Maria de Los Angeles

Premiere DateDec 5, 2017
00:00 Introduction
00:35 Maria de Los Angeles
02:15 Too Rough Samson Ashe
05:18 Searching for Identity via Wearable Sculpture
12:20 DACA
20:32 Teaching
24:40 Colonialism
31:49 Outro
32:12 Family ft. Jonas Smith Tomas Barfod
36:27 Finish

Maria de Los Angeles is a New York-based artist who was born in Mexico and immigrated to Santa Rosa California in 2000 with her family. Her work is inspired by both personal experience and the larger political conversations surrounding migration.

Maria earned her MFA from Yale School of Art in 2015, a BFA from Pratt Institute in 2013 and an associate’s degree in painting from Santa Rosa Junior College in 2010.

Her work has been exhibited in the USA and abroad at venues, including Sonoma County Museum (Santa Rosa,CA), El Museo Del Barrio (Manhattan, NY), Casa de Las Americas (Habana, Cuba), and Los Angeles County Museum among others.

Maria has had residencies at Mana Contemporary and El Museo del Barrio. Her awards include the Blair Dickinson Memorial Prize and the Community Action Partnership award in recognition of her artwork and role in her community.

She also has an upcoming solo exhibition at the Schneider Museum of Art in Ashland Oregon, which opens Jan. 18 and a local show that opens Dec. 1 at Prime Gallery in Jersey City.

Currently, Maria is a visiting Professor at Pratt Institute and teaches workshops with The Art Students League of New York.

All images courtesy of the artist.


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