Maria Guiza Beltran
[BA] Fine Art
[BA] Graphic Design
My work explores the idea of self and family focusing on capturing each with watercolor and color pencil. Born in the city of Moroleon in Guanajuato, Mexico, my family moved to the United States when I was six years old. Growing up, we encountered many obstacles and despite those changes, the stability of my family was something I could always count on. With these paintings, I want to show my family’s emotion and strength, the way that I see them through my own eyes.
Maria Guiza Beltran is an artist and designer born in Guanajuato, Mexico who currently resides in Lincoln, Nebraska. She will be receiving her BA in Fine Art (December 2021) and Graphic Design (May 2022) with a minor in Mathematics at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Beltran works both traditionally and digitally, focusing on themes about her family, nature, and emotion. Her paintings and drawings are based in realism with a mixture of surrealism. Beltran’s work has been exhibited at the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery (2020), the Scholastics Art Awards Exhibition (2017), Doing the Arts Exhibition at Nebraska Wesleyan University (2017), First Friday at Bennett Martin Public Library (2017).