About the artist
Inspired by the most immediate experiences and activities of daily life, Maria Providencia creates images from the relationship she establishes with her living and working spaces to explore issues related to how we build identity with regard to others. Providencia’s work addresses the dichotomy of you/me, and the negotiations that we establish between them in order to build our sense of uniqueness.
Although the methods and materials may vary from one project to the next they are linked together by subject matter. Each project consists of series of images, some in a range of different media, depending on the space she is examining.
Maria Providencia was born in Barcelona, Spain. She received her BFA in printmaking as a major from the School of Fine Arts, Barcelona University, and obtained an MFA in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. She has participated in exhibitions in Barcelona, Madrid, New York, Chicago and Vermont. Awarded residencies include The MacDowell Colony, NH, and Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium. She has received multiple art grants by the Entitat Autonoma de Difusio Cultural EADC, the Concell Nacional de la Cultura i Les Arts Arts CONCA, Spain. Recently she was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts NYFA fellowship 2013.
She lives and works in New York City.