Established in 2001 by Esperanza León, ARTSOLAR is a unique proposal in the Hamptons specializing in the representation of emergent artists from Latin America, focusing particularly on contemporary art and design from Venezuela.

ARTSOLAR offers a selection of contemporary paintings, drawings, prints, photography, sculpture, and hand-crafted design that continues the evolution of the artistic vanguard in Latin America since the early part of the Twentieth Century.

For over 15 years, Esperanza has organised and hosted solo and group shows in East Hampton. Satellite spaces and collaborations with other galleries have been alternate means to introduce little-known artists to the scene, as well as international art fairs in Miami, Chicago, and New York.

Esperanza deals personally with all of her clients, including architects, designers, and consultants.

For an introduction to Esperanza’s approach and process on assembling an art collection, view the short video Art and the Modern Barn.

Mission and services

ARTSOLAR is predicated on broadening common conceptions and perceptions of  art from Latin America by promoting awareness of the cultural and artistic diversity of this geographical designation and conscientiously placing it within the global art context that it belongs.

In 2013, Esperanza began installing exhibitions or ‘temporary art collections’ in homes for sale in the Hamptons, innovating a nomadic art space. This has evolved into the proposal The Art of Living with Art, the advisory arm of ARTSOLAR, with services focused on consulting and archiving for private collections and curating and organizing exhibitions.

About esperanza león

Esperanza León was born in Caracas, Venezuela and has been radicated in East Hampton, New York, since 1976. She lived and studied in Toronto, Canada (BA, Art History, University of Toronto), followed by five years in Venezuela where she was an Assistant Curator at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas, followed by positions at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Maracay as Exhibition Coordinator and Registrar, then Director of the Ateneo de Maracay, until her return to East Hampton in 2000. In addition to her work with ARTSOLAR, Esperanza strives to work at a broader level with local organizations, schools, and individuals, devoting time to connecting the arts with her community.

Esperanza is a Trustee of the Board at Guild Hall of East Hampton and a member of ArtTable, a national organization for women in the arts. She worked on the exhibition Nexus/New York at El Museo del Barrio, New York, and in 2011 guest-curated an exhibition of works by Rafael Ferrer for the Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Architectural Review Board for the Town of East Hampton.