MARITZA PEREZ-BECERRA is a multidisciplinary Cuban raised, Cuban/American artist working with Painting, Installation Art, Photography and Mixed-Media. Her work incorporating a broad range of industrial and natural materials.
Perez-Becerra engages in the dynamics of power relations, meta-history, myths and the non-linear continuity of memory and geography, people and places.
She earned a MFA from San Francisco State University, and a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute both in California and studied at the Escuela de Artes Plasticas and the Arts Students League in San Juan Puerto, Rico.
Maritza is the recipient of the Cintas Fellowship in Visual Arts, Cintas Foundation, New York, NY, the San Francisco Art Commission: Art in Public Places Grant, San Francisco, CA, The Gibraltar Point International Art Residency, Toronto, Canada, the Artists in Education Residency program,
Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA, and Highlander Research and Education Center Internship, New Market, TN.
Her work appears in "Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History", "Dimensions of the Americas: Art and Social Change in Latin America and the United States", "Yesterday and Tomorrow: California Women Artists", and other publications.
Public collections includes the Frost Art Museum, Miami FL, and the The Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, San Francisco, CA.
Perez-Becerra has also created backdrops for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The San Francisco Academy of Sciences, The Young Museum, and designed the sets for the premier of the play: "Single Black Female" by Lisa B. Thompson, directed by Coleman Domingo at Theatre Rhinoceros, San Francisco, CA.