Gallery

One of the ways I get people to see beyond my disability is as an artist and painter. When I am painting, I can express myself and do not feel limited by my body. Through my painting, I feel like I connect directly with others on a deeper level that doesn't leave room for judgments based on disability. I first got interested in painting in ninth grade. My art teacher was not intimidated by my disability and was the first person to really encourage me. She also saw my potential as an artist. She started my love for painting, and I have loved it ever since.

- Alba Somoza

Exhibition History

 

 

2014
Savant-Garde, Pure Vision Arts, NYC
Al Fresco, LWR Fine Art, NYC
Transit on the Spectrum: The Art of Pure Vision, NY Transit Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2013    
Personal Space, Pure Vision Arts, NYC
2012  
Pure Folk, American Folk Art Museum, NYC
Visions from the Edge, Mass. College of Liberal Arts, Gallery 51, Adams, MA
2011    
Innocence & Experience, Pure Vision Arts, NYC
6th Annual Outsider Art in the Hamptons, Gallerie BelAge, Westhampton, NY
2010  
Labor of Love, Pure Vision Arts, NYC
Pure Vision Arts at JBFCS, NYC
5th Annual Outsider Art in the HamptonsGallerie BelAge, Westhampton, NY
What is a Disability, VSA, Washington, DC
2009  
Paradise Found, Pure Vision Arts, NYC
4
th Annual Outsider Art in the HamptonsGallerie BelAge, Westhampton, NY
Pure Vision Arts at Marlborough Gallery, NYC
The Outsider Art Fair, The Mart, NYC
2008  
Modern Primitive, Pure Vision Arts, NYC
Dia de Los Muertos, Rocking Horse Cafe, NYC
Pure Vision Arts at The Jewish Board of Children and Family Services, NYC
Pure Vision Arts at Marlborough Chelsea, NYC
2007  
City Folk, Pure Vision Arts, NYC 

Alba Somoza’s workspace hums with her joy, laughter and immense creative energy. As she fulfills her wish to freely experiment and grow, we are seeing the the fresh, compelling expressions of an emerging painter who is just coming into her own. Her spirited abstract expressionistic paintings are quiet and powerful, subtle and monumental. It is a pure expression of the courage, tenacity and beauty that is Alba.
— Dr. Pamala Rogers, Director of Pure Vision Arts

To purchase paintings contact Pure Vision Arts
212-366-4263

http://www.purevisionarts.org