Olliemoonsta

Work

Olliemoonsta

Bio

beyond-time2012 Olliemoonsta-mural-Targowo

Naza del Rosal and Juan Rico are Olliemoonsta, an art duo from Spain with a background in Fine Arts and Graphic Design. In 2009 they came together to form Studio Po, an Illustration, Graphic and Web Design studio, which was gradually focusing more on art and illustration creating the duo Olliemoonsta.

Over the years they have created a series of artworks drawing on the folklore, mysticism and spirituality of traditional cultures from around the world. They are also interested in urban tribes related to graffiti and skateboarding and put a special emphasis on typography.

Olliemoonsta’s work has been seen in numerous exhibitions around Europe and Canada. In July 2011 they were invited to the International Percussion Festival of Montreal, Canada, where Juan Rico were performing improvised paintings to the rhythm of music. Those paintings were part of a traveling exhibition in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. In 2012 they participated in the artists’ residence Beyond Time, in Poland, where in addition to their work at the BWA Bielsko Galery in Bielsko-Biala and Targowo, they participated in several festivals to paint murals. In October 2012 they were working as artists in residence at Pedra Sina Residence, in Madeira, Portugal. In 2013 they moved to Canada and in 2015 they had a solo show at the Michael Wright Gallery, in Port Coquitlam.

 SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2015
    Michael Wright Gallery, Leigh Square Community Arts Village, Port Coquitlam BC
  • 2012
    – WeAreOne, Nudo Teatro, Madrid ES
  • 2011
    – Monstruos Rotos & Co., Espacio Naranjo, Madrid ES

 SELECTED  GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2015
    – Converging Suspects: Corey Bulpitt, Olliemoonsta, and Warraba Weatherall, Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver BC
  • 2014
    – Piece of Mind, AMS Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
    – Back Alley Artists Night, The Purple Stapler, Vancouver BC
    – CARDED!, Hot Art Wet City, Vancouver BC
    – The Postcard Show II, Ayden Gallery, Vancouver BC
  • 2013
    – Landyachtz Longboard Collective Art Show, The Beaumont Studios, Vancouver BC
    – Lab Art Show, Heritage Hall, Vancouver BC
  • 2012
    – MediaMap, IAM Gallery, Madrid ES
    – Urban Cultura, Espacio Naranjo, Madrid ES
    – Typo_MAD_12, Matadero, Madrid ES
    – Life fast, die young, Bielsko BWA Galery, Bielsko-Biała PL
    – Power of Art and Nature, Targowo PL
    – WeAreOne, Nudo Teatro, Madrid ES
  • 2011
    – Monstruos Rotos & Co., Espacio Naranjo, Madrid ES
    – Urban Cultura, Espacio Naranjo, Madrid ES
    – Dibujo anónimo, Sala de Arte Joven 2.0, Madrid ES
  • 2008
    – Salón del Libro Infantil y Juvenil de Madrid, Casa de Vacas, Madrid ES
  • 2005-2006
    – Circuitos, Madrid, León, Alcalá de Henares and Pontevedra, Madrid ES

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

  • 2012
    – Pedra Sina Residence, Madeira PT
  • 2012
    – Beyond Time, Bielsko-Biała City and Targowo PL

PUBLIC EVENTS

  • 2014
    – Paint for Peace (Live painting), Raw Canvas, Vancouver BC
  • 2013
    – Raycam Community Center (Mural), Vancouver BC
    – Vancouver International Busker Festival, Vancouver BC
    – Longboard Painting Workshop, Vancouver BC
    – Eurofest, Vancouver BC
  • 2012
    – Imagination in your hands (Mural), Madeira PT
    – Sea Art (Mural), Madeira PT
    – Life fast, die young (Public installation), Bielsko-Biała PL
    – Now or never (Mural), Bielsko-Biała PL
    – Plasticine Illustration Workshop, Galeria Bielsko BWA, Bielsko-Biała PL
    – Keep your mind rich (Car painting), Freestyle, City Szczytno Festival, Szczytno PL
    – Natural City (Mural), Targowo PL
    – Logical Art Does Not Exist (Mural), Pszczyna Ceramics Festival, Pszczyna PL
  • 2011
    – Guest artist at the Festival Internacional de Percussions, Montreal QC