Maria Bilbao-Herrera is an artist and photographer born and raised in Caracas Venezuela. She earned her BA in interior design from the Art Institute Fort Lauderdale and her MA in art direction from Elisava Escola Superior de Disseny of Barcelona. Upon graduating, Maria attended the International Center of Photography, New York where she was awarded the Rita K Hillman award for excellence. Maria is a Venezuelan artist/educator; she explores media and new technologies within the medium of photography and video, performance and installation. In addition to her own art practice, she is an educator in the field of the image creation, understanding and showcasing.