Maria Galaviz Arroyo

Maria is a resident artist at The Cultural Education Center for the Arts. Maria loves painting, photography, and dance. She is a creative spirit who brings joy to those around her. Maria often explores issues of identity, gender, and culture in her work often taking on the persona of others in photographed performances. Like a chameleon she subjects herself to quick changes in appearance or character to truly embody who or what she is trying to communicate to an audience. However, Maria, without trying, somehow intertwines herself, her personal story and struggles, into these characters which makes them truly authentic representations of artists like Frida Kahlo or Posada’s Catrina. Maria was born in Durango, Mexico and lives and works in the Los Angeles area.

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