Madonna Davidoff Exhibits at the Yippie Museum NYC

I was invited to participate in a group show in New York City
with other international artists from Mexico, Eritra, Korea and Puerto Rico
The title of the exhibit is "La Bracera: Women and Work"

Below is the Invitation to the exhibit and Opening:

According to Olivia Canlas, who curates the exhibit with Leilani Montes, “it is seldom that we ponder upon the pivotal role women play in keeping the most basic structures of our society operational. It is AF3IRM’s mission to keep a constant focus on the critical nature of women’s work and to advocate for comprehensive equality and justice for women.”

Exhibit hours at the Yippie Museum are from 7-10 pm, April 21-May 5, 2012. Please RSVP to or call 212-726-2254 for either the opening or closing events, media coverage or to purchase a piece.

My Travelling Scroll (Mix Media) Paintings

Maria Madonna Angeles-Davidoff

© 2011 Maria Madonna Angeles-Davidoff

Being a multi cultural artist who has lived and traveled in 3 different continents in the world definitely affected my work. Thus, my paintings and prints are based on personal as well as universal icons. The word icon may mean an image, a representation, a simile or symbol. Icons are very much a part of our present world. It has been used since pre-historic time and we are still being influenced by it.

In my latest mix media “Scroll” series, I try to develop art that is both lyrical and portable, a reflection of the nomadic nature of one who is constantly on the move. Recognizing this sense of displacement, I never really belong anywhere, and so I try to create my own cultural space wherever I find myself. It is a way for me as an artist to make sense of things around me. Thus, creating the scrolls make perfect sense since these banner-like images are "transportable" just like myself. The scrolls can easily be rolled up and carried around and like myself, could be reinvented, able to adapt and survive.

My motivation in creating works of art stems from my enjoyment in expressing myself and exposure to different cultures continues to inspire me in so many ways, I have acquired a more global perspective on the symbols and images in art. I've also come to realize that symbols and icons all over the world speak of the universal themes of fear, joy, hope, pain, and celebration. I believe that we are one collective eye sharing a single planet.

Illustrators Exhibit at Book Culture and Book Launching, NYC

 participated in the "One of Us" Illustrators exhibit at Book Culture
at 536 West 112th Street, NYC on May 24 - 28, 2010.

The show consisted of original post card sized art, 6 x 4" done by proffesional and published illustrators. The exhibit was sponsored by Tilbury House, Publishers and a dinner reception was followed at Community Food restaurant. All illustrations are for sale to benefit Powered by Girl.

Some photos from the event:
all photo credit: Leo Armamento

Madonna Davidoff in front of  Book Culture, NYC

Madonna and Penny Weber signing a book she illustrated entitle " One of Us"

The book launching of "One of us" authored
by Peggy Moss and illustrated by Penny Weber

The Illustrators exhibit

Madonna Davidoff and her postcard size illustration

Madonna Davidoff  illustration above

CBIG( Childrens Book Illustrators Group) members:

Sara McGinnis from Tilbury House Publishers and
 a musician who entertained during the event

Madonna Davidoff and her Artist Bio and artworks in the Art Book

Madonna Davidoff and Sarah McGinnis

Carol, Mitchel,Madonna and Mariln at the reception in Community Food Restaurant

Reception above

At the ARTEON Opening Reception : La Mama Galeria NYC

I exhibited one of my " Traveling Scroll Series" entitled: From Manila to New York.

at the ArtEon Art Festival ,a ten-day exhibit from May 20- 30,2010 at the La MaMa La Galleria on 6 East 1st St. New York City. This event promoted a spirit of collaboration that brought together established and emerging talents from different parts of the world. ARTEON members from Manila, Athens, Berlin, Japan and many others were represented.

Below are  some pictures from the Art Opening reception last Friday:

Madonna Davidoff with scroll painting  

My mix-media scroll paintings were inspired by the different countries I have lived in and visited. These scrolls are a combination of digital, linocut printing and traditional painting methods. My works combine mythological symbols and urban icons in a playful fusion of modern Western and Eastern motifs, such as skyscrapers, zeppelins as well as snakes and volcanoes. Arranged in thematic series, my works include paintings, watercolors and prints that offer rich tableaux of both primitive and modern forms.
In these scrolls, I draw upon numerous motifs, which are native to the Philippines and other Asian-Pacific cultures. Some of these works include autobiographical exploration of the subconscious through dream images and fantasy with playful juxtapositions of Eastern and Western motifs.
My work was included in a Symposium on The History of Philippine-American Art and the Swiss Artist Events from the Swiss Consulate Cultural Section in New York City and has been reviewed by a Washington Post art critic who wrote, ”Of the thirty three works on view at the Foundry Gallery, I liked Maria Madonna Davidoff’s mix-media scrolls..." 

Madonna Davidoff and guests at the opening:

( photo credit above Edwin Datoc)

Madonna Davidoff with more guests below:

Other artists'works at the exhibit 

Madonna Davidoff with Rowena & Marietta

John , Bart,  Madonna and Rosangela

ARTEON ART FESTIVALis presented by La MaMa e.t.c.: a project of ARTEON New York Art Foundation Inc. and ArtExite.