Roxanna Melendez
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The figure of a young child dressed in pink stands fully at the center of a lush verdant garden with Kelly green vines and an olive colored bush in the background. Small purple and lavender hearts, including a collaged hibiscus flower, are imposed on the child's figure; her face is curiously mature. Pencil sketches are found in the back of the painting. Artist’s signature on right hand corner.

Roxanna Melendez is a visual artist, who often uses Caribbean themes in her paintings. Born in Puerto Rico, she graduated with an MSW from Columbia University and studied art at Hunter College and at The Art Students League. Melendez has exhibited in Long Island, New York City, Woodstock, and the Capital District. Her bold paintings depict real life events within a personal symbolism. Melendez explores her cultural roots and her life in New York City through paintings with strong figurative and narrative elements.


    48 in. H x 36.5 in. W x 1.5 in. D
    Seller Location
    Troy, NY
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Roxanna Melendez The "Three" of Life, 1998
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Three generations of Latina women stand in front of a maroon tree-trunk with the pre-adolescent girl between the mother and grandmother. The grandmother's indigo colored dress features ...
Roxanna Melendez Las Bodas De Sigfri, 2012
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Led by a ring bearer in a light yellow dress, a wedding party moves into a church. She is followed by two bridesmaids in coral and the maid of honor in purple, all in single file. At th...
Roxanna Melendez Boxing, 2005
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In a comic book style this Roxanna Melendez painting portrays the advancement of women into formerly male dominated roles. The pink-clad boxer punches her mortified opponent clad in ora...
Roxanna Melendez Doña Felisa, 2017
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This is a portrait of Felisa Rincón de Gautier (Doña Fela) whose terms in office as Mayor of San Juan lasted from 1947-1969. The painting captures Doña Fela's iconic gestures: her ever ...
Roxanna Melendez Subway Rider, 2000
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A gritty portrait of a young man with dreadlocks is presented here. He looks directly at the viewer, calm and confident in his striking appearance. His dreadlocks exhibit a bevy of shad...
Roxanna Melendez Mujeres Unidas, 2017
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Dealing with a topical issue - protest marches - this painting presents a cross section of women dressed in black. A banner above them says in Spanish: "Mujeres unidas en contra de la a...
Roxanna Melendez Pico de Gallo, 2012
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An elderly woman with strong bird-like features sits playing a red cello. The side of the chair in which she sits resembles a fish. These images are archetypal, suggestive of creatures ...
Roxanna Melendez La Política Desnuda y la Mujer se Levanta, 2017
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In this painting, the pictorial space is filled with women marching and demonstrating. In the center stands a woman without clothes while a sign in Spanish indicates that in the face of...
Roxanna Melendez Flamenco Gringa, 2001
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This Triptych shows three dancers trying out Flamenco steps. The figures, dressed in black jeans and short cropped hair, provide a contrast with the poses of traditional Flamenco dancer...
Roxanna Melendez Puerto Rico Se Me Escapa, 2016
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An androgynous figure dressed as a harlequin in red, white, and blue checks, stands in the middle of this work. It is surrounded by paradoxical images, some painted such as the grey bar...
Gary Masline Look Through Any Window, 2012
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Gary Masline Sinkhole Dream, 2016
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