Meet the Artist

Paola Martinez is an interdisciplinary artist located in the border region of El Paso, Texas and CD. Juárez, Mexico. She completed her BFA in Painting and Art History at the University of Texas at El Paso. Her eclectic and indigenous portraits pay homage to her Mexican heritage, bringing awareness and life to the ancient tribes that adapt and diminish in today’s modern world. Her portrait paintings focus on her subjects gaze as she captures intimacy with the viewer. By using her unique finger painting style, the artist believes that she truly becomes in contact with her work and her subjects. Even though Martinez is known to remove classism and create equality by utilizing a black and white palette, she constantly explores color through her mural work. The multidisciplinary artist is constantly inspired by her travels around the world as she shares her knowledge and brings cultural diversity to create unison in humanity through her work.