New York artist Maria Berrio creates collages using torn pieces of beautiful Japanese, Thai, Nepalese paper and images. Her work has mystical and dream-like quality that often features female figures and companion animals amidst densely patterned surroundings. Each piece is a result of her own thoughts and imagination, and influenced by her experiences.
“A lot of my work is autobiographical…it could be about me, or my time in the world and how I am feeling or what I am imagining,” she says. “Of course, it also relates to other people and other things too, to imaginary beings, to ecology, to magical realism, to surrealism too, but at the same time [it] is always me.” via
She has participated in both groups and solo shows, and have showcased her work in art fairs in US, Korea, India and Colombia. She is currently represented by Praxis International Gallery, New York.