Maritza Pérez (b. 1955, Havana, Cuba): A multidisciplinary artist, Pérez works in installation art, painting, sculpture and photography, all informed by history, memory, power relations, hybridity, transgressions and religiosity. Her pieces have been exhibited in dozens of venues, including the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in San Juan, the Center for Book Arts in New York and the San Juan Biennial of Latin American Printmaking. She is a recipient of a Gibraltar Point Art Center International Artist Residency in Toronto and of a San Francisco Art Commission Market Street Art in Transit grant, among other awards. Pérez studied at Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico in San Juan and earned and Master of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco State University in California. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute. (Cintas for art 1990-1991)

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