Mayra Barraza (El Salvador, 1966) like a river that opens into streams she is currently working two parallel series of works: one which refers to philosophical aspects via male portraits of diffuse forms, the other which develops conceptual ideas with multiple references via realist paintings of animals. During 20 years dedicated to the arts, Barraza has presented her work in international exhibitions at the Museum of Latin American Art in California, the II Lima Biennale in Perú, the Maison de l’Amérique Latine in Lyon, France, the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno in Canary Islands, Spain, the Museo del Barrio in New York, among others. The distinctions of Barraza’s career and her contribution to Latin American intellectual and artistic discourse have confirmed her in the art community as a well-recognized artist of contemporary Latin American art.
Her work forms part of important private and public collections in the region since her initial art studies at The Corcoran School of Art. She is represented by the galleries saltfineart in California, Liliana Bloch Gallery in Texas and Galeria 1-2-3 in El Salvador. Currently she divides her time in El Salvador between the walls and tasks of the Presidential Secretariat of Culture and her studio-residence surrounded by vegetation and birds.
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January 6 - February 10, 2018