(Puerto Rico, b. 1956)
Poli Marichal is a Puerto Rican printmaker, founding member of the Los Angeles based Los de Abajo Printmaking Collective, member of Centro Para el Grabado y Las Artes Del Libro (Center for Printmaking and Book Arts) in Puerto Rico, and founder of Poli Marichal Studio. Her expressive prints incorporate organic shapes and symbols to address issues that synthesize her ideas and interests with socio-political concerns. Sobrevivientes (Survivors) was created using PVC, a material now commonly used to build hurricane resistant housing. Marichal returned to the island post-María, the 2017 storm, where she has established a workshop and now tackles topics such as survival and reconstruction. Marichal has exhibited her works throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico, as well as in Italy, Japan, Romania, Mexico, Nicaragua, Israel, Cuba, and Spain.
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