Marta Chirino

Madrid, 1963

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Amapolas Blancas, 2016. Pencil on paper, 50x70 cm

Amapolas Blancas, 2016. Pencil on paper, 50x70 cm

Amapolas Blancas, 2016. Pencil on paper, 50x70 cm
Piña, 2005. Pencil on paper, 61x50 cm

Piña, 2005. Pencil on paper, 61x50 cm

El Misterio de la Rosa, 2013, Pencil on paper, 29,5x27 cm

El Misterio de la Rosa, 2013, Pencil on paper, 29,5x27 cm

El Misterio de la Rosa, 2013, Pencil on paper, 29,5x27 cm
Transiciones I, 2012. Pencil on paper, 64x115 cm

Transiciones I, 2012. Pencil on paper, 64x115 cm

Transiciones I, 2012. Pencil on paper, 64x115 cm
Dalias, 2014. Pencil on paper, 48x62 cm

Dalias, 2014. Pencil on paper, 48x62 cm

Dalias, 2014. Pencil on paper, 48x62 cm
Phalaenopsis VI, 2015. Pencil on paper, 38x35 cm

Phalaenopsis VI, 2015. Pencil on paper, 38x35 cm

Phalaenopsis VI, 2015. Pencil on paper, 38x35 cm
Alstroemerias, time and life, 2015. Mixed media, 98x99 cm

Alstroemerias, time and life, 2015. Mixed media, 98x99 cm

Alstroemerias, time and life, 2015. Mixed media, 98x99 cm
Amapolas Blancas, 2016. Pencil on paper, 50x70 cm
Piña, 2005. Pencil on paper, 61x50 cm
El Misterio de la Rosa, 2013, Pencil on paper, 29,5x27 cm
Transiciones I, 2012. Pencil on paper, 64x115 cm
Dalias, 2014. Pencil on paper, 48x62 cm
Phalaenopsis VI, 2015. Pencil on paper, 38x35 cm
Alstroemerias, time and life, 2015. Mixed media, 98x99 cm

Biography

She studied her bachelor´s degree in Biology at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

She studied for four years as a post-graduate, at the fine Arts Faculty in Madrid, completing her arts training with three more years study at drawing academies and at the C.E.V. (Centre for Video and Image Studies). She studied graphic design at the C.I.C.E. (Professional school of new technologies)

Since 1987 she has worked at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Madrid, drawing the aquatic plants of several regions of Spain and in some volumes of Iberian flora.

Her drawings have also been published in numerous books and magazines. Since 1998, she is a member of “The Society of Botanical Artists” of England. She won a Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medal, in February 1999. She won The SBA Margaret Stevens Award and The Certificate of Botanical Merit, in May 2010. She works as an artists and graphic designer. She illustrates science and children books. She is a botanical artist. She leads Botanical Drawing Workshops at the Royal Botanical Garden, Madrid, since 2011.

May, 2013. Botanical Drawing workshop at the Jardín Botánico Atlántico de Gijón. I Jornadas de Pintura y Naturaleza en Gijón

Education

Graduate in Biology, Specialty in Environment, Autónoma University of Madrid, Spain

4º Grade, Fine Arts, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain

Illustration Course, Superior School of Communication (CEV), Madrid, Spain

Graphic Design Course and Advertising Production, New Technologies Professional School (CICE), Madrid, Spain

Engraving workshop by Iván Araujo

Professional Experience

Scientific illustrator, Royal Botanic Gardens of Madrid and other institutions

Image, design and production coordinator for the product Original By, which is art of her company By Botany S.L.

Vice-president of Art & Thinking Foundation Martín Chirino

Solo Exhibitions

2016

Florilegium, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Madrid, Spain

 

2012

Amigos As Quintas Cultural Center, A Caridad, Asturias, Spain

 

2009

Delilium, BAT Alberto Cornejo Gallery, Madrid, Spain

 

2007

De botánica, Néstor Museum, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

 

2006

Pelayo 47 Gallery, Madrid, Spain

 

2005

Caliciflora, Magda Lázaro Gallery, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

 

2003

Sala Nájera, Obra Social Caja Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Group Exhibitions

2016

+arte, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Context NY, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, New York, USA

Shape, Pattern, Structure, The Society of Botanical Artists, Westminster Hall, London, UK

Estampa Fair, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Madrid, Spain

 

2015

Kofukuyi International Contemporary Art Show, Nagasaki, Japan

Context Miami, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Miami, USA

 

2014

Nolde Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Marita Segovia Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Auga Doce, Gaias – Culture City, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Botanical Garden, The Society of Botanical Artists, Westminster Hall, London, UK

Botanical Garden, The Society of Botanical Artists, Palmergarten, Frankfurt, Germany

Art Madrid Fair,  BAT Alberto Cornejo Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Chirino & Chirino, Lucía Mendoza Gallery, Madrid, Spain

 

2013

El Lápiz de la Naturaleza, Ansorena Gallery, Madrid, Spain

The Language of Flowers, The Society of Botanical Artists, Westminster Central Hall, London, UK

Naturalezas Vivas. Rafael Muyor y Marta Chirino, Arts Space El Corte Inglés, Madrid and Marbella, Spain

El secreto del bolso, II Festival Miradas de Mujeres, BAT Alberto Cornejo Gallery, Madrid, Spain

 

2012

El jardín figurado, Colectivo By Botany, Jardín Botánico Villa San Roque, La Cabrera, Madrid, Spain

Botanical celebration, The Society of Botanical Artists, Jardín Botánico de Palmergarten, Frankfurt, Germany

 

2011

Arts Space, El Corte Inglés, Spain

En cajas, BAT Alberto Cornejo Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Tres miradas a la naturaleza, Muyor, Pequeño, Chirino. Art Center of Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain

Poética en el Jardín, Royal Botanical Garden, Madrid, Spain

The Society of Botanical Artists, Westminster Central Hall, London, UK

Artistas españoles: en el jardín… la mirada del arte, Botanical Garden Foundation of Castilla La Mancha, Spain

La cultura y el vino, El Encinar, Alcalá de Henares, Spain

Comer y beber, Pelayo 47 Gallery, Madrid, Spain

 

2010

The Society of Botanical Artists, Palmergarten Botanical Garden, Frankfurt, Germany

 

2009

Art Madrid Fair, BAT Alberto Cornejo Gallery, Madrid, Spain

 

2008

Cuadro Gallery, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Fiart Valencia, BAT Alberto Cornejo Gallery, Spain

Art Madrid, BAT Alberto Cornejo Gallery, Madrid, Spain

 

2007

Cuadro Gallery, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

 

2006

Cuatrodiecisiete Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Homenaje a Picasso, BAT Alberto Cornejo Gallery, Madrid, Spain

The Society of Botanical Artists, Westminster Central Hall, London, UK

Otilia Martínez & Marta Chirino, Los Castejones Palace, Soria, Spain

 

2005

Magda Lázaro Gallery, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

 

2004

The Society of Botanical Artists, Westminster Central Hall, London, UK

Conmemoración Liliáceas, Royal Horticultural Society, London, UK

 

2003

Cuatrodiecisiete Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Awards & Recognitions

2016                   “Callitriche palustris, Luronium natans”: Highly Commended for the

                          Joyce Cumming award. Annual exhibition of  The Society of Botanical Artists

 

2010                   The Margaret Stevens Award

                          The Certificate of Botanical Merit for “Threatened aquatic plants in the UK”

 

1999                   Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medal

 

1998                   Member of The Society of Botanical Artists

Editorial Proyects

“Spanish Aquatic Flora”, RJBM-CSIC, EINTAM, Living Lakes, Water Investigation Group, Madrid, 2014

“Eichhornia. Residents of the water”, Andalucía Autonomous Region, CSIC, 2010

“Marta Chirino: about Nature and Art”, Ed. del Umbral, Valyunque, S.L., 2009

“Iberian Flora. Continental Seaweed. Charophyta”, RJBM, Environmental Ministery, Barcelona University, 2008

“Varietu of Olive Trees in Spain”, Andalucía Autonomous Region, 2005

“Aquatic Flora of Castilla La Mancha”, RJBM, Autonomous Region of Castilla La Mancha, 2002

“Wild food of Madrid”, Botanical Garden, IMIA, Autonomous Region of Madrid, Ed. La Librería, Madrid, 2002

“The Iberian Forests”, Ed. Planeta, Forest Engineering School, 1997

“The book of the Mojos”, Alejandría Collection, Estampa Gallery, 1997

“Iberian Flora”, RJBM, Volumes V, VI and VIII)

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