Mar Figueroa

Born in Ecuador and based in New York, artist Mar Figueroa’s work celebrates her Andean heritage and reflects on Indigenous identity in the Latin American diaspora. She received her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design and shortly after graduating launched her art and design studio. In 2020, she was awarded by Forbes 30 Under 30 in Art & Style. Her artwork has been featured in the New York Times, United Nations, National Geographic, Netflix, H&M, and more. Most recently she taught at RISD and will soon begin her new teaching position at SVA.

“In my paintings, I examine the interrelationships between my bicultural identity and how growing up my family’s traditional Andean cuisine restaurant facilitated cultural continuity in my community. I want to create space for my community to see ourselves, reconnect to our ancestors, and uplift ancient practices and knowledge.”