About Maria

Maria is an Australian Jordanian contemporary artist based in Dubai. She aspires to convey a positive energy through her use of colour and organic shapes. Maria graduated from RMIT in 2017 with a diploma in visual Art, and as an immigrant in Australia, she embraced the diversity that shaped her artistic identity. In her work, Maria explores the balance between chaos and order, often combining abstract elements with more realistic forms.

Maria works across different disciplines and media, from acrylic paint to resin and digital art.

Having recently moved to Dubai, Maria is eager to explore the thriving art scene and connect with her Middle Eastern heritage.

In 2022, Maria launched Emzee, a swimwear brand that features some of her digital art.

 

Prizes

2019 Finalist Art Lovers Australia Prize 

2018 Finalist Lethbridge 10,000 Small Scale Art Award 

 

Exhibitions

2021 Live Painting & Group Exhibition, Bendigo Bank Carlton

2021  Moonee Valley Art Show, North Park Mansion

2020 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Gallery

2020  Moonee Valley Art Show, North Park Mansion

2020  Collection at the Royal Women’s Foundation, The Royal Women’s Hospital

2019  Walk in the Park, Walk of Art Exhibition Space

2019  SMALL!, fortyfivedownstairs

2019  Manifest, 345 Art Creative

2019  Almost Solo V.11, in.cube8r Gallery

2018  I Am Woman – Solo Exhibition, The Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne

2017  Flora, in.cube8r Gallery

2017  Inc., Tank at RMIT

2017  Minister’s Art Series, The Department of Education and Training

2017  Emerging Art Australia, Gallery One

 

Education

2017  Diploma in Visual Arts, RMIT

2006  Bachelor in Industrial Engineering, University of Jordan