Elsa María (Caguas, Puerto Rico) is a printmaker and creator of installations where she incorporates embroidery, seams and large amounts of synthetic materials. The iconography in her work shows features of the Puerto Rican idiosyncrasy and summarizes debates that respond to uncertainty faced with cultural ruin, exhaustion of human relations, decline in public policy and lack of gender equity. The artist employs representations of women in private and public life to develop an antithesis on judgments of the body and sexuality.
Elsa María has exhibited in the United States, Uruguay, Cuba, Ireland, Romania, Portugal, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. In 2019 she received the award: Flamboyan Artist Fellowship Award in partnership with NALAC National Association of Latin Arts and Culture, San Antonio, TX to carry out a public art project entitled Suave con los embustes en la plaza. In addition she was nominated for the 2019 USA Fellowship, United States Artists, Chicago, IL.