Born in Mexico City and based in Vancouver, Miriam Aroeste has been working in visual arts for over 20 years. Her wild curiosity and natural sense of adventure got her to travel study and live in many different counties. Always attracted to Art she studied Cinematography in Rome, Italy where she met Fellini, Antonioni, and studied under Ettore Scuola. Aroeste was initially captivated by sculpture, which is how she started her career in visual arts. Her fascination to painting came later to stay and she studied in Emily Carr. Her abstract themes explore a universal understanding that transcends gender, race or subject matter; it is deliberately inclusive and open. Her paintings are ultimately explorations of line, color and gesture. The meditative quality of Aroeste’s work goes beyond any specific association, her abstract compositions invite to create a spiritual plane for the viewer to reflect, and she hopes to achieve an emotional response, which is not conceptual, but something felt on a more instinctive level. Her work is intended to be viewed as one would listen to instrumental music, without feeling a need to attach a meaning or narrative. Miriam is devoted to her art career. She has exhibited in Canada, USA, and France and her work is collected locally and internationally. Recently she has been invited to participate at the Florence Biennale.