Moreover, Helena took seminars and studied epistemology and art
history in the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ecuador in Quito.
Her admiration for the written word led her to take basic studies in
linguistics, and she obtained a prize for the publication, "Woman,
images and testimonies", an international event in Cuenca, Ecuador.
This publication speaks of gender discrimination in fields
traditionally carried out by men.
Helena has a bachelor's degree in pedagogy from the Universidad
Técnica Particular de Loja in Ecuador and
has attended specialized workshops in realistic sculpture with
artists at the international level, such as Stuart Williamson.
As a professor, she has instructed classes in painting, sculpture
in wood and clay, both in private galleries and prestigious
Helena García-Moreno was born in 1968 in the city of Ibarra,
Ecuador. She has studied plastic arts since junior high school,
in the Instituto Superior de Artes Plásticas Daniel Reyes in Ibarra.
She graduated with a major in Painting in Plastic Arts from the
Universidad Central de Ecuador in Quito.
Afterwards, she received a scholarship to study Ecuadorian Colonial
Sculptures from Quito in the original school/workshop, Bernardo de
Legarda, directed by the Museum Guillermo Pérez Chiriboga from the
Banco Central of Ecuador in Quito, under the guidance of the master
teacher José Yepez. The sculptor, Yepez, is one of the three most
important imaginaries of contemporary Ecuador, who still keeps alive
the tradition denominated "Escuela Quiteña".
This work, tenacious and rigorous, rooted in the tradition and
history of Ecuador, has been Helena's main foundation as a plastic
artist and particularly as a sculptor.