Maria Berrio

Colombian, b. 1982

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Maria Berrio

Colombian, b. 1982

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Using torn bits of ornately patterned Japanese paper, paint, sequins, and other materials, Maria Berrio makes intricate collages that evoke dreams, myths, and fairy tales. Often populated with female figures, her compositions also feature animals, flowers, and mythical beings set within heavily patterned surroundings. Though her scenes appear otherworldly, Berrio draws from her own thoughts and experiences as she crafts each piece. “A lot of my work is autobiographical…it could be about me, or my time in the world and how I am feeling or what I am imagining,” she says. “Of course, it also relates to other people and other things too, to imaginary beings, to ecology, to magical realism, to surrealism too, but at the same time [it] is always me.”

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Biography

Using torn bits of ornately patterned Japanese paper, paint, sequins, and other materials, Maria Berrio makes intricate collages that evoke dreams, myths, and fairy tales. Often populated with female figures, her compositions also feature animals, flowers, and mythical beings set within heavily patterned surroundings. Though her scenes appear otherworldly, Berrio draws from her own thoughts and experiences as she crafts each piece. “A lot of my work is autobiographical…it could be about me, or my time in the world and how I am feeling or what I am imagining,” she says. “Of course, it also relates to other people and other things too, to imaginary beings, to ecology, to magical realism, to surrealism too, but at the same time [it] is always me.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Prospect New Orleans
Articles Featuring Maria Berrio
Maria Berrio Uses South American Folklore and Myth as Her Muses
Oct 6th, 2015
It’s All in the Details at Praxis’ Art Toronto Booth
Oct 13th, 2014
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