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AUGUSTINA DROZE

Artist Profile

Education 

 

2019- Present   Doctorate of Creative Arts, University of Southern Queensland (expected  completion 2024), Toowoomba, Australia  

2015 MFA with honors, University at Buffalo, Buffalo NY  

2012 Post Baccalaureate Courses deans list Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY 

2003 BBA cum laude, Marketing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 

2003 Universidad de Desarollo, Santiago, Chile (Business Courses) 

2002 Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (Spanish Language Courses) 

 

Awards/Residencies 

2023                Artist to Watch Award (First Place), Artist Magazine

                        International Art Award (Third Place), Mrs. Toolip Gallery, Barcelona, Spain                        

2022                Distinguished Artist Envoy Beijing American Center United States Embassy

                        Beijing, China 

2017 Fulbright South Asia Regional Travel Grant Winner, Male’ Maldives 

2016 Fulbright-Nehru Senior Scholar Winner, Varanasi and Nagpur, India 

2015 Visiting Artist, Colombo Americano (sponsored by the US Department of State), Cali, Colombia 

2015  Lead artist for Greg Lewis Grant project, Lockport, NY 

2013 Lead artist for National Endowment for the Arts Our Town project with City of Buffalo, Young Audiences WNY and Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY 

2012  Visiting Artist, LAND Studio, Cleveland, OH 

  Visiting Artist, City of Burien, Burien, WA  

Co-artist for Main Street Grant project, Buffalo, NY 

2011  Visiting Artist, South Central Cultural Center, Nagpur, India 

  Visiting Artist, Indianapolis Arts Council, Indianapolis, IN 

  Visiting Artist, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Buffalo, NY 

2009  Visiting Artist, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Baltimore, MA 

2007  Visiting Artist, Child Aid Foundation, Vijayawada, India 

2000  Scholarship Recipient, University at Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 

 

Selected Exhibitions 

2023 Solo Exhibition, Invasive Immersion, Winland Group and US Shanghai Consulate, Hangzhou, China

Solo Exhibition, Brocade, Boxheart Gallery, PA

London Art Biennale, London, UK

International Art Competition Exhibition, Mrs. Toolip Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

ASEAN Art and Culture Conference, Xiamen, China

Art on Paper, Manhattan, NY

AD Art Show, Brooklyn, NY

Group Show, Gallery Josephine, Buffalo, NY

Echo, Huzhou Art Museum, Huzhou, China

Echo, JM Gallery, Shanghai, China

2022 Solo Exhibition, Species in Balance, United States Embassy, Beijing, China

Serenity Now, Raft of Sanity Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Spring Festival Art Exhibition, Auto Space, Beijing, China

2021 Post Wave Art Festival, Shenzhen, Galaxy, Guo Feng Art, Shenzhen, China

Sense of Place, Resource Art, Buffalo, NY

2019 Yuanmingyuan International Art Festival, Yuanmingyuan Cultural Center, Beijing, China 

2018 Solo Exhibition, Puja, Boxheart Gallery (second floor), Pittsburgh, PA 

  Almost 17 and #werestillhere, Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 

2017  Solo Exhibition, Faces of Hope, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India 

Forefront, Resource Art at WNED Studio, Buffao, NY 

2016  Emergent Patterns, Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 

Solo Exhibition, New Works, Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL 

Echo Art Fair Preview, Highline Loft, New York City, NY 

  Two Man Show, Force and Will, Workjam Gallery, Beijing, China 

2015  Solo Exhibition, Arrangements, Canisius College Library, Buffalo, NY 

Delicate Balance, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara Falls, NY 

Critters, Palette Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ 

Group Exhibit, Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL 

Emerging- Converging, David Morrey Law Firm, Buffalo, NY 

  41st Annual Members Exhibition Hallwalls Gallery, Buffalo, NY 

Reverberation High Temp, Buffalo, NY 

Salon: An Exhibition of Everything, Benjamans Gallery, Buffalo, NY 

2014  Solo Exhibition, Prodigal Collections, Indigo Gallery, Buffalo, NY 

  Barge, Birchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY 

2013  Summer in the City, Indigo Gallery, Buffalo, NY 

  Members Show, Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo, NY 

  Tell Me I’m Pretty, UB Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY 

2012  Top of the World, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Baltimore, MD 

2009  Muralists, Architrouve Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2008  Group Show, Household Arts, Chicago, IL 

2003  Group Show, Dalton Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 

2002  Solo Exhibition, Landscape, International Film Festival, Cincinnati, OH 

 

Selected Commissions and Public Art Projects 

Selected Public Projects

2023 Lines of Change, Public Art Project, mural (approx. 13’h X 78’w), Beanstalk International School, United States Consulate Southwest Region, Kunming, China 

2022                Climate in Crisis, Public Art Project, mural (approx. 12’h X 30’w), Beijing 

                        American Center, United States Embassy, Beijing, China               

2019 Green Kaleidoscope, Public Art Project, mural (approx. 25’h X 35’w), Main 

Street, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY 

2018 Sahlen’s History, Public Art Project- Collaboration with Bruce Adams, mural 

(approx. 20’h X 100’w), latex and acrylic on wall, Howard Street, Buffalo, NY 

2017 Her Education Public Art Project, mural (approx. 6’h X 52’w), latex and acrylic on wall, Kriti Gallery, Fulbright Project, Varanasi, India 

Empowerment, Public Art Project, mural (approx. 9’h X 12’w), latex and acrylic on wall, Aghor Ashram, Fulbright Project, Varanasi, India 

Braided Hope, Public Art Project, mural (approx. 12’h X 300’w), latex on wall, 

Nagpur International Airport, Fulbright Project, Nagpur, India 

Girl Child, Public Art Project, mural (8’h X 46’w), latex and acrylic on plaster, 

Assi-Assi, Fulbright Project, Varanasi, India 

2016 Origins, Pubic Art Commission- Collaboration with Rebecca Thompson, sculpture (approx. 2.5’d X 2.5’w X 32’h), steel, aluminum, resin and LED lighting, Tucson Pima Arts Council, Tucson, AZ 

2015 Guardian of the Waters, Public Art Commission, mural (approx. 40’h X 70’w), acrylic on cement, Main Street, Niagara County Historical Society, Lockport, NY Ray of Light, Public Art Commission, mural and glass installation (approx 12’h X 

70’w), latex and glass mosaic on cement, Masten Avenue, Buffalo Arts Studio, 

Buffalo, NY 

Go!, Public Art Commission- collaboration with Bruce Adams, mural (approx. 

60’h X 150’w), acrylic on brick, Perry Street, Savarino Development, Buffalo, 

NY 

Tres Reinas, Public Art Commission and Residency, mural (8’h X 16’w), latex on panel, Colombo Americano, Cali, Colombia 

2013 Global Voices, Public Art Commission, mural (32’h X 80’w), latex on panel, 

Auburn Street, Buffalo State College and Young Audiences of Western New 

York, Buffalo, NY 

Historic Clarence, Public Art Commission, mural (25’h X 40’w), latex on panel, 

Hollow Bistro, Clarence Hollow Association, Buffalo, NY 

2012 Feast, Public Art Commission- collaboration with Bruce Adams, mural (25’h X 

45’w), latex on cement, Elmwood Avenue, Elmwood Village Association, 

Buffalo, NY 

By Hand, Public Art Commission, mural and aluminum installation (55’h X 

25’w), mineral paint and aluminum on brick, West Side Market, LAND Studio, 

Cleveland, OH 

Sacred Circles, Public Art Commission, mural (15’h X 160’w), latex on cement, City of Burien, Burien, WA 

2011 Colors of Culture, Public Art Project, mural and steel installation (10’h X 65’w), latex and steel on cement, South Central Cultural Center, Ayudashilp, Nagpur, India 

Morphos, Public Art Commission, mural (15’h X 100’w), latex on cement, 

Indianapolis New York Street Bridge, Indianapolis Arts Council, Indianapolis, IN Olmsted Legacy, Public Art Commission, mural (12’h X 365’w), acrylic on cement, Scajaquada Trail, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Buffalo, NY 

2010 Arc of Nature, Public Art Commission- collaboration with Ginny Sykes, mural, glass and aluminum installation (32’h X 50’w), non-woven parachute cloth, acrylic, glass mosaic and aluminum on cement, Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve, 

Highland Park, IL 

Complexities of Everyday, Public Art Commission, mural (10’h X 8’w), acrylic on cement, The Village of Oak Park, Oak Park, IL 

Seeds of Change, Public Art Commission, mural (45’h X 30’w), latex on wall, 

Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Baltimore, MD 

2009 Historic Pigtown, Public Art Commission, mural (35’h X 22’w), acrylic on brick, 

Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Baltimore, MD 

West Town Nature, Public Art Commission, mural (10’h X 35’w), mineral paint on cement, Chicago Avenue underpass, West Town Chamber of Commerce, Chicago, IL 

2008 Cyclists, Public Art Commission, mural (10’h X 35’w), mineral paint on cement, 

Chicago Avenue underpass, West Town Chamber of Commerce, Chicago, IL 

Garden of Hope, Public Art Project, mural (8’h X 20’w), latex on drywall, Great 

Hope Shelter, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL  

A Drop in the Pond, Public Art Project, mural (18’h X 10’w), mineral paint on cement, Hubbard Street, Hubbard Street Mural Project, Chicago, IL 

2007 Reading Your Dreams, Public Art Project, mural (10’h X 16’w), latex on cement, Child Aid Foundation, Vijayawada, India 

 

Selected Corporate Commissions 

2013 By the Dial, Corporate Commission, mural and bronze installation (16’h X 40’w), acrylic and bronze on brick, Bethune Lofts Building, Ciminelli Construction 

Gears, Museum Commission, modular mural elements, latex on wall, In Motion 

Exhibit, Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, NY 

Retro, Museum Commission, modular mural elements, latex on wall, Our 

Marvelous Earth Exhibit, Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, NY 

2012 Cellular, Museum Commission, modular mural elements, latex on wall, Explore 

You Exhibit, Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, NY 

In the Forest, Corporate Commission, mural, (9’h X 6’w), acrylic on wall, Half and Half Trading Company, Buffalo, NY 

2011 Ratchet, Corporate Commission, mural (6’h X 10’w), acrylic on cambric cloth, Ratchet, Inc., Minneapolis, MN 

2010 Recruit, Government Commission, 30 custom paintings (each 16”h X 20”w), acrylic on canvas, US Military Recruiting Battalion, Chicago, IL 

2008 Leaping Fish, Corporate Commission, mural (15’h X 50’w), latex on drywall, 

The Fish Market, PCI One Source, Detroit, MI 

The Ripple Effect, Corporate Commission, mural (6’h X 26’w), latex on cambric cloth, The Cincinnati Flower Show, Cincinnati Horticultural Society, Cincinnati, 

OH 

Doctors and Patients, Corporate Commission, 2 murals (each 7’h X 20’w), acrylic on cambric cloth, Unasource Surgical Center, Troy, MI 

2007 A Story of Florida, Corporate Commission, mural (5’h X 365’w), acrylic on cambric cloth, The Gardens Mall, The Forbes Company, Palm Beach Gardens, FL Florida Flora and Fauna, Corporate Commission, 2 murals (each 6’h X 15’w), acrylic on cambric cloth, The Gardens Mall, The Forbes Company, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 

2005 Monaco View, Corporate Commission, mural (8’h X 14’w), acrylic on drywall, 

Skin Diagnostics Laser and Rejuvenation, Cincinnati, OH 

2004 Vineyard Window, Corporate Commission, mural (9’h X 20’w), acrylic on 

drywall, Wine Storage Facility, Wine Cellar Innovations, New Orleans, LA 

2002 Woman on the Edge, Corporate Commission, mural (19’h X 15’w), acrylic on drywall, Vineyward Wine Room Restaurant, Cincinnati, OH 

 

Selected Private Commissions 

2015                 Trees and Birds, Private Project, mural (modular elements), latex on drywall, The 

Decorator Show House, Interior Design Association of Western New York, Buffalo, NY 

2014 Oasis, Private Commission, mural (6’h X 8’w), latex on drywall, Harrrison Residence, Pasadena, CA 

2013 Italian View, Private Commission, mural (6’h X 25’w), latex on drywall, 

Hammerly Residence, Chicago, IL 

2012 Wine Room, Private Commission, mural (modular elements), acrylic on drywall, 

Wine Cellar Innovations Residence, Inverness, IL 

2011 Hunted, Private Commission, mural (8’h X 30’w), latex on cement, Pafk Residence, Buffalo, NY 

2002 Various Murals, Private Commission, murals of various sizes, Home of Prince Michael Romanov Illyinski, Cincinnati, OH 

Selected Bibliography 

 

Print Media 

  • Gallant Michael, “The Power of Paint,” Span Magazine, January/February, 2020. 41-44. Punkhuri Kapoor, “Mural at Assi Highlights Women Empowerment,” The Times of India, January 30, 2017. 2. 

  • Juan B. Diaz, “Union de Artistas en el Colombo,” AND Diario Gratuito Cali, June 10, 2015. 1, 14. 

  • Brian Windschitl, “Paint it All,” The Spectrum, May 4 2015. 1, 7.  

  • Staff Reporter, “Mural Honors Fruit Belt,” In the Neighborhood, January, 2015. 

  • Alicia Greco, “Augustina Droze will Host Art Show at Hollow Bistro for Clarence Scarecrow Festival,” The Clarence Sun, October 4, 2014. A-7. 

  • Mark Sommer, “Mural Enlivens West Side Corner,” The Buffalo News, October 11, 2013. 

  • James P. McCoy, “Work in Progress,” The Buffalo News, August 7, 2013. C10. 

  • Steve Shay, “Burien Mural Sizzles in the Sun,” Highline Times, August 10, 2012. 1. 

  • Derek Gee, “Art Comes to Life,” The Buffalo News, July 28, 2011. C8. 

  • Staff Reporter, “5 Questions with Augustina Droze,” Art Voice, May 12-18, 2011. 4. 

  • Mark Sommer, “Brightening a Once Blighted View,” The Buffalo News, July 13, 2011. B1. 

  • Derrek Gee, “New Vista on Olmsted,” The Buffalo News, July 28, 2011. B1. 

  • Staff Reporter.  “Motivating Children through Murals,” The Hindu, November 7, 2007.  

  • Krishna Rao, “Globe-trotter’s Murals Make Life Colourful for Kids,” Indian Express, November 8, 2007 

  • William R. Wilburn, “Hand-painted Mural Debuts at Gardens Mall,” Jones Report Plus, June 2007. 14. 

  • Jennifer Brinkman, “Charming Colonial is Just What the Doctors Ordered,” Best Magazine, 2005 Edition. 12-13. 

 

Radio/Television 

  • The Club with Lucas, Interview, “International Art Award Winners”, Barcelona, July 21, 2023.

  • Lauren Hall, Interview, “Public Art Brightens Up Cobblestone District,” WIVB Channel 4, July 21, 2015 

  • Interview, Café Cultural, Clasica 88.5 FM Radio, Cali, Colombia, June 12, 2015. 

  • Interview, CaliHoyCronicas, Telepacifico- TV, Cali, Colombia, June 10-13, 2015 

  • Interview, “Una Estadounidense Lidera a un Grupo de Muralistas que Pintan a Cali,” Pazificos Noticias, Canal 2 and Canal Universitario- TV, Cali, Colombia, June 12, 2015. 

  • Interview, “Entrevista a la Artista,” Cali TV, Cali, Colombia, June 12, 2015. 

  • Frank Pacella, Interview, “Mural Artist,” WKBW- TV, Buffalo, NY, January 22, 2015. Brittni Smallwood, Interview, “Mural Victim’s Family is Working to Create a Mural for the Community,” WIVB 4- TV, Buffalo, NY, June 25, 2015. 

  • Maggie Flemming, “Fredrick Law Olmsted Legacy Mural Unveiled,” WBFO 88.7 FM Radio, Buffalo, NY, July 28, 2011. 

  • “The Utility of Murals,” WYPR 88.1 FM Radio, Baltimore, MD, September 7, 2011. Lynette Kalsnes, “Children Paint their Dreams into a Mural,” WBEZ 91.5 FM Radio, Chicago, IL, August 15, 2008. 

 

Online Periodicals 

 

Web Publications 

 

Lectures/Presentations/Workshops

2023 Master Painting Workshop, United States Embassy, Beijing, China

Artist Talk, United States Consulate Guangzhou, Guangzhou, China

Master Painting Workshop, Beanstalk International School, United States Consulate Southeast Region, Kunming, China

2022 Distinguished Artist Talk, United States Embassy, Beijing, China 

2020 Artist Presentation (Virtual), Colombo Americano, Cali, Colombia 

2017 Workshop Instructor, Maldives National University, Male’, Maldives 

Workshop Instructor, HERD Foundation as Fulbright Fellow, Nagpur, India 

2015 Workshop Instructor, Colombo Americano, Cali, Colombia 

  Artist Presentation, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara Falls, NY 

  Artist Presentation, Benjamans Gallery, Buffalo, NY 

2013 Workshop Instructor, Kenmore Artists Society, Kenmore, NY 

2012 Artist Presentation, Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo, NY 

  Workshop Instructor, Alden Artists Society, Alden, NY 

2011 Workshop Instructor, Ayudashilp, Nagpur, India 

  Keynote Speaker, Emerging Leaders of the Arts Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 

  Artist Presentation, Birchfield Penney, Buffalo, NY 

2010 Workshop Instructor, Chicago Public Art Group, Chicago, IL 

2007 Workshop Instructor, World Children’s Festival, Washington DC 

  Workshop Instructor, Child Aid Foundation, Vijayawada, India 

 

Consultancies 

2017 Maldives National University, curriculum consultant, Male’, Maldives 

2013 Communities as Canvas, mural advisement, Buffalo, NY 

2011 Blackrock Mural, mural advisement, Buffalo, NY 

 

Language 

Fluent in Spanish, Basic Mandarin Chinese 

 

Current Gallery Representation 

  • Benjamans Gallery, Buffalo, NY 

  • Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 

 

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