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Maria Vergara

artifex@mariaastrid.com - 312-489-3857

www.mariaastrid.com

 

Education

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

Master in Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing 2009

New Artist Society Merit Scholarship recipient, 2007-2009

 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

Post-Baccalaureate program, Painting and Drawing 2007

 

The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL

Bachelors of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing Studio Arts, 2005

Honors- Dean’s List

 

Study-Abroad program through the International Education of Students (IES)

September 2002- June 2003

• Study of Papal and Roman History, panting and drawing through the University of Rome and the Libera Universitá Internazionale degli Studi  Sociali    Guido Carli

 

Solo Exhibitions

2012 Living Large, Curated by Karen Azarnia, Riverside Arts Center Freeark Gallery, Riverside, IL

2008 Emmett Till, Curated by Matias Cuevas and Eric Garcia, Gaucho Social Club, Chicago, IL

 

 

Group Exhibitions

2016 dark light, Curated by Maria A. Vergara and Brandon LaBash, Fulton Street Collective, Chicago, IL   

2014 Figurative vs. Abstract Fast Forward Rewind, Curated by Melody Saranity, Hyde Park Arts Center, Hyde Park, IL      

2012 The Mind’s I, Curated by Anne Harris, Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL

2009 PanAmerica, Curated by Matias Cuevas, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2009 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

2007 Group Show: Pam Glick, Gail Leboff, Mary O’Malley, Maria Vergara, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts Gallery, New York, NY    

2005 BFA Thesis Exhibition, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

Awards

2012 3Arts Grant, Chandler Family Artist, Chicago, IL

2007 New Artist Society Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2007 Merit Scholarship in Painting and Drawing Master of Fine Arts, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2005 Full Time Art Faculty Award, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL