Magaly Barnola-Otaola is a vibrant, intuitive woman from Venezuela. She obtained a BAF in Drawing and Painting from the Cristobal Rojas School of Plastic Arts in Caracas, Venezuela. She studied drawing with Master Painter Pedro Centeno Vallenilla and landscape painting with Master Painter Luis Alfredo Lopez Mendez in Caracas. She pursued her studies in art with Master Artists. She studied Painting with Edgar Sanchez, Drawing and Painting with Master artist Alirio Rodriguez; she studied Contemporary and Conceptual art with artist Pedro Teran, and with Gonzalo Leon; she studied History and Sociology of Art; she studied Photography with famous photographer Ricardo Armas, and attended a photography workshop at the Corcoran Museum in Washington. Other studies include Introduction to Sculpture, Phenomenology of  Space and New Contemporary Trends with artist Carlos Vicente Torrealba, Visual Arts Studies with Dr. Milagros and Museology with art museologist Elida Salazar.

Magaly Barnola-Otaola’s exhibition history includes various group shows and exhibits, beginning in 1976 with a group show at the Cristobal Rojas School of Visual Arts in Caracas. She later went on to exhibit at Salon Michelena in 1998, the Caracas Metro Exhibit at La Hoyada Station in 1990, Salon Venezuela in New York 1992, and Salon Aragua in 1993. Her solo exhibits include a show in 1991 at Salon Camuri Grande and at Aspecto Gallery in 1992. Barnola-Otaola received First Prize for her Man Time Series at the Caracas Metro 1991 and her work, a China ink drawing, also garnered the cover of “Camuri” Magazine in 1978. Since 2010 to the present, the artist has developed new steps in her creation towards figurative works based on the topic of “Man-Technology”.

Dynamic rhythms and centrifugal lines intertwine with vibrant figurative shapes, culminating in a rapturous explosion of forms and forceful lines. She re-creates images from her original drawings using new media such as photography and large format canvases, inverting and re-constructing her original images into new works. In September 2011, she participated with her work Titans. New digital Photography in a curated show by Curator Milagros Bello, Ph.D. at the Shanghai Art Fair in Shanghai, China. In October 2011, her solo show Titans. New digital Photography is presented at Curator’s Voice Art Projects Contemporary Art, in the Wynwood Arts District in Miami, Florida. Magaly Barnola-Otaola currently lives and works between Caracas, Venezuela and Miami, Florida.


Magaly Barnola-Otaola, a vibrant , intuitive woman from Venezuela, directs her interests towards a search for the cosmic truth, in order to offer us, through her art, a vision of how she interprets the opening words of St. John’s gospel: “In the beginning was the word (…) All things were made through by him (…) In Him was life and the life was the light(… ).”

A painter of vigorous strokes full of radiance and life, whose palette is rich in pure and warm colors, she leads us into a universe where the mythical and symbolic dance an unending waltz beginning with the “Cosmic Cloud,” pristine expression without beginning or end, to continue its rhythm with the succeeding ordering of our planet Earth, and closing the circle with “Man – technology.” Precursor of a new astral chaos?



Escuela de Artes Visuales
Cristobal Rojas 1976
Escuela de Artes Visuales
Cristobal Rojas 1977
Salon Michelena 1988
Exposicion Metro de Caracas
Estacion la Hoyada 1990
Salon Venezuela New York 1992
Salon Aragua 1993
Mildred Huie Wilcox

Edgar Sanchez
Salon Camuri Grande 1991
Galeria Aspectos 1992
Left Bank Art Gallery, New York, 1993
Curator’s Voice Art Project. October 7th, 2011. “TITANS”. Miami, Florida-USA.
Shanghai Art Fair, 2011. China.
ArteAmericas, March 3rd -5th, 2012. Elite Fine Art Gallery. Miami, Florida-USA.
Art Shanghai, 2012. China.
Imperial Museum in Beijing, Nov. 21, 2012 – Dec. 21, 2012. China.
ArtSpot hosted by Red Dot Art Fair, Dec.4th – 9th, 2012. Miami, Florida-USA.
Elite Fine Art Gallery, Dec 1st – January 31st, 2013. Miami, Florida-USA.
MIA Encore, Downtown Miami Aboard Seafair, April 4th – 7th. Miami, Florida-USA.
MDCC,Doral Campus,”Cosmic Connections” curate by Roberta, Miami Fl,(USA) 2014
Contemporary Art Projects USA- “Cosmic Connections”Concept Art Fair, 2014
Beautified Objects-Art Basel Season 2014. Curated by Milagros Bello, Ph.D. 2014-2015
Contemporary Art Projects USA- Art Palm Beach, January 21-25, 2015

First Prize Serie Hombre Tiempo 1991
Colectiva Metro de Caracas
Estacion la Hoyada
Magazine Cover “Camuri” 1987
China ink Drawing
Ricardo Armas
Corcoran Museum Washington
First Prize Photography, MDCC Cosmic Connections 2014

Introduction to Sculpture
Alexander, Jack
Caracas, Venezuela
Holzack, Ericka Dra. Milagros Bello
Gstaad, Suiza
Toledo de Urreiztieta, Graciela
Caracas, Venezuela
Wallis de Pietri, Elizabeth
Caracas, Venezuela
Consorcio “Puente Maracaibo”
Caracas, Venezuela
Consorcio “La Llovizna”
Caracas, Venezuela

Embajada de Venezuela en N.Y

Licenciatura en Arte
Drawing and Painting
Escuela de Artes Plasticas Cristobal Rojas
Pedro Centeno Vallenilla
Lopez Mendez
Drawing and Painting
Alirio Rodriguez
Conceptual Art
Taller Pedro Teran
History and Sociology of Art
Gonzalo Leon
Introduction to Photography
Carlos Vicente Torrealba
Visual Arts
Dra. Milagros Bello
Phenomenology of Space
Carlos Vicente Torrealba
New Contemporary Trends
Carlos Vicente Torrealba
Elide Salazar



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