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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Maria Seda-Reeder

Home 1950 Washburn St. County: Hamilton
Cincinnati Ohio 45223 United States
Home Phone: 513-519-5767 Website: Links to my past work online


As Director of Exhibitions & Artist Support Initiatives at Wave Pool, a busy socially-engaged art center in Camp Washington, Maria Seda-Reeder oversees the annual Curatorial and Artist Residency programs, manages the yearly exhibitions calendar with all of its relevant programming, and curates 1-2 shows a year. In her past 15 years as a curator, she has independently organized exhibitions at The Weston Art Gallery (Cincinnati, OH), The Lexington Art League (Lexington, KY), KMAC Museum (Louisville, KY), LMAK Books+Design (New York, NY), ProArts (Oakland, CA), Salisbury University Art Galleries (Salisbury, MD), The Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center (Covington, KY), Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park (Hamilton, OH), The Reed Gallery at the University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH), The Ohio Art Council’s Riffe Gallery (Columbus, OH), and The Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, OH).

Maria has covered the work of living artists for such online and print publications as UnderMain, CityBeat, Epicenter Magazine, Cincinnati Art Museum Member Magazine, Acrylic Artist, Pastel Journal, Watercolor Magazine, and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art. Her essays have likewise been published in artist books and exhibition catalogues such as Still They Persist: Protest Art of the 2017 Women’s Marches, Tracy Featherstone: Fantastical Landscapes, and Cincinnati Five.

Seda-Reeder taught at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design Architecture Art and Planning for over a decade. She holds a BA in History, MA in Art History, and Certificate in Museum Studies.

Artist Statement

Maria Seda-Reeder believes in the power of words to re-imagine new shapes and meanings out of pre-existing visual and conceptual languages. 

As a curator, artist supporter, and teacher she practices public speaking and creative writing that questions the status quo because she believes that Art can be a tool used to reframe our priorities as a society.