Eileen Figueroa is a contemporary realist painter who lives and works in Houston, Texas. A native of Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, she creates colorful paintings that pay homage to her beloved homeland. Her distinctive narrative style emanates joy and peace and expresses the vibrant spirit and atmosphere of the unique Caribbean culture. Picturesque landscapes, tropical birds and flowers, musical instruments, and farmers tending to their fields are all brought to life with contrasting and harmonious colors and bold compositions. They lure the viewer into a world of enchantment. As the artist explains, “I am a story teller and I welcome you to join me on this visual journey.”
As a child Figueroa received prizes for her innate talent. From a young age she has believed, “You can create anything once you see it in your mind.” She earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Florida A & M University and Master of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning from Florida State University — with honors.
Figueroa’s artwork has been shown in exhibitions in Puerto Rico and the U.S., including “Dreams and Visions: The Artist Perspective”, “Color Show” and “Visual Voices” at Spring and Silos Studios Art Gallery, Houston, TX. One of her paintings was featured at the Houston Fine Arts Festival, Houston, Texas. Her work was featured in the “International Art Adventure in Houston” a curated exhibition featuring international artists at the Height Art Studios and Gallery. Also her work was featured at the AIG Building, Houston, TX.
She was a member of the invitational Manhattan Arts International Artists Showcase Gallery from 2015 to 2016, a curated art program that rewards artistic excellence, in New York, N.Y. She has also served as a juror in “The Many Faces of Mary Magdalene” in Houston, TX.
Her art work captures the most vivid and fond memories she had collected since childhood growing up in Puerto Rico. She wants to share those experiences with viewers so they can enjoy the rich, diverse and vibrant culture that is unique to the Caribbean.
Her work was featured in Manhattan Arts International, a curated Artist Showcase Gallery that have been accepted for the quality of her artwork career credentials.
1993 - 1998 - B. S. Architecture
1999 - 2000 - M.A. Landscape Architecture
2018 - NEIGHBORS - Features work of 23 artists including myself. A vibrant community of artists that bring a unique entry point to the public to engage the work of artists. From September 29, 2018 to January 12, 2019.
2018 - TOUCHSTONES - Exhibition at Lee College PAC Art Gallery. An exhibit featuring artist Eileen Figueroa and the working artists of Spring Street Studios. From September 15, 2018 to October 19, 2018.
2018 - RETABLOS31 - COMMUNITY EXHIBITION. Presented by Meca in collaboration with Lawndale Art Center. Silent Action. From October 15, 2018 to November 2, 2018.
2018 - Caliente: Evolving Expressions -
From June 16, 2018 to September 9, 2018
Spring Street Studios Gallery, Houston Texas
2018 - Come Together:A Sawyer Yards Collaborative Exhibition
Spring Street Studios Gallery, Houston, Texas. From May 12, 2018 to August 12, 2018
2017 - Re: Work Repeated...
Spring Street Studios Gallery, Houston, Texas. From September 29, 2017 - Jan 15, 2018.
2017 - Internal Dialog: External Communication
Spring Street Studios Gallery, Houston, Texas.
2016 - Houston Via Colori Participant
A street Painting Festival benefiting The Center for Hearing and Speech, Houston, TX.
2016 - Beyond Design & Décor a presentation by the resident artists of Spring Street Studios
at the Spring Street Studios Gallery Houston,Texas September 23, 2016
2016 - AIG Business Building Lobby Collective Exhibition located in Houston,Texas
2016 - International Art Adventure Exhibition
Was an adventure into the world art diversity and point of views from artists all over the world. Location at Heights Art Studios & Gallery, Houston Texas. Collaborative Exhibit Sep 3, 2016
2016 - Visual Voices
From June 24 through September 2016. Spring Street Studios Gallery, Houston, Texas.
2015 - Color Show
Spring Street Studios Gallery, Houston, Texas. From November 14, 2015 to January 31, 2016
2015 - Houston Fine Arts Fair s 5th Edition
NRG Stadium Houston, TX. From September 10 to September 12, 2015.
2015 - Judge for the The Many Faces of Mary Magdalene - Re-Image-ing Mary Magdalene Art Show for Brigid's Place, Christ Church Cathedral, Houston,Texas.
2015 - Dreams and Visions: The Artist's Perspective
Spring Street Gallery. From July 17, 2015 to November 2015.