María Isabel de Lince is a Colombian artist known for her abstract oil paintings that reflect a deep understanding of the human psyche and of the natural world. Her abstractions of land-, sea-, and skyscapes, inspired by the biodiversity of her native Colombia, illustrate

her mastery of color and light while drawing the viewer into a meditation on the beauty and complexity of the world and of the self. As Dr. Raul M. Oyela, Director of the Museum of the Americas, said of Lince’s work, “Each piece, like a poem, deserves the analysis and thoughtfulness of the observer.”

Lince’s work is informed by her studies and practice in psychology, and she is one of the pioneers of art therapy in Colombia. She holds degrees in Psychology and Art and Architectural Design from Javeriana University in Bogotá, Colombia. In addition, Lince studied painting at Colombia’s Cooperativa de Artes Plásticas, also known as Cooperartes, which has helped launch the careers of many important Colombian artists. She also studied under the instruction of Colombian Masters Miguel Moyano, Fernando Dávila, and David Manzur, two-time winner of the Guggenheim Fellowship. Her work is collected internationally and has been exhibited in dozens of gallery and museum exhibitions throughout Colombia as well as in Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States.