Meyvis Araniva’s has been expressing herself through art since she was a child in El Salvador, and her work is drawn from many sources of inspiration: the gritty streets of Vancouver and Paris as well as the vibrancy of the Oregon coast and her native El Salvador. Araniva’s artistic journey has led her through many forms of expression and ultimately to the pure exploration of shape, colour, form, and line. In so doing she has broken away from representational work.
Now a Vancouver-based artist, Araniva is co-founder of South Main Gallery (SoMa). As the curator of the gallery, she is keenly interested in both abstract and conceptual art.