Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Cueva Project

The Cueva Project is about new, fun & crazy experiments in the art movement. We represent the young, old, fat, skinny, smart, dorky, & depressing artists of the world.

We would like to continue using our mini gallery on wheels experiment throughout other parts of NYC so keep your eyes and ears open for our next show!!!

In the meantime, please continue reading our blog for new updates, works, and gallery events. Thanks for supporting our first show!!!


Friday, June 26, 2009

So this is pretty much it (for now)... in just a couple of hours people will see and meet two amazing artists and their work... 

we  have worked really hard in the past months just to get here... 

and i feel electrified...

on a sad note, i will miss Gina (leaving the state for a while to pursue other dreams) in so many different levels... here a tribute to our days at work... 

one of 'THE' artists of today....does it again

this is one of the ways that and visualizer impresses me and Bansky has been doing it since day one...



Tuesday, June 23, 2009

life is in the little cracks...

he always pops up...OBEY...and it is one of the ideas that i admire of people such as Shepard Fairey. We live in a world of such amazing talent and that needs expressing...how you may ask? it all starts with expression...in anyway, shape, form, possible. the simple point of talking about, listening about, finding out more and then express...it's all about moving forward to live in this world more as a family than seekers of riches and glory. that only excludes your family; and i mean society...can i say i want to know more about...? knowing is the first step to creating that foundation from which to lift up....to the man 'Andre the Giant'

Thursday, June 18, 2009

crazy inspirations...

so our show is slowly creeping up and its quite scary yet exciting....  everyone is working hard and trying to finish up any loose ends.... i hope the show is a hit.

so anyways, i checked out a couple of shows tonight and i really enjoyed them... here are some pics... 

Rain, rain, rain, the earth sure is thirsty...hard to ride my bike but it's ok to get wet. We need to get wet...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

projects leading up to lost families

I first started family/memory/loss of memory projects in my junior year of college, 2003 with the project below. These are replicas from memory of every house i've lived in with my family.
In 2005 i started taking my favorite family photographs from childhood, blurring and enlarging them to 36" x 48" 
This is a project I revisited last summer (2008) with smaller enlargements 24" x 36" and this time including photographs of my mom and aunt as children and incorporating drawing as well. Please see the photography section of my website 

My first foray into actually re-imagining lost families of strangers for pen and ink representation was in 2007 after my best friend Sophie Danner gave me a stash of antique photos for my birthday. This was one of the first ones that I completed. 

...would I wear a t-shirt that says ' I sell drugs to the community ' ....

Monday, June 15, 2009

Two weeks left and I'm thinking of pancakes!!! The ones at the Clinton Street Bakery...

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Julianna where ever you are, 'julianna, que mala eres, que mala eres, julianna' ...DLG
Mariposa de amor, mi mariposa de amor, ya no regreso contigo, no mas junto aquí.. that damn pandora...
Listen to pandora 'phil collins' & the police 'wrapped around your finger' popped up... oh the memories

Thursday, June 11, 2009

from the past but all part of the journey

all of my drawings start via an expression of the person of thing....from there it can be anything but always trying to express that emotional state...thats the journey

Favorite pieces...

So i keep telling a certain someone to post some of their older pieces ... but a certain someone is too busy so i just decided to do it myself ... this is old work but still really really good... one of my favorites pieces

Monday, June 8, 2009

Press Release

June 8, 2009



Nidia Cueva


New York City, NY…On June 27, 2009 at 6pm t.c.p. will be showcasing two new artists in a Uhaul truck. The truck will be parked on 20th Street between 10th & 11th Avenue, in Chelsea's gallery district. Gina Mauro and Johann Mittnacht are two underground artists who will be exposing their new works on the t.c.p. wheels. The truth behind these two artists is that they are arch enemies. The show will be a battle between a magical fairy and a glue sniffer.

The Cueva Project has been in the works for a couple of months and has finally created its first show in Chelsea. The idea behind t.c.p. is to create fun and crazy projects/experiments in the art scene. t.c.p.’s main goal is to show off talented artists in interesting environments. This project is purely based on natural impulse and there are no set guidelines or trademarks for this reason.
the beat goes on.....what I do while I wait for the train....

Friday, June 5, 2009


My friend Cess Oliva from www.fashionsnoops.com sent this link to this amazing show:


The new show is called Whole in the Wall. I will check it out tonight and show you guys some pics tomorrow! Here is a peek into the show.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


I see it all the time but when you see it as a pattern, a color, something going to somewhere,... well then it's not what it's meant to be...and that's what makes it food for thought....

a daily from the iphone...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Lost Families

"Prince Valiant and the Michelle Pfeiffer of Bears." Based on the documentary "Grizzly Man"

"I'm Pretty Sure This Is How It Happened." My personal evolutionary theories in triptych form

"Marily, Truman, Wolves." Two of my favorite celebrities who spent most of their adult lives surrounded by wolves. 

Hello All, as our show date quickly approaches I thought I'd throw up some images of past drawings to give you a taste of my style. However, what I'm working on right now is quite different. I've taken a turn for the more sentimental, less tongue in cheek. I've spent the past year or so collecting antique photographs of families who look particularly lost or forlorn. So the series that you'll be seeing at the show is called "Lost Families."
What I've always loved about drawing is the process of spending time with my subject, examining their face, posture, imagining their demeanor and personality. For me, drawing has always let me meticulize these details in a more personal way than painting. Especially with the Lost Families who I find, I feel like drawing them line by line lets me get to know them and fully create their stories in my mind.

Our flyers have arrived!!!

So our flyers have arrived...(they got here just in time) and I am super excited!!!

I wanted
to thank my good friend Robert Torres from FASTSIGNS in Randolph, NJ for making our flyers get here on time plus they look amazing!!!

Just in case, here's our flyer: