My art is about the creative process and where it leads me. I love to experiment with various media, textures, styles and new themes.
I may work with the unfamiliar and as the artwork evolves my impressions, sentiments, and feelings emerge spontaneously. Often I start with a more realistic image and as the process continues, I paint, use lots of layers, texture, and incorporate additional forms and materials that inspire me. The initial image can continue to change depending on where my mind goes during the process. It may become something entirely different. It's exciting to find new methods that help me create the unexpected. I want the viewer to touch my work. Feel the layers, texture, look at it closely and enjoy the experience and part of the process. I'm that person at a museum who has to hold back from touching the artwork and putting my nose directly on it. I would like the viewer to have their own interpretation of what they see; appeal to someone who doesn't necessarily have an extensive knowledge of art.
"Art is my cathartic outlet for life’s journey"
Roni Murillo is an award winning artist based in New York with an extensive background in fine art, graphic design and illustration. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University and continued to study at the Art Students League in NYC. Her work is featured in many galleries, private collections and publications throughout the United States, Asia, and Central and South America.
In addition to her love for fine art, Roni designs effective event posters, logos, marketing materials, and illustrations. She has worked as Director of Research and Development for a large toy company, which included packaging design and new product development.
While recovering from surgery to reattach her retina with no sight in her right eye, Roni considered how to embrace her art and turn this disability into a positive. This lack of full sight affected the content and style of her art. Her mind started to work in a different way. She drew on the distorted images and fused coloration she perceived. She calls this body of work the "One Eye Series". This experience was truly liberating, very different from the large figurative canvases done in the past. Her work that came from this difficult setback continues to fuel her artistic development.
Envision Arts Online Exhibition, Textured II, Oct 2021
Contemporary Art Gallery Online Competition, Figurative/Portrait Art Mixed Media Exhibition, Sept 2021
Envision Arts, Teal 2, June 2021
J. Mane Gallery, Mind Body Spirit, Feb/Mar 2021
Envision Arts, For the Love of Art III, Feb 2021
J. Mane Gallery, Open 2020, May 2020
Mills Pond Gallery, Boundless Creativity, Mar/May 2020, St. James, NY
Mills Pond Gallery, Inspirations in Blue, Feb/Mar 2020, St. James, NY
Envision Arts, For the Love of Art II, Feb 2020
Gallery North, Deck The Halls 2019, Nov/Dec 2019, Setauket, NY
Mills Pond Gallery, Transformations: Figures of our Other Selves, Aug/Sept 2019, St James, NY
Envision Arts, Ruby, Dec 2019
Envision Arts, Abstraction II: a fine art collective, Nov 2019
Envision Arts Magazine, Script, Aug 2019
The Catbird Seat, Local Color, June/July 2019, Sayville, NY
J. Mane Gallery, 2nd Annual Seasons Art Competition, July 2019
Envision Arts, Emerald, Aug/Sept 2018
“How Art Speaks to Us” Exhibition & Panel Discussion, May 2019, Northport, NY
Envision Arts, Earth Mother, Apr 2019
Embrace Creatives, Warmth, EC Artist Members, Mar 2019
Envision Arts Virtual Exhibition: Abstraction: A fine art collective, Mar 2019
Artsy Shark, Artists Showcase, Mid-Winter 2019
J. Mane Gallery online art show, Open Theme, Feb 2019
Fusion Art, 2nd Annual Women Artists Competition, Jan/April 2019
Limner Gallery, A Show of Heads, Oct /Nov 2018, Hudson, NY
The Northport Historical Society, Northport Artwalk, Sept 2018
Northport Arts Coalition, Art in the Park, Northport, NY, July 2018
Mills Pond Gallery, Transformations-Figures of our Other Selves, Mar/May 2020
Envision Arts Magazine Volume 1, Cover, Nov 2019
Artist Q&A, Envision Arts, Cathartic Outlet, The Art of Roni Murillo, July 2019
Cathartic Outlet, the Art of Roni Murillo, Envision Arts Magazine, Feb 2019
NAC “How Art Speaks to Us” Exhibition & Panel Discussion, May 2018
Salann Magazine, Volume 1, 2018
Honorable Mention, J. Mane Gallery, Open, Pucker-up, May 2020
Honorable Mention, Envision Arts Magazine, Ruby, Catharsis 16 and 13, Dec 2019
Honorable Mention, Envision Arts Magazine, Script, Catharsis 17, Aug 2019
Best in Show, Envision Arts Magazine, Emerald, Catharsis 15B, June 2019
Honorable Mention, J. Mane Gallery, Open Theme, Catharsis 5, Feb 2019