Maria Berrio’s large collaged works, comprised of diversely sourced patterned papers and images, depict re-appropriated stories that blur biographical memory with South American folklore resulting in surrealist narratives. Primarily populated with female figures, her compositions also feature animals, flowers, and mythical beings set within heavily patterned surroundings.
Maria Berrio received her BFA at Parsons School of Design and MFA at the School for Visual Arts. Maria’s works have been exhibited internationally across major cities including Bogota, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Mumbai, New York City, San Francisco, Seoul, and Tel-Aviv. Berrio has participated in exhibitions in various institutions including El Museo del Barrio in New York and The Weatherspoon Museum in North Carolina. Berrio's works have been featured in the Huffington Post, ArtNet, ARTNews, Artsy, ArtBeat, Artillery Magazine, and Vanity Fair. Most recently, Berrio’s permanent public art will be installed in a New York City subway station, commissioned by the MTA Arts and Design program. Berrio lives and works in Brooklyn, where she is currently an artist-in-resident at Smack Mellon Studio Program. She is represented by Praxis Gallery in New York.