NYC's Best Contemporary Art Gallery-artist studio-art new york city, contemporary abstract artist, contemporary watercolor artist.

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.

Paz Viola Artist Statement

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. 

Selected List of Exhibitions

2021-UNGA 75 group show “the world we want” 
2021-“Tone of Light” show with Chinese artista Huang He in Scuola Italiana Beijing
2021-group show “Latin American contemporary art” in Southwest University of China
2021-group show in the opening of International Center Chongqing
2021-solo show in VA Gallery Chongqing
2021-group show “Contemporary Uruguayan Art” in VA Gallery Chengdu
2020-Beijing Aotu Space Joint Exhibition
2020-Beijing Jintai Art Museum (joint exhibition with curator Yuan Xikun)
2020-Shenzhen Dafen Oil Painting Biennale
2020-China Artists Association Common Homeland "One Belt One Road National Art 
Exhibition", China Art Museum
2020- " Cosmovisiones ", Uruguayan, Argentinian and Chinese Artists, Dimensions art center, Huangjueping, Chongqing, China
2019-"Bad Fest" art festival, Qingdao, Shandong China
2019-"Admired by day"  MUSE U&M Gallery, Shanghai China
2019-Bordelust Mauricio Paz Viola and Justin Earl Grant, Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston, Houston Texas US 2019-International Oil Painting Biennale, Weihai China
2019-Beijing Art Expo No.22, Beijing China 

2019-Group show mixed Concatenation, Embassy of Uruguay in Beijing 

2019 “ART IS MONEY-MONEY IS ART”, curated by Edoardo Marcenaro and organized by East Village Art View, New York,

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