Cardenas exhibition opens at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — The work of Gaby Berglund Cardenas opens today at Youngstown State University.

Cardenas is an international multi-disciplinary artist whose work straddles disparate worlds — Houston, where she currently lives as an expat; her birthplace of Ecuador, where her family lives; Sweden, where her new home is; and South Korea, which has influenced her spirit after living there for about nine years.

Through her art, she addresses the human condition, the female body and the realms of spirituality. Her work spans mediums from paintings and printmaking to installation, textiles and artist’s books.

Cardenas works from her studio in Houston and is a member of PrintMatters and the Burning Bones Press in Houston. She also is represented by Grafik i Vast in Gothenburg, Sweden, where she’ll be moving next year.

Upcoming projects include a solo exhibition at the Carl Jung Center in Houston in February 2019 and participation in the collective show “Nevertheless She Persisted” at the Koehnline Museum of Art in Chicago this month.

She earned her master’s degree in oil painting from Kyungsung University in Busan, South Korea, in 2012 and has been actively exhibiting internationally in such galleries and museums as the Edward Hopper House of Art, New York; Koehnline Museum of Art, Chicago; The Beaney Museum of Canterbury, England; Hangaram Museum in Seoul, South Korea; and the Lawndale Art Center in Houston.

“Gaby Berglund Cardenas: Life as You Wait” will be on display at Bliss Hall’s Judith Rae Solomon Gallery through Oct. 5. An opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. today and admission is free. Call 330-941-2307.

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