MARIA DOMINGUEZ

COMMUNITY MURALS

Amber Charter School Mural, 12’ X 12’, acrylic on brick, 2008 "Alegria Nocturna", acrylic on concrete, 3' x 15', 2008<br>for the main dining area of Barrio Restaurant "Bronx Allegory",  acrylic on concrete, 15' x 40', 2007<br> for the The Health and Hospitals Corporation
"Bronx Allegory" (detail),  acrylic on concrete, 15' x 40', 2007<br> for the The Health and Hospitals Corporation "Bronx Allegory" (detail),  acrylic on concrete, 15' x 40', 2007<br> for the The Health and Hospitals Corporation "Bronx Allegory" (detail),  acrylic on concrete, 15' x 40', 2007<br> for the The Health and Hospitals Corporation
Palmas Restaurant Mural, 200
"Reflect, Connect, Move",  acrylic on canvas, 12' x 3', 2006 "Reflect, Connect, Move" (detail),  acrylic on canvas, 12' x 3', 2006
"When Women Pursue Justice", sponsored by Artmakers, Inc., 2,800 square feet mural in Bedford – Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
Nydia Velazquez, detail from "When Women Pursue Justice", sponsored by Artmakers, Inc. Dolores Huerta, detail from "When Women Pursue Justice", sponsored by Artmakers, Inc.
"El Barrio, USA", acrylic, 12' x 30', 2000 "Destiny", acrylic,  10' x 15', 2004
"Destiny" (detail), acrylic,  10' x 15', 2004 "Destiny" (detail), acrylic,  10' x 15', 2004
"Nuestro Barrio", group photo, 1998
"Nuestro Barrio" (1998)

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 "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.

Dominguez' early murals have been featured in the special project If These Walls Could Speak. (See more) on this project and the associated murals.