Merit Award Winner – The Art Students League of New York
Merit Award Winner – The Leonard Rosenfeld Foundation, New York, New York
Award Winner – National Association of Women Artists
The Art Students League of New York – Fine Arts Diploma
Certificate Student. Studied with art masters Frank O’Cain, Ronnie Landfield, Peter Bonner, and other renowned art masters.
MoMA NYC – History of Abstract Art & Art and Identity in Society, studied with Lisa Mazzola.
Nord University – Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations
Cornell University – Sustainable Cornell, Certificate: Urban Ecology & Climate Change.
Hunter College – Communications & Art History, Translation & Interpretation
Aldanondo’s main source of inspiration lies within emotion, the city, memories and the exploration between the relationship between personal identity and the physical spaces were we find ourselves, and how our spaces and surroundings influence emotion, our perception of our own identity, and our awareness of such.
When asked about her work, she said that she believes her work and what it means should be something each viewer decides, it is an open ended invitation to a conversation, to think about and to ask what the painting might mean to the viewer.
Her work is an invitation to an otherwise unseen reality, emerging from emotion and from within.
She believes the questions asked about her work are questions that actually may relate to the viewer, and the conversation and engagement of the viewer with the painting.
Some of her most recent exhibits include the juried auction at the MoMA for the Art Students League Gala honoring Cuban artist Carmen Herrera. Her work was the highest bid piece sold, to benefit the Art Students League of New York.