Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, 2018.

BIOGRAPHY

Vasalisa was born in Mexico City as Elisa Pérez O’Connor and raised in the state of Guanajuato.

 

Her grandmother, a classical artist, teaches her from a very young age and she embraces the love for art in a very emotional and technical way simultaneously, this early stage defines her style and thematic interests to be developed later in life.

 

Eventually she enters the School of Fine Arts in Guanajuato although she decides to leave such school for personal reasons. 

She goes on to have a family and becomes interested in mysticism and sacred plant medicine.

San Sebastián Río Hondo, 2020.

This becomes a soul searching path that leads her to symbolism, tarot, ceremonies and traditional practices such as temazcal, Moon and Sun Dances and chanupa prayers. 

At the same time she continues her artistic studies in Mexico with a Diploma in diverse techniques with renowned Mexican painter Oliver Esquivel and a Diploma in drawing with Spanish teacher Concepción Pombo de Amuchástegui (aka COPORI).

 

She was selected to participate in the Visionary Painting Intensive in New York with masters Alex and Allyson Grey in 2018, and in 2019 she participated in the Art and Medicine retreat in Peru with Chris Dyer.

 

She’s currently living in the southern mountains of Oaxaca where she’s working on her first solo exhibition portraying the deities of the collective unconscious.

San Sebastián Río Hondo, 2020.

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