Julisa Mugica is a Dominican Cuban contemporary artist, born in New Jersey. In 2015, she obtained a BFA in painting from New Jersey City University, NJ. Following her completion of her BFA certification, Julisa interned at Tyler Rollins Fine Art Gallery, in Chelsea, NY. Her work has been shown at the New Jersey City University Visual Arts Gallery, Conception Art Show event of SoHo, NY and in her home town of Perth Amboy, NJ.
Julisa’s influences include her Hispanic heritage, Baroque painter Michelangelo Caravaggio, and a mix of contemporary painting techniques. Raised in a hispanic household, Julisa uses her experience as a millennial Latin woman in her studio works to pay homage to her roots. Julisa has studied emphasizing physical defining traits and features in her portraits. She produces large portraits with an influenced portrayal of contrasted light and shadow. Julisa derives and mimics the concept of chiaroscuro.
Currently, Julisa is exploring her interest of contemporary technique which includes striking colored textured paintings; created by using various sized pallets knives. In a separate study, Julisa incorporates latin spices and herbs she grew up using in her Hispanic dominate kitchen as a source of pigmentation.
Julisa is an instructor at the Perth Amboy Gallery Center for the Arts. Her mission is to make an impact not only in her community but to showcase her talents for others to feel motivated to pursue their passions as well.