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Ana Maria Sarlat was born in Campeche Mexico in 1959 of a Cuban Mother and Mexican father. She was taken to Cuba by her mother and grand mother and then back to Mexico in 1964 and then Miami Florida where she now works and resides.
Her family moved to Brooklyn, New York at the age of 5 Ana Maria lived in Brooklyn she studied Ballet and Flamenco with the Margarita Parla Dance Company and danced as a soloist in Carnegie Hall at the age of seven. She begins to write poetry at the age of eight, at the age of 11 her family moved to Miami, but her family moved back and forth several times before she was fifteen finally settling in Miami.
Autodidact, she began seriously painting in 1980 and befriended the first arrivals of the Cuban contemporary artist’s that arrived in Miami in 1991.
In 1992 she exhibited in the Long Island Museum of art in an exhibition “Cuban Painters in Exile” Oceanside, New York. In 1994 she was accepted at the Margulies Taplin Art Gallery in Coral Gables and her work is included in the Margulies Family Collection. Her work has now been included in three exhibitions in 2011 at the “Sangre de Cristo Art Center” in Pueblo Colorado.
She is included in the documentary “Los Pintores Cubanos”, II Ciglos de Pintura a Documentary by film director Roberto Jorge Cayuso 2005.
Ana Maria’s portrait has been included in “Faces” 100 Cuban Artist’s by the photographer Carlos Manuel Cardenes which documents Cuban Artist’s from all the different Cuban immigrations.
Andrea O’Reilly Herrera professor of literature and director of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Springs has included Ana Maria’s Painting, sculpture and poetry in her newly published book “Cuban Artist’s Across the Diaspora” 2011
Ana Maria Sarlat’s work is collected by distinguished collectors in the United states as well as internationally.