Carmen Gloria Machuca
Born in Talcahuano, Chile in 1971.
1986-1987. Intermediate Painting Workshop, Artists of Steel Academy.
1993-1994. Painting Workshop, Talcahuano County Government, Chile.
1989 - 1990 . 1991 Workshops on Watercolor, Drawing, Portrait. Art Academy, University of Concepción, Chile.
2000 Workshop on Serigraphy. Art Academy, University of Concepción, Chile.
1999-2001.Publicity and Graphic. DUOC-UC Institute, Chile.
2005. Specialization Graduate in Art and Graphic. University of Chile,
1987. Collective Exhibition. Of Artists of Steel Academy. Multi-salon of the Concepción County Government, Chile.
1994. Collective Exhibition. Talcahuano County Government Hall, Chile.
1995. Permanent Exhibition of Oils, Acrylics, Pastel and Watercolors. Montecatini Gallery, Concepción, Chile.
1997. Exhibition of "Three Young Artists of the Eighth Region" Montecatini Gallery, Concepción, Chile.
1998. Sixth MultiFair of Arts. University of Bio Bio. Concepcion , Chile.
1999. Collective Exhibition "Mystic of Our Roots" Montecatini Gallery. Concepciòn, Chile.
2000. Participation in the Calendar of ENAGAS "Historical Moments" with the work "Global Village "Chile.
2001. Collective Exhibition "45 x 45" Montecatini Gallery. Concepcion,Chile.
2003. " The Strength of Color" Bipersonal Exhibition Montecatini Gallery Concepción. Chile.
2004. “ Small Sizes” Collective exhibition, www.montecatini.cl
2004. " B - Sides” Individual Exhibition ,Ilustrations on Canvas. Alive Library .Concepcion.Chile.
2005. " Dancers " Bipersonal Exhibition . www.montecatini.cl
2005. " Paintings" Ehibition TV Program " Tolerance Zero " Chilevisión Chanell. Santiago, Chile.
2005. “ Square meter” Collective Exhibition. www.montecatini.cl
2006. “ Balloons”, Collective show , www.montecatini.cl
2006. “ I Inspire Myself….then I Paint”, Collective exhibition, www.montecatini.cl
2007. " The Interior space" , Individual show ,www.montecatini.cl
2008 Painting Exhibition, State of the Arts Gallery, Hong Kong, China.
2009 “Contemporary Chilean Painting”, Imagen Gallery, Panamá.
2009 “Contemporary Chilean Painting”, Artseni Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Others : Ilustrator of books and educative material for the University of the
BioBio, Concepción, Chile.
The artist plays with the infinite concept of the exterior space, everything that occurs outside of us that we do not know.
Her work captures images/fiction and sensations that seek to be translated and re-expressed through color, density, and temperature. The visualness of her painting constitutes an interesting result which, more than figurative, returns to an abstract technique of oil on canvas, incorporating spots, dripping, and organic forms coming from spontaneous gestures, as well as incorporating more traditional elements coming from design and graphics.
The subject almost always comes from a moment, it makes a transversal cut through an instant in which the sensation or image is perceived and from there, through drawings and notes, she creates and conceives each piece.