ANA MARIA MARIANI was born in the south of Venezuela, in the State of Bolivar. Daughter of Italian immigrants, her childhood was molded by the local natural landscape and the very contrasting sceneries of southern Italy; this brought forth her love for vibrant colors and textures that are manifested in these cultures.
Ana Maria studied Law but has dedicated her life to her artistic passion. Since 2002 she has lived in and visited many culturally rich cities and towns across Latin America, Europe, and the United States.
This shift in her life was expressed first in her ever prolific paintings and later giving form to her wood and textile sculptures, covered in rich natural fibers. An important source of inspiration came from the study of works by Sheila Hicks, an artist for whom contemporary fiber art has been a significant passion.