Madian Porrata Doria was born in Puerto Rico in 1975. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Enviromental Design (1998) and a Masters in Architecture (2001), both from the University of Puerto Rico. Porrata Doria has exercised the profession of architecture and simultaneously developed as an artist. Throughout the past two decades she has worked in blockprinting (linocut), and has participated in private and public cultural art activities. More recently she has focused in painting. She has exhibited her artworks in various group exhibitions and held her first individual exhibition, “Animal Wisdom” in 2016. Porrata Doria’s paintings reveal a big influence from her experience in blockprinting and architectural representation. She has developed a very particular style by experimenting with taking her blockprinting vocabulary to her paintings. Porrata-Doria’s artworks carry inspiring messages with the purpose of spreading positive energy to the people and spaces where her paintings reside.
“Art is my passion. When I paint, it’s a very intimate and spiritual process. I reach my essence and connect with my true self. I not only want to create something visually aesthetic. My paintings carry inspiring messages. I want people to see my art and identify with it, and ask themselves who they are, what they feel, what they wish… I desire, with humbleness, to help inspire and raise the human spirit and bring a message of hope. I feel that I have a mission of spreading positive energy to the people as well as the spaces where my art resides”.
Madian Porrata Doria, 2017