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. 



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

Currently seeking 2nd BA in Fiction Writing 



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