I was born in Berlin, Germany, and there I learned to embrace various art forms.While in Berlin, I studied at the “Akademie fuer Bildende Kuenste und Graphik-Design” and also worked for numerous years as an advertising artist. I moved from Germany to Coconut Grove, Florida and my new life inspired me to explore other forms of expression and brought a greater dimension to my work. At my work I got in contact with African artifacts and the African culture. I became fascinated by the beauty , strength and vitality of the people and the artifacts they created. The African’s art is truly captivating with their symbolic force and formal beauty. The Surma in South Western Ethiopia, the cradle of humanity, decorate their bodies with chalk paint and other pigments in a variety of designs to beautify themselves. Their marvelous body painting is perfected by the Surma as a ritual art form. Then there is the incredible variety of African jewelry and adornment. My African portraits embrace the poetry of nuance and gesture and show the extraordinary diversity of cultures. They continue to inspire me….. My abstract paintings are influenced by the Stone Carvings from the “Shona” tribe (Zimbabwe), combined with the magic of the orient.
I hope you love my paintings the same way I do and will follow me on my future passages….
Books&Books, Coral Gables, July 2015 Anne Kolb Nature Center, April 2015 Moksha Roots Live, “Moksha Art Fair 2013 Pre-Party”, 2013 Kunststueck Berlin, Germany 2012 Red Bar Gallery, Miami 2010 Dharma Studio, Coconut Grove, 2010 Andrews Art Museum, 2008 Art Fusion, Design-District, Miami, ,2007 Sheba, Design-District, Miami, 2007 Regions Bank, Coral Gables, 2006 Miarte, Coral Gables, 2006 D’Vino, Coral Gables, 2006 RIK RAK, Brickell Ave., Miami, 2006 New Star Gallery, Hollywood, Fl , 2005 i-designs, Coral Gables, FL, 2005 Hilarys Framing gallery, Miami, 2004, 2005 North Regional BCC Library, Coconut Creek, Fl 2003 Secret Cottage, Miami, 2002 It’s a take, Miami, 2001 Suntrust Bank, Miami, 2001 Kennedy Studio, Miami, 1996 Out of Africa, Miami, Fl , 1997 – 2003
Artist in Residence Gallery, Coconut Grove, (2002
One Ear Society Gallery, Coconut Grove, 1998
The Wallflower Gallery, Miami, Fl , 1998
Boswell Mourot Fine Art, 2014 Blue Moon Studio, Coconut Grove, 2014 Books and Books, Coral Gables, July 2015 My Studio, how I live and work… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cim9iMhhXDA
Interview by Akinye ” The Chronicles of An African Girl” for her blog:
Coral Gables Gallery Night Opening: Margrit-Rose People – “Passage to Africa” – Gables
PASSAGE TO AFRICA by Margrit-Rose People
This exhibit will be on view through July 31st at the Coral Gables location.
Friday, July 3, 2015 – 7:00pm
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Please contact me filling out the form below, or you can also call me at 786-247-2106 & 305-444-6222.
I am available to talk about my art, commissions & interviews.
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