Description - Maria Brito by Juan A. Martinez
One of the most revered members of "the Miami Generation," a group of Cuban-born artists who emigrated to the United States, Maria Brito is a painter, sculptor, and installation artist best known for her elaborately constructed room-like works that embody narratives of loss and displacement. Brito also draws on personal iconography to create challenging works that are at once deeply autobiographical and reflect a profound fluency with the history of Western art. Juan A. Martinez examines the unique interplay of the personal and the universal in this Miami-based artist's diverse mixed-media works.
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Author Biography - Juan A. Martinez
Juan A. Martinez is professor and chair of art and art history at Florida International University in Miami.