"Isabel Miramontes was born in 1962 in Santiago de Compostella, Spain but was brought up in Belgium, Brussels. There she 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. Miramontes also followed the courses of the art historian Gastón Fernandez, who noted her artistic, rigorous yet generous reflection that in enlightened by an expansive open-mindedness.
Isabel Miramontes came to sculpting late in life and it wasn’t until 1994, in a sculptor friend’s studio that she made her passionate discovery of sculpture, “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”. This became her preferred mode of expression, to which she has devoted herself ever since. The visual language of Isabel Miramontes steadfastly represents the human being in all the ambiguity of its power and frailty, its confinement and yearning for liberty, its dreams and triumphs."