Maria Lupianez

Born in 1979, is a New Jersey native of Ecuadorian descent. Her artistic talents come from a long line of creatives including her father to whom she credits with building her a foundation and love for the arts. As a youth, together with the guidance of her father, Lupianez won many contests and awards on a state and national level. Early on Lupianez started her family and concentrated on rearing her children. Although out of the limelight of the art world she continued periodically to experiment with different mediums and studied under artist Marge Colavito, who taught her how to paint with oils. In 2014, Lupianez decided to go to college and graduated in 2016 from Hudson County Community College with an AFA, summa cum laude. She furthered her studies and graduated in 2018 earning her BFA, summa cum laude, from New Jersey City University. She has also mentored under well renowned artist, Melanie Vote. Lupianez is a contemporary realist and multimedia painter. Her distinctive personal style emanates everyday emotions and expresses the vibrant spirit of everyday life. She likes to explore the simplicities of life and highlight them. Her references are from her own personal life with her family and friends. Today, Lupianez is a working artist who currently lives in New York City. She teaches private students interested in the arts while balancing her life as a mother of ten. She has had solo exhibitions at the Bridge Art Gallery in Bayonne, NJ and has participated in group shows throughout Northern New Jersey and New York City including the Nassau County Museum of Art. She has also participated in art festivals and completed public works of art.

Published by Bethany Woodson

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