“YOUNGSTOWN — The work of Gaby Berglund Cardenas opens today at
Youngstown State University.
Cardenas is an international multi-disciplinary artist whose work straddles
disparate worlds — Houston, where she currently lives as an expat; her
birthplace of Ecuador, where her family lives; Sweden, where her new
home is; and South Korea, which has influenced her spirit after living there
for about nine years.
Through her art, she addresses the human condition, the female body and
the realms of spirituality. Her work spans mediums from paintings and
printmaking to installation, textiles and artist’s books.
Cardenas works from her studio in Houston and is a member of
PrintMatters and the Burning Bones Press in Houston. She also is
represented by Grafik i Vast in Gothenburg, Sweden, where she’ll be
moving next year.
Upcoming projects include a solo exhibition at the Carl Jung Center in
Houston in February 2019 and participation in the collective show
“Nevertheless She Persisted” at the Koehnline Museum of Art in Chicago
She earned her master’s degree in oil painting from Kyungsung University
in Busan, South Korea, in 2012 and has been actively exhibiting
internationally in such galleries and museums as the Edward Hopper
House of Art, New York; Koehnline Museum of Art, Chicago; The Beaney
Museum of Canterbury, England; Hangaram Museum in Seoul, South
Korea; and the Lawndale Art Center in Houston.
“Gaby Berglund Cardenas: Life as You Wait” will be on display at Bliss
Hall’s Judith Rae Solomon Gallery through Oct. 5. An opening reception is
5 to 7 p.m. today and admission is free. Call 330-941-2307.”