Oct 2019           Post(blank),Vol. IV: Post(stranger)

                        Paintings


June 2019         Marietta Magazine Issue 2:
                        Interview by Erica Schreiner and images of paintings


May 2019          Maintenant 13: Dada Journal
                        Painting: Triptych "The power of the click"


April 2019         The Poetry Society of New York: Spilt Milk
                        Article on triptych "The Power of the Click"


Oct 2018          Wotisart Magazine, Issue 19

                         Painting: Triptych "The Power of the Click"


2017                   Verses of April, Lala & Giono

                          Videos: La Politesse, The Physical

  

2012                   Fiction Brigade: A collection of Flash Fiction

                          Painting : I'm not your Reality


2010                   Sub-scribe Magazine, Nostalgia (Fall 2010)

                          Drawing: Outlander  


PUBLICATIONS / PRESS

EDUCATION / RESEARCH

Oct 2019      Featured in article on The Gaze of a Parisienne

                   "The Gaze of a Woman Artist" by Florence Briat-soulié  


Aug  2019     The Art Gorgeous Article 
                   "Three Fresh Takes on the Female Gaze" by Katya Lopatko

Feb 2019      Konstepidemin, Announcement of exhibition
                    "The Box"


July 2018     El Correo de Andalucia, Article on exhibition:                                           The Power of the Click

July 2018     ABCdesevilla, Article on exhibition :  
                   The Power of the Click


 (b. 1988, USA)

October 2019        Bienvenue Art Fair, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, La Cité des Arts, Paris France


February 2019       Solo Exhibition: The Box, Konstepidemin, Gothenburg Sweden


May 2019               Live Art Performance: Experiment 88- Speak or Listen, Le Castel, Paris France


Aug/Sept 2018       Collective Exhibition: Lettres, Mots et Clics..., Galerie Art'et Miss, Paris France


July 2018               Solo Exhibition: The Power of the Click, Cultural Center Castilblanco, Seville Spain 


May 2017               Public Radio Interview: 93.3 Beijing International Radio, Beijing China 


October 2016         Collective Exhibition: Narcisse Obligé, Savonette Electrique, Montrueil France


October 2015         Collective exhibition:  Je Suis..., La Maison des Ensembles, Paris France


December 2014      Solo exhibition: From the Bed to the Lab, Duo Gallery (currently T2 Gallery), Paris France


November 2013      Public Reading: Fiction story: Bitch is a female dog, Berkely Books, Paris France


May 2013               Solo Exhibition: Paris 210 days, The Botek, Paris France 

ARTWORK

Artist's CV

Lala Drona (b. 1988) is a Venezuelan-American painter and videaste, born in Denver, Colorado. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado, Lala Drona has since published and exhibited her work from North America to South America, and from Western Europe to Asia.  Lala Drona uses painting, video and writing to probe into identity and women’s bodily experience in the context of the digital age, all media combining together to create a surrealistic and dystopian universe. She is currently based in Paris, France.


Artist Statement:

​​Lala Drona plays with the idea of the mirror and reflectivity, alternate realities, the transitions through these realities and how they manifest in our daily lives. Refusing to choose just one medium, she paints, writes, and creates short films, all which take place in her artistic universe. The voyage from the synthetic to the real, and vice versa, play a significant role within her practice, and she represents these transition with her use of symmetry and grayscale. She re-contextualizes virtual media (stories, digital art, and videos) in reality through paint and canvas, tying everything together to create a cohesive and complex narrative.


PRESS



Lala Drona (b. 1988) is a Venezuelan-American painter and videaste, born in Denver, Colorado. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado, Lala Drona has since published and exhibited her work from North America to South America, and from Western Europe to Asia.  Her paintings, videos, and writing explore the themes of identity, women’s bodily experience, and transitional states, all media contributing to a cohesive universe.  She is currently based in Paris, France.

As a multi-media artist, Lala has created The Lala World, a dystopian universe with Artists, Muses, and Drones where inspiration is currency.  Lala Drona first established the world on her blog www.basedonafact.com where she writes articles which are based on her life and hyperbolized in order to fit into her world.


EXHIBITIONS 

Her passion for storytelling through art started at a very young age, and she believes that she did not learn to make art, but rather lives it. Lala Drona’s work draws from cultural inconsistencies of growing up as a Venezuelan-American woman with a reconstructed left breast due to medical issues at age 15.  Due to having a body which does not fit into commonly agreed upon western expectations of "woman," and having to augment that body at an early age in order to fit societal definitions, Lala Drona constantly redefines categories of identity within her work.

Lala Drona held her first solo exhibition “From the Bed to the Lab,” in Paris in December 2014, at Gallery Düo in Paris, France.  The following year, she exhibited a triptych of paintings: “Je suis la fin qui justifie les moyens (I am the end that justifies the means)” at the collective exhibition Je suis…, an exhibition in response to the January 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris.  The triptych recounts a journey of self-rejection and self-acceptance, and marks the beginning of Lala Drona’s use of gray. 

In 2016, she exhibited at the collective exhibition “Narcisse Obligé” in Paris, where she showed a painting/mirror installation titled “Every Woman.”  This piece, along with her triptych “The Power of the Click” was subsequently shown at and exhibition at Galerie Art et Miss in Paris, in 2018.

Since, Lala Drona has travelled from the Eastern Asia, to Western Europe researching topics regarding transitions from the virtual to the real in various artist residency programs.

Artist Statement:
Lala Drona plays with the idea of the mirror and reflectivity, alternate realities, the transitions through these realities and how they manifest in our daily lives. "[The Internet] serves as a a mirror that reflects humanity in its entirety.  However, like in a concave mirror; the image is magnified and  hyperbolized.  This makes certain aspects of our society more apparent, and with the storage of data, it also makes them quantifiable.  The beauty and terror that we find online, are the beauties and terrors we find within ourselves.”

Refusing to choose just one medium, she paints, writes, and creates short films, all which take place in her artistic universe. The voyage from the synthetic to the real, and vice versa, play a significant role within her practice, and she represents these transition with her use of symmetry and grayscale. She re-contextualizes virtual media (stories, digital art, and videos) in reality through paint and canvas, tying everything together to create a cohesive and complex narrative.

FICTION / POETRY

drona.lala@gmail.com  |  @dronalala

2018     Galerie Art'et Miss, Paris France

            Booklet of poem "Between screen and canvas" and artwork


2018     Paris Lit Up at Culture Rapid, Paris France

            Reading of poem "Between screen and canvas"


2015     Those That This Literary Journal, Issue 9​

            Short story: Bitch is a Female Dog, accompanied by painting 


2013     The Darkness Within, Short Fiction Anthology

            Short story: The West Side of Visual


2010     What Fears Become, Horror Stories Anthology, Imagin Books

            Short Story: Gnaw  


June-July 2019                        Artist in Residence, Kintai Arts, Kintai Lithuania


Jan-Feb 2019                           Artist in Residence, Konstepidemin, Gothenburg Sweeden


Nov-Dec 2018                           Artist in Residence, Buinho Association, Alentejo Portugal


Aug-Oct 2018                           Artist in Residence, Huekito AIR Program, Paris France


June/July 2018                        Artist in Residence, AiRGentum, Seville Spain


Oct 2016 - March 2017             Artist in Residence, Le Lavoir, Ivry Sur Seine France


June / July 2015                      EICAR Summer Workshop:  Directing and Screenwriting program, Paris France


Sept 2012 - May 2013               Université de Paris - Sorbonne: French Language and Civilisation, Paris France


Sept 2006 - May 2012               Bachelor of Arts University of Colorado at Boulder (Colorado, USA)  

                                                  American Association of University Women Scholarship recipient