Fiona Chinkan, Maria’s friend and collaborator came to visit this summer and filmed a studio tour with Maria. This tour shows a lot of different materials Maria works with as well as some new and older work and gives a glimpse into process and storage solutions. Enjoy watching it here!
Fiona and Maria were interviewed this week about their collaborative Shared Energies project on the Canadian Podcast “In Conversation with Stephen Hurley” through VoicEd radio . If you have half an hour take a listen to the conversation on their take on the role of artists in society today, how they came to collaborate and what they have learned about the collaborative process.
The wonderful Joanie Veitch interviewed Maria after her artist talk and followed with a fabulous article for the Chronicle Herald and its local Dartmouth Community paper the Dartmouth Tribune. You can read the article online here.
Snapd Dartmouth Photographer Amelia Cruddas attended the Opening reception at the Craig Gallery and photos were published online as well as in the March issue of the paper.
Please join Maria at the Craig Gallery in Dartmouth, NS, Canada for her solo exhibition “Cellular Expressions” which opens on Thursday, February 7th, 5pm – 7pm. Followed by an artist talk on Saturday, February 9th, 2pm. In case of snow the artist talk will be moved to February 16th at 2pm. The exhibition will be up until March 3rd. Around 150 drawings will be exhibited.
“To say it simply, Maria is an artistic whirlwind”
The NSCAD School of Extended Studies in Halifax offers short and long term, non degree courses to students looking to develop their artistic skills in a wide variety of disciplines. Maria has taught through Extended Studies since 2013, and they have just posted a feature of her, which you can read here.
Maria will be in Boston for the opening reception of the 2017 North America Print Biennial this Saturday. Her piece “The Adventurous Soul” is part of the exhibition and received the Hiromi Paper award. National Gallery of Art Curator and Boston Printmakers’ Juror Judith Brodie quoted Maria in her essay “Outmoded” where she discusses that “the touchscreen culture is leaving many artists hungering for labor-intensive, hands-on experiences.”
Maria’s travel to Boston is generously funded by a travel grant through the Canada Council for the Arts,which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.