EVA AVE

About EVA

   Eva with her big yellow cup painting called "Food Tastes Better On Handmade Dishware." Photo by  Chris LeClere

Eva with her big yellow cup painting called "Food Tastes Better On Handmade Dishware." Photo by Chris LeClere

Eva Avenue is a contemporary painter, multi-instrumentalist and journalist whose work encompasses a multitude of mediums. After attending the Pinellas County Center For the Arts at Gibbs High School for visual arts, she graduated with a degree in arts and journalism from the University of New Mexico. She has received extensive training in music, visual art, and feature writing.

She has done contract work for The Dali Museum, SITE Santa Fe, Saks 5th Avenue, LinkedIn, Zulily, SSG Music and Will Miller Photography. She is actively engaged in monthly publishing projects with CoffeeTalk Magazine, S.P.A.M. (St. Pete Art Movement), muralist Aurailieus, writer Marcella Ortega, and Sweetwater Organic Coffee. She was the first managing editor for Pyragraph.com, and today writes about visual art for alt. weekly rag Creative Loafing and Creative Pinellas, the designated arts agency for Pinellas County. Eva studied art writing and theory under art critic Dave Hickey.

She does live portrait drawing at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Pete, FL, at Straub Park for First Night New Year’s celebration, at Leslie Currin’s gallery ARTicles, as well as live-painting for a number of cultural events in Florida and New Mexico. She embarked on a long course of independent studies in Portugal immediately after high school, sketching and painting people in Lisbon and The Algarve. She came back to the States and lived in a selection of cultural meccas in order to better understand America's creative spaces including Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Austin, Albuquerque/Santa Fe, Philadelphia and St. Petersburg.

Her Object-Theatre Spoon Opera combined violin music with sentient spoons in a riveting performance at the University of New Mexico Performing Arts Center. She performed with Albuquerque's Guerrilla Street Theatre to protest Guantanamo Bay.

When she was ten, she joined world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma on stage at St. Pete’s Mahaffey Theatre for a collaboration with piano and cello. More recently, she helped score the award-winning independent film Homemakers as well as wrote and recorded a theme song for a series of videos released by St. Pete’s Chamber of Commerce. In New Mexico, she won Top-Ten Best Local Albums for 2008 and Most Avant-Garde Musician the following year by the Weekly Alibi’s annual readers poll Best of Burque. She performed exit music on piano for the Mutter Museum Ball in Philadelphia and today posts her new songs to Soundcloud.

She puts on events such as Art Talx, a variety series of talks on different subjects from local people of interest, and organizes the  Florida Spring Cleaning arts fundraiser every other year to clean and regulate Florida's 900+ natural springs.

Her sense of style and humor rounds out her technical skills, while her love of everything and attention to good conversation and ability to put people at ease make her an engaging and captivating artist to collaborate with.


Curriculum Vitae

"Eva is my art hero!"

 Paul Wilborn, Executive Director of Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg, FL

"One of the finest, most versatile and surprising artists I know." Danny Solis, Albuquerque's first slam poet laureate

"Eva's the most artist artist I know." —Stacey Holder, Philadelphia Magic Gardens

"She's not just an artist - rather, everything Eva does is art, and on top of that she is wise, fun, low-drama, kind, creative and makes really beautiful music. She is a good friend and I give her an A+ human rating." Jessica Duvearney, owner of Cellar Door Gallery in Albuquerque, NM

"Eva Avenue is one of the most talented, prolific, visionary artists I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. She is also a hell of a lot of fun to be around." Mike Smith of Albuquerque, essayist, historian, and author

"Thank you, your cover is delicious! I also love your original stuff, my fave upon first listen is No Matter To A Girl. 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽" —Jyoti Mishra aka White Town

"The Gold Room is one of the best installations I have ever seen, you need to do more of those!" ~Richard Seidel, resident artist at Morean Arts Center, St. Pete, FL

"Thanks again for setting me up with Eva. Love her work!" —Cady Gonzalez, anthropologist

"One of my favorite editor-in-chiefs to pass through these halls." Jim Fisher, Student Pub Board Supervisor at the Daily Lobo at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

 

 

Solo Shows

2016 Paintings From LAla Land - The Studio @ 620's Ellis Gallery, St. Pete, FL

I Used A Title Generator To Name This Show - Bar@548, St. Pete, FL

2014 Gold Room - Oleson Gallery, St. Petersburg FL

Moon Over Water - Genaro Cafe, St. Petersburg, FL

2011 New Paintings - Winnings, Albuquerque, NM

2005 The First Art Show Ever - Blue Dragon, Albuquerque, NM

 

Group Shows

2017 Le Papier - Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL

2017 Tropidelic Art Show - The Sharpie Gallery, Treasure Island, FL

2016 Thursday Art Walk - Lazy Brewing Company, Los Angeles, CA

2015 Untitled - OXHEART/NOoSPHERE ARTS, NYC

Damn It's Hot! - Gallery OneTwentyEight, NYC

TranzLucid - Soft Water Studios, St. Petersburg, FL

Kairos - The Venture Compound, St. Petersburg, FL

2014 Group Painting Show- Bloom Art Center, St. Petersburg, FL

Group Show - Blue Lucy Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL

2013 SLIDELUCK Seattle - Flutter Studios, Seattle WA

New Painters - Hall Barnett Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2012 It’s A Small, Small World - Family Business, NYC

Fine Fare Presents - The Bikery, Philadelphia

Nagano Lantern Festival - Nagano, Japan

2011 I <3 Cops (curator) - Cellar Door Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Photosynthesis - 105 Art Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Black & White Show - Factory on Fifth, Albuquerque, NM

Fun-A-Day -The Normal Gallery, Albuquerque

2009 Semi-permanent display, q-Staff Theatre, Albuquerque, NM

2008 Group Show - Stove Gallery, Albuquerque

2007 Group Show - Stove Gallery, Albuquerque

2006 Frail and Fallible - The Common Space, Chicago, IL

2005 Primero - Factory on Fifth, Albuquerque, NM

2002 Scholastics Art Awards Show - NYC

Juried Student Exhibition - Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL

 

Artist Residencies

Hotel Indigo St. Petersburg - Artist-in-residence, 2016

Private residence - Philadelphia, PA, Independent artist residency, Spring 2012

Chamber of Commerce - Bormes-Les-Mimosas, South France, Musician's Residency, Summer 2008

Shakespeare & Company Bookstore -, Paris, France, Writing Residency, Summer 2008 

MIND Institute at University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM, Artist-in-residence, 2007

Garage - Clinton, PA, Independent artist residency, Winter 2003/2004

 

Noteable Collections

Public Collection, Salud-Arte Public Art Program, University Health Systems, San Antonio, TX

W. R. Huff Asset Management

Brainard Carey, artist -NYC

Dave Hickey, art critic - Santa Fe, NM

The Gipsy Kings - Arles, France

The MIND Institute - Albuquerque, NM

Yi Wen Chow, loved by all - St. Petersburg, FL

Ken Krause, gallerist - Albuquerque, NM

Sebastian Coolidge, muralist - St. Pete, FL

 

Honors & awards

-Awesome Grant from the Awesome Foundation, 2013

-Best Local Zine 2nd Place, Weekly Alibi, 2010

-Most Avant-Garde Musician 2nd Place, Weekly Alibi, 2009

Top-Ten Local Albums, Weekly Alibi, 2008

-"Reporter of the Year" David Gomez Warrior With The Red Bow Award, Student Publications UNM, 2006

-Grand Prize Juried Student Show, Pinellas County Center for the Arts, 2002

-Scholastics Silver Key Award, NYC, 2002

-Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention awards for mayoral pre-scholastics art show, Dali Museum, 2002