Artworks, Metro Art Rider Portrait Series


Maria Piñeres. "Leo"

Project Description

Leo focuses on the newfound independence of a local teenager who uses public transportation to connect with friends and explore skate parks along Metro, between downtown LA and Santa Monica.

About the Artist

Colombian-born artist MARIA PIÑERES was raised in New York primarily by her grandmother, who introduced her to traditional fiber arts. The Los Angeles–based artist studied painting at the Art Students League of New York before earning a BFA in Illustration from Parsons School of Design. Her provocative needlepoint works exploring portraiture and sexuality have been exhibited in Los Angeles and New York.