Mariana Sammartino

Photo by Nathan Lindstrom

Photo by Nathan Lindstrom

Mariana, born in Argentina of Italian, descent, is a long time Houston resident, product designer and metalsmith who, works in both precious materials and industrial metals. Sculptural and site specific-typically the human body, her jewelry pieces are complete on their own as well as one the wearer’s body. 

Since 2001, her work has been selected for several juried exhibitions, shown in museums and galleries, and published in books and magazines in the US and abroad. She is working to bring attention to the art-jewelry movement to create a collaborative community of metalsmiths making original, diverse and interesting work.