Mónica Ferreras de la Maza is one of the Dominican Republic’s most celebrated mixed-media artists. In her series, Una Gota de tu Oceano, the intricate, highly-detailed, nature of her recent paintings is on display. Her seemingly abstract paintings are in fact largely influenced by and evocative of the places and experiences that have helped shape Ferraras’s life. Unsurprisingly, much of her work suggests the sea and landscapes of her native country.
Discussing her paintings, she has said that they “represent the self, that part of everyone that is always there no matter what. What struggles you have been going through in life or how lost you feel in a moment of your life. But that inner energy and life is always there.” It is as though her paintings convey a hidden, more honest aspect of the human experience that is vibrant, complex, and colorful.
Mónica Ferreras d e la Maza is a contemporary Dominican artist. She uses several medias to express herself: painting, drawing, installation, and video art. Her work creates a dialogue between conceptual art and abstract art.
Ferreras de la Maza have been selected amongst the 14 artists for the XXV Concurso de Arte E. Leon Jimenes, 2014.
In 2013 she was The Davidoff Art Initiative’s award winner for an artist residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, NY. In 2011 was award winner at the XXIII Concurso E. Leon Jimenes the most prestigious biennial of the Dominican Republic.
In her almost 20 years of career Monica has done 13 solo shows in her country and in the USA. She also has been invited to a numerous group shows in USA, Europe, and Dominican Republic like: INSIDE AND OUT, Recent Trends in the Arts of the Dominican Republic, BID Cultural Center, Washington, D. C., USA; ENTRE-VEUS, Foudation Clement, Martinica; LATITUDES Exposition D^art Contemporain, Hotel de Ville de Paris, Paris, Francia; VISIONARIOS, Video Experimental, Centro ITAU Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brasil; ISLAND NATION, RISD Museum, Providence, RI, USA.; VIDEOAKT, GlogauAIR Art Center, Belin, Alemania ; TRE, contemporaniedad Dominicana, Centro Cultural Aleman, Santo Domingo, R.D. and Cambridge Multicultural Center, Cambridge, MA, USA; ETTER Columbus.com, Arte Contemporáneo de Haití y Republica Dominicana, Kunstnermes Hus, Oslo, Noruega; POLITICA DE LA DIFERENCIA: ARTE IBEROAMERICANO DE FIN DE SIGLO, Centro de Convenciones Pernabumco, Refife, Brasil and MALBA, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.