Mariapaola's career within the arts spans over 20 years. Her passion and deep interest lies in the value of skill to communicate concept; always pushing herself through the process and philosophical intent. Winner of the Business and Arts Awards three times, Mariapaola has pushed herself entrepreneurially to see creativity through a variety of lenses. She completed her Executive MBA in 2019 and is now working full time on her visual arts career.
MAIL & GUARDIAN
20 May 2022
Visual artist, entrepreneur and consultant Mariapaola McGurk says the creative economy can fundamentally benefit economic development, youth unemployment, inequalities and other social problems in South Africa.