Is a Venezuelan cartoonist. She graduated in journalism at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and she has worked for various newspapers based in Caracas. From 1995 to 2014 she daily published her cartoons in one of Venezuela’s most important newspaper, El Universal, when she was fired over the political content of one of her cartoons. Also, she was threatened many times for her cartoons, so she had to leave Venezuela. Actually, lives in the United States.
Since then, she has continued to create cartoons on almost daily basis, which she publishes on her website and social media. She is an artist and her artwork is shown in varied formats. She had her first solo exhibition in 2012. She had been doing continuous exhibitions in different cities like Miami, Houston, Madrid and Barcelona. Actually, she continues doing exhibitions and she announces them on her social media.
Rayma works in a variety of drawing techniques, such as graphite, watercolor, acrylic, ink, and digital artwork.
She was awarded the Interamerican Society Press Prize (2005), Pedro Leon Zapata Prize as Venezuela Best Cartoonist (2000, 2009), and the Vaclav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent at the Oslo Freedom Forum 2019.
She is one of the protagonists of the documentary ‘Caricaturists, Fantassins de la Democratie’ at the “Maps to the Stars” Premiere during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in 2014.
In 2015, she gave conferences on the defense of human rights for the Freedom House organization and the Oslo Freedom Forum in Norway.
Also, one of her biggest achievements is to be a breast cancer survivor which was diagnosed in 2020. Now, she is completely healthy and committed to continuing to do the work she loves.
Rayma invites you to know her and her artistic work!
RAYMA WAS PART OF THE LEADING PLAYERS OF THE FILM DOCUMENTARY