Yen Ospina

Visual Artist Ithaca, NY

Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision. -Salvador Dali

Yen Ospina is a self-taught artist born in New York in 1990. She was inspired by art at a very young age but began painting in 2013. Growing up she spent most of her time in South America, Colombia with her family. This made her infatuated with wonder and beauty. Having a very traditional family background she has found her own way of showing independence, sensuality, and strength in the women that she has painted.

Yen Ospina is seeking to explore the sensuality of women and their surroundings. She believes that the strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes.



Group, Null, Mimi’s Attic - Ithaca, NY


Group, El Cuerpo de Las Estrellas, Friday Night Gallery @ Mimi’s Attic - Ithaca, NY


Solo, A collection of Women, Waffle Frolic - Ithaca, NY


Solo, Kogi Culture, Large Mural Parking Lot Project - Ithaca, NY


Solo, Gaia, 21 Boxes Mini Mural Project, Ithaca NY - Ithaca, NY


Solo, Live Art Painting, Moving Box Studios - Ithaca, NY


Solo, Music is Art Gallery, Community School of Music and Arts - Ithaca, NY


Solo, Beauty of Our Past and Our Spirit, La Familia Latina Exhibition Lounge - Cortland, NY


Solo, Mexican Woman, Mini Mural in Ithaca Commons - Ithaca, NY


Solo, Forms, Latino Heritage Month, Jenn and Andy’s Space - Ithaca, NY


Group, Eart, Wind, Fire, Water, and The Universe, Cinch Art Space - Cortland, NY


Drawing Mixed Media Watercolor Acrylic Oil Painting