Studio: Woman with Spaces

A. Margarita Peraza-Rugeley

“Studio: Woman with Spaces” , acrylic on canvas – 12 x 16 inches.

Dr. Aurora Margarita Peraza-Rugeley (Ph.D, University of Oklahoma) specializes in colonial Latin American literature. She currently works in the Department of English, Foreign Languages and Philosophy at Henderson State University, Arkansas. She has studied art history as an outside field at the University of Oklahoma. She has taken many art courses over the years, and has visited museums and exhibits in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. She incorporates art in her classes.

Artistic statement:
My art is bright and bold, at times whimsical and at other moments contemplative. I use acrylics; my creations depict a world stripped of decoration. I call this approach “essentialist art.” This piece calls attention to the problem of violence against women.