In 2019, Bianca Mireles was commissioned by Bernier Insurance to create a vibrant mural on the former Charter Trust building, with the project being fully supported by the financial sponsor of the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts (RMFA).
Speaking on the initiative, Troy Dillow, of Bernier Insurance, said, “We have been eager to support a project like this for years… We believe it’s the key to unlocking the beauty of our downtown and hope it inspires our neighbors to add even more wonderful art like this.”
Bianca Mireles, an artist based in the seacoast area, is a passionate muralist with an inspiring vision. Having exhibited her work in numerous venues across the US, Mireles studied English and Studio Art at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa.
In addition to her artistic accomplishments, Mireles is a former 5th-grade teacher who instilled a love of creativity in her students. She explained, “As an educator, I had a passion for taking art beyond the classroom and into the community. Public art is a movement. It is a social tool that can spread ideas and perpetuate a collective positive identity.”
Mireles’ desire to bring beauty and inspiration to her community is a driving force behind her work. Her dedication to using her art to explore identity through various perspectives, including cultural, historical, scientific, and transcendent, has earned her a great deal of admiration among peers and art lovers alike. Diego Rivera, one of history’s most celebrated muralists, is Mireles’ chief inspiration.