Born in Caracas, Venezuela, and raised in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela, a small old colonial town in southern Venezuela, Mafe, was exposed to different mediums at a very young age. Mafe developed an interest in photography at the age of fifteen when she received her first camera.
Upon her arrival to US in 2011, Mafe was inspired to follow her passion by pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography at Miami International University of Art & Design where she graduated in 2017. Mafe received her MFA in studio arts from The University of Delaware in 2019.
Mafe’s work explores themes of self-identity, memories, dreams and religion. Using personal experiences as the starting point.