“What makes me a Latin American women and artist, if I’m the result of German, Portuguese, native-american, Basque, Jewish and Swiss blood? The fact that I speak a Latin language and have Portuguese, native-american and Black cultural roots mixed with European and American influences? That I grew up in contact with a wild nature, a mythology of nature and a wide space with less “history”? That I’m an individual with feminine psycho organism concerned about my home, my feelings, my way of love, the way I’m being loved, the way I share my personal dependencies and independence as a woman in this society… and about the human conditions, knowledge and wisdom, ethic and aesthetic, sensibility and “beauty”? Perhaps my art is the visualization of this consciousness”.
Text written by Regina Vater for the catalog of the collective exhibition Latin American Women Artists - held in 1982 simultaneously at SoHo 20 Gallery and Bronx Museum, New York.