Ofelia Andrades was born on September 29th, 1982 in Santiago, Chile. From 1984 to 1992 she lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From an early age Ofelia attended art workshops where she learned the different techniques of painting and drawing, with particular emphasis on oil painting. She started to paint with oils at the age of ten years Old.
She began her professional studies at the Experimental Art School (1997-2000) where she obtained a technical degree in Visual Arts with a major in painting and graphics. Ofelia later obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts with a painting specialty (2003-2007) at the University of Chile where she was finally granted the title of professional painter in 2010. Between 2012 and 2014 she lives in London, United Kingdom. Back in Chile she fund «El taller de Ofelia» workshop to teach ancient to Contemporary painting techniques. She currently lives and works in Santiago, Chile.