Beatriz Milhazes

    Attributes

    • Female

    About the artist

    Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro
    1960: Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Beatriz Milhazes is a Brazilian artist. She is known for her work juxtaposing Brazilian cultural imagery and references to western Modernist painting.

    The daughter of a lawyer and an art historian, Milhazes was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1960.  She studied social communication at Faculdades Integradas Hélio Alonso, Rio De Janeiro from 1978 to 1981 and studied at the School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage, Rio De Janeiro from 1980 to 1982.

    Milhazes has had solo and group exhibitions in a number of museums, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. From 4-21 July 2009, the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris presented a major exhibition of her work.

    Milhazes' paintings are in the permanent collections in many institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Banco Itaú, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

    Milhazes is represented by Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.