My name is Uma Acosta. I'm a 23 year old Boricua art student currently living in Old San Juan. Some of my passions are photography, painting, drawing, designing and meditating. A little about myself, I started a photography company when I was 15 years old called 'Salados Photography'. Companies hired me to take photos of certain events. My love for arts kept evolving while I was studying psychology in the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. Living in Río Piedras, I had organized and exhibited my artworks in galleries and live painting shows. After Hurricane María a lot of changes happened and I ended up deciding to study art from scratch then later on I got accepted in the Artes Plásticas (art school in Old San Juan). My art is a reflection of my self in different levels. I try to incorporate psychological concepts, surrealism, sacred geometry, metaphysics, my love for nature and ancestral knowledge in my artworks. I also have a clothing line that pays homage to our Taino ancestors. It is called 'Ku Hura' and it incorporates Taino designs from petroglyphs, potteries, masks, carved artefacts, etc. I'm also a certified Reiki healer on the Okuden Level (II).
Freelancer and Student
High School: Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola
University: 2 years of Psychology in Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto Río Piedras
Currently Enrolled: Artes Plásticas
Taínos, Ancestral knowledge, Spirituality, Metaphysics, Sacred Geometry, Energy & Energy Healing, Shamanism, Psychology, Art