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Marisa Contreras
Digitally Represented Artist
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
Previous Artist
  • Through the Streets of the Big City
Acrylic & Plaster on Canvas
24" x 39.5" 

    Through the Streets of the Big City

    Acrylic & Plaster on Canvas
    24" x 39.5"
  • Traces
Acrylic on Canvas
25.5" x 36" 

    Traces

    Acrylic on Canvas
    25.5" x 36"
  • Untitled
Acrylic on Canvas
28.5" x 46" 

    Untitled

    Acrylic on Canvas
    28.5" x 46"
  • Spring from 2006
Acrylic on Canvas
28.5" x 46" 

    Spring from 2006

    Acrylic on Canvas
    28.5" x 46"
  • Glyphosate
Acrylic on Canvas
47" x 28.5" 

    Glyphosate

    Acrylic on Canvas
    47" x 28.5"
  • In My Parallel Polis
Acrylic on Canvas
28.5" x 36" 

    In My Parallel Polis

    Acrylic on Canvas
    28.5" x 36"
  • New Beginning
Acrylic on Canvas
40" x 20" 

    New Beginning

    Acrylic on Canvas
    40" x 20"
  • Passion
Acrylic on Canvas
34.5" x 45.5" 

    Passion

    Acrylic on Canvas
    34.5" x 45.5"
  • Bogotá Gardens
Acrylic on Canvas
31.5" x 45.5" 

    Bogotá Gardens

    Acrylic on Canvas
    31.5" x 45.5"
  • Caribbean Breeze
Acrylic on Canvas
80" x 60" 

    Caribbean Breeze

    Acrylic on Canvas
    80" x 60"
  • Dreaming Cherry Blossoms
Acrylic with modeling paste on Canvas
24" x 36" 

    Dreaming Cherry Blossoms

    Acrylic with modeling paste on Canvas
    24" x 36"
  • Feeling Ukraine
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 48" 

    Feeling Ukraine

    Acrylic on Canvas
    36" x 48"
  • Untitled
Acrylic on Canvas
31" x 47" 

    Untitled

    Acrylic on Canvas
    31" x 47"
  • Untitled
Acrylic on Canvas
31" x 47" 

    Untitled

    Acrylic on Canvas
    31" x 47"
  • Untitled
Plaster & Acrylic On Canvas
31.5" x 94.5" 

    Untitled

    Plaster & Acrylic On Canvas
    31.5" x 94.5"
  • Untitled
Acrylic on Canvas
31" x 47" 

    Untitled

    Acrylic on Canvas
    31" x 47"
  • Untitled
Acrylic on Canvas
31" x 47" 

    Untitled

    Acrylic on Canvas
    31" x 47"
  • Witch with Broom
Acrylic on Canvas
35" x 46" 

    Witch with Broom

    Acrylic on Canvas
    35" x 46"
Next Artist
Marisa Contreras

Dappled, struck and colliding, Marisa Contreras Marulanda’s abstract expressionist paintings stand at the ready, shouting powerful messages. Colors break and stretch the canvas, allowing the artist’s truth to shine through.

Whether through swooping strokes or bubbling mirage, Contreras Marulanda’s works are riddled with emotion and curiosity. As someone who has lived a captivating life, Contreras Marulanda’s art practice reflects a powerful existence. An academic by trade, the artist holds a PhD in Gender Studies and Equality Politics. Her work as an academic informs her painting in that she looks to express her layered experiences as a Colombian refugee and woman who has lived in three different countries. Through her work, one can view through the artist’s lens what she has felt as a witness to three kidnappings of family members by the Colombian guerrilla, moving countries at one week’s notice, and falling in love with a German man who is now her husband.

With strong conviction regarding the rights of the marginalized, Contreras Marulanda’s work includes political messages like in Feeling Ukraine: fragmented blue and yellow rectangles splay and mingle in the center of the piece. In My Parallel Polis and Glyphosate reflect political messages of the artist-academic as well, reporting on topical issues in the world today. Contreras does not limit her artistic gifts to social causes however. She is also capable of expressing her deep sensitivity, romanticism and dreams, as seen in her pieces Passion and Dreaming Cherry Blossoms.

Contreras Marulanda lives and works in Arlington, Virginia.