Washington DC. Florence, Italy. Barcelona, Spain.
Marta Staudinger has worked in multiple fine art capacities over the last decade as an Independent Curator and Artist, but also as an Art Professional in some of the most prominent art historical institutions including the National Bargello Museum in Florence Italy, the Antoni Tàpies Foundation in Barcelona, Spain, the Art Museum of the Americas and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Throughout her time working in institutions, she has maintained an artist practice, which has included apprenticing with professional painters and expressing her creative voice with the multiple cultures in which she has lived.
In 2014, Marta founded the Latela Art & Curatorial Lifestyle Boutique which provides art consultation to private collectors and commercial clients in the Washington DC region.
In 2015, she opened the Latela Art Gallery, a multi-purpose space which serves as a curatorial office and client meeting space, artist studio and is also regularly activated for art exhibitions. The gallery has been voted Best Commercial Art Gallery in Washington DC in consecutively since its opening in 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019.
Marta divides her time wearing multiple hats as an Art Consultant, Curator, Gallerist, Artist & Art Historian. She travels regularly for curatorial projects + to lecture in Italy, Portugal and Spain as a Smithsonian Journeys Expert.
Artist Statement: I seek to achieve a balance between conceptual ideologies that intrigue me such as the historiography of certain art movements and post-production; raw material; genuine artistic expression; and visual elements from artists in my self-curated genealogical tree such as Antoni Tàpies, Ana Mendieta, Rothko and Barnett Newman. The challenge to create beautiful artwork for interior clients that reflect an intersection of these elements is innovative bliss.
"quando i critici dissentono,
l’artista è in accordo con se stesso...
" -Oscar Wilde