• Biography

    Maritza Miari

    BIOGRAPHY Maritza, artist and designer with over 17 years of international experience. University Graduated ISDI (Superior Institute of Design) 1993. Bachelor in drawing and sculpture (Fine Art Academy San Alejandro) 1988. Junior in Fine Arts (23yC) 1984. All in Havana, Cuba. Also she has several post-graduated courses.

    An award winning children’s book illustrator, works directly with clients, manages projects from initial conception to final publication. Her work includes illustrations and designs for books, calendars, magazines, flyers, posters, logos, global image and others. At the same time she draws and paints on canvas, paper, wood, everywhere… she loves portraits, eyes, expressions, human bodies, mystic ambiences, fairies, and new characters with historical costumes…

    Maritza is one of the founders of "Proyecto Artistico Mundo Vivo" (Art Project World Alive) 1995 and “Nueva Gente” (New People) since 2009. She received "La Rosa Blanca" National award from UNEAC (National Union of Writers and Artist in Cuba), Category: “Best illustrations for children books”, 2007.She has been recognized for having great versatility in her illustration style.

    She has participated in collective and solo exhibitions in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Spain and Canada.

    Once settled in Nova Scotia in 2010, Maritza started new projects and goals. She joined VANS and WFNS to follow the NS community and exhibiting at The Hub Gallery her work “Living”, 2011 and in June 2012 at View Point Gallery present with a local photographer the project “Playgrounds of the Fairies”. She is enjoying mixing in her works, her Latin background with the amazing Nova Scotian atmosphere than she and her family live in now.

     

     

    BIBLOGRAPHY OF ILLUSTRATIONS PUBLISHED

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    Olga Marta.  El Halcón Marqués. Ediciones UNIÓN, 2004. 

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    Emilió Ariosa.  El Delator. Editorial Capitán San Luis, 2001.

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    Otro elefante en la cuerda floja. Ediciones UNIÓN, 2008

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    Enrique Pérez.  Aventuras de los Pelusos. Ediciones UNIÓN, 2008. 

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    Esther Suárez. El viaje de mico. Colección DienteLeche, 2005.

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    Nelson Simón, Sueño en una noche de verano. Colección Dienteleche, 2005.

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    José M. Espino. El ultimo diente de leche. Colección DienteLeche, 2006. 

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    Nersys Felipe.  Corazón de Libélula. Ediciones UNIÓN, 2006.

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    Olga Marta & Alina Torres.  Traviesos de la noche. Editorial Gente Nueva, 2009. 

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    Ada Elba Pérez, Liuba María Hevia & Olga Marta Pérez. Como granos de canela.  Ediciones UNIÓN, 2007

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    Ana María. Pequeño sol en Barrio Gris.  Habana: Edicion