20 April 2010

Ana Mendieta

Ana Mendieta was a Cuban-American artist most well known for her performance art, "earth-body" sculptures, photographic and video work. Mendieta earned her BA from the University of Iowa in 1969 and went on to get her MA in painting and MFA in intermedia. Her early work was considered strongly feminist, however, she later began focusing on a spiritual and physical connection with the land. Ana Mendieta died in 1985 after falling from the 34th floor of an apartment building.

"Uses her body like a paintbrush and the earth as a canvas"

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