Stefania Tejada (1990) is a Colombian artist based in Paris, France. Her work explores the evolution of the woman’s spirit and the psyche, threading nature and womanhood coming together into an unequivocal wake-up call towards reconnecting with our origins, the infinite source of life. She also seeks to understand the energy behind the feminine and the masculine energy, our connection with the Mother, hoping to create a perception more understanding to the human eye.
Through her work she explores the power of the elements, their wisdom, and the importance of their presence. Her work is a journey from the vantage point of her Colombian identity opening a dialogue between cultures and ultimately transplanting the fashion world within her own land. Fashion still has an extraordinary power to bring emotions into the soul and to the external parts of a being. It’s a marvelous tool to comunicate who we are, where we come from, and what we stand up for.
Stefania’s work is a play on possibilities, she reinterprets moments in history, breeding new life into established imagery: Eve and her relationship with the snake has captivated the artist since a very young age. The artist creates a visual language in her paint stripping stigmatized concepts with a new meaning. A signature of her work is the piercing gaze of women staring back at the viewer, they are intended to reveal the deepest and darkest emotions that come along with being a woman in today’s world. Her poetic and enigmatic scenes become metaphors that call back to nature as the source of all life and knowledge. The pieces are intended to stare at us, to haunt us, planting an inception of questions along the way through the codifying language displayed within each piece.
Tejada has exhibited her work in New York, Bogotá, Mexico City, London and Paris and has done different collaborations with Cartier, Rowse, Dom Perignon and many more.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
‘Nocturnal Gods’, The Artistellar, London, UK.
‘Territorial Beings’, Maison Kitsuné Paris, France.
Artistic Directors Club 2021, Category ‘Illustration – Inspiration’.
Bronze, World Illustration Awards, Long-listed.
Selected Group Exhibitions
‘Macondo: Colombian Imaginaries’, London, UK.
‘WünderWomxn’, Beers Gallery, London, UK.
‘Lotes que inspiran, lotes que cuidan’, Galería La Cometa, Bogotá, Colombia.
‘The Every Women Biennial’, LaMama Galleria, New York, US.
‘Concerned Photography Exhibition, Liechtenstein National Museum, Vaduz, Liechtenstein. 2018
‘Ello’, Creative Debuts, London, UK.
‘Posture Magazine, Superchief Gallery, New York, US.
‘Trazos: Ilustrando Moda’, Galería Breve, Mexico City, México.
But Wildness Is How I Have Always Known Her , 2021Digital on archival ultrasmooth, 260g 110 x 75 cm
Hope , 2021Digital on archival ultrasmooth, 260g 80 x 60 cm
Jacquemus , 2021Digital on archival ultrasmooth, 260g 80 x 60 cm
Levels of Reality , 2019Digital on archival ultrasmooth, 260g 80 x 60 cm
Paradis , 2020Digital on archival ultrasmooth, 260g 80 x 65 cm
God’s Dream , 2022Oil on canvas 162 x 130 cm
Good Girl , 2022Oil on canvas 100 x 80 cm
I’ve Been too Many Women , 2022Oil on canvas 146 x 114 cm
Manifesto of An Amazon , 2022Oil on canvas 150 x 150 cm
Monumental , 2022Oil on canvas 162 x 130 cm
Marc Jacobs , 2021Digital on archival ultrasmooth 260g 80 x 60 cm
Soft Signs of Loyalty , 2021Oil on canvas 100 x 80 cm
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