Maria Brito (b. Havana, 1947): From her base in Miami, the sculptor Maria Brito has gained wide recognition and is frequently exhibited in the United States and abroad. Her work was chosen for the third ¡Mira! Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour, for Ceremony of Memory, a major exhibition of work by Hispanic artists that toured the United States, for the Miami Generation traveling exhibition, the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition and for the landmark The Decade Show in New York. She is the winner of fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Florida Department of State, the South Florida Consortium, the Pollock Krasner Foundation and the Virginia A. Groot Foundation. Brito is one of the artists profiled in Maria Lino’s 1988 documentary film, Three Artist Profiles. She is also one of the featured artists in the book Latin American Women Artists of the United States. Brito’s work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Miami. (Cintas for art, 1981-82, 1985-86)

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