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Education

Aristides Atelier, Seattle, WA

BFA in Drawing and PaintingThe School of the Art Instiute of Chicago

Northern Illinois University Art Program in Salzburg, Austria

Chicago Academy of Fine Art 

Cristobal Rojas School of Plastic Arts, Caracas, Venezuela

 

Group Exhibitions

'Post Gage Society Show', Caffe Vita, Seattle, WA, 2019

'Drawing Reality', Maryhill Museum, Goldendale, WA, 2019

'Maple Valley Arts Festival', Maple Valley, WA, 2018

'Small Works', Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, 2017

'Food Art Invitational', Seattle, WA, 2017

'Small Works', National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY, 2017

‘Drawing Jam Exhibition’, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA, 2016

‘Aristides Atelier 15 Years Alumni Exhibition’, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA, 2016

‘Transitions V’,  Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2016  

‘Best of Gage Exhibition’, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA, 2016

'Aristides Atelier Exhibition’, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA, 2016

‘UnClad Art Exhibition’, Edmonds, WA, 2016

‘Seattle Realist Artists Exhibition’, Hillman City Collaboratory, Seattle, WA, 2016

‘Drawing Jam Exhibition’, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA, 2016

‘Best of Gage Exhibition’, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA, 2015

‘Aristides Atelier Exhibition’, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA, 2015

‘Self Portrait Competition’, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA, 2015

‘Gage Summer Work Exhibition’, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA, 2014

‘Best of Gage Exhibition’, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA, 2014

‘Burien Arts Drawing Exhibition’, Burien, WA, 2014

‘Aristides Atelier Exhibition’, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA, 2014

‘The Artist and the Nude’, Second Story Studio & Gallery, Seattle, WA, 1992

 

Solo Exhibitions

‘Portraits’, Paccar Headquarters Gallery, Bellevue, WA, 1993

‘Portraits’, Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle, WA, 1993

 

Awards

Roessler Memorial Award at Maple Valley Arts Festival 2018

Third Place in Still-Life category at Best of Gage Exhibition, 2016

Honorable Mention in Gage Academy of Art’s Self-Portrait Competition, 2015

 

Collections

Works held in private collections in the United States.

 

Additional Professional Experience

Freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer, Seattle and California, 1984-1988,1999-2019

Graphic Designer, Microsoft, Seattle WA, 1988-1991

Freelance Scene Painter/Designer, Seattle and California, 1983-1984

Designer, Painter and Illustrator, Meetinghouse Displays, Chicago, IL, 1979-1982

CONTACT

maria@mariabz.com 

206-719-0084

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