Biography



Chelita Riojas arte manuale figurativa

Mexican and Italian Architect and self-taught Artist. Born in Mexico City in 1965. Graduated in Architecture in Mexico City in 1991. In 2006 I moved to Italy for love and since my studies are not recognized in Italy, I dedicated myself to another creative activity. Since 2016 I have created artistic works by transforming aluminum sheets into sculptures. In 2017 two of my sculptures were allocated in public places in Porto Rotondo in Sardinia, Italy. Since 2019 two of my Artworks became part of 2 Museums's Art Colections, one at the Papalote Museum in Mexico City and the other at The Jewish Museum in Casale Monferrato, Italy. In 2019 I won 3 first prizes, 1 at the 13th. Arte Laguna Prize in Venice and 2 in Palm Springs, USA. My mirrored aluminum sculptures are camouflaged in the environment, taking the colours from nature as a reflection, they move with the wind and transmit  natural and artificial light.
With this sculptures, I wish to bring joy and light to anyone who owns them.

 

ART WORKS IN PUBLIC PLACES

 

2019 SCULPTURES IN 2 MUSEUMS

My PAPALOTL Monarch Butterfly since September 2019 is part of the Art collection of the PAPALOTE MUSEUM in Mexico City.

 

My Hanukkah is part of the Art collection of the Museo dei Lumi at the Jewish Museum of Casale Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy

 

2016 AGAVI IN PORTO ROTONDO

 

Two Agaves since 2016 are part of the Art Collection and are owned by the Consortium of Porto Rotondo, Sardinia. The Agave Americana is allocated in Piazza Cascella and the Agave Arricciata is allocated in Via Riccardo Belli.

 

2016-2018 Four Artworks are part of the "Hrusca Foundation" collection and are allocated at the Sporting Hotel in Porto Rotondo, Italy.

 

ART AWARDS

 

2019 Venice, Italy. 1st prize in the "13th Arte Laguna Prize" in the Business for Art category with the Artwork: Shiny giant Agave.

 

2018 Palm Springs, USA. 1st prize in the "4th. Annual Leaves & Petals Art Exhibition" of the Fusion Art Gallery with the Artwork: Cactus Flower.

 

2018 Palm Springs, USA. 1st prize in the "Holidays & Traditions Art Exhibition" with the Artwork: Christmas Pinecone.

 

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

 

My works are found in private collections in: Italy (Bolzano, Lake Garda, Florence, Milan, Merano, Rome, Padua, Treviso, Porto Rotondo, Porto Cervo and Maddalena Island in Sardinia) Helsinki, Monte Carlo, London, City of Mexico, San Miguel Allende, Mexico and Palm Springs, USA.

 

2 GALLERIES (that represent my Artworks)

 

- "The Elena Bulatova Fine Art Gallery", Palm Desert, USA.

- "Anna Breda space in Padua, Italy.

 

PERSONAL EXHIBITION

 

2017 April - Bolzano, Italy in the Little Gallery, individual exhibition "Le Piante nell’Arte"

 

PARTICIPATION IN COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

 

2020 Perugia, Int. Exhibition of Contemporary Art: "Stati d'Arte" at the Villa Fidelia di Spello. 

 

2020 Perugia, “NON C'E' BELLEZZA SENZA MISTERO”, room at the Rocca Paolina by Prof. Paolo Levi and Dr. Andrea Baffoni.

 

2019 Turin, PARATISSIMA 15th fair int. independent artists. With the Spazio Anna Breda Gallery.

 

2019 Mantua, Museo Francesco Gonzaga, International Biennial of Contemporary Art "Mantova Artexpo 2019" with the presence of art critics Vittorio Sgarbi and Philippe Daverio.

 

2019 Milan. exhibition of the International Yearbook of Contemporary Art ARTISTI '19 "with texts by the Art Critics Paolo Levi, Angelo Crespi, Philippe Daverio, Vittorio Sgarbi and Luca Beatrice.

 

2019 Rome, Palazzo Ferrajoli. "L’Arte si mostra" By Editoriale Pagine.

        

2019 Palm Springs, USA. Fusion Art Gallery "3rd Annual Group Show"

 

2018 Tarquinia, Felici Di Sanctis Park. "Tra i rami dell’arte" with the art critic Philippe Daverio.

 

2018 Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Christie's Int. Gallery "Arte in Porto Cervo Marina" by Sabrina La Leggia.

 

2018 Porto Rotondo, Sardinia. Christie's Int. Real estate gallery "Arte in porto" by Sabrina La Leggia.

 

2018 Porto Rotondo, "Incontriamoci nell’arte" by Pinuccia Hrusca.

 

2018 Milan at The Nature Art Gallery "Abitare la natura" by Sabrina La Leggia.

 

2018 Milan at The Nature Art Gallery "Mediterranea" by Sabrina La Leggia.

 

2017 Milan at The Nature Art Gallery "A Christmas Expo" curated by Sabrina La Leggia.

 

2017 Porto Cervo Marina, Sardinia. "Arte in Porto" by Sabrina La Leggia.

 

2017 Porto Rotondo Christie's Int. Real Estate Gallery "L’elemento acqua nell’arte" by Sabrina La Leggia.

 

2017 Porto Rotondo, Sardinia "Incontriamoci nell’arte" by Pinuccia Hrusca.

 

2016 Porto Rotondo, Sardinia "Incontriamoci nell’arte" by Pinuccia Hrusca.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

2020, 3 Artworks in the catalog from the exposition in Perugia: "NON C'E BELLEZZA SENZA MISTERO" .

 

2020, 7 Artworks in the art magazine LAGIOIADELL'ARTE Collectibles contemporary, June 2020, SanGiorgioArte, edit. with art criticism by Paolo Levi.

 

18/10/2019 in the DOLOMITEN newspaper the article is published: PAPALOTL "for the entrance of his Papalotl butterfly to a Museum in Mexico City.

 

2019, 7 Artworks in the art magazine LAGIOIADELL'ARTE Contemporary collectibles, June 2019, SanGiorgioArte, edit. with art criticism by Paolo Levi.

 

2019, 1 Artworks in the art magazine ART NOW 19

 

2019, 1 Artworks in the MANTOVA ARTEXPO catalog

 

2019, 3 Artworks in the International Yearbook of Contemporary Art “ARTISTI '19”, Mondadori.

 

2019, 3 Artworks in the Catalog ART SHOWS 11/03/2019 Palazzo Ferraioli by Editoriale Pagine.

          

2018, 2 Artworks in the THE NATURE ART GALLERY Catalog, Abitare la Natura exhibition, - Immobilsarda -Christie’s Int. Real Estate by Sabrina La Leggia.

 

2017, 2 Artworks in THE NATURE ART GALLERY Catalog, exhibition "A Christmas Expo" – Immobilsarda by Sabrina La Leggia.

 

2017, 3 Artworks in the ART IN PORT Catalog Immobilsarda Christie’s Int. by Sabrina La Leggia.

 

* Italian press releases: Dolomiten, Alto Adige, Tages Zeitung, La Stampa, Il Giornale dell'Arte, MoCA, Il Popolo Veneto, Il Piccolo, Veneto Uno, Qdpnews.it, Il Monferrato, etc.

 

 

* Foreign press relays: foreign affairs & lifestyle, ENFOQUE, The Coaster Zone, Muy Interesante, BITACORA CDMX, PUBLIMETER MEXICO, Voces del Periodista, 889noticias.mx, etc.

 

LANGUAGES

5 Spoken and ritten languages: Spanish, Italian, French, English and German.