Los Angeles based artist, Celina Duffy, finds joy in artistic expression and endeavors including painting, graphic design, digital art, photography, and poetry. As a child, Celina was encouraged to channel her thoughts into journal writing and art, initiating a lifelong relationship with creative verse and visual arts. She is fascinated with the psychological and symbolic impacts and use of color and infuses her poetry and symbolism into vibrant, abstract, colorful artwork. Her pieces are centered around the philosophical themes of existence, meaning, reflection, discovery, harmony, community, hope, life, and love. She is also intrigued with the interplay of the subconscious mind and cultural symbolism in understanding the tribulations, triumphs, and essence of the human spirit. Inspired by color field and abstract expressionism movements, Celina’s major influences are Mark Rothko, Joan Miró, Paul Klee, Cy Twombly, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Josef Albers, and Jasper Johns.
Celina’s artwork has been commissioned by the L.A. Department of Mental Health, City of Los Angeles, National CAPACD, Epson America, NOP World, California ISO, and L.A. Playwrights’ Arena and has been exhibited at UCLA, Artshare LA, Le Cordon Bleu Pasadena, and Farmani Gallery Beverly Hills. In 2006, Celina received a grant to produce a multimedia art exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution.