Maria is a UK-based visual artist and writer, developing national and international site-specific and public realm projects. She is a Winston Churchill Fellow, and currently a LAHP funded PhD Candidate at the Royal College of Art, London. Her artistic and writing concerns are influenced by the scope and significance of common experiences. She is interested in the relationships between people and place and what is hidden, obscured or unspoken in various social situations, using these elements as a means to try and substantiate myriad lived experiences.
The form her work takes is often artist’s books, print and photography, and more, recently film. She also utilises her craft practice and makes works with wax, clay and cast glass. She has developed varied projects including “Where are we?” (2020), Mid Sussex County Council; somewhere (2020), SEAS & Brighton Festival; edge/threshold/brink (2018) Nuit Blanche Toronto; Act, Campaign, Petition, Reform, Lobby, Argue and Soit droit fait come est desire (Let it be done as it is desired) (2015), Houses of Parliament; a moment of your time (2013), People United & Turner Contemporary; and Watermarks (2021), Metal, a new permanent commission for the Thames Estuary Trail as part of Estuary Festival 2021.