Artist
Yelitza Diaz Mauldin, South Carolina

<p>Born in Venezuela, Yelitza Diaz’s life has been wrapped in the arts since childhood. She founded a gallery with her husband, who is also an artist, and was successful for many years until the crime and corruption in the local government became unbearable. They now live in South Carolina, where she makes art that explores human existentialism and the political and social developments of her native country. Her sculptures are made with ceramic techniques using a minimalist contemporary style. Fun fact: Yelitza designed the town seal for her native Municipio Falcón in Venezuela.</p>

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    About The Artist

    Born in Venezuela, Yelitza Diaz’s life has been wrapped in the arts since childhood. She founded a gallery with her husband, who is also an artist, and was successful for many years until the crime and corruption in the local government became unbearable. They now live in South Carolina, where she makes art that explores human existentialism and the political and social developments of her native country. Her sculptures are made with ceramic techniques using a minimalist contemporary style. Fun fact: Yelitza designed the town seal for her native Municipio Falcón in Venezuela.

    Artist Statement

    Yelitza Diaz was born in Venezuela in September 1973. Later, she moved to the United States.


    Ever since she was a child, she has been wrapped up in a life of the arts. She graduated from the arts school Arturo Michelena of Valencia-Venezuela (1991-1995). She attended countless art workshops and participated in important competitions at national and international levels, garnering awards and recognitions for her work. She has also worked as an instructor of art, professor of art education and art history. Her works are in important collections in Venezuela, where she forged her way as an artist and sculptor.


    Passionate about the human figure, she makes her sculptures with ceramic techniques in a minimalist-contemporary style. Her work has a clear inclination for human existentialism, generally based on political and social developments in her native Venezuela.


    Her work reflects on hope and despair, deep thoughts or the lack of them, movement, stillness and nothingness. She has said, "The human figure is just an excuse to try to visualize the invisible...Some artists learn to be artists over the time, but I was born an artist. I am artist and I could never cease to be. I can only grow and let others know me. I see myself in the future as a universal artist, recognized and happy to contribute to the world with all the best of myself."

    Artist Background


    Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2005

    University of Carabobo

    Associate of Arts, 2009

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    commentsU-14 Wavy Red
    A Bidulka 9/2/2018 | 8:40 PM

    I have just discovered your work. Of course it is difficult to get a true feeling for a piece online, and all of them look wonderful to me, but U-14 Wavy Red in particular speaks to me. My art budget only stretches so far, but should you ever be having a sale and be willing to sell this piece for $900 please let me know! Congratulations on your fantastic creations.

    commentsTwo Men on Blue
    W Strelow purchased this artwork. 10/23/2017 | 3:50 PM

    This is a powerful piece and means so much to both of us as I purchased it for wedding anniversary, and we have both been through so much as a couple. Thank you for creating such a beautiful piece that makes me feel so incredibly good every time I see it!

    commentsU-30 Borderline
    Yar purchased this artwork. 9/10/2017 | 1:30 PM

    I was worried about the safety of the shipment, as this is a fragile piece, but the package arrived packed so well, I was really impressed. It took me a while to unpack it, and when I finally took the artwork out of the box, it looked even better in real life. I love the originality of the piece and how thought provoking it is. It fit beautifully in our living room and matched the decor perfectly. I will definitely consider purchasing more artwork from the same artist in the future.

    Yelitza Diaz 8/28/2017 | 10:52 AM

    Yelitza Diaz, Venezuelan born artist, September 1973. Since she was a child has been wrapped in the life of the arts. In 1995, she graduated from the arts school Arturo Michelena in Valencia-Venezuela y later attended countless art workshops. Also, she participated in important competitions of Fine Arts at national and international level, where are granted awards and recognition. Also, worked as professor of Art Education and Art History. Some of her artworks are in Important collections in Venezuela, Europe and USA. Passionate about human figure, she makes his sculptures with ceramic techniques with a minimalist-contemporary style, with a clear inclination for human existentialism. With her works she tries to reflect the hope of the universal man, the despair, the most hidden feelings of the human being, the lack of action and reaction, among others. "The human body is in charge of transmitting everything that words do not express" she says. I see myself in the future as a universal artist, recognized and happy to contribute to the world with all the best of myself.

    commentsU-37 Yellow World
    M Lynch purchased this artwork. 9/18/2016 | 3:49 PM

    Thanks for a great, thought provoking piece. I see it everyday on my way out of the house. You can start a new day just hanging on, or climbing into it instead!

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