Miré Albornoz (b. 1968, Paris, Fr) is best known for her geometric abstract collage and acrylic painting. Her work focuses on pure geometric form, with its two-dimensional flatness reduced to the essential composition and on the use of colour as an integral part of expression. Her work shows a clear development over the span of three decades, from the classical to the gradual reduction of elements, a purification influenced by Cubism, modern architecture and Mid-Century Expressionism.
The artist’s practice is both additive and reductive, something that the immediacy of the collage medium facilitates. She says:
“I'm most interested in the finding, the excavation of truths when I practice a certain detachment. Unstructured elements oftentimes form part of an order, as they do in nature. So for me, an artist is not so much an inventor as a medium that discovers what already exists, that belongs to everyone".
Miré’s intention is to communicate a universal visual language that is accessible to a wide audience and will transcend the barriers between art and people. The works are meant to evoke a subconscious emotional recognition in the viewer.
Miré Albornoz received her art education at the University of Toronto School of Fine Arts and Art History, the Università di Siena, Renaissance Arts Program in Italy, the University of Toronto Faculty of Architecture BLA program, the BArch program and the University of Toronto Human Rights & Equity Program. Miré’s childhood was largely nomadic, with much time spent in a Franco-era Spain in which her family resided, until they immigrated to Canada.
Her work is currently featured in the October 2022 edition of Suboart Magazine, the 03 edition of ArtWalk Magazine, the 2006 4th edition of Cañasanta magazine, and exhibitions include the 2006 Toronto Art Expo, Propeller gallery, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Palma's Casa Del Arte, Clarington Gallery and Arizona's Camelback Gallery. She has been featured in numerous online publications. She received the Silver award for the International Art Competition "Abstracts With Blue", was selected as finalist for Camelback Gallery Solo Series and selected by San Francisco Juror Jack Fischer for the 2022 Art2life International Juried Art Competition. Her works are held in private collections in Canada, US, Spain and Italy.
Miré lives and works in Toronto.