Isabel Miramontes was born in 1962 in Santiago de Compostella, Spain.

 

This eminent place of pilgrimage, which is of Celtic origin, still fascinates Miramontes and remains for her a magical area.  But it was in Belgium, in Brussels, that the artist grew up and did her studies, obtaining a teaching diploma in Fine Arts at the Institut Sainte Marie.  She continued her training from 1988 at the Fine Arts Academy of Saint-Gilles, in Patrick Pouillart's studio, where she acquired a solid experience of drawing and sketching from live models.  She retained from this experience the need to fix at any moment the human body's movements, poses and impressions, jotting them down in numerous sketch-pads.  These are the many testimonies of the subtle and discerning eye she casts around her.  She also followed the courses of the art historian Gastón Fernandez, who marked her artistic, rigorous yet generous reflection, always enlivened by an expansive open-mindedness.

"It is not me who went after the sculpture, that it came to me was obvious. It was instant; I never stopped working the earth."