Evita Tezeno

Evita Tezeno's collage paintings combine richly patterned hand-painted papers with found objects. The artist’s work depicts harmonious everyday scenes, featuring a cast of characters inspired by her family and friends—as well as childhood memories of South Texas, moments from the artist’s adult life and her personal dreams. Drawing influence from the great 20th-century modernists Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett and William H. Johnson, Tezeno creates scenes of joy that animate her vision of a humanity-filled Black America.