Pedro Moraza and the Queen Sophia

The artist Pedro María Moraza delivered a work of him to His Emeritus Majesty Sophia in his visit to Vitoria-Gasteiz on the occasion of the Green Capital on February 7, 2012

Pedro M° Moraza comes from Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital of the Basque Country. He has got a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Basque Country in Bilbao, at the Faculty of Fine Arts.

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From early childhood onward, his father, Angel Moraza Ruiz, one of the foremost Basque painters of his day, founder of the Pajarita Group, imbued him with a love for the practice and contemplation of art.

En faena

The artist Pedro María Moraza with his daughter.

As a young artist he lived for almost six years in Great Britain, a formative period during which he visited and attended lectures in many of Britain’s best known centres, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum, The Tate and the National Gallery, and many other museums and galleries around Britain.

After returning to Spain, he enrolled in Fine Arts Studies at the Faculty of Arts in Bilbao and completed this five-year degree in 1989, graduating with a brilliant academic record and specialising in the creation of image both on canvas and on video.

While still an undergraduate, he was invited to design posters for various Basque Cartographic Exhibitions as well as the brochures for these events, organized by the Royal Academy for the Basque Language. He also designed various other posters and brochures around this time, including a poster for an Onomastic Conference in Reno (Nevada) U.S.A. in 1992.

Moraza & Friends

The artist Pedro María Moraza with friends in the Fine Arts Museum.

His paintings can be found in many private collections in Spain and abroad and have been exhibited around the Basque Country and in the rest of Spain. Public Institutions such as The University of the Basque Country, The Bank of Vitoria, Caja Vital (now incorporated in Kutxabank) and Txagorritxu Hospital in Vitoria-Gasteiz also own some of his paintings.

Fixing the mosaic

Fixing the mosaic in Marina D’or Oropesa del Mar (Castellon) Spain. 2006.

He was appointed as a member of the Royal Society of friends of the Basque Country on 14th November 1994.

He also collaborates and writes for various publications such as the Landazuri Elkartea Society and gives lectures on modern art.

At present, he is mainly concentrating on various projects based on ceramic mosaics. The first of these is exhibited in Marina D’or, Oropesa del Mar (Castellon) Spain.

Since childhood his work has received the acknowledgement of numerous awards and prizes. In the Basque Country he has received awards from the Basque Department of Health, the University of the Basque Country, the Town Hall in Vitoria, and at a national level he has also won a number of medals and prizes, including the first prize in the National Sculpture Contest, «Ada de Oro» in 1999.

Queen Letizia of Spain with the Pedro Moraza´s sculpture Labyrinth

Queen Letizia of Spain with the Pedro Moraza´s sculpture «Labyrinth». 1st prize in ADA National contest 1999.

He also gives modern art conferences.

Dubai Exhibition 2017

Exhibition of two of my acrilyc paintings from 25th september to 30th at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Jumeirah Street – Dubai. United Arab Emirates.

Cartel Exposición Dubai
EXHIBITION NOV 2019

Two mosaics exhibited at the Dubai Design District from 19th  to 23 rd November 2019 together with 32 artists from 21 countries. Open ceremony by Mohammad Mejren Bin MohamAl Sheik Mejren, Marco Antonio Santivanez the Consul General of Peru, Dr. Hussain Al Azawi General Consul of the Republic of Iraq and Emilio Dini  Ciacci the General manager of Archiade Atelier, Also attended Sheik Mohammad Al Marar.

Poster for exhibition

Dubai Design District

Art Festival Exhibition 2020 at Umm Al Quwain Feb 2020

Cultural Centre Umm Al Quwain under the Patronage of the Ministry of Culture and knowledge Developmentof the United Arab Emirates.

Poster exhibition 19th Feb 2020

Art Festival Exhibition at Umm Al Quwain Feb 2020 Personal Poster

Feberuary 2020

PEDROpersonalizado (1)

Art Festival Award at Umm Al Quwain Feb 2020

The crown Prince H.H Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla delivering the award that underlines the prolific and outstanding career of the artist on February 19th 2020, with the participation of 100 artists from 40 countries and 172 artworks

Award delivered

Italia in Arte Award in Roma Oct 2020

International Art Tour from 7th Sep to 2nd October in Forte dei Marmi-Turin-Rome, Career Award granted in Rome on 3rd October 2020.

Pedro Award

Career Award in Rome

Career Award

Career Award in Rome Oct 2020

Career Award in Rome