María Elena Escudero Ortíz was born in Anserma- Caldas (Colombia) in 1958. She studied plastic arts in the school of arts called Eladio Vélez of Itagüí Antioquia.
She has participated in the following collective expositions:
- Circulo de Bellas Artes. (Madrid 1994).
- Museum of religious art (Jericó –Antioquia 1996)
- Sala Ligia Pimienta. (Itagüí City Council 1998-2001-2009-2011)
- Seventh fair for Colombian Services (Florida-USA 2019)
She has been teaching in various private and public sector institutions for 25 years, organising workshops for children in deprived communities. She has been teaching children with disabilities for 3 years.