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Now a professor at Universidad Gestalt de Diseño in Xalapa, Mexican artist Mariana Acosta Contreras teaches classes that challenge our perception of waste. In her studio class Precious Waste, The Art of Rubbish Transformation, students experiment with discarded goods, transforming them into intricate jewelry objec… Read More
Now a professor at Universidad Gestalt de Diseño in Xalapa, Mexican artist Mariana Acosta Contreras teaches classes that challenge our perception of waste. In her studio class Precious Waste, The Art of Rubbish Transformation, students experiment with discarded goods, transforming them into intricate jewelry objects. In 2010 she was conferred the “Niche Award” by Niche Magazine. Her work has been exhibited at the MAD Museum (New York), Bellevue Arts Museum, (Seattle, WA), Estonian Museum of Art and Design (Tallin, Estonia), Wailoa Arts and Cultural Center (Hawaii) and most recently at the Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston, MA). Mariana Acosta received an MFA from RISD (2009) and a BA from Universidad Gestalt de Diseño (2002). Most recently, she spoke at a TEDx conference at TAMIU in TX about her class-project "Precious Waste, The Art of Rubbish Transformation".
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  • Academic
    Universidad Gestalt De Diseño — Xalapa, Mexico
  • Art Director
    Zoofari — Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • Art Director, Translation services, Book design.
    Otro Diseño Foundation — Mexico
  • Art Director
    Freelance Graphic Designer — Mexico
  • Product Development Assistant
    DaMetals Studio — Providence, RI, USA
  • Product Development Assistant
    Tracy Steepy Studio — Providence, RI, USA
  • Graphic Designer, Office Assistant at the Jewelry Department
    Rhode Island School Of Design — Providence, RI, USA
  • Imaging Technician
    Rhode Island School Of Design — RI, USA
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mariana.acosta@gmail.com
"Reimagining Paper and Fiber"
Wiloa Arts and Cultural Center
University of Hawaii
Hilo, Hawaii
2014
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