For Miami’s Reyna Noriega, Art Should Spark Joy And Uplift Women


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Who: Reyna Noriega, a Miami-based, Black and Afro-Latina visual artist, author and educator who works across a variety of mediums, among them graphic design, pattern and product design, digital illustration, painting, murals and photography. 

What: Through simplified shapes and forms in bold and vibrant shades, she portrays figures of people of color, architectural spaces, and landscapes. Along with selling her prints and canvases, Noriega collaborated with UNWRP in 2019 to bring her art to gift wrap, throw pillows and greeting cards. She has done editorial work with the The New York Times and collaborations with Apple, Adobe, Netflix and Saks Fifth Avenue, to name a few.

Why: Her multidisciplinary practice is devoted to highlighting and uplifting women. Through layers of paint and pixels, Noriega offers a window into her life, telling stories inspired by her culture and relating experiences in which women can recognize themselves, and feel represented and empowered. 

In her words: “It’s always been my goal to find a way to bring joy to people’s lives and help them realize all the joy that is already there. By highlighting these women that are often overlooked and misrepresented it helps to shine a light on them, uplift and empower. The idea of a young girl going to a museum and being able to see images that reflect her,it fills me.”