Miriam Londoño studied art at the Antioquia University in
Medellin, Colombia, and at the Arts Academy in Florence,
Italy. While she lived in Medellin, Londoño combined her work
as an artist with being a Lecturer of Arts in the Faculty of
Architecture at the National University. Ever since she
graduated, she dedicated herself to painting and drawing.
In recent years she has experimented a great deal with paper
fibbers, developing a personal technique to write and draw
with paper as if it were ink.
Textile and writing have been Miriam’s sources of inspiration:
textile as the underlying structure of things, and writing as a
textile created by the continuous interlacing of words.
Much of her work focuses on visual texts where words rather
than written on paper are themselves made of paper: see-
through structures made up of lines in space, allowing light
to filter through and shadows to emerge.
Her work has been exhibited in many countries around the
One of her calligraphic pieces was awarded two prizes while
on show at the 2008 Paper Triennial in Switzerland.