“She is one of the most talented artist’s I have known, her work is original,with rare understanding and what is most important,she promises so much more.”  Thank You!

Knox Martin

American Painter,
 Teacher from the Art Students League of New York.
Yale University and Columbia University.


“She has established herself as an independent artist, exhibiting routenly in the US. and abroad. With her talent and abilities is clear she is on the path to a reputable career as a fine arts painter”


Executive Director of The Art Students League of New York.


“I have seen no other artwork so uniquely and originally animated by Paz’s alchemic philosophy. Her canvasses show astonishing fluidity of brush strokes and movement of composition. Together, that fluidity and movement reveal the nature of Time and Timelessness, and the paradoxical Unity of Opposites that does not extinguish those Opposites.“

Mark Barenberg

Columbia University

Director of Law


Paz. Pure energy.

“When I met Paz in Shanghai, during her residence at The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, I was immediately mesmerized by the colours and energy exuding from her works.
I believe in the power of artists to change the world into a better place, and an artist like Paz is surely channelling her creative energy towards this mission.
Her work can always be appreciated over two dimensions: the purely aesthetical side, where colours, size and her powerful, personal painting style play an important role and generate strong emotions, and the deeper, storytelling, very intriguing side, where one feels the wish to enter into a more intimate relationship with the artwork and the urge to learn more about the inspiration.
In her search for a common expressive ground between East and West, in her intense learning path aiming at the discovery of the Communion of Truth – an ambitious one for sure! – Paz will be bringing more of her energy to the world. And we can only be happy that this energy will reach us!”

Carlo Giordanetti
Swatch International, Creative Director.


The lacquer tree is one of China’s botanical treasures. It was highly valued for centuries for its sap– used for making basic tools of living but also deadly toxic. Two small incisions in the shape of a cross are made in the lacquer tree to harvest sap, and it is possibly not incidental that the word for seven 柒 (七 in simple form) is an elaboration of an oracle bone graph“十” with the graphs for liquid and wood added. 漆 ,which also contains these graphs, meant lacquer originally but now is the general word for paint. Is there meaning in this? Paz’s acrylics paintings examine the boundary between sense and nonsense, cultural cohesion and diffusion, the beautiful and the unbeautiful. Her art is to render the strange immediacy of this boundary”

George Kaye
Shanghai-based curator and director of ARTSpring, a curatorial hub for public art. He is author of ‘Ecographs’, a guidebook to language in nature based on Chinese etymology, and creator of the ‘Nature Scriptorium’ that has been featured at DesignShanghai, ArtHarbin and other art fairs around China.



“Maria Paz is one the most disctinctive young Chilean artist, and represents an overwhelming and profound new trend of creativity in Chile´s art.”

CLAUDIO ROJAS SCHAGEL, Consul of Chile in Shanghai