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Westport Book Shop Welcomes Katya Lebrija for January 2023 Art Exhibit

The Westport Book Shop is pleased to welcome local mixed media artist Katya Lebrija as guest exhibitor for the month of January 2023, at the Book Shop’s Drew Friedman Art Place.

Katya is exhibiting several pieces from her Destinations collection. These works freshly map both real and imagined places. The viewer is drawn in with strongly composed fields that feel unexpectedly light and free because they defy perspective. They might indicate a road somewhere, with aqueous palettes and amorphous forms beckoning elsewhere. Externally oriented, and inwardly directed, these pieces invite delightful deciphering and reflection.

“My journey as an artist consists of endless exploration and experimentation. I am fascinated by using different materials in my art, and work with different mediums like acrylics, gesso, ink, collage, oil pastels, and charcoal on surfaces like canvas, wood, or paper. My Mexican heritage and roots inspire most of my subjects. The richness of the Mexican culture frees my work, and I reinterpret reality by introducing abstract elements to my compositions,” said Katya.

Katya was born in Mexico City. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from Universidad Anáhuac in 1995. After graduating, she worked as a freelance Graphic Designer until December of 1999, when she moved to the United States.

Katya Lebrija’s art has been exhibited in various sites throughout Connecticut, Vermont, and New York City, as well as in her native Mexico City. She often participates in juried group shows and has had several solo exhibitions since 2013.

Katya’s artwork will be on exhibit at the Book Shop through January 31, 2023. All artwork on display is available for purchase.

The Book Shop’s “Drew Friedman Art Place” is an area of the store dedicated to exhibiting the work of community artists year-round, on a rotating basis. Miggs Burroughs, a Trustee of the Drew Friedman Community Arts Center, and a founding member of The Artists Collective of Westport, is curating the Book Shop's art exhibits, which change monthly.

You can follow Katya on Instagram at katya.lebrija To see more of Katya Lebrija's work, visit her website:

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