Maria Cruz


Art Educator, Fine Artist

Maria Cruz’s work focuses on portraiture and the expressive qualities of the human form. Drawing inspiration from impressionist painters of the past and present, her paintings are the result of her ongoing observation and contemplation of human life in urban settings. 


 


Education:


Bachelor of Arts, Art and Design May 2014
Columbia College Chicago


Currently seeking 2nd BA in Fiction Writing 


 


Exhibitions:


World Enigma 'Interruption' Art Show, Columbia College, Winter 2013
"Hue+" Bachelor of Arts Art Show, Columbia College, Spring 2014
"Who Do You Think You Are?" Graduate M.A.T. Art Show, Columbia College, Winter 2014
"The Artist Is..." Artist Showcase, Spring 2015
Dali's Lovechild Magazine Featured Artist Summer 2015
"Still Life" Solo Exhibition, Old Town Art Triangle December 2016


 


Illustration Work:


Chicago Zine Fest Exhibitor 2015, Anything That Can Go Wrong comics/zine
Chicago Zine Fest Exhibitor 2016, Anything That Can Go Wrong zines/illustrations 


Celebration of Color Featured Artist February 2017, Anything That Can Go Wrong Illustrations


Chicago Zine Fest Exhibitor, 2017 Upcoming Date


Zines currently in-stock and distributed by Uncharted Books and Quimby’s bookstore. 



"Still Life" Portraiture Series