About COMMUNITY MURALS
Maria Domínguez began creating public art in 1982 while still attending School of Visual Arts after achieving an internship with CityArts Organization in New York City. The experience inspired her to continue in this path by collaborating with other artists, community youth and individually. Shortly after she became co-founder of Artmakers, Inc. a mural making collective which still actively create murals. Her works include over thirty murals mostly done in schools, community centers and neighborhoods through out the city.
On December 2006 after a city wide competition Anheuser-Busch honored Domínguez as one of five finalists for their mural marketing campaign “Este Es Mi Nueva York (This is My New York)”. During the same year she designed “Arise From all Oppression” an eight canvas mural sponsored by Brooklyn Connect a social service organization. During the Summer of 2005 she participated in "When Women Pursue Justice" sponsored by Artmakers, Inc.
Other murals designed by Domínguez include "Reclaim" (2021) for Uprose in Brooklyn ,NY with a grant from NYC Community Artist Core, "Yo Misma fui mi Ruta" (2016) for the Julia de Burgos Performance and Cultural Center, East Harlem, NYC,"The Blues" (2005) done with high schools students in PS 753, "Destiny" (2004) on Washington Avenue in Brooklyn done by teens and children from the Clinton Hill area, "El Barrio; USA" (2000) was painted individually for the reception area of Senior Health Care.