Beatriz Milhazes lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has been exhibiting her work in Brazil since she was in her early twenties and made her debut in the US at the Carnegie International in 1995. Soon after she began exhibiting with Edward Thorpe in New York to rave reviews by the critics and curators. Milhazes has since exhibited widely throughout the world, including solo exhibits at James Cohan, New York; White Cube, Hong Kong; Pérez Art Museum, Miami; PACO Imperial, Rio de Janeiro; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; MALBA-Fundacion Costantini, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Beyeler Foundation, Basel; the Fondation Cartier, Paris; and a career retrospective at the the Pérez Art Museum, Miami; Pinacoteca do Estacao, Sao Paolo; Ikon Gallery Brimingham, England and Birmingham Museum, Alabama.
Beatriz has worked with Jean-Paul Russell at Durham Press for 20 years and the screen prints have become a significant part of her work. Exhibits of the prints include The Gallery at Windsor, Florida (with the Whitechapel Gallery, London) and Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and most recently the ArteSesc Project, an exhibition of selected prints that travels throughout all regions in Brazil.
Milhazes completed a commission for the Gloucester Road Tube station, titled Peace and Love, which fills 19 vaulted arches with her signature colorful patterns. Her work is included in many museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid.