Espacio OM
Date 1999
Dimensions 97"x 90"x 36"
Category Sculpture
Medium Painted steel
Genre Abstract
Period 20th Century
Collection Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico Collection
Acknowledgement * Title Translation: Space OM

María Elena Perales

"Espacio OM *" (1999)

Biography

Sculptor and photographer. Perales attended the Puerto Rico School of Visual Arts, graduating with a degree in sculpture and painting in 1973, and earned a master’s degree at the Academia de San Carlos from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Méxio in Mexico City in 1978. She also took a course in cement sculpture at the Montoya Studios in West Palm Beach, Florida, in 1989, and at the Art Students League of San Juan in 1991. In the eighties she belonged to the Puerto Rico Association of Women Artists and the Puerto Rico Sculptors Association, which she chaired in 1987. Her works have been shown in events such as the First Ibero-American Biennial in Lima, Peru, where she was the only artist who donated her work to the city government of Lima for its permanent collection, and the Havana Biennial in 2006. Was head of the Puerto Rican Association of Visual Artist affiliated with UNESCO, Paris. She has devoted herself to monumental sculpture in metal, although she also produces smaller work in several sculptural media, and in the nineties incorporated non-conventional materials such as wire and fluorescent lighting.