Hortus: X, 2001, Gelatin Silver Print ED 3/3, 43"x 37"

María Martínez-Cañas (b. 1960, Havana): A photographer who uses and stretches the medium to explore color and form, Martínez-Cañas’ work also delves on issues of culture and identity. Her work was included in the Outside Cuba exhibition and the Cuba-USA: The First Generation traveling exhibition.  Her pieces are in the collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, the Center for Creative Photography in Arizona, the International Museum of Photography in Rochester, the Museum of Modern Art and the International Center of Photography in New York and the Centro Cultural Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City, among others.  She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from the Philadelphia College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago. (Cintas for art, 1988-89)

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