Native San Diegan Maryann Luera's body of work encompasses a varied array of images and subject matters, offering the viewer a unique perspective on established themes. Her paintings of the male figure in beautiful, idealized images, for example, offer us a different view of men, using them as metaphors of sexual and social duality.
Her work with Mexican images and iconography gives us a fresh look at Mexican culture. In her Day of the Dead paintings and works as well as her assemblage pieces and collages, she expresses a love and respect for her Mexican roots and traditions that give the viewer a new perspective of an already familiar culture.
Maryann has been painting for over 20 years. She holds a BA in Fine Art from the University of San Diego and an MFA from San Diego State University. She currently divides her time between painting and teaching Art and Painting at San Diego State University and the University of San Diego. In addition, Maryann teaches the unique art of sugar skull making, helping to create the unique treats and decorations for this important Mexican holiday.