Maria Carolina Ramirez, MACARO is a Colombian-born artist presently living in New York.
Since an early age the artist was exposed to a variety of styles in the different parts of the world where she lived in.
She recreates in her canvases a colorful world of mystical meanings that she abstracts from her roots. Ingredients of magical realism are found in her work as well as an influence of iconographic Eastern European painting. Her collages are rich in textures and her compositions dynamic.
She pursued her studies at Parsons School of Design and at the Art Student League in New York. She went to Altos de Chavón La Escuela de Diseño in Dominican Republic, to the National Art School in Honduras and studied with the renowned Spanish sculptor Santiago de Santiago in Madrid, Spain.
Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows around the world: Colombia, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and United States.
Her paintings are in private collections in New York, Honduras, Miami, Dominican Republic and Colombia. Two of her artworks were acquired to be part of the Colombian Foreign Ministry’s art collection and one of her paintings is in the University of Antioquia’s Museum collection.