Irene Pressner

Irene Pressner, an emerging artist from Venezuela whose tattoo on encaustic won first place in the annual juried competition at the Museum of Latin American Art, is exhibiting similar tattoo paintings in a Miami contemporary art gallery, ArtSpace Virginia Miller Galleries in Coral Gables. The MoLAA prize winner topped 132 other Latin American artists to win $50,000 and having her art included in the museum’s collection. Using a tattoo needle, Pressner depicts WW II and Korean Conflict tattoos; her monochromatic Rococomics series, such as “Casper” shown above,¬†incorporates comic-strip characters into elaborate floral patterns.

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