Patricia Fornos (1980), born in Mexico City, is a Mexican artist with Spanish roots. Her work is shown all around the world, although she has been living and working between Spain and Mexico for over five years. The New York Times Style Magazine Spain recently dubbed her pieces “disturbingly exuberant and joyful.”
She began her training at Mexico’s famous Iberoamericana University where she obtained a degree in Graphic Design, specializing in Fine Arts. (Mexico City 1999-2004.)
She took her first formal steps in the art world during her youth in collective exhibitions with other emerging artists of her generation (Mexico City, 2003). For her this was the beginning of an unstoppable avalanche of endless experimentation.
She completed her studies with Masters of Illustration at several different art schools in Madrid, including ESDIP, ARTENEO, IED (2008-2011.)
In 2012 she began to explore the expression of life and death through Mexican culture, presenting her work in solo and collective exhibitions in spaces such as the Spanish Embassy (Mexico), the hotel Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques (Madrid) and Les atelier Grimm gallery (Geneva.) Her works include several murals in the Casa de America and the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico (CCEMx), among others.
Her curious spirit continues to explore new projects and in 2017, after a month spent in the Mayan jungle, she embarked on a new project based on Mayan mythology. In parallel with this project she continues to express controversial social themes through the use of calaveras in large pieces shown and sold in art spaces around the world.