Description Dancing in the woods is a series of acrylic with oil paintings of dancers and women in motion interacting with nature. This figurative paintings represents energy through human motion and emotions. I dare into breaking, lengthen and deforming the extremities in the figures to represent the force of energy through movement. The seasons of the year influence me to create this paintings This artworks empower oneself values to reach beyond our limits. The dancers or women are strong, powerful and full of energy.
Karina Llergo, Northbrook, IL Member Since November 2013 Artist Statement Karina Llergo was born and raised in Mexico City where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design as well as advanced degrees in Multimedia, Animation, and Abstract Art. She studied with famed Mexican artist Roberto Cortazar and portraitist Enrique Estrada, who both saw her talent and strongly encouraged her to continue her artistic journey.
While keeping art at the forefront of her mind and heart, Karina enjoyed a highly successful corporate career as art director for Mexico City’s top newspaper “Reforma” and at illustrious advertising agency, McCann Erickson. Among the many campaigns she helped create, some of her most memorable were for clients such as Coca-Cola, Revlon and Kimberly Clark.
Throughout her professional life, Karina painted and worked tirelessly to develop her unique style. As a lifelong dancer, competitive swimmer and enthusiastic skydiver, she found herself drawn to depicting on canvas the palpable energy of the human body in motion. Driven by these fascinations and armed with her talent for figurative painting , Karina found a way to translate her observations and creative imagination into thought-provoking paintings of breathtaking beauty.
Since moving to Chicago in 2007 and transitioning to art full time, Karina’s work has received high praise and she is greatly admired throughout the vibrant Chicagoland art world. Among her many accolades, Karina has received numerous Outstanding Achievement and Best In Show awards at distinguished art shows all over Chicagoland and exhibits in galleries throughout the United States.
Of Mexican, Armenian and Spanish descent, Karina’s diverse background influences her life in every way, as does her insatiable passion for the creative arts. When she is not painting, Karina relishes spending time with her husband and four children.
2006 Iberoamericana Univerity, Mexico City, Postgraduate Diploma in Abstract Art 1995 Sinclair College, Dayton, OH, Postgraduate Diploma in Animation 1994 Iberoamericana University, Mexico City, Postgraduate Diploma in Multimedia 1993 Anahuac del Sur University, Mexico City, Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2014 Village Hall, Northbrook, IL 2015 Studio Show, Northbrook, IL (also 2013, 2014)
MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS 2012 8th Global Latino Fest, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago, IL
GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2017 Artist in residence, Northbrook Library, IL 2016 Art Comes Alive ACA show, ADC’s Gallery in the Sky, Cincinnati, OH 2015 12th annual Originals Juried Art Exhibit, Northbrook Library, IL 2014 11th annual Originals Juried Art Exhibit, Northbrook Library, IL 2013 Hispanic Heritage, Global Latino Fest, Germania Palace, Chicago IL, 2012 Life Dance, Gallery G, Glencoe, IL Face to face, Boocoo Cultural Center, Evanston, IL 2008 Las Guadalupanas, Scalenus Gallery, Mexico City Quatro, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City 2007 Emartea VIII, Ataranzas Cultural Center, Veracruz, MX Milleret, Colegio Asunción, Mexico City 2006 Woman in Art, Colegio de las Vizcainas, Mexico City
JURIED ART FAIR EXHIBITIONS 2016 27th Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the arts, Delray Beach, FL Palm Beach Medical Center Art Fest by the Sea, Juno Beach, FL Art Fair at Laumeire Sculpture Park, Saint Louis, MO Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair, Springfield, IL Edina Art Fair, Edina, MN Pro