Marianna Jimenez Edwards’ interest in creative practices began at a young age. Frequent trips to stay with her family in Mexico exposed her to Mexican culture. Marianna’s family nourished her curiosity to investigate and create. Initially, photography intrigued Marianna as a creative endeavor, but later, she favored the process of drawing and painting. This led her to the San Francisco Art Institute for a BFA in painting.
Awareness of her indigenous heritage took hold during art school. Also, visiting her grandmother’s village in Oaxaca and the archaeological sites in Central Mexico, and Chiapas on separate occasions grew that connection further.
After art school, Marianna taught drawing and painting at two separate private studios. One of those studios belonged to classically trained, Venezuelan artist Conchita Firgau which led Marianna to want to explore a blend of realism and Pre-Columbian themes and subject matter.
Today Marianna draws and paints in oil, acrylic, and mixed media. She incorporates cultural objects, portraits, animals, still life, collage and patterns into her visual language.
Portraits, Murals, Etc.
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