Mireya Betances

Mireya Betances se identifica como una artista interdisciplinaria a quien le gusta todo: dibujo, pintura, escultura y grabado. A Mireya le gusta la sensación de la arcilla y trabajar con sus manos, diciendo que la cerámica es divertida y genial para trabajar. 

Mireya también es músico, cantante e intérprete. Mireya siempre escucha música mientras crea arte visual y menciona a Luis Fonsi y Michael Jackson como dos de sus principales influencias. En un futuro, Mireya considera explorar las conexiones entre la música, las artes visuales y la danza en su trabajo escénico. En cuanto a su auto presentación, la elección de moda y de tatuajes son de suma  importancia para Mireya. 

En su práctica de dibujo, Mireya está interesada en hacer retratos,  inspirándose en personas que conoce y con las que trabaja. En su arte visual, Mireya a menudo es inspirada por temas de la naturaleza, especialmente mariposas, pájaros y flores.  

A Mireya siempre le ha gustado el arte, pero floreció artísticamente en NIAD Art Center, compartiendo: “Me gusta jugar dentro del estudio y afuera en su jardín de NIAD. Me gusta bailar en el jardín y almorzar  con mis amigos”. 

Mireya Betances identifies as an interdisciplinary artist who likes everything: drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. Mireya likes the feel of clay and working with her hands, saying ceramics is fun and cool to work with. 

Mireya is also a musician, singer and performer. Mireya is always listening to music when she creates visual art and cites Luis Fonsi and Michael Jackson as two of her main influences. In the future Mireya wants to explore the connections between music, visual art and dance  in her performance work. Mireya is interested in self presentation through fashion choices and tattoos. 

In her drawing practice Mireya is interested in portrait-making, drawing inspiration from people she knows and works with. In her visual art Mireya is often drawn to nature subjects, especially butterflies, birds and flowers. 

Mireya has always liked art but blossomed artistically at NIAD Art  Center, sharing “I like to play inside the NIAD studio and outside in the NIAD garden. I like to dance in the garden and eat lunch with my friends.”

 // Mireya’s available work // 


recent exhibition history

A Year Through the (Browser) Windows // A Retrospective of NIAD’s 2021 Online Exhibitions // December 2021

Faces in the Crowd, selected by Elizabeth Lalley // NIAD Online Exhibition // December 2020

The Rim of Morning // organized by Chelsea Smith Open Window Collective San Francisco 2020

Ether Here Nor There: Anthony Grant x NIAD // NIAD Art Center 2019

CE x CG X NIAD // Minnesota Street Projects San Francisco 2019 

Business Casual // organized By Maria Guzman Capron and Nan Collymore NIAD Art Center May 2019 

Hailing From Parts Unknown // organized By Curtis Turner NIAD Art Center 2019 

Redefining Contemporary Art // organized by Courtney Eldridge Depot Steamboat Springs 2019

Disability Changemakers // (traveling exhibition) San Mateo, San Francisco and San Jose County public libraries beginning 2019

Collective Memory: NIAD // organized by Hannah Mode  2019

Guerneville // organized By Gerasimos Floratos and Ross Simonini NIAD Art Center 2018

The Handmade // Rock Paper Scissors Collective Oakland 2018

Cyrano // organized By Em Kettner NIAD Art Center 2018

Woven, Mixed, Tied, and Attached: Fiber As Message // organized By Ramekon O’Arwisters NIAD Art Center 2018