We are thrilled to announce the artists selected for Issue #38 of Create! Magazine, juried by the renowned art advisor and curator Maria Brito. This issue will be a spectacular showcase of contemporary art, featuring works from some of our time's most exciting and innovative artists.
Maria Brito is a respected figure in the art world, known for her keen eye and impeccable taste. Her career has spanned over two decades, during which time she has worked with numerous galleries, museums, and private collectors. Brito's discerning eye and ability to spot emerging talent have made her a sought-after advisor and curator.
The upcoming issue, which will be released in the fall of 2023, will feature a diverse range of artists working across various media, including painting, sculpture, photography, and more. Brito carefully selected these artists based on their originality, technical skill, and conceptual depth.
We cannot wait to share this exciting issue with our readers and showcase the incredible talent of these artists. Stay tuned for more updates and previews of what promises to be an unforgettable issue of our publication.
Featured image: Jennifer Agricola-Mojica
Diego de la Rosa
Kristin Holm Dybvig
Ian Christopher Kabat
Professor Jonathan Nicklow
Laura Jane Petelko
Lana Lancaster Pugh
Annton Beate Schmidt
Yiwei Leo Wang
About Maria Brito
Maria Brito is an award-winning New York-based contemporary art advisor, entrepreneur, author and curator.
Her bestselling book "How Creativity Rules The World" was published by HarperCollins Leadership in March 2022 and was the winner of the International Book Awards in the Business and Entrepreneurship categories as well as chosen by Next Big Idea Club as one of the best business and creativity books of the year.
Brito was selected by Complex Magazine as one of the 20 Power Players in the Art World and in 2020 she was named by ARTNEWS as one of the visionaries who gets to shape the art world.
A Harvard graduate, originally from Venezuela, her first monograph "Out There" published by Pointed Leaf Press in 2013, was the recipient of the USA Best Book Awards in both the Art and Design Categories.
She has written for publications such as Huffington Post, Elle, Forbes, Artnet, Cultured Magazine, Departures, and the Gulf Coast Journal of Literature and Fine Arts from the University of Houston, Texas. For several years, Maria has taught her creativity course in companies and, in 2019, she launched "Jumpstart", an online program on creativity for entrepreneurs based on years of research and observation in both the areas of business and art.
She has worked on product collaborations with artists such as Kenny Scharf, Erik Parker, Katherine Bernhardt, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Nir Hod and many more. In 2016, Maria curated "Greek Gotham" presented at Dio Horia, Mykonos with the participation of sixteen New York-based artists including KAWS, Austin Lee, Nina Chanel Abney and Raul de Nieves. A full-color catalogue with an introduction by Jeffrey Deitch was written and designed by Maria to commemorate this exhibition. In 2019 she created and hosted "The "C" Files with Maria Brito", a TV and streaming series for PBS's new station "ALL ARTS". The same year she also curated two exhibitions: "The Thousand and One Nights," the inaugural show of Artual Gallery in Beirut, Lebanon with seven American artists including Holly Coulis, Allison Zuckerman and Rosson Crow and "MUSE", Shona McAndrew's first New York City exhibition at CHART Gallery in Tribeca.
Maria and her projects have been featured extensively in national and international publications including The New York Times Style Section, T: The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, W Magazine, ELLE Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Time Magazine, New York Magazine, The New York Observer, The Daily Beast, The Economist, Interview Magazine, VOGUE Italia, VOGUE Mexico, VOGUE Latin America, VOGUE Brazil, VOGUE China, VOGUE.com, ELLE Décor Spain, Departures, Forbes, Blouin ArtINFO, Hamptons Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest, Modern Luxury, Refinery29, goop, Billboard, Marie Claire Australia, Marie Claire Spain, Allure, The Coveteur, House Magazine, House Beautiful, Buro 24/7, Latina, Modern Magazine, and more.
Her TEDx Talk "NFTs, Graffiti and Sedition: How Artists Invent The Future" was presented at The Ford Center at The University of Mississippi in 2022.