Roxana Brizuela, was born in Havana, Cuba. She resides in Costa Rica and has adopted Costa Rican citizenship for more than 25 years.
Graduated in Economics from the University of Havana in 1979, for more than thirteen years she worked as a professor and researcher at the Center for Research in International Economics (CIEI) of the Faculty of Economics of the UH. In 1995 she graduated with a Master in Economic Policy, with an emphasis on International Trade, at the National University of Costa Rica. She worked as a consultant in the Ministry of Planning and in the Legislative Assembly in that country, where she currently resides.
However, despite her academic training, her aspirations and sensitivity pointed to the world of art and creation. In her daily life there was always a place for artistic exploration, so it did not surprise anyone that in April 2004, after three individual painting exhibitions at the Costa Rican Congress itself, she decided to jump from her desk full of projects to the “emptiness” and “uncertainty” typical of the art world.
The origin of such an important change of course is located in her childhood. A multicolored pencil, a pop up book, a Lego and a blackboard were her favorite games.
From a very young age she cultivated an intense, and at the same time, ambivalent relationship with the art that she accompanies, until today, with an insatiable curiosity and a tireless passion for learning. Hence, once immersed in her new world, she trained as a facilitator of creative processes, Master Coach with NLP, and managed the project “TransformArte,” through which she offers advice, workshops and training for the development of personal creativity and organization.
In 2013 she did a Master in Illustrated Album at the i con i School. A Madrid company dedicated to the training and management of cultural projects, the illustrated book and the Visual Thinking Methodology.
She has received countless courses and workshops on engraving, painting, sculpture, writing and has enjoyed residencies -in the category of artists- on research and curatorial issues in contemporary visual arts and cultures, in Costa Rica, Cuba and Italy (Florence).
Among her most important solo and group exhibitions are: the solo exhibition in the Rogue Buddha Gallery, Minneapolis, 2008; her participation in April 2013 with two sculptures selected by the curatorship of the Museum of Costa Rican Art, in the exhibition “Metaphors of Power” organized by the Museum in commemoration of the birth of Leonardo Da Vinci and the UNESCO declaration of International Artist’s Day; the selection of her work under the curatorship of the ArtFlow Gallery for the collective exhibition “Self-portrait” with her book “fusion” of the same name in the 2019; and “La Hebra Infinita, Mujeres que cuentan”, Museum Calderón Guardia, San José, Costa Rica, febrero 2021.
Her works are in private and public collections in Costa Rica, Cuba, the United States, Mexico, Switzerland, Norway, Israel, Argentina, and Spain. She is currently the coordinator of the Commission for Professional Improvement of the Costa Rican Association of Visual Artists, ACAV, from where she implements a strategy aimed at training in Conceptual Art, Research and Curatorship.