Marisabel Bazan is a Panamanian artist living and working in Los Angeles, known for her colorful organic artwork and public commissions. A cross-disciplinary artist, Bazan employs painting, mixed-media, sculpture, video and interactive art to create bold, expressionistic works, reflecting on topics and themes including mental-health, metamorphosis and the human spirit, and inspired by her urban community.
Bazan’s work has been exhibited internationally including the United Nations (Geneva), the Lancaster Museum of Art (Lancaster, USA), Imagen Galeria (Panama City) and Audrey Love Gallery (Miami), as well as public commissions including The Dream Big Collection at Times Square (New York), Dance of the Butterflies commissioned by the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission of West Hollywood (LA) and ll Cammino Della Farfalla on the famous La Cresta stairs in Panama City. Her work is included in important public and private collections including the United Nations (Geneva), the Latino Art Museum (Pomona, USA) and the public art collection of Panama City.
Bazan is a vocal mental health campaigner, raising awareness of issues within Panama and beyond. She is known for herhumanitarian partnerships, which has included the 7-feet tall butterfly sculpture Ananda, commissioned to support the 2016 HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Zero Discrimination Campaign from the United Nations, and her Vida mural addressing the topic of homelessness, commissioned by the Lancaster Museum of Art & History in Lancaster, California.
Bazan has worked on several brand collaborations including a limited-edition collection for the LeSportsac brand, alongside editioned arts collectables released seasonally through her website and sold in Panama, the U.S., and European markets. Her mural The Dance of the Butterflies was selected as one of the top 100 photogenic spots in Los Angeles and top 9 murals in Los Angeles by LA Magazine and is included in the official tour of the city.