Arredondo began painting the faces, mostly those of females, in a manner that denies their innate allure and heightens their sense of danger and/or heroism. Arredondo attributes cultural appeal as well as an anthropological impulse to her attraction to recreate the female visage. She enjoys portraying the imperfections of her subjects. An underlying theme in her work is control and the fear of losing the power over our own facades, expressed in corpse-like images.

 

Working in painting, collage, watercolor and needlepoint Arredondo’s works are a pastiche of imagery borrowing from magazine ads, historical paintings, social media profile pictures and distorting them by stripping away their familiarity and occasionally pieces of their anatomy.

 

Born in Taegu, South Korea and relocated to San Antonio at the age of 4 with her mother and father, who served in the military, Arredondo attended San Antonio College, received her BFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio and her MFA from Yale School of Art.

 

 

 

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