Photographic Areas of Focus
Aerial, Fine Art, Landscapes, Nature, People, Portrait, Travel, Wildlife
United States of America
Roberta Marroquín was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and currently lives and works in New York City. Her passion for photography began in 1996 and in 2000 she left Mexico to pursue her dream as an artist. For nine years, Marroquín lived in Paris, where she began her formal training as a visual storyteller. She studied at Parsons School of Design from 2001-2005 and in 2008, after her residency in the City of Light, she moved to New York City to expand her vision through documentary, artistic, and editorial photography. Although her first years doing experimental photography in Paris opened a door to a new dimension in her creative process, she soon transitioned to images done in complete darkness. Inspired by the cosmo-vision of the indigenous peoples of Mexico, Marroquín specializes in the creation of timeless narratives for most of her artistic career. Marroquín's first years in New York City certainly marked the beginning of an investigation in which the artist pursued various series that clearly manifest her genuine interest: to explore and record the manner in which certain peoples, geographical locations, and physical objects possess the ability to evade time, remaining unchanged for years and even centuries. Her series combines different elements and covers them with a layer of "pigments" in an effort to convey the feeling of eternity – a concept intrinsically linked to the spiritual beliefs of ancestral cultures from Mexico. Marroquín’s deep respect for nature and her passion for philanthropy has taken her on countless trips. A curious woman of adventurous spirit, Marroquín is always in search of undiscovered places and new cultures — the sources of her inspiration. The artist has exhibited at prestigious venues such as ICP NY, the Arsenal of Venice (Italy), the Mona Bismarck Foundation in Paris (France), and the MARCO Museum of Monterrey (Mexico). Among other things, Marroquín was recognized as a finalist for the 2016 FEMSA Biennale in Mexico and collaborated in worldwide philanthropic photographic projects with Tribal Trust Foundation (TTF) and En Classe. She lives and works in New York.