PRIDA ARTIST OF THE MONTH | Marta Medina-Feliciano


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Marta Medina-Feliciano

Marta Medina-Feliciano was born in Aguadilla Puerto Rico. She comes from a family of artists. Her mother was an art teacher and crafter. Her grandmother was an entrepreneur who made and sold dresses. 
 
Marta was first one to go to art school. She holds a Masters in Fine Arts and Bachelors in Art from Lehman College with a concentration in painting, and minors in computer graphics, education and photography. She currently works as an Art Teacher for the New York Department of Education.
 
Her mixed media pieces are paper cut outs with pearls and other objects. Her cut outs have varied from animals to objects. Most recently, she has focused on her Puerto Rican Roots.
 
MY ROOTS, is a series I began in 2014. It is a combination of cultural icons. The cultural icons include the Supreme Goddess of the Tainos, Atabey,  and the controversial display of the church against other gods, vejigantes, el coqui, self–portraits and the three kings.
 
About her work, Marta says: “My work explores the relationship between culture and identity. The images I portray in My Roots Series are a realization of the instruments that have impressed me the most, that have been played time and time again in my home along with the people that have help shape me today.”
 
Marta Medina-Feliciano on Joining PRIDA
“I chose PRIDA at first because it was an opportunity to showcase my works of Art. As time has passed I am motivated by PRIDA members to create differently, to think smarter and more efficiently. I am proud to be a member of PRIDA and hope to pass down this experience to future generations.”