Patricia Belli is a visual artist who uses a variety of media, with an emphasis on combining the mechanical with the handcrafted. Media are a vehicle for the construction of meaning about balance. In 1999, Belli won a Fulbright scholarship to pursue a Master of Fine Arts at the Art Institute of San Francisco; her studies there concluded in 2001. Upon her return to Nicaragua, that same year, she founded the Space for Research and Artistic Reflection, EspIRA, an organization for the perceptual and intellectual training of artists. Previously, she had obtained a Bachelor of Arts and Letters at the UCA in Managua in 1997; and a BA in visual arts from Loyola University of the South, New Orleans, in 1986.
Since 2000, Belli has exhibited regularly in Central America, South America, the United States and Europe. She has had solo exhibitions in the Galería Kiosko in Bolivia; Galería T20 in Murcia; The Americas Collection Gallery in Miami; the Palacio Nacional de la Cultura, and the Galería Códice in Managua; TEOR/éTica, in San José; MUA in Tegucigalpa, and the Art Institute of San Francisco.
Photo by Guillermo Flores