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MARIA ALEKSEEV

Lives and works in New York
Born, New York

Education
2009 Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts, Printmaking, Pratt Institute

1999 AAS, Advertising Design, Fashion Institute of Technology

1997 AAS, Photography, Fashion Institute of Technology

Special Projects
2020 – 2021 The Dark Circus X Artist Collective
Developer, curator, creator, video editor and art direction
Online streamed full feature film artist variety show, acts and performances – The Dark Circus X Premiere 2020, Drink Me 2021

Solo Exhibitions
2015 Delicate Abstractions: From The Abstract, Form Emerges, Green Line Café, Philadelphia, PA

2011 Open Art Surgery, “Sick”, Solo Exhibition, Staten Island, NY

2005 Paula Barr Chelsea Gallery, “Familiar Tempo”, Solo Exhibition, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions
2023 Skeleton Crawl, Brooklyn, NY

2023 A Night of Art, HUB17, Staten Island, NY

2022 Staten Island Printmakers Show and Printmaking Forum, Art on the Terrace, SI, NY

2019 Black Velvet Circus Variety & Artist Show, Drom NYC

2018 Art Lab Faculty Show, The Art Lab Gallery, Staten Island, NY

2017 Art Lab Faculty Show, The Art Lab Gallery, Staten Island, NY

2017 14th Annual Open Show, The Art Lab Gallery, Staten Island, NY

2016 13th Annual Open Show, The Art Lab Gallery, Staten Island, NY

2014 Black & White, Port Exhibitions, Staten Island, NY

2013 Art Lab Faculty Show, The Art Lab Gallery, Staten Island, NY

2013 Greetings From Staten Island, South Beach Library Gallery, Staten Island, NY

2011 Art Lab Faculty Show, The Art Lab Gallery, Staten Island, NY

2011 Process To Print- Two Person Printmaker Show, The Art Lab Gallery, Staten Island, NY

2011 8th Annual Open Show, The Art Lab Gallery, Staten Island, NY

2010 320 Studios, “No Biting”, New York, NY

2009 Senior Thesis Printmaking Show, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2005 Evoke Gallery, Gallery Opening Show, St. Paul, MN

2005 AWOL Gallery Toronto and New York Square Foot IV, Project Spaceman, Williamsburg, NY

2005 Paula Barr Chelsea, “New York Art Generation”, New York, NY

2005 Queens Council On The Arts, “4th Annual Member Exhibition”, Flushing, NY

2002 The Rockaway Art Alliance, “Art Frenzy”, Rockaway, NY

2001 Niva Gallery & Nightclub, “Group Show”, New York, NY

2001 The Alliance of Queens Artists, “East Meets West”, Forest Hills, NY

2001 The Alliance of Queens Artists, “Image & Imagination”, Forest Hills, NY

Art Educator
2011 – Present
Lead Teaching Artist in Residency, K-12 Gen + Special Edu, New York City Public Schools
– Virtual Printmaking Residency
– Development and Leader of Teacher Training Art Program
– Parent Student Engagement Program
– Leader of After-school Parent Student Workshop
– Assistant on ESL Parent Engagement Workshop
– Artist Residency Mural Project, Assistant Art Teacher

Teaching Artist, Art Lab, Staten Island, NY
– Courses & Workshops: Instructed + Developed
– Adult: Ink, Paint & Watercolor Workshop, Abstract Watercolor Workshop, Monotype Print Workshop, Etching for Beginners Workshop, Intaglio Printmaking and more
– Children: Large Abstract Painting-Kids 8-12, Clay Sculpture Workshop-Kids 8-12, Artist Studio Experience-Kids 8-12, Paint Like Our Masters-Kids 6-8, Camp Picasso- Kids 6-12, Summer Scholarship Studio Intensive Program at The Art Lab School and Gallery

Private Fine Art Instructor – Adult, Children, Individual & Groups

Awards + Publications
Photographers Forum, The Best of Collage Photography Publication, Finalist 1996

Photographers Forum, The Best of Collage Photography Publication, Finalist 1997