Hi, I’m Maria
I was born in a house where art was part of my family’s life. Music by piano, guitar, voices, sculptures, clay, wood, metals, tools, hammers, paintings, etchings, drawings, books, handicraft, needles and threads, scissors, notebooks, pencils, ink, brushes, cutters and cartoons were my toys at home.
Education also was the axis in my childhood because both my parents were teachers. That was a privilege to me because my role models were artists and educators.
I can see art everywhere and anywhere, I understand that everybody has artistic talent. Those talents can be in sports, in medicine, in communication, in listening, in dance, etc. I can see all those expressions as art because people are passionate about their natural talents, and they can freely express themselves, with passion and love.
Maria Chevez is an Argentine architect, educator, model maker, art curator, and entrepreneur. She earned her Bachelor ‘s degree in Architecture at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata. She also studied Engineering and Visual Arts at the Facultad de Artes at the same university.
She has participated in dozens of international and national architecture competitions in which she has developed both her skills as a designer architect and model maker, where she combines all her artistic skills.
Maria won the First Prize Sika at the Biennial of Architecture of Buenos Aires, BA/91, Reciclaje de un Dock en Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires to highlight one of them.
Some of her exhibitions include: Palais de Glace, Centro Cultural General San Martín in Buenos Aires, Biennial of Architecture ‘91 and ‘93, Museo de Arquitectura de Buenos Aires, Colegio de Arquitectos de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Secretaría de Cultura de la Nación Argentina, Casa de la Cultura de Almirante Brown, Pasaje Dardo Rocha, La Plata, in Argentina. Maria has also curated in Houston at Silver Street Studios, Spring Street Studios, Art Box Gallery, Serrano Gallery, Consulate of the Argentine Republic of Houston, in Texas. Finally, Maria has curated at Aston Martin Residences in Miami, USA, Singapore and Spain.
Today Maria sums her experiences, and knowledge by continuing her education becoming an art expert who works transcending borders working with artists from over the world. She works in collaborative projects with writers, musicians, dancers, performers, photographers, visual artists, muralists, sculptures, filmmakers, and other art curators as well.