Isa Zapata brings a whimsical and vibrant element to art, combining her Latin roots with an eclectic sensibility. After receiving a Master’s degree in Marketing, Isa decided to move to Miami to pursue her passion for art.
Her breakthrough came in 2005 when she received the Artist in Residence position at Miami Children’s Museum. She taught art workshops to children while giving her the opportunity to expand her artistic horizons.
Since launching her own company in 2006, Isa’s art, fashion and home décor lines have become synonymous with individuality, positivity, sophistication and vibrancy. She’s created product lines with her original designs ranging from murals to hand-painted furniture, custom bedding, eco bags, lithographs and the newest addition to her fashion line: “”Limited Edition” t-shirts. Her work has been licensed making their way onto murals, door huggers, t-shirts and giclées for national and international companies such as: Laila’s, FDV and Picture.
Her artwork and wearable art decorate the lives of many famous celebrities such as: Juanes, Barbara Mori, Kike Santander among others. This prominence has significantly increased the value of her original artwork among art collectors worldwide.
2009 was a defining year for Isa as she entered the world of publishing by illustrating her first book “ Today I Am Happy”. Additionally, fashion icon Donald J. Pliner took notice of Isa’s work and commissioned her to design The Pliners’ Foundation 2010 Limited Edition T-shirt sold at Nordstroms and Donald J. Pliner’s website.
During Art Basel Miami Beach 2010, Isa was one of 25 celebrity designers along with Julian Chang and Romero Britto among others, invited to participate in the Masters’ Mystery Art Show, where she designed a one-of-a-kind tote bag only to reveal the name of the artist after it is sold.
Isa’s talent has garnered much press attention. She’s been recognized as one of 2009’s “Top 20 Under Forty” by Brickell Magazine, one of SOFI Magazine and L’Oréal’s “33 Emerging Creative Minds You Need To Know For 2010.” She’s prominently featured in The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, Al Rojo Vivo, Key Biscayne Magazine, District Magazine, NBC Miami, Comcast Newsmakers and Cada Dia: NBC/Telemundo, among others. Isa’s artwork has been seen by millions as they have been featured in Hispanic Telenovelas such as: “Perro Amor”, “El Rostro de Analia” and “Mi Corazon Insiste en Lola Volcan”.
Artist Statement: “I want to make people happy with my art, and remind everyone that life is simple and beautiful. In order to truly appreciate life and see it for what it is, we must experience it through the eyes of a child. I want to awaken everyone’s inner child. I create my art with that intention.”