MARTA GOTTFRIED WILEY Born in Coyocan, Mexico (near Mexico City) of Jewish decent, Marta Gottfried Wiley had the unique opportunity to grow up and develop as an artist from a very young age within a diverse, cultural mecca - in the very same place where Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo lived and painted. Marta was guided and supported in her artistic explorations by my her Grandmother – herself an accomplished artist, recognized by the Mexican government as a National Treasure. Marta's early formative years were spent within Mexico, followed by Miami, Florida where she attended Magnet Preparatory Schools at the age of nine, There she focused on studying the Arts, Music and Philosophy. Marta later received her formal training through the Otis Parson School of Design, where she earned a full scholarship. Since that time, Marta has shown and sold work in galleries (nearly 300), museums and trade shows throughout the world, and her works have been published and licensed through a variety of major publishing companies. Marta now, however, owns her own publishing company, Marta G. Wiley Studios brand name signature (MARTA) – allowing her an outlet and vehicle for her substantial catalog of original art works (over 9,000 and growing daily), music (100 original albums), books, installation works (such as sculpture, mosaics, murals, and other mixed-media installations), apparel, and other products and media.