over.. all so familiar to her. We call this series Home, because abstraction is Rita’s home. Well, one of them.
Click here for the deets: HOME.
This is a collection of Rita’s custom art pieces and personal paintings of her own family – freezing moments, memories, period of time so we can cherish and re-live it again. Details under MemoryBox
We Support Black Lives Matter
It’s been increasing hard to post anything. There’s literally nothing else comes to my mind then BLACK LIVES MATTER. Gosh, Black Lives Matter.
We’ve been somewhat active, marching, calling, signing and when we can donating, but not as much as I want to, and I’ve been feeling really guilty about it.
Sorta ditched my accounts, my website. How can I post about my art (or my happy little life) when we finally awakening to this HUGE issue in America?
For what it worth, I’m creating an army. An army of forest creatures and rainbow animals, but nevertheless an army.
If you buy one, I’m donating to our local organization, fighting for police accountability. So there, maybe that’s something. check my website, email me, let’s make a deal, let’s give back.
The portraits behind "The Story of How I Found You."
15 portraits. 15 women. They’re not celebrities. Theirs are ordinary lives, lived with extraordinary strength. Some I’ve known my whole life. Some I just met. I cherish each of them because they continuously inspire me. Each has stood out, or stood up, for me at pivotal points in my life and my healing journey.
When the cascading traumas of sexual abuse, low self-esteem, bad life choices, bad relationships, fertility issues, and marital dilemmas have threatened to cripple me these women have shown me how to overcome. They have each, in their own way, given me unique tools to convert personal sufferings into direct action against social injustice everywhere. Regardless, the very existence of these wise women — veterans of life’s varied horrors — stands as proof of humanity’s great strength.
This past year, to honor womanhood, I painted these 15 portraits. I’m not here to tell their stories- that’s up to them. I’m here to revel in their glorious presence. And if you don’t find yourself here, please know I am still inspired by you. This list is completely incomplete, just as we are all imperfectly perfect. I love you and honor you, all.
Check out this whimsical series created by Rita and her 3 year old son, Joaquín. Acrylic abstract paintings on canvas, collaged with realistic watercolor portraits of domesticated and neighborhood-wild animals. This series created with these often under appreciated – and often abused – animals in mind, focusing on their personality and uniqueness. Chick here or check under Original Works.
The Story of How I Found You
Did you hear the news? Rita’s book The Story of How I Found You is out! A picture book for pre- & teens and all about inspiration, every day heroes, connection and just about being human. Stay tuned for book signing events, pandemic permitting.
Rita Bolla: Becoming Human. Works between 2014 to 2018.
“I call this phase Becoming Human. Starting with Transitions through The Vegan Project to The Book of Persistence. It is a collection of figurative oil-on-canvas artworks and watercolor paintings. They represent the fluidity of life — our transitions from birth to child and adulthood to death — and how we’re always becoming ourselves. They represent the cycle of our becoming animals, becoming conscious souls, and becoming humans.”
Interested in meeting us?
Contact Rita for a Studio Visit!
While 2020 introduced some new challenges, and cancelled many plans, Rita is open for a mask-wearing & contactless showcase in her studio in Rosendale, NY, or via Zoom call. Email email@example.com to set up a time.