Maria A Brito Visual Artist / Artista Visual


VENEZUELA 360 / LA VOZ DE AMERICA

María Brito is a Latin-American Contemporary Artist from the Venezuelan Diaspora, nature lover, and activist. 

Her work has been described as "a representation of fantasy and nature, with the use of oneiric images, overlapped figures, on a background constructed by her particular multi-colored brush strokes." Vibrant colors, curved and geometric shapes are characteristic of her work. Painting, mixed-media, and upcycled art, are the ways she creates. Her love for nature is reflected in her pieces. Part of her work represents memories and struggles of her country, Venezuela. Many pieces have a symbolic character.

In 1993, she obtained a Bachelor’s in Architecture, and during her college studies one of her focuses was in the arts. Her interest in visual arts, museum architecture, museography, and preservation, led her to continue studies in Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, and the US, through workshops, seminars, and courses. In 1995, she was certified in Cultural Heritage Inventory.

While living in her country, she worked as an architect, as a cataloguer and researcher of the Venezuelan Cultural Heritage (buildings and art), an as a terracotta folk-art artisan.

She has lived in multiple cities in Latin-America and in the US. As an immigrant she feels connected to the richness of different cultures, and to the color and vitality of Latin-American Art. 

María Brito moved to the US in 2001. She loves hiking and photographing nature. 

Her artwork is developed at her studio in Loudoun County, and has been exhibited in the DC-MD-VA area. It has been displayed in Franklin Park Arts Center, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Delaplaine Arts Center, Prince George’s Publick Playhouse for the Performing Arts, Annmarie Arts Center, The Phillips Collection, McLean Project for the Arts, Baltimore House of Culture, La Cosecha Marketplace exhibition Balcon, Loudoun Government Center, Loudoun Visitor Center, Loudoun County Libraries, and Galleries (Reston, Del Ray Artisans, Falls Church Arts, Touchstone, Art Impact International). 

Additionally, she has been interviewed by Canvas Rebel Magazine, Loudoun County Magazine, Voice of America TV, Prince George Community TV, Mujer del Sur Magazine, and for Art Memorial Project.

In 2023, as a member of the Loudoun County Art Advisory Commitee, she was the curator of the first exhibition in the county for Hispanic Heritage Month “Fiesta de Colores,” displayed in Gallery One at Loudoun County Government Center.

CONTACT:                     mabvisualartist@gmail.com  

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“Our belonging to nature, to which we must reconnect for our survival, is an important topic in our daily life. I hope to plant a seed of awareness about its importance in our lives through my images.”

Maria A Brito - Recent Exhibitions

2024

• “About Nature and Earth” SOLO exhibition. Coordinated by the Loudoun County Art Advisory Committee and curated by Steena Fullmer. Gallery One. Loudoun Government Center, Leesburg, VA. March 2024.

• Visions of Resilience: Art for Climate Justice. Del Ray Artisans Gallery. Alexandria, Virginia. USA. Jan. 5 - 27, 2024.

2023

• “The Sky's the Limit.” Franklin Park Arts Center. Purcellville, Virginia. USA. November - December 2023.

• “Fiesta de Colores” art exhibition celebrating Hispanic and Latino Culture. Loudoun Government Center, Gallery One. Leesburg, VA. September 15 - November 3, 2023.

• “(Not) Strictly Painting” biennial. McLean Project for the Arts. McLean, VA. September 14 - November 11, 2023.

• “People and the Planet.” Touchstone Gallery. Washington, DC. August 2023.

• “National Juried Exhibition."  Delaplaine Arts Center. Frederick, Maryland. USA. May - July 2023.

• “Plants are Life,” by Maria Brito, solo exhibition. Ashburn Library. Ashburn, Virginia. USA. May - June 2023.

• “3D Art Show.” Reston Art Gallery. Reston, Virginia. USA. April 2023. 

• “Earthscapes.” Franklin Park Arts Center. Purcellville, Virginia. USA. March - April 2023.

• “Galería Migrante,” organized by Casa DC Venezuela and Casa de la Cultura Baltimore. Nuestras Raíces Culture House, Baltimore, Maryland. USA. April 2023. 

• "Flowers for Spring" by Maria Brito. The Winery at Sunshine Ridge Farm. Gainesville, Virginia. USA. March - April 2023.

• “Color Love.” Falls Church Arts Gallery. Falls Church, Virginia. USA. January – February 2023. 

2022

• “Bits & Pieces.” Falls Church Arts Gallery. Falls Church, Virginia. USA. November 2022 – January 2023. 

• “Featured Works” juried exhibition. 8 Loudoun County artists showcasing some of their best pieces. Franklin Park Arts Center. Purcellville, Virginia. USA. November 2022.

• Art Exhibition and Auction to benefit Charity Organization "Loudoun Cares." CIT, Herndon, Virginia. USA. October 2022.

• “Upcycled, Earth Love," by Maria Brito, solo exhibition. Birch Tree Bookstore Gallery Wall. Leesburg, Virginia. USA. September 19 - November 23, 2022. 

• “Small World”. Franklin Park Arts Center. Purcellville, Virginia. USA. September 30 - October 30, 2022. 

• “Estamos Aqui.” Black Rock Center for the Arts. Germantown, Maryland. USA. September 17 - October 29, 2022.

• “Art Exhibition and Auction to benefit Non-profit Organization "A Farm Less Ordinary.” Barn of Murray Hill Estate. Leesburg, Virginia. USA. September 18, 2022.

• “Inspired by O'Keeffe”. Franklin Park Arts Center. Purcellville, Virginia. USA. July 15 - August 21, 2022. 

• Art at the Mill, Spring Art Show. Historic Burwell-Morgan Mill. Millwood, Virginia. USA. April 23 - May 8, 2022.

• Second Life. Del Ray Artisans Gallery. Alexandria, Virginia. USA. April 1 - 30, 2022.

2021

• Holiday Art Show. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center. Solomons, Maryland. USA. 2021.

• Art Exhibition and Auction to benefit the Charity Organization Loudoun Cares. CIT, Herndon, Virginia. USA. 2021.

• The Nature Conservancy 2021 Global Photo Context. Participation with 2 photos of the nature of Loudoun County VA. Virtual Gallery. 2021.

• “Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope,” an exhibition of 2 Hispanic female artists in the occasion of the Hispanic Heritage month. The Prince George’s Publick Playhouse for the Performing Arts. 2021.

• “Look What I Found in my Garden,” by Maria Brito, solo exhibition. Brambleton Library (2nd floor), Ashburn, Virginia. USA. 2021.

• “In Contact with Planet Earth,” by Maria Brito, solo exhibition. Brambleton Library (1st floor), Ashburn, Virginia. USA. 2021.

• “Out on the Water”. Franklin Park Arts Center. Purcellville, Virginia. USA. June 11 - July 11, 2021.

• “Look What I Found in my Garden,” Solo exhibition. Cascades Library, Sterling, Virginia. USA. 2021.

• “Women Artists,” an exhibition of 4 Venezuelan female artists in the occasion of the Women’s history month, organized by Arte Original. La Cosecha marketplace. Washington DC, USA. 2021.

• She is part of the group of artists in the project "Art Memorial Covid19, Creation in pandemic time," sponsored by the Venezuelan artist and curator Lorenzo Antonio Velazquez. 2020-2022.

• “Stars, Night & the Winter Sky”. Franklin Park Arts Center. Purcellville, Virginia. USA. 2020.

• “Community in Focus. Responding to the year 2020,” The Phillips Collection. Washington DC, USA. 2021.

2020

• “The Endangered, Can Art Save them?” International exhibition organized by Art Impact International. Washington DC, USA. 2020-2021.

• "Art Exhibition and Auction to benefit the Charity Organization Loudoun Cares.” Leesburg, Virginia. USA. 2020.

• “Fall Faces.” Franklin Park Arts Center. Purcellville, Virginia. USA. 2020.





Maria  A Brito - On the Media / News

·  “Stories & Insights, Meet Maria Brito.”  Canvas Rebel Magazine. 

·  “Local Artist Profile: Maria Brito.”  Loudoun County Magazine Winter Issue 2021 (p.22-25)            https://issuu.com/nvslmagazine/docs/lcmwinter2021withvideo/16

·   Video “Experanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope." Arts and Cultural Heritage Division of Prince George's County Parks and Rec. @ArtsPGParks 

·   “Experanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope, an art exhibit featuring two female artists”. Interview, Prince George Community Television PGCTV @villone_reports.

·   “Arte Venezolano con calidad de exportación.” La Voz de America / VOA News. Venezuela360 edition.                  

·  “Exposición Women Artists. Dialogos entre la figuración y el paisaje”. Mujer del Sur Magazine.
https://mujerdelsur.cl/exposicion-women-artists-dialogos-entre-la-figuracion-y-el-paisaje/

·   “Celebrate Earth Day in Loudoun.” Artist reference photo. Visit Loudoun Magazine.                  

·  
“Art Memorial Covid19 Project.” Creation in Pandemic Time, Curatorial experience by Tony Lorenzo VE.
https://tonylorenzove.wixsite.com/artmemorialcovid19/Portfolio/Mar%C3%ADa-Brito




Maria Brito Visual Artist - Artista Visual
Art Studio: Loudoun County - Virginia, USA



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