Born 1935 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Catalina Minniti has been enamored with abstract art from an early age, and became a prolific artist in 1982. She began her studies of Fine Arts in the United States, studying philosophy, literature, and liberal arts at Bridgewater State University, further completing her studies at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Upon her return to Argentina in pursuit of her formal degree, Catalina continued attending workshops and seminars to strengthen her knowledge in the arts; focusing on acrylic, oil, and diversified mediums on canvas. It was during this time Catalina developed her love for mixed technique, which has carried into her present day work.
Catalina retired as an educator in Foreign Languages and has recently moved to Gaithersburg, Maryland, to enjoy life alongside her children and grandchildren. She spends her time creating art in her home-studio, doing small town exhibition showcases. At 85 years young, Catalina has made it her passion project to tell tales of humanity through her life experiences, with the goal of transcending them into visual storytelling through her pieces. Aiming to blend aesthetics of modernism with timelessness, every layered brush stroke and incorporation of carefully selected mediums contribute to overarching motifs; Her work, inspired by a philosophy of optimism and hope, reflects a personal story as well as the life of humankind.
"To transcend intangible thought into visual expression through art, is to fulfill in my mission as a creator."
- Catalina Minniti