MILENA MARTÍNEZ PEDROSA
Milena Martínez Pedrosa (b. Havana, Cuba, 1971). Milena Pedrosa is a Cuban visual artist currently residing in Miami, Florida. She graduated from the Escuela Elemental de Artes Plasticas (Havana, Cuba) in 1986, before continuing her training at the Academia de Arte “San Alejandro” (Havana, Cuba). She graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Instituto Superior de Arte (Havana, Cuba) in 1995. Pedrosa’s unique style stems from her pride of being Cuban; her background and history of her native Cuba acting doubly as her muse and artistic inspiration, resulting in mysterious collages of hyperrealism and surrealist figures or kaleidoscopic genre scenes depicting the hustle-bustle of her Havana city. She has participated in several group and solo exhibitions in Cuba, Latin America and the USA, some of which include, “Si Tim tiene, Tim Vale,” Collateral exhibition of Havana Biennial, Superior Art’s Institute, Havana, Cuba, 1991; “Nacido en Cuba,” traveling exhibition of Cuban artists, Venezuela, Puerto Rico & México, 1991-1993; “Junto a los niños,” UNICEF sponsored exhibition at Imago Gallery, Havana, Cuba, 1995 and “Pequeño Formato,” La Boheme Fine Art, Coral Gables, USA, 1996 to name a few. Since 1998, Milena has been running the Art Department at Advanced Multi-Sign Corporation; a graphic company co-created between her and her husband, while maintaining a strong presence in the contemporary art scene.