BIO

Martha Escondeur

Personal Profile

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Born in 1957 in the rural town of Santa Lucia, Canelones, Uruguay.

Self-taught, gifted in the Arts of drawing, painting, sculpting, and stone carving, she has been exhibiting her works since the early seventies.

Since this period, she has received many known awards from critics, colleagues, and clients around the world.

Known for her great ability working with human figures, she was summoned by an Italian School of Arts in Florence, where she demonstrated natural skills in working with clay, marble, alabaster, and bronze.

She has been assigned official works in public areas as well as many in private collections, with over two thousand pieces created and sold.

Martha is the author of many family portraits ordered directly at private sessions or by photographs.

Exhibitions

1972 and 1977 Banco República- Uruguay

1979 and 1983 Marie Berger Art Gallery-Fort Worth, Texas- USA

1993 Perez Rosales Hotel- Puerto Mont, Chile

         Arocena Mall Square-Uruguay

         Painting exhibition at the Embassy of the United States

         From North America-Uruguay

1996 Cantegril Country Club- Punta del Este, Uruguay 

         Demonstration and exhibition of his sculptures in Galería              

         De la Matriz, Punta Carretas, Uruguay

1998 New Israelite Congregation of Uruguay

2000 Club del Bosque, Punta del Este, Punta del Este, Painting and Sculpture.

         De la Matriz Gallery, Punta Carretas, Uruguay

         Feminine Expression in the Plastic Arts- Palacio Legislativo, Montevideo, Uruguay.

         Legislative Palace, Montevideo

2001 L'art Latin American Art Gallery, Miami, Florida

2002 Uruguayan Consulate in Sao Paulo, Brazil

2007 ¨La pequeña gran opera del pobre Carlos', Latin American Art Gallery, Montevideo, Uruguay                   

                  

2011 ¨Tratos y retratos¨ Zorrilla Museum, Montevideo, Uruguay

2014 Äire¨Carrasco Lawn Tennis, Uruguay

Group exhibitions

 

1985 The Firebird Artist Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

1991 Plaza Arocena Mall- Uruguay   

         Latin America Art in Miami, Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art

         Latin American Art- Miami, Florida, USA

1994 Soho Gallery, Miami, USA

1997 Participation and exhibition of his project in the call for entries of the 

         competition of the Supreme Court of Justice- Municipality of Montevideo.

     

1998 First auction of selected works by contemporary artists, marble carvings Montevideo, Uruguay

1998 First auction of selected works by contemporary artists, marble carving, 080m high - Gomensoro Hns.

2000 Auction with catalog- Escuela de Hoteleria del Plata, Buenos Aires

         Latin America Art Museum, Florida

         Brindisi Prize- Rome, Italy

         ACEA Art Gallery. Spain

         Contemporary Artists- Latina Gallery, Montevideo

2002 "Paseo de las Esculturas" Old City of Montevideo

2003 Galerie & Kunsthandel - VELDPAPE Holland

         Art and design 2003

Awards and works in public spaces

 

1976 Drawing Prize IAVP- Institute of Visual Arts Poume-Uruguay

1977 First, second and third prize-Paradise Valley-Phoenix, Arizona USA

1978 Honorable Mention at the First Meeting of Outdoor Painting, Montevideo, Uruguay

 

1997 Bronze bust of Eduardo Franco- Paysandú

         Bronze bust of Marcelino Leal, First Mayor of  

         Salto, Uruguay

1998 "Adam and Eve" Symbol Hall -New Congregation, Montevideo

                                         

2001 First Prize International Competition organized by the Latin American Art Museum

by the Latin American Art Museum, Miami, Florida

         Brindisi- Rome, Italy

2010 First and Second Mention National Painting Contest, Zonamerica, Uruguay                

2013 Selected for the Bicentennial Award, National Museum of Visual Arts, Montevideo, Uruguay

 

2015 First Mention, Grand Lodge of Uruguay

 

2000 and 2001- Study and a work trip to the city of Florence, where she teaches molding courses in Carrara and Pietrasanta

            Permanent exhibition of sculptures in Florence.

 

2002  Collective exhibition- ACEA (Federation of Plastic Artists

2007 ¨La pequeña gran opera del pobre Carlos', Galeria Latina, Montevideo, Uruguay                   

                                                 

2011 ¨Tratos y retratos¨ Zorrilla Museum, Montevideo, Uruguay

2014 Individual Exhibition “Äire” Carrasco Lawn Tennis, Uruguay

Group exhibitions

 

1985 The Firebird Artist Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

1991 Plaza Arocena Mall- Uruguay   

        Latin America Art in Miami, Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art

        - Miami, Florida, USA

1994 Soho Gallery, Miami, USA

1997 Participation and exhibition of his project in the call for entries of the 

         to the competition of the Supreme Court of Justice- Municipality of Montevideo.

                              

1998 First auction of selected works by contemporary artists, marble carvings, Montevideo, Uruguay

1998 First auction of selected works by contemporary artists, marble carving, 080m high - Gomensoro Hns

2000 Auction with catalog- Escuela de Hoteleria del Plata, Buenos Aires.

         Latin America Art Museum, Florida

         Brindisi Prize- Rome, Italy

         ACEA Art Gallery. Spain

         Contemporary Artists- Latina Gallery, Montevideo

2002 "Paseo de las Esculturas" Old City of Montevideo

2003 Galerie & Kunsthandel - VELDPAPE Holland, Art and design 2003

     

Awards and works in public spaces

 

1976 Drawing Prize IAVP- Institute of Visual Arts Poume-Uruguay

1977 First, second and third prize-Paradise Valley-Phoenix, Arizona USA

1978 Honorable Mention at the First Meeting of Outdoor Painting, Montevideo, Uruguay

1997 Bronze bust of Eduardo Franco- Paysandú

 

2002- Collective exhibition- ACEA (Federation of Plastic Artists), Barcelona, Spain.

Brindisi Prize - Rome, Italy

2003 Galerie & Kunsthandel - VELDPAPE The Netherlands

         "Bringing art closer to the people" Latina Gallery, Uruguay, Art and design  2003- Uruguay

           First Art Fair - Molino de Pérez, APEU (Association of Painters and Sculptors of  Uruguay)

2004 Embassy of Uruguay, in Washington D.C.

          Machango Spazio d' Arte, San Carlos, Maldonado.

          Dunas Hotel, La Barra

         Art and design 2004- Uruguay

         Cover and back cover of the book "Mensajeros de Artemisa" by Dr. Lavigna

         Exhibition at The Doors Gallery- Alkmaar, The Netherlands

         Solo exhibition, National Heritage, Bilmore Hotel, Santa Lucia

         "The Walls Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland

         "Gallery Michelle", Washington D.C, USA

         "Art on the Stone" Montevideo Shopping- Uruguay

2005 "The Walls Art Gallery", Amsterdam, Holland

         Bronze Monument Homage to Drs. Caldeyro Barcia and Hermogenes Alvarez,  Pereyra Rossell Hospital, Montevideo

          2006 "Buenos Airesrou" Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

      Presidency of the Republic, Libertad Building, Montevideo, Uruguay

 

Solo Exhibition

2007 Individual  Exhibition "De Aries", Mantra Hotel, Manantiales,     

         Uruguay.

        Women in Productive Uruguay, Legislative Palace, Montevideo, Uruguay

      "La pequeña gran opera del pobre Carlos", solo exhibition, Galería Latina,   Montevideo, Uruguay

2008 Individual exhibition, Club del Lago, Maldonado, Uruguay

2009 "Homage to Tango", Casa de la Cultura Maldonado, Uruguay

2010 ¨Mention National Painting Salon Zonamerica, Uruguay

2011 Solo exhibition "Tratos y retratos", Zorrilla Museum, Montevideo, Uruguay

Selected for the Bicentennial Painting Award, National Museum of Visual Arts, Montevideo

Exhibition at Café Tribunales

2011- 11 National Artists, Jacksonville Art Gallery, Zonamerica, Montevideo

    

2012-. Selected for the Bicentennial Award, Museum of Visual Arts, Uruguay

2013- Bronze bust of Mayor Nano Perez, Uruguay

         A life-size sculpture of Juana de Ibarborou, Club del Lago, Uruguay

         A life-size sculpture of Monsignor Jacinto Vera, Canelones, Uruguay

         Bronze bust of Dr. Valentin Cossio, Department of Treinta y Tres, Uruguay

         Exhibition at Los Caracoles Gallery, José Ignacio, Uruguay

         Group exhibition at the Ateneo de Montevideo, Uruguay

2014- Exhibition ¨Cinco Figurativos¨MAC (Museum of Contemporary Art), Uruguay

          Solo exhibition ¨Aire¨ Lawn Tennis Carrasco, Uruguay

2015- Contemporary Portraits Exhibition, Subte Municipal Art Gallery, Montevideo, Uruguay

2016- Exhibition at Los Caracoles Art Gallery, José Ignacio, Maldonado,

Uruguay.

                 

          Exhibition at Hotel la Viuda, José Ignacio, Maldonado, Uruguay

        

        Selected in Modportrait portrait contest, organized by the MEAM- Exhibition in Zaragoza.

 

        Exhibition "SERES", cultural space of the Mexican Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay

     Exhibition "Vivir con el" Clarita Berembau Foundation, World Trade Center, Montevideo

2017- Life-size sculpture of Padre Pio, Artigas, Uruguayç

2018- Recognition to the trajectory- AGADU- Teatro Solis, Montevideo

         Ariel Award for Culture and trajectory, Ateneo de Montevideo

2019- Exhibition of his works at Onessimo Fineart Gallery, Florida, USA

          Biblical reliefs for the arch of the Cathedral of Canelones

2020- Solo exhibition at Espacio Cultural Artigas, Montevideo. -Monumental paintings for the Cathedral of Canelones, medallion of the Easter Lamb for the Altar, and reliefs for the Vault of the Church

Portrait of General Osorio, Brazil.

 

2021- Homage to eight women artists, Paseo Cultural de la Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo, Uruguay

Choice of a painting to be presented at the 154th Anniversary of the Grand  Lodge of Uruguay

                   

Bronze sculpture commissioned by the Shopping Centers of Uruguay for the  50th Anniversary of Estudio Lecueder

Portrait of the General Secretary of the Central Bank BCU, Alfredo Allo.

Portrait of General Osorio, Brasil

Recovery and Restoration of a work by Maestro Zorrilla, Museo Zorrilla  Montevideo, Uruguay

Solo exhibition Universo Pittamiglio, Montevideo, Uruguay

Exhibition Nina Torres Art Productions

2022 -Solo exhibition, Tribute to the Trajectory, Club del Lago, Punta del Este, Uruguay

Collection

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