Biography

Mary Rosa

Mary Rosa Jimenez

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Was born in Lima, Peru from a Dominican father and English mother. In 1988 she moved to Paris, where she lived until 2012 when she started dividing her time between France and the Dominican Republic.

Mary Rosa explores in her works both urban and rural environments. Her favorite themes are reflections captured on shop windows, glass or rain. Through these images she temps the viewer into a world where the real and unreal sit side by side. She is also very fond of just walking the streets, camera in hand in search of visual stories to tell.

There are two very marked tendencies in Mary Rosa’s work, one is color, which is a natural for her having grown up in a tropical island.

The other is fashion, the result of covering as a photographer and reporter the Paris catwalks for over 6 years for main newspapers and magazines in the Dominican Republic and Guatemala.

Jimenez has held several solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous group shows in the Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Abu Dhabi UAE and the U.S.A. Her work has been shown in prestigious institutions as the University of Zayed in Abu Dhabi, UNESCO in Paris, Museum of Modern Art of the Dominican Republic, Frau Museum in Bonn and the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris.