MARÍA BERRÍO

b. 1982, Bogotá, Colombia
Lives and works in New York.

EDUCATION
2007 MFA School of Visual Art, NY
2004 BFA Parsons School of Design, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019 A Cloud’s Roots, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017 In a Time of Drought, Praxis International Gallery, New York, NY
2015 The Harmony of the Spheres, Praxis International Gallery, New York, NY
2013 Dream Gardens, Praxis International Gallery, New York, NY
2012 Of Dreams and Hurricanes, Praxis International Gallery, New York, NY
2009 Between Humans and Animals, Kokoro Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 Luz, Sensei Gallery, New York, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 María Berrío, Caroline Walker, Flora Yukhnovich, Victoria Miro, London, UK
2018 People Get Ready, Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC
2017 Prospect.4 Triennial: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, New Orleans, LA
All that Glitters, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY
Art on Paper 2017 Biennial, Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro, NC
2016 American HIstories, Pi Artworks, London, UK
Arachne’s Wolf, Livtak Contemporary, Tel Aviv, Israel
2015 CUT N MIX, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
ZARBARDAST, Twelve Gates Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2014 We Tell Stories (1984–2014), School of Visual Arts Alumni Exhibition, New York, NY
2013 Raza con “A:” A Latina Artists Exhibit, Gallery Space at Wagner, New York University, NY
2012 Diálogo 365: Carpe Diem A Latin American Art Exhibition, Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Colorin Colorado, Praxis International Gallery, New York, NY
Two Year Retrospective, Kokoro Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 The Architecture of Devotion, The Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY
The Book Show, School of Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
2010 The Last Supper Salon, 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY
One Year Retrospective, Kokoro Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Wall Bought, The Loading Dock Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Friends of Friends, Garfo Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT
2007 Secret Lives, Art Directors Club Gallery, New York, NY
The Sins in the Hands of the Artists, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY 

PUBLIC WORKS
2019 There Is Magic Underneath It All, MTA for Arts and Design, New York, NY
2012 Esperanza, Puebla: Ciudad Mural Project, Puebla, Mexico
Dreams of a Creative Revolution, Creative Art Works mural, Harlem, NY
2011 Cinderella stage design, Miami Children’s Theatre, Miami, FL
Magic with Logic, Creative Art Works mural, Harlem, NY
2009 Windows to the Future, Creative Art Works mural, Harlem, NY

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2019 Navigator Art of Paper Prize finalist, Lisbon, Portugal
2018 NYFA Fellowship in Painting, Brooklyn, NY
2017 United States Artist Award nominee, USA
Smack Mellon Studio Program, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Sharpe Walentas Studio Program, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
2013 Chachama New York City, New York, NY
2012 Colectivo Puebla, Puebla, Mexico

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, New York, NY
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC
Pérez Art Museum Miami, FL
Weatherspoon Museum of Art at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY
As Complicated and Elusive as Reality: María Berrío’s Many-Layered Collages, The Georgia Review, 2019
Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, Prestel, 2017
28 Artists to Watch, Frieze London Special Projects & Deutsche Bank Arts Programme, 2017
In a Time of Drought, Praxis International Gallery, 2017
Artists to Artists Volume 2 (2002–2016): 25 Years of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Program and Sharpe-Walentas Studio, Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, 2016
Dream Gardens, Praxis International Art Gallery, 2012
Of Dreams and Hurricanes, Praxis International Art Gallery, 2011

SELECTED PRESS
2018
● “In Contemporary showcase People Get Ready, The Nasher’s Progressive Vision Snaps into Blazing Focus,” INY WEEK, September 5, 2018
● “Three emerging Latina artists trace the connection to the ‘Radical Women’ before them,” Document Journal, May 25, 2018
● “Latin American artist María Berrío’s collages explore the innate power of women,” It’s Nice That, April 10, 2018
● “Living with the Land: María Berrío in Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp,” Pelican Bomb, March 13, 2018

2017
● “See Highlights From the Just-Opened Prospect.4 Triennial in New Orleans,” Artnet News, November 20, 2017
● “Finding Inspiration at the Weatherspoon,” The Carolinian, August 16th 2017

2016
● “What’s in your toolbox María Berrío,” Design Sponge, December 22, 2016

2015
● “Welcome to the Radical world of contemporary Collage,” Huffington Post, October 8, 2015
● “María Berrío uses South American Folklore and Myth as Her Muses,” Artsy, October 6, 2015
● “The Magical Sisterhood of María Berrío: The Harmony of the Spheres” Artefuse, October 28, 2015
● “The Complex meaning behind one of Christmas’ most enduring symbols,” Artsy, December 22, 2015

2014
● “Highlights from Downtown Fair 2014,” Empty Lighthouse Magazine, May 12, 2014
● “International Dealers Make Art Southampton Worth the Trip,” Artnet News, July 25, 2014

2013
● “‘Dream Gardens’ de María Berrío: Utopía y Paraísos Perdidos,’” Exclama Magazine, October 2, 2013
● “RIAD Represents: Irving Penn + María Berrío on NY Art Tours,” RIAD Represents, October 13, 2013
● “Colombian Artist Creates Ethereal Scenes on Japanese Paper,” Oryza, October 11, 2013
● “María Berrío uses Japanese rice paper, watercolors for latest series of collages ‘Dream Gardens,’” New York Daily News, October 10, 2013
● “Trending Now: Works by María Berrío, Brian Adam Douglas, and Sol Lewitt on View,” School of Visual Arts News, September 2013
● “María Berrío: Dream Gardens,” Artnet News, September 2013
● “María Berrío: Dream Gardens,” ArtBeat, 2013

2012
● “María Berrío (Colombia): Featured Artist from Diálogo 365: Carpe Diem Art in City Hall,” October 27, 2012
● “Bushwick’s Wondrous Walls: Swoon, Concrete Jungle, Priscila De Carvalho, Ema, Sonni & More,” Street Art NYC, July 6, 2012

2011
● “Harlem Youth Paint Mural to Capture Flavor of the Neighborhood,” WNYC Radio, August 18, 2011
● “Huge Hamilton Heights Mural Portrays History of Harlem,” DNAinfo New York, August 17, 2011
● “Brash Portraits of NYC Artists at Poundcake Pop-Up Gallery,” Vanity Fair, February 7, 2011

2010
● “María Berrío Helps Create ‘Windows to the Future’ in Harlem,” Words & Pictures: The Illustration Program Design Blog for Parsons The New School for Design, August 24, 2010