Maria collaborated with Corey Stowers on a mural and their finished piece is now being auctioned off on Ebay to benefit ART 180. ART 180 is a Richmond, Virginia based group that creates and provides art-related programs for young people living in challenging circumstances, encouraging personal and community change through self-expression with the goal of turning lives and communities around 180 degrees.
Maria’s inspiration for her personal work comes from issues surrounding race, self revelation, and reproduction. She attended Savannah College of Art and Design after graduating high school in 2011 where she studied Advertising Design, and The Corcoran College of Art and Design (2013) to study Digital Media Design in Washington, DC. She is currently based out of the DC Metro area and provides creative services for Art Bloc DC and as an independent muralist/illustrator.