Maria Cristina Salas Gerritsen

Maria Cristina Salas Gerritsen

Baton Rouge, LA, US

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I will graduate from the LSU architecture master this May, so Im looking for a job after that. 

My background is in art, Im a very creative person. I started my master in 2016 and it has been exciting to shift from art to architecture and find that they can be combined most of the times. 

I studied my bachelors in art in the Academy of Art in Florence, Italy and then did an art master in Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain. I taught for 2 years at San Francisco University in Quito, Ecuador. I have done a lot of art exhibitions, and residencies around the world. I did many murals, logos, and some furniture design. 

Right now Im interested in learning more about architecture but I also like other disciplines that are related to it like art, graphic design, interior, landscape, urban planning and other. 

I love the outdoors and performance arts. 


Graduate Assistant LSU, Baton Rouge, Graduate Assistant

Aug 2017 - current

7elements, Baton Rouge, LA, US, Summer camp art teacher

Jul 2017 - Aug 2017

Sabai, Quito, Ecuador, Designer

I designed and was part of the building of a mosaic chair.

Jun 2017 - Jun 2017

HVG, Quito, Ecuador, Designer

Designed some of their signs in AutoCAD.

Jun 2017 - Jun 2017

Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador, professor

Taught ceramic and drawing to various groups of students.

Aug 2014 - Dec 2015


Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, US, MArch, Architecture

Jan 2016 - current

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain, MArch, Art Production

Aug 2008 - Dec 2009

Accademia delle Belle Arti Firenze, Florence, Italy, Bachelors, Visual Arts

Aug 2004 - Dec 2007

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