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Maritza Bernal About

Maritza Bernal was born in Bogota, Colombia, and is now a U.S. citizen currently residing in Miami. At an early age she excelled in drawing, painting, and other art skills. Her talent has been cultivated with patience and dedication through decades. Her studies in oil on canvas began in Bogot____, while working as an Occupational Therapist. In 2003, she entirely devoted to explore different styles of painting. She focused on oil on canvas and after that, she became actively involved in numerous exhibitions in Argentina, Ireland, Colombia and the U.S., Dublin, Beijing, among others. She also attended a workshop on History of Art in Madrid, Spain, and a painting and drawing workshop in Florence, Italy. Now she has the accreditation as a professional artist AICOA. Barcelona. Spain. June 2010. The delicacy of her work and the perfect handling of colors and shades, creates beauty and elegant art. Under the influence of visual experiences from her native Colombia, Maritza takes the color in its fullest expression, to create vibrant paintings. In her work one can see different themes, including landscapes, city escapes, miniatures, still life, doors, flowers, animals, abstract painting, but now specializes in the figurative realism style. You can see in such a variety of painting styles the emphasis placed to colors and shapes, with which she maintains a constant compromise always searching harmony and integrity in her work. Add Comment





Course Basics of Copyright and Rights.Bogot__.Colombia. November-December. 2014.

Creativity course. Cursera. Autonomous University of Mexico. September 2013.

Accreditation as a professional artist. AICOA. Barcelona. Spain. June 2010.

Degree in Management. Universidad del Rosario. Bogota. Colombia.1993

Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy. Universidad del Rosario. Bogota. Colombia 1981




Unilatina International College. Miramar. Fl. July-August 2013

"Successful Latinos 2". Expo Casa Bacardi. University of Miami. Florida. 2007

Miami Children's Hospital Coral Gables. Glass Gallery. Miami. Florida. August to October. 2007, January 2008, January 2009, June-July 2010, July 2011.



Miami . Florida

International Biennale Artists Miami. Florida.USA

Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery. April

The Colors of autism

Kissimmee, Fl.April

Buenos Aires. Argentina

International Exhibition Autumn in Buenos Aires.

Casa de San Luis. May

Honorary Award

Nueva York. USA

Premanente exposure of 9-11 Memorial Museum Gallery

Liberation Artwork.

Osceola. Kissimmee. Fl

The Center for the Arts. Hispanic Cultures Celebration. Art Show. September / Oct.

Orlando. Florida

Colombianisimo. September.

Doral. Florida

Doral Art Fest. Nov. 2014. Carlos Albizu University.

Miami River Art Fair. ART BASEL

December 4-7.



Delray Beach

Music and Art Fashion - April

Networking Hispanic and Latin American Art

Arts Garage Gallery. Delray Beach. Florida

Nueva York

Exhibition Spring New York

May 16 - June

Consulate General Of Colombia Central in New York



May 24 - June 30

Exhibition support Foundation Siman Orchestral



Exhibition the Americas

House Museum and Cultural Center Grau June 12 to 25

Uniarte, Colombiart, Fusion Colombia.

Collective PEACE-PART-TU

14 to 30 June

Geba Art Gallery. Zona Rosa Bogota . Colombia


"Cartagena is full of Blue" 4 to 19 July

The Naval Museum Of The Caribean

Cartagena, Bolivar. Colombia


Consulate General of Colombia.

Second Exhibition Services. September 8 to 9


Unilatina International University

Artistic Tribute

October 16 to 30

Orlando. FL

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Color and Color by Tertulia

4Gatos. Colors and Colors South Creek Library. October 9 to November 15


Consulate of Colombia. "Homage to Colombian Artists".March. Miami. Florida

"Art and Life". Hispanic Net & Latin American Art.Community Center.April. Boca Raton. Florida

Volunteer Ladies, Broward Chapter. May. Broward. FL

"Second Annual Sister Cities International at the Art Deco Museum. Artist Showcase ". Art Deco Welcome Center. Miami Beach, Florida.April / May

Atelier. Miami. Florida. August 16-20

Beijing. China. Beijing International Art Expo at

FIU. Frost Museum. Mammography Art Initiative. Miami. FL. September.

I Fair Services. FAIR Expo. Consulate General of Colombia in Miami.FL. September.

House Museum and Cultural Center Enrique Grau Araujo. Bogota. Colombia. October

Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida. Heart ART Exhibit. 30Th Anniversary. Miami. FL. November

Consulate of Colombia. Collective Atelier Pancorbo. Miami. FL. November.


"Dialogue on Diversity Celebrating Women in South Florida." Ana G. Mendez University. Miramar Florida. U.S.A.

"Art in the Park". Bayfront Park Miami-Dade Blvd. .Biscayne. Florida

"Art Fest Doral & Carlos Albizu University". Miami. FL U.S.A.

"Atrium". La Guardia Community College in Long Island City - New York. USA.


"Dialogue on Diversity Celebrating Women in South Florida." Ana G. Mendez University. Miramar. Florida. U.S.A.

"Faces of Latin America". Broward College. Fort Lauderdale. Florida, U.S.A.

"Our Culture, Our Diversity, Our Strength". Ana G. Mendez University. Miramar. Florida. U.S.A.

"Latin Artists Collective Exhibition 2010". Artexpresion gallery. City Country


"International Exhibition of Art". Santa Fe. New Mexico. USA.

"Two Artists in the Summer" .Colectiva. Maritza Bernal / Ana Matchete. Miami.Carico. Coral Gables. Florida. U.S.A.

"Seventh Annual Miami Dade Celebrates the Art of Its Sister Cities" .Tower Gallery. Miami. Florida. U.S.A.

Jerry's Arterama. Miami.FL U.S.A.

"Senses and Feelings". Maritza Bernal / Van Robert.Miami. Coral Gables. Carico.Florida. U.S.A.

Latin Artists Collective Exhibition. Expression Art Gallery. Miami. FL


"Painting Exhibition Iberoamericana 2008" Homage Homeland, USA, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru. Tower Theater Gallery. Miami. FL.

"Sixth Annual Miami-Dade Celebrates the Art of Its Sister Cities". Miami. FL. U.S.A.

"4th Art Fest @ Doral 2008". Honorable Mention Painting. Rotary Club Of Doral. Miami. FL U.S.A.


"Art Palace" Palace of Arts, Zapiola Maecenas Foundation, Argentina.

"Artexpo NY 2007" .Convention Javitz Center. Sysproductions Gallery. Nueva York.

"Successful Latinos 2". Exhibition. Casa Bacardi Miami.FL University. U.S.A.

"Sennelier Art Competition". 70th Anniversary. USA.

Consulate of Colombia. Coral Gables. Miami. FL. U.S.A.

Mario Fine Art Gallery. Calle 8. Little Havana. Miami. FL. U.S.A.

Art Ireland. Dublin. Main Hall, RDS.Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 Ireland.

___ "Latin Artists Collective Exhibition 2007". Artexpresion gallery. Miami .Fl. U.S.A.


Honor Award. Palace of Arts, Zapiola Maecenas Foundation. Argentina. February 2007

Certificate of appreciation. Artexpo N.Y.Javitza Convention Center. Sysproductions Gallery. Nueva York. March 2007.

Certificate of appreciation. Art Ireland. Dublin. Main Hall, RDS.Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 Ireland. November 2007.

"Honorable Mention Painting" 4th ART FEST @ DORAL 2008. Rotary Club of Doral. Miami. FL. October 2008

Buenos Aires. Argentina. Honor Award

Autumn International Exhibition in Buenos Aires. May 2014.


The Journal of Diario.07 / 19/2007 By Jesus Hernandez. Diario de las Americas. Miami.FL.

Contemporary Women Artists. Book of the European Communities Artists Library. November 2010

Latin American Art. Eduardo Hernandez de la Pava. Boynton Beach.Florida.Art Consultant Manager. USA. 2010

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CNN in Spanish. Interview with Mercedes Soler. "ART BRIGHT". April 3 -2013


Book Art Cover Gabriela Cloves & Cinnamon by Jorge Amado. In his version the Catalan.

Gabriela clau i canyela. Barcelona. Spain. Barcelona Book Fair. May 2014.

Chosen work: "Mulata Cartagenera" Tribute to Grau by


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