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Roxanna Melendez Art

ROXANNA MELENDEZ (PUERTO RICO, B. 1954)

Roxanna Melendez is a visual artist, who often uses Caribbean themes in her paintings. Born in Puerto Rico, she graduated with a master of social work degree from Columbia University and studied art at Hunter College and the Art Students League of New York. 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.

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Portrait on Canvas -- Sebastiana
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
This portrait, most likely of the artist, depicts a woman riddled with arrows. It is based on the martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, who was treated this way due to his Christianity, but ...
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2010s Contemporary Roxanna Melendez Art

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Mixed Media, Canvas

Oil and Mixed Media Portrait -- Love Sick
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
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1990s Realist Roxanna Melendez Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

Figurative Painting on Canvas -- Hexed
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
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2010s Realist Roxanna Melendez Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Oil on Linen Portrait -- Subway Rider
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
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Early 2000s Contemporary Roxanna Melendez Art

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Linen, Oil

Oil Painting with Latino Theme -- La Vidente y Vendedora de Cigarros
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
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2010s Contemporary Roxanna Melendez Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Oil on canvas Painting -- Le Chat Plus Grande
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
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2010s Contemporary Roxanna Melendez Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Mixed Media Painting -- Wishful Dream
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
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Early 2000s Contemporary Roxanna Melendez Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media

De la Tala al Retorno/ From Demolished to Rebirth
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
This mixed media painting deals in symbolic terms with the aftereffects of hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. On the red, white, and blue flag of the Island, the name Humacao appears, w...
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2010s Contemporary Roxanna Melendez Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media

Flamenco Gringa
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
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Early 2000s Contemporary Roxanna Melendez Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media

Mixed Media Portrait on Canvas -- Huracana
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
This mixed media portrait shows a Caribbean woman bearing red on her face and surrounded by images of daily rural life. There is a maroon rooster, a turquoise shack, and green palm f...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Roxanna Melendez Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Canvas

Yo Soy Borinquen --Albizu Campos
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
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2010s Contemporary Roxanna Melendez Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media

Minimoscas
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
In the forefront of the painting stands the flyweight boxer with red gloves and a fit, but thin body. In the background, another boxer is sitting on the yellow floor of the boxing ri...
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2010s Contemporary Roxanna Melendez Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media

Mixed Media on Canvas Painting -- La Política Desnuda y la Mujer se Levanta
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
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2010s Contemporary Roxanna Melendez Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media

Oil Painting on Canvas -- The "Three" of Life
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
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1990s Realist Roxanna Melendez Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Puerto Rico Se Me Escapa
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
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2010s Contemporary Roxanna Melendez Art

Materials

Paper, Mixed Media

Acrylic painting -- Pico de Gallo
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
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21st Century and Contemporary Symbolist Roxanna Melendez Art

Materials

Canvas, Paint

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By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
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By Roxanna Melendez
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By Roxanna Melendez
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Las Bodas De Sigfri
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Impressionist Roxanna Melendez Art

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Boxing
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
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 ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Roxanna Melendez Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • Boxing
  • Boxing
  • Boxing
  • Boxing
H 36 in. W 36 in. D 2 in.
Piraguas
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
This painting depicts the cart of a street vendor of snow cones ("piraguas") with a myriad of tropical juices. The cart is a riot of colors, most notably, yellows,reds, blues and pur...
Category

2010s Contemporary Roxanna Melendez Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

  • Piraguas
  • Piraguas
  • Piraguas
  • Piraguas
H 17 in. W 24 in. D 2 in.
Angelitos (Angels)
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
In this painting several angels in white ascend to the heavens on a light blue background. This piece has collaged a few objects, including hearts on the angels. Echoes of the hearts...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Roxanna Melendez Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media

Rumba en el Dia de Los Muertos
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
Afro-Caribbean images of musicians, singers, dancers and Santeria symbols are in this painting. Blue-garbed musicians, red congo drums, and other images outlined in black float in a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Roxanna Melendez Art

Materials

Mixed Media

Bingo Moment
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
A group of Bingo players, whose arms extend over a fraise-colored table top with similarly hued drinks in green glasses, hint at the leisurely passage of time. The focus is on an old...
Category

Early 2000s Realist Roxanna Melendez Art

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas

  • Bingo Moment
  • Bingo Moment
  • Bingo Moment
  • Bingo Moment
H 34.5 in. W 41 in. D 1 in.
La Comadrona
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
This oil on canvas impressionistic painting portrays a figure that was common years ago in Puerto Rico, where the artist hails from. The figure, as the title states, is LA COMADRONA,...
Category

2010s Impressionist Roxanna Melendez Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

  • La Comadrona
  • La Comadrona
  • La Comadrona
  • La Comadrona
H 24 in. W 12 in. D 1.50 in.
Boda en Nueva Orleans
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
This impressionistic painting shows a bride in white, stepping out of a red car in a typical New Orleans street that features an antique store, a motel/ hotel, and hotel guests wavin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Roxanna Melendez Art

Materials

Canvas, Paint

Palmas en El Hudson
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
Caribbean landscapes merge with New York City’s Upper West side to generate new Hudson River cityscapes. Prominent is a brown water tower above a building, an iconic image for the Ci...
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21st Century and Contemporary Symbolist Roxanna Melendez Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Mujeres Unidas
By Roxanna Melendez
Located in Troy, NY
Dealing with a contemporary issue - protest marches - this mixed media painting presents a cross section of women dressed in black. A banner above them says in Spanish: "Mujeres unid...
Category

2010s Contemporary Roxanna Melendez Art

Materials

Linen, Mixed Media

Mujeres Unidas
H 36 in. W 38 in. D 1.5 in.

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