Mariela Garibay (Lima, Peru 1976) graduated in sculpture at the University of Peru (PUCP) and a master’s degree in urban drawing at the University of Barcelona in 2008.
She received the Winternitz Prize twice in 1997 and 1999 and won the first prize in the national drawing competition in 2005.
His first solo exhibition dates from 2004 with stone as the first material.
She carries out several public commissions in Peru, teaches the Fine Arts of Ayacucho and the PUCP. She exhibits her work permanently in galleries and develops her technique with bronze.
Her work is figurative but not realistic, Mariela Garibay observes the world around her and transcribes it with great tenderness through figures with childish curves. Mariela Garibay’s sculpture is positive and generous, it immortalizes a moment of happiness captured by the artist, a moment of peace, a good memory, a smile, a surprise, simple and sincere joy.