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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Maria Zanetta

Home 800 Delaware Ave 800 Delaware Ave County: Summit
Akron OH 44303-1306 United States
Cell Phone: 13309904268


BRIEF BIO & ART STATEMENT I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I studied Fine Arts at the National School for the Arts. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, I moved to the United States to pursue interdisciplinary studies and the relationship between painting and literature. After receiving my doctorate in comparative literature and art at the Ohio State University, I joined the University of Akron, where I am currently a Distinguished Professor. My artwork is held by public and private collectors in the United States, South America and Europe such as The Ohio State University; Bierce Library and Stduent Union at The University of Akron, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Summa Health Akron; Akron-Summit Public Library; Leadership Akron; Federal Process Corporation, Cleveland; Cleveland Art Association (CARTA) and The Ortega y Gasset Foundation, Toledo, Spain among others.

Artist Statement

I have always been very interested in experimenting with different textures and mediums. Vibrant color and the interplay of texture and color are the fundamental building blocks of my art. In addition to mixed media pieces on canvas and wood panels, during the past years I have been exploring the creative options related to printmaking and combining them with my interest in texture and color. One of the qualities of printmaking that attracts me most is that it maintains an element of unpredictability from start to finish. Each print has its own personality and uniqueness, not only because of the printing process in itself but because each print is developed in conjunction with a collage that gives it its distinct characteristics. The end result is a print that is bold, dynamic and unique.


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