NFTs, Graffiti, and Sedition: How Great Artists Create the Future


Maria Brito

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Art and Design | Arts Management


Maria Brito knows the business of creativity inside-out. After a successful career as a corporate attorney, in 2009 she launched and grew a seven-figure art advisory from scratch. Since then, she’s worked with some of the world’s top artists, including Chinese activist Ai Weiwei and incognito street sensation Banksy. She has also advised hip-hop moguls, Oscar® winning actors. Tony® winning producers, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and many more. She has curated art exhibitions on three continents as well as written and hosted The “C” Files with Maria Brito, a TV and streaming series for PBS. As a proud Latina, Venezuelan immigrant and Harvard graduate, Maria is passionate about sharing her first-hand studies of more than 450 artists from a variety of cultures, as well as adding perspective and diversity to one of the most important topics today: creativity in business and life. Maria’s expertise has been featured extensively in The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, VOGUE, TIME, The Economist and CNN among many others. She shares her inspiration and advice weekly to hundreds of thousands social media followers and on her newsletter and blog, The Groove. Maria is the author of the upcoming How Creativity Rules the World (HarperCollins, 2022).

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