bio

About the Sculptor:

Maritza Hernandez is a Cuban American sculptor working in stone and bronze. Her contemporary sculptures are often figurative, abstract, and spiritual in concept. Maritza discovered her artistic talent at a very early age and practiced character drawing and experimented with clay as well. Maritza has always had challenges in her life and her career. She thrives on the challenge to push beyond the limits of her abilities with each new project.

Most recent commissions:

“Ave” sculpture to be presented to members of the Cardinal's Circle of Casa Jesus. Saint Josemaria Escrivá, recently canonized by Pope John Paul II in Rome. One of her proudest accomplishments the legendary Chicago White Sox player Orestes “Minnie Miñoso” Life size bronze, in progress.

Most recent exhibits:

Japour Gallery in South Beach, Florida.
Table top sculptures, Medium: bronze.
Exhibit also featured the Salvador Dali sculptures.

Studies:

San Alejandro Art School in Habana, Cuba.
Master courses in sculpture and mixed media at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Master courses in Metal sculpture at the Evanston Art Center.
Stone and bronze workshops at the Brookgreen Gardens Art Institute in South Carolina as well as with a few other international renowned sculptors.

Memberships:

National Association of Sculptors and the Evanston Art Center.
The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago.