Maria Stabio (b. San Francisco, CA) is a first generation Filipino-American interdisciplinary artist working in painting and social practice.
She graduated with a BFA in Painting from Boston University and an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University.
Her work has recently been shown at Pen and Brush (NY), Chasama (NY), Essex Flowers (NY), (harbor) (NY), Orgy Park (NY) and Ely Center of Contemporary Art (CT)
She has been awarded artist residencies at the Hinge Arts Program (MN), The Rensing Center (SC), and Vermont Studio Center (VT).
In late 2015, she began 2MF with fellow artist Sonya Derman. 2MF is series of community meetings – open and participatory experiences - hosted by a selected guest artist. 2MF has been mentioned in Artnews, Observer NY, Art in America, and Art F City.
Also in 2015, she purchased and renovated the Grier City Schoolhouse, an historic four-room schoolhouse in rural Pennsylvania. She uses the property as her primary residence and studio and rents out a guest room on Airbnb.
In 2012, she was a recipient of the Artist in Residence Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar where she served as artist in residence and adjunct faculty for one academic year. She taught drawing, painting, and a special topics course called Contemporary Painting Practices to undergraduate students pursuing their BFA at VCUQ. During this period, her second one-person exhibition, Carthage Site opened at Katara Art Center in Doha. Carthage Site was a site specific installation of paintings and prints responding to ancient Islamic art in the wake of contemporary forces.
She also works part-time at Alexandre Gallery in New York City.
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