Maria Paula Suarez is a Colombian artist, currently based in NYC, where she is pursuing her Master's degree in Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
She has a bachelor’s degree in visual arts from Universidad Javeriana, with an emphasis in the plastic area, and is certified as an illustrator by the School of Visual Arts in New York. She completed a pedagogy course at Harvard Online University as a leader of learning and currently explores the concept of resilience through mediums like pencil colors illustration and embroidery on paper.
Suarez´s work has been exhibited in New York, Miami, Madrid, CDMX, and Bogotá, she has participated in exhibitions such as the Regional Artists Salon in Colombia, Create-Inspire-Connect in Sanibel Florida, and has had three solo exhibitions, one of them being in Ciudad de Mexico at La Mercantil Gallery. She considers herself a multidisciplinary artist and considers art it’s a powerful tool capable of providing new forms of self-knowledge and reflection.
“My work reflects on resilience, which I understand as the ability to reinvent ourselves and overcome traumatic moments in our lives.
I have always believed that art is applied to everyday life, it generates models that provide new forms of self-knowledge and reflection. What I show now is a response to my research on resilience, divided into three stages: pain, self-love, and healing. Pain is the breaking point, healing is the process, and self-love is the result.