Helena La Rota López is a multidisciplinary artist from Bogotá, Colombia, who studied liberal arts at Sarah Lawrence College (BA 2016), then Painting and Anatomy at the New York Academy of Art (MFA 2019). She experiments with historical visual art techniques and somatic research, creating both classical works and performative installations that feature her musical and choreographic compositions. Helena has been awarded the Cuttyhunk Island Artist’s Residency, the Woodward Spring Guest Residency, and the Kraczyna Studio Summer Printmaking Residency. Her work has been exhibited in the US and Italy, notably in group shows at the Susquehanna Art Museum, DFN Projects with Equity Gallery, and at the ICAA National Conference, resulting in interviews by STIRworld magazine and Paradice Palase. Helena currently works at her studio in Ridgewood, teaches painting at Montclair State University, and is an active member of Paradice Palase and the Art Students League of New York, co-founder of the Latinx of the NYAA association, and advisor for the AANYAA.