Maria is an artist, designer and art administrator/educator.

She has been in more than 170+ art shows and galleries, including the Dancing Krow in the Oak Park Harrison Arts District, Oak Park Art League, Chicago Public Library, Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago, Northern Illinois University museum and gallery, Black Box Gallery, Portland OR, and It's Liquid International, Venice, Italy.


  • MA, Art Administration - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago, IL
  • BA, Fine Arts - Northern Illinois University; DeKalb, IL

Primary Areas of Research/Expertise

  • Art
  • Design
  • Arts and Nonprofit Administration 


  • Werks, Contemporary Art Magazine, Issue 3, Chicago Artist Survey Special, 2021

  • Art in the Post, Elmhurst art Museum, 2020, pg. 105.

  • Jack Arends Hall Alumni Celebration: 50 Years of Excellence in the Visual Arts, Northern Illinois University, C. Cwiklik J, Blurb, Incorporated, 2019, pgs. 30-31, 37, 70-71.

  • Motif, A Creative Literary Journal of Concordia University, River Forest, IL; 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006.

  • School of the Art Institute 2009 Alumni Calendar, Name and artwork, North & Damen, represented in patchwork of images featured in the "magic" spreads of calendar.

  • Cows on Parade in Chicago, NeptunArt, 1999, pgs. 96-97.

  • Chicago Art Scene, Ivy Sundell, Crow Wood Publishing, 1998, pgs. 54-55.


  • Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Northern Illinois University

  • Oak Park Art League

  • Light Space Time Online Gallery

  • Concordia University Chicago, Solo Art Show

  • Jack Arends Hall 50th Anniversary All Alumni Exhibit and Mail Art Show, August 24-October 19, 2018, Opening Reception September 20, 5-8 pm, Northern Illinos University, DeKalb, IL

  • Visions, It's Liquid International Art Show, Venice, Italy, Architectures of Identities, International Juried Exhibit, Palazzo Ca' Zanardi, May 2018.