In 2000, Amaranta Ibarra graduated from Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes of Mexico City specializing in Ceramics. While in school she took other classes such as: Mosaics, textiles, jewelry and printmaking. After she graduated she quickly moved back to Seattle where she had reside years before. Her influences of Mexican & NW Culture have blended within the years, when looking at a piece of art she has made you could see it.
Amaranta is an art educator, an artist, an arts facilitator, a mother and an arts advocate. Since 2000, she has worked extensively with many arts organizations, non-profits, museums, community center, private and public schools. She volunteered at La Casa de Artes, White Center for the Arts and currently involved with South Park Arts.
In early 2013, she launched her new mobile school with great success, offering a wide range of classes from mixed media, ceramics, printmaking, etc among many workshops she has done in the last few years
Her artwork is constantly revolving and experimenting with new mediums and techniques, her most recent line of mixed media work titled “Angels, Demons and Mermaids”, has been exhibit at Fremont gallery, Art Under a $100 and coming up in December 2015 she will have a solo show at Burien parks gallery hall.
Her vision and ambition with her school its to celebrate other cultures and reserve their identity by making art. To learn about the changes our world is getting from the environmental going of view to social justice and to inspire others to do the same.