Mirvia Sol Eckert was born in Corozal, Puerto Rico. She lives and works as a full-time painter in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The most common themes in her paintings are her Puerto Rican heritage, her culture, family and friends, spirituality, and love of nature. These ideas can manifest themselves in bright, vibrantly colored compositions, or in dramatic grayscale pieces.
She paints because it is absolutely the most satisfying way to express herself. It’s the one thing she truly feels she has the
If I had to choose the fundamental concept that unifies all of my work, I think it would simply be celebrating beauty. In all of my work, I want the viewer to acknowledge and appreciate the beauty in my subjects. There is beauty in small moments of observation, in embracing our different cultural backgrounds, in the close up details of nature, and even in moments of emotional turmoil and sorrow. Though it isn’t always easy, I choose, in my daily life, to focus on what is beautiful, and I hope that by sharing this perspective through my paintings, others may be inspired to do the same.
Many aspects of my life find their way into my paintings: my Puerto Rican heritage, spirituality, love of family and friends, and fascination with nature. These ideas can manifest themselves in bright, vibrantly colored compositions, or in dramatic grayscale pieces. But they are all connected by a visual style with roots in my earlier career as a graphic designer.
I use crisp lines and clearly defined shapes of color to depict forms that are mostly expressionistic. However, in some of my pieces I enjoy illustrating subjects in a more impressionistic style while bringing out qualities of the image that are more subjective or symbolic. For instance, I have works that show dramatic portraits of a person’s face wherein the whimsical swirls and flowing waves of their hair are prominently featured.
Acrylic paint is my preferred medium. I paint on stretched canvas, wooden board, ampersand board, and for my earlier works, plaster tablets with sculpted frames. I will sometimes use recycled canvas or boards if available. All pieces have painted, finished edges and makes framing optional. The size of my paintings ranges from 3 inches to 7ft.
FOUR in JULY- Four Indy Artists In One Exhibition SAKS ART GALLERY Third Floor, Indianapolis, IN. OPEN! July 8th/August8th 2021
2nd Midwest Open Exhibition (Juried) Woman Made Gallery 2150 S Canalport
Chicago, Illinois 60608January 11 – February 2, 2019 (ENDED)
LONG LIVE FRIDA art exhibition (Juried) Satch Artist Art Space and Stokol Gallery
Indianapolis, Indiana July – August, 2018 (ENDED)
Exhibiting: Primary Colours Art Gallery in the Murphy Bulding. July1st-July29th, 2016. Closing reception July 29th 6-8:00PM (ENDED!)
Meridian Street Gallery, LLC, “Beauty Exhibition” Exhibition Dates September 1-26, 2015. Opening ARTIST RECEPTION September 4, 2015 5-9 p.m. (ENDED)
Clowes Memorial Hall 4602 Sunset Ave. (Butler univ. Campus)-–December 11th 2015-Jan., 11th 2016 –ARTIST Gallery Walk and Talk Dec. 11th from 6-7:30pm (ENDED)
Women in Art Market at Eiteljorg Museum Juried Art Exhibition Indianapolis, Indiana Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 10am to 5pm
Art, ceramics, jewelry, textiles and more on display from 40 regional women. (ENDED)
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Art Institute of Pittsburgh, PA
“My Despair, My Hope” announced as a winner in 2010 Eli Lilly, Oncology on Canvas. The painting won Best Acrylic and the exhibit is now touring the US. The site is live and shows all the pieces. Check out the wonderful artwork and stories.
I was awarded along with many other artists the prestigious Creative Renewal Artist Fellowship grant.
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