Beatriz Milhazes

Beatriz Milhazes was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1960. She studied public communication at Faculdades Integradas Hélio Alonso University, Rio de Janeiro (1978–81), and attended the city’s Escola de artes visuais do Parque Lage (1980–82). In paintings, prints, and architectural installations that marry highly saturated color harmonies with geometric abstraction, Milhazes demonstrates an allegiance to both European and Brazilian modernism. She cites Henri MatissePiet Mondrian, and Tarsila do Amaral as her three primary influences, and all three figures are a strong presence within her work.