Maria Mijares

7 City Subway, 2000

Giclee on canvas, 9” x 6”

Maria Mijares was born in New York City of Spanish parents, and now lives in New Jersey. She optained a BFA at Livingston College in 1978. She received fellowships from the NJSCA in 1982 and 1987 and Rutgers Center for Innovative Print & Paper in 2000.

A Rutgers graduate, Maria Mijares has produced contemporary realist paintings that have been awarded two Painting Fellowships from the NJ State Council on the Arts, and other awards. Her work has been exhibited nationally and abroad in museum, university, corporate and alternative galleries. Mijares created four large-scale porcelain enamel murals recently installed at street-level in the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit System at the Union City Bergenline Avenue Station, featuring a clock tower marquee and 3 large murals.

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