Esther Rosa
Medium: Mixed Media

Studio Location:
Reis Studios - Studio# 411
43-01 22nd Street



Artist Bio:
Esther Rosa was born in Madrid, Spain.

She is psychologist specialized in Human Resources working in the Media sector for almost 15 years. She is also transition Coach.

Esther discovered her passion for fine arts when she and her family moved to New York in 2006. She started her studies in Fine Arts at the National Academy School of Fine Arts in Manhattan, NY. Once there, she discovered an ability and passion she didn't know she had.

She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in solo, group exhibitions and Art Fairs. Art on Paper Art Fair, NY: Affordable Art Fair, NY; Paris Expo Art3f, Paris, France; Aqua Art Fair, Art Basel week, Miami, Florida; Sohotel Artspace Gallery, NY; Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, NY; National Academy Museum, NY; Kreisler Gallery, Madrid, Spain among others.

She lives and works in New York.

Artist Statement:
As a psychologist, life coach and as a person I believe that one of the biggest opportunities for personal growth relies on moving out of our comfort zone to be able to achieve that feeling of wellbeing, that personal state in which you feel that your life has balance, purpose, direction, growth, insight and where you feel comfortable under your own skin.

Benjamin Franklin said "There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self" and he was right.

We live in the era of "self-expression" and in a society that values ???uniqueness, personal identity. To define oneself we should not follow the trends, or look to others, one needs to stop and look for inner answers, stop and ask yourself what is your voice, your qualities, your motivations, your values, your dreams, to question our own belief system, to look for what's blocking us and this task could be mammoth, the speed of life, the load of information, the demanding life is so intense that does not leave us time to pause and breathe.

But to place the control center within oneself is key. We need to pause and breathe to reflect, to be able to develop tools, our own tools, that will help us to maintain our inner balance under adversity, to maintain our inner balance in the ebb and flow of life. We live in a time where changes are rapid, unexpected, and therefore often difficult to control, thats why we need to know how to manage our selves. Each of us is greater and wiser than we appear to be, we all have the answers to all questions within, that natural strength, the resilience that helps us to overcome difficulties and see them as opportunities to grow.

Life tests our physical and emotional balance, thats why we need to learn mechanisms to be able to thrive, because life is a game that cannot be won or lost, only played. How we feel, how we interpret the world around us, our reality, how we respond, influence our self-esteem and our sense of happiness as well as others energy and their sense of happiness. These are the factors that allow us to recover our positive energy and emerge strengthened.

Life is a journey in constant changing, an adventure of continuous learning where each day is an unique opportunity to enjoy. Now is all there ever is!

My work aims to raise awareness of the importance of self discovery, in the search for your identity by embracing imperfections to be able to grow, understanding that life itself is imperfect and is constantly changing, this is precisely what makes it so special.

All images and text copyright Esther Rosa