Photo by Mel Hattie
Maria Doering is a German multidisciplinary artist and printmaker, living and working in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia since 2012. She left Germany with her family at the age of 15, arriving in New Jersey. She received a BFA summa cum laude from the Hartford Art School in 2007, majoring in Printmaking with a minor in Art History, then completed an MFA at Concordia University in 2010.
Maria’s work has been exhibited in Canadian cities including Calgary, Kelowna, Montréal and Halifax as well as internationally in the U.S., the U.K., Denmark, Italy, Taiwan and Japan. In 2015 her print “Enveloped Evolution” was an honourable mention in the 5th Tokyo Screen Print Biennale, and in 2016 her print “The Old Soul” was selected as a finalist in the International Print Biennial organized by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.
Maria founded Doering Editions in 2010. She has taught undergraduate printmaking courses at NSCAD University in Halifax since 2013. She is the president of the Nova Scotia Printmakers association and organized their inaugural print exchange and touring exhibition in 2015. She is the president and executive director of the forthcoming Maritime Centre for Contemporary Print.
Maria currently works from her studio in downtown Dartmouth.