Ana Maria Deza was born in Lima, Peru, in 1959. Deza studied painting at the ENBA, from where she graduated with highest honors in 1989. From 1993 until 1997, she concentrated her studies, focusing on etching at ENBA, and again graduated with highest honors.
Married to another well established artist, Jose Cortez, Deza has developed a unique abstract style utilizing light and color to intensify her compositions.
Deza has exhibited her work in many one-person and group shows and has won many awards for her art.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS:
1991 Honorable Mention-Contest "Mascaras con billewtes en deshuso" (Organized by the Italian Art Museum)
1992 Honorable Mention, First Contest "Joven"-centro Espanol de Peru Honorable Mention, National contest "Young Artist 92"-Southern Peru
1995 Honorable Mention "II Bienal de Bellas Artes"