Maria Carbonero lives and works in Palma. Awarded a fine arts degree from the University of Barcelona in 1981, she held her first individual exhibition in 1982 in Palma. Since then, female faces and figures have become the central theme of her work, which offers very different converging perspectives. Thick brushstrokes, contrasts and a chromatic intensity describe her expression. Carbonero’s work has been shown all over Mallorca and outside the islands at Galería Juana Mordó in Madrid (1985 and 1988), Sala Gaspar in Barcelona (1987) the Forum in Düsseldorf (1990), Appiani Arte Trentadue in Milan (1995) and Palau de la Virreina in Barcelona (1998), among others. In 2010 a retrospective of her work was mounted in Palma’s Casal Solleric and the Fundación Frax in Alicante.Her work is present in public and private collections such as “Sa Nostra”, Caixa de Balears, Museo de Bellas Artes de Álava and Govern de les Illes Balears.