Maria is an artist & experienced executive in Telecom Industry with BFA from Corcoran School of Art & Design. Maria draws inspiration from personal memories and experiences in her work. Her artwork has been showcased in exhibitions internationally, in the US, Germany, Ecuador, Bosnia and Croatia.
She is the founder of Projekt Postcard, a global art initiative to expand children's vision beyond the limits of their own cultural boundaries and to promote unity through art.
Projekt Postcard’s art installations have been exhibited in Bosnia, Croatia, Dulles International Airport, VA, and the International Space Station.
Maria is a co-founder of the Space for Art Foundation, which unites a planetary community of children through the awe and wonder of space exploration and the healing power of art.
Corcoran College of Art and Design, BFA, 1999, Washington DC
September 2021 ,NFT Launchpad, Inspiration4 NFT Auction for St. Jude's Children's Hospital
September 2020, Hispanic Heritage Exhibit, Publick Playhouse, M-NCPPC, Prince George’s County Parks department, Arts division. Cheverly, MD
June 2020, Space for Art, The Exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa, FL
December 2019, FLOW, Holiday Artisan Marketplace, Operation A.R.T.S, Gaithersburg, MD
December 2018, Earthrise, Space for Art Foundation, Earthrise' celebrations at Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, FL.
September 2016, CORE, Anaba Project, Bethesda, MD.
April 2016-2018, One World, Projekt Postcard Exhibit, Dulles International Airport
March 2015, Alchemical Vessels Exhibition + Benefit, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
October 2014, Disconnect & Connect Exhibit, Saint Trinity Church Gallery, Kastav-Croatia
September 2014 Power Within, Group Exhibit, Washington, DC
December 2013 Going Home, Group Exhibit, U-Gallery, Tuzla- Bosnia
November 2013 3rd Annual ArtCAN Benefit for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Supporting Emory University School of Medicine & Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
Work selected by Curatorial Panel consisting of Alan Avery( Chief Curator, Timothy Tew, Hope Cohn and Jerry Cullum Atlanta, GA
October 2013 Potomac Country Vintage and Art Festival, Potomac, MD
October 2013 Papillon Black Whiskey, Washington DC
October 2009 Artvista 09 Washington, DC
May 2001 Paintings and Jewelry Embassy of Ecuador Washington, DC
November 1999 Roosevelt University Chicago, IL
May 1999 Washington Art-o-Matic. Group Exhibit Washington, DC
May 1999 IOOF, The Red Show Washington, DC
April 1999 Corcoran Museum of Art All-Senior Exhibition Washington, DC
April 1999 Corcoran Museum of Art Senior Thesis Exhibition Washington, DC
October 1997 White Walls, Corcoran School of Art 88 Works
June 1997 Kunstlenhaus Bethanien. Looking Overseas Washington, Berlin Part I, curator Terry Sultan, Berlin, Germany
December 1995 Taller de Arte Sketch Group Exhibit Quito, Ecuador
Auctions and Contributions:
October 1999 ADEW Silent Auction, Washington, DC
June 1999 Spanish Coalition of Jobs, Inc. Beyond the Dream 27th Anniversary Dinner Banquet Silent Auction Chicago, IL
Embassy of Ecuador, Washington, DC, USA
Public Art Commissions and site Specific Projects
Site-specific Mural The Silk Road, Washington, DC 2007
Site-specific Sculpture Capital One Bank, Washington, DC 2005
Site-specific Murals Cheesecake Factory, Bethesda, MD for Silver Hill Atelier, NY, 2005
Site-specific Murals Cheesecake Factory, Washington, DC for Silver Hill Atelier, NY, 2005
Site-specific Murals Cheesecake Factory, Jacksonville, FL for Silver Hill Atelier, NY, 2005
Site-specific Murals Cheesecake Factory, Fairfax, VA for Silver Hill Atelier, NY, 2004
Site-specific Murals Cheesecake Factory Peoria, AZ for Silver Hill Atelier, 2003
Site-specific Mural City Dogs, Washington, DC 2000
Murals for Exhibits at Corcoran Museum of Art for Hargrove Inc, Maryland 1997
Float Design for Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade for Hargrove Inc, Maryland 1996
Mural for Taller de Arte Sketch, Quito Ecuador 1995
Murals for TV Sets Show MTV for Hargrove Inc, Maryland 1992
Murals for Tradeshows LOreal for Hargrove Inc, Maryland 1992
Murals for Miss America Pageant for Hargrove Inc, Maryland 1992
Site-specific Murals, Bottle and Cork - Dewey Beach, Delaware 1991-1997
Related Professional Activities
Docent, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. 2005-2006