We Are Made of Star Stuff by Yen Ospina

On view: June 16 – October 15, 2023
Location: KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab | 36 E. Market Street
Save the date: Exhibition opening reception June 16

This summer, we will feature Ithaca-based artist Yen Ospina in the KIDS ROCKWELL Art Lab. Yen will create brand new large-scale drawings to brighten up our walls and imaginations! To complement The Rockwell Museum’s 2023 theme, Heroes, these artworks will encourage kids and adults to think about how we are the heroes of caring for our planet, each other and ourselves. Did you know that the elements in our bodies, from the calcium in our bones to the carbon in our DNA, were created in space long, long ago? Yen’s artworks will demonstrate our connections to our great big universe and ask us to think about our place in it.  

About the Artist

Yen Ospina is a self-taught multi-talented Colombian-American artist who creates in multiple mediums and scales – from digital prints to community murals. Her work centers on themes of power, mysticism, and visibility. She utilizes a core color palette that makes her diverse body of work instantly recognizable as done in her hand.

Ospina honed her signature style over the course of 2020 during a period of deep introspection. Yen creates her art to inspire inquiry and expand the viewer’s subconscious assumptions of what feminine, queer, and diverse power looks like.

The KIDS ROCKWELL ART Lab is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.


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