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Soraida Martinez AKA soraida
Known since 1992 for creating hard-edge, figurative-abstract paintings with written social commentaries, called “Verdadism.” Born in the Harlem section of New York City; currently lives in New Jersey, near Philadelphia. Self-employed, since 1986, as the owner of Persona, a boutique art and design studio. For three consecutive years (2008, 2009, 2010), chosen by the Department of State as one of the 15 most prominent Hispanic-Americans shaping the U.S. cultural scene. In a Huffington Post Latino Voices’ 2013 article, named among “10 of the best Latino Artists in U.S.” Recognized for creating paintings that address issues of sexism, racism, stereotyping and universal social themes in an effort to promote tolerance and social justice.