Lara Roseiro

Lara Roseiro (Coimbra, 1980) lives and works in Azeitão. Undergraduate in Painting from the Escola Universitária das Artes de Coimbra - ARCA/EUAC (2003). Master's Degree in Painting from the Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa (2014) with the theses “Femmage e heranças do labor feminino”. Her creative process draws on the house as an intimate space for female daily life through interior settings, not accessible but recognizable or imaginable, showing openings that invite the participation of the observer, making him/her a voyeur. Open windows, broken walls and doors that burst open show inside the domestic realm: an almost solitude, an inner dialogue, a state of mind. The apparently empty architectural environments show the delicacy of the female figures, displayed in passive situations, emphasizing the serenity of the house. Thus, it is within the walls that her stories materialize such that the artistic process evokes gender painting, presenting common places which allow for entering a family domain through ambivalence: inside and outside. She has been awarded several times, including 1st Prize at the “Prémio de Pintura Elena Muriel”, Oliveira de Azeméis (2016), 2nd Prize at the 5th “Bienal de Pintura de Arte Jovem de Penafiel” (2008), and 3rd Prize at “Aveiro Jovem Criador” (2004), including honourable mentions in the “Aveiro Jovem Criador” (2011) and in the 5th “Bienal Internacional de Arte Jovem de Vila Verde” (2007). Since 2001, she has been exhibiting regularly individually or in group. Her work is represented in public and private collections (Germany, Australia, Canada, Spain, the USA, France, the Netherlands, England, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal and Sweden). She has carried out several public art projects, such as at the Museu Arqueológico do Carmo in Lisbon.