Born in Vila Nova de Gaia, 2000. Mariana Maia Rocha joins the Faculty of Fine Arts of the U. Porto – Painting in 2019.
Since she was a child, Mariana showed interest in the visual arts. During her free time, she used to draw characters, buildings, people, nature or recreate from urban sketchers, movie references, or works she had seen during her visits to museums. The passion for the fine arts continued during her adolescence. Although she might have been afraid of her future as an artist, her enthusiasm for drawing, for spaces, for people and the way nature draws light, led her to enter higher education at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto.