Maria Alquilar

Maria Alquilar

Location: Canada

Her resume is extensive and can be read on her website maria-alquilar.comAlquilar was born in Brooklyn, New York. She left New York after graduating from Hunter College with MA in the Hummanaties. After earning a lifetime teaching credential, she left the profession to open a gallery in Sacramento. The Gallery was very successful. Collectors came from all over the US and abroad.

Alquilar was beginning to paint and sculpt, stimulated by the growing popularity of sculptors and painters from UC Davis and Sacramento. Her success with the John Pence Gallery in San Francisco led her to move to Santa Cruz, California.

Her resume is extensive and can be viewed on her website She is in many collections in the United States, Mexico and Italy. Her work in Public Art is well known. In 1990, she was awarded the General Administrations Honor Award for Bien Venida Y Vaya Con Dios,(Welcome And Go With God), a tribute to the indomitable spirit of the Mexican people. It is located at the border in San Luis, AZ. Other collections include the Smithsonian Institution’s, National Museum of Art., Rockefeller Collection, World Bank ( International Finance Corporation)


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