Tina Aviles
0432 716 572

Born in New York City on February 18th, 1943 to a New Yorker mother and an Ecuadorian father. She spent 13 years of her formative years living in Guayaquil, Ecuador with her family.
The artist’s development was heavily influenced by her life there. Her exposure to poverty, social unrest, military takeovers, mistreatment of the native population of Indians, and that of women in general, in this third world country had a great influence on her work.

Living several years much later in the Southwest of the USA her work there was influenced by the Native American communities, their history and environment.  A love of the environment in which we all live, and its gradual erosion influenced her creation of the bronze “One Step To Eternity”. The destruction of the rainforest of Ecuador by exploration for petroleum by US companies, with complete disregard for the natives who lived there, the animals, and the aquifers were all severely affected by oil spillage due to the irresponsible practices of the oil companies. Her expression was her creation of the wood carving “Mamacha” or “Petroleum Forest”.

Montgomery College, Sculpture  1991-93
Potomac Myotherapy Institute 1982-83 graduated with a certificate as a registered Massage Therapist.
Georgetown University, 1978-81 BSN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Maryland University ( Graphic Arts and Painting) 1967
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY ( Graphic and Fine Arts) 1961-64
Brooklyn museum Art School ( painting and drawing) 1960-61
School of Fine Arts, Guayaquil, Ecuador-1959-60

International Visions Gallery Juried Exhibition, Washington, D.C., 8,August.1997
Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art, “Women In The Arts 96”
52 women from 18 countries 13/September-5 October 1996
Award: Honorable Mention
Strathmore Hall Artist Membership 4th Annual Juried Exhibition, Rockville, Maryland, USA, January 1995.
Rockville Arts Place Juried Exhibition, Rockville, Maryland, USA October 1994
18th Annual Montgomery County Juried Art Exhibition, Rockville, MD, July 1994
Strathmore Hall Artist Membership 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Rockville, MD, January,1994.
The Gallery of the Americas, Rockville, MD, December, 1993;July,1993;October, 1992.
Casa De La Cultura Ecuatoriana: Exposicion De Los Amigos Del Arte ( House of Ecuadorian Culture: Exhibit by “Friends of the Arts”) September 12th,1958
Guayaquil, 12, September,1958.
Mixed Media 3 works on exhibit.


Contact Details

Mobile: 0432 716 572
Email: Sculpt.tina.aviles@gmail.com;
Website: http://www.tinaavilessculptures.com;