Design + Purpose
Inspired by nature. Committed to innovation.
Alicia Marván is an artist, designer and educator with over 20 years of experience in the arts, design and architecture sectors. As an artist, she has participated in over 100 art exhibitions and projects, many of which have received support from cultural organizations and academic institutions in Mexico, The United States, Canada, Chile, Uruguay, Brasil, Portugal, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, The Netherlands and South Africa. As an educator, she has lectured and taught both in Mexico and the United States, in the subjects of art, art history, social science, art and sustainability, cultural development, and interdisciplinary collaboration. She is the founder and director of the Guapamacátaro Center for Art and Ecology in Michoacán, Mexico (www.guapamacataro.org).
Areas of Focus
I strive to create art that has the ability to inspire, uplift and provide stimulating platforms for exchange. It is through art that I integrate my experience of self, nature and society, and it is through art that I intervene in shaping our world. At the core of what I try to instigate is environmental consciousness and social integration.
My aim is to provide society with a more holistic approach to fashion in terms of aesthetics, comfort and environmental responsibility. My designs are developed with a close understanding of the population’s challenges, needs and wants.
My passion is developing objects that are explorative and open-ended. I often design in modules that can be assembled in different ways, offering versatility and creative freedom for the user.