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Maria Rita Pires, 1975 | Figurative and Paper sculptor






Maria Rita was born in Minde, Portugal, and felt her “fascination for clay” with only eleven years old. She began her studies in ceramics at ARCO - Center for Arts and Visual Communication (Centro de Artes e Comunicação Visual) in 1995, having concluded her degree in Ceramics and Art History in 1998.
She has developed her work in her own studio, and has participated in various interior design projects.
Her work is diversified using various materials, from porcelain to paper and cardboard, and includes the production of installations of mixed techniques.


However, white clay is one of her favourites.From the universe of her modelled clay pieces, the innocent “lolitas”, with their tender eyes and big feet, are unique, and enchant the observer.

Exhibitions:
2003 - "White Gardens" - Roque Gameiro Gallery;
2004 - "Milky" - Santos da Casa;
2005 - "Collective Exhibition" in Leiria;
2006 - "Lolitas" - Poeira, Lisbon;
2007 - "Girls" - Lusitano Hotel, Golegã;
2007 - "Framboise" - Pedro and Osório;
2009 - "Paper Stories", "Torres Fórum" Bookstore;
2009 - "Tagus Energy" - Instalation / Porcelain sculptures.










Maria Rita è nata a Minde, in Portogallo, e ha sentito il "fascino per l'argilla" a soli undici anni. Ha iniziato i studi in ceramica presso l'ARCO - Center for Arts and Visual Communication (Centro de Artes e Comunicação Visual) nel 1995, dopo aver conseguito la laurea in Ceramica e Storia dell'Arte nel 1998.
Ha sviluppato il suo lavoro nel proprio studio e ha partecipato a diversi progetti di interior design.
Il suo lavoro è diversificato utilizzando vari materiali, dalla porcellana alla carta e al cartone, e comprende la produzione di installazioni di tecniche miste.