María Corte (Barcelona, Spain, 1983) studied Illustration at the Escola Massana in Barcelona, where she graduated in 2009. That same year, she was awarded the INJUVE prize, granted by the Spanish Government.
Her work is dominated by an interest in the disruption of space through a creative handling of geometric shapes and the breakdown of all classical conventions in the representation of the human body. Her formal search is combined with a singular chromatic sensibility, characterized by the greatest care in the application of singular textures.
Her creations cover a wide range of fields: book covers, posters, press, advertising, animation, children’s and pedagogical illustration and diverse personal projects. She has collaborated with magazines such as BBC Music Magazine, Major Baseball League Magazine, Deloitte University Press, The Deal, Connecticut Magazine, Apartamento Magazine, Psychologies, LeCool, The Tablet, Orsay, Descobrir Catalunya and so many others. She has created covers and illustrations for several newspapers from different countries such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Corriere della Sera, Il Sole, La Vanguardia, or Diari de Tarragona. She has also worked in the publishing industry for Grupo Planeta, Ediciones del Serbal and Orsai Ediciones. In the field of children’s illustration, it is especially noteworthy the project she carried out for Minimusica, a series of modern musical pieces aimed at children produced by the record company Sones.
Her work has been requested in Spain by entities such as the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture, the Generalitat of Catalonia, the City Council of Barcelona and the University of Barcelona.