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Born in Madrid, she owns a degree in Biological Sciences from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She completed her artis- tic training with four courses at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and at different drawing academies.

Since 1998 she has been a member of the Society of Botanical Artists (SBA).

In 1999, she was awarded the Gold Medal by The Royal Hor- ticultural Society (UK) for her illustrations of the aquatic flora of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) and in 2010 she received the SBA’s Margaret Stevens Award and the Certificate of Botanical Merit.


Moreover, in 2016 she was highly commended by the SBA for The Joyce Cuming Presentation Award.

Since 1987, she has been working as a scientific illustrator in research projects for the Royal Botanical Garden-CSIC, Madrid, and other official institutions.

She is image coordinator, designer and curator of different editorial, exhibition, graphic design and multimedia projects.

As an exhibition curator, the “Tulipa, Tulipae. El tulipán ilustrado” exhibition stands out. (Royal Botanic Garden & The society of Botanical Artists. Madrid. 2018).

She is the President of the ‘Fundación de Arte y Pensamiento Martín Chirino’ (since 2019) and Vice President of the ‘Asociación Centro de Cultura & Arte China-Occidente’ (CCACO) since 2016.

She organizes and leads botanical drawing workshops since 2009.

She has illustrated all the Spanish aquatic flora, and published it in two volumes.

Marta Chirino Argenta has exhibited her artistic work since 2001 individually and collectively.

Curriculum Vitae

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