MARIA DOMINGUEZ moved from Cataño, Puerto Rico, to New York City when she was five years old. She began her artistic career as a muralist with Cityarts in 1982; that first experience with public art showed her that people can create art together for their community. Over the past twenty-five years, Maria has created over twenty public art murals and worked with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York City, Artmakers, Inc. and Brooklyn Connect. The recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts, she has also headed El Museo del Barrio’s Education Department. She is the illustrator of a bilingual picture book for children, Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural / Sofi y el mágico mural musical (Piñata Books, 2015).
She currently teaches art in New York City’s Public School System.