Maria de Los Angeles, multidisciplinary artist
Maria de Los Angeles is a multidisciplinary artist who addresses ideas of migration, belonging, and identity through her drawing, painting, printmaking, and wearable sculptures. She holds an MFA in Painting & Printmaking from Yale School of Art (2015), a BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute (2013), and an Associate Degree in Fine Arts from Santa Rosa Junior College (2010). She was awarded the Blair Dickinson Memorial Prize by Yale University (2015) for her artwork and her role within her community.
De Los Angeles has been an Artist in Residence at several notable institutions such as the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), El Museo del Barrio in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Mana Contemporary in New Jersey, Oregon Center for the Arts at and the Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon, where she had a solo exhibition in 2018. Followed by a 2019 solo exhibition at the Museum of Sonoma County in her hometown of Santa Rosa, CA.
Recent group exhibitions with Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Los Angeles County Museum, IPCNY, Every Woman Biennial, Self Help Graphics, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, St. Johnʼs University, Robert Mann Gallery, and E.TAY Gallery. Public murals in Glen Ellen CA (2021), Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital (2022), and upcoming mural for Santa Rosa Junior College to be installed in 2023.
Her work has been featured in Hyperallergic, Artnet, New York Magazine, HelloGiggles, and The Observer. Previous faculty at Pratt Institute, Fashion Institute of Technology, and Southern Oregon University. Currently a Critic and Assistant Director of Painting and Printmaking at the Yale School of Art, Yale University.
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