Self-taught artist Mauricio Paz Viola (b 1985; Carmelo, Uruguay) embarked on his artistic journey early in life. Dabbling in plastic art since 7, he has participated in various art competitions in his native Uruguay and abroad. At 14, Paz Viola began to participate in group shows and individual shows nationally and internationally in galleries and museums in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, United States, Italy, China, among others. His work have been featured in doctoral studies programs in art in universities in Chile, Mexico, Argentina and Spain, and are frequently featured in magazines and art books, among which are Latin American Plastic Art Annual Review, High Impact: the Art of Visual (New York) as well as books in Venezuela, Spain, Argentina, UK, France, etc.
The most notable influences of Paz Viola are Roberto Matta, Max Ernst and Javier Gil.
My works present images of imaginary landscapes, my paintings are an invitation to enter the world of dreams, where people can escape the mundane for a few moments.
My paintings consist of interpretations of subjective and illusory images inspired by my sensations and memories.
For that I create images in different media, oil painting, watercolors, acrylic and sculpture.
2019-Group show mixed Concatenation, Embassy of Uruguay in Beijing
2019 "Metamorphosis" Exhibition Van der Plas Gallery, New York
2018-the Art Museum of the Xianlin Campus of the Normal University of Nanjing, China.
2018-Van der Plas Gallery, "Call of Walls," our current All Art, New York
2018-Beijing Art Expo No. 21 (ArtBank), Beijing, China
2018-Con Artists Collective show, New York
2018-Van der Plas Gallery, Summer Rainbow show, New York
2018-Featured artist in ArtBank project in Shanghai, China
2017-Unauthorized SFMOMA Shows 2017, San Francisco & New York, US.
2017- Leppe Gallery, Santiago, Chile.
2016- “Artbox, Project Miami” in Spectrum Miami
2016- Chile-Venezuela Visual Art Exchange, Venezuela
2016- Innsbrook International Contemporary Art Fair. Austria
2016- Represented Uruguay in International Art Fair “the Color of Sounds” in Santiago, Chile
2016- Expo Punta Arte, Punta del Este, Uruguay
2015- Art Basel Miami, Florida, USA.
2015- Solo show, “Essentia” in Recoleta Cultural Center, Santiago, Chile
2015- "Trillados" in Chimkowe Cultural Center of Peñalolén, Santiago, Chile.
2015- Image & Light" at Bottega d'Arte Merlino Gallery, Florence, Italy.
2015- Le Dame Gallery, London, UK.
2015- Show in Atelier4 Gallery with Guillermo Grebe Larraín and Soledad Omeñaca, Santiago, Chile
2015- “Alec iacta est” show in Mundo Sur Gallery, Santiago, Chile
2015- Solo show in Cultural Center of Ñuñoa, Chile
2015 Bussi Gallery in celebration of its 40th anniversary, Chile
2014- "GLI DEI ANTICHI” show in Chilean-US Cultural institute of Valapraiso, Chile
2014- Equinox Festival in Casa de lo Matta, Santiago, Chile
2014- Solo show in Cultural Center of Recoleta during “Uruguay Week”, Chile
2014- “Essence of bread” in Arte Trece Gallery, Santiago, Chile
2014- “Encounters” show in Siglo XX Yolanda Hurtado Gallery, Santiago, Chile
2013- Espacio 10 Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2013- “Imagen Joven”, Museum of Fine Arts in Paraná, Argentina
2013- Solo show in Oops! Gallery, Santiago, Chile
2013- “Arte Joven MAJO 2013,” Romulo Raggio Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2013- Show and Tour with Latin American Annual Art Review No. 17 (Argentina & Uruguay)
2012- Fifth Visual Art Fair, Fobeju Foundation, Santiago, Chile
2011- 2012 Tour “País” with Chilean artist Guillermo Núñez, Mexican painter Uriel Parker and Chilean painter Martín Astorga Camus throughout Chile, receiving over 10,000 visitors
2010-2011 creation of project “Artivism for Peace” (affiliated with UNA Art Miles project in the US), including community art/intervention workshops for children and mural painting in southern Chile
1999-2008 Annual solo show of paintings, drawings and sculptures as part of “De la Vuelta Group” in Uruguay, along with concert tours and community events
2005 Group show in A.P.E.U en A.F.E. Colonia (art festival held in Colonia Department), with works making into the permanent exhibition throughout the year, Uruguay
2005 Solo show, Torres Garcia Hall of Consulate of Argentina, Colonia
2005 Solo show in Four Seasons Resort, Colonia
1999-2005 Annual group show with studio art students of professor Anselmo Cabrebra, Cultural Center of Carmelo
2004- Book cover illustration for “Miseria” by Uruguayan poet Maximiliano Garcia.
2004- Group show “Homage to Torres Garcia” in Plaza Artigas with professor Anselmo Cabrera
2004- Solo show in Cultural Center of Carmelo