Kara Maria Featured in “Encounters: Honoring the Animals in Ourselves” at the Palo Alto Art Center – Closing Sunday

An Exercise of Freedom

Image: Kara Maria, An Exercise of Freedom, 2006 – 2018 / 56 x 46 inches / acrylic on canvas

Upcoming Events for artist KARA MARIA

Encounters: Honoring the Animals in Ourselves

Closing December, 29, 2019

Group exhibition of artwork depicting revelatory encounters with animals, real or imagined

Palo Alto Art Center

1313 Newell Road

Palo Alto, CA 94303



An Exercise of Freedom detail

DETAIL Image: Kara Maria, An Exercise of Freedom, 2006 – 2018 / 56 x 46 inches / acrylic on canvas

Current Ongoing Group Exhibitions:


August 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Group exhibition featuring diverse works from BAMPFA’s collection that invoke strangeness and resonate with the spirit of Surrealism

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)

2155 Center Street

Berkeley, CA 94704




Kara Maria produces paintings and work on paper that reflect on political themes such as feminism, war, and the environment.  She borrows from the broad vocabulary of contemporary painting; blending geometric shapes, vivid hues, and abstract marks, with representational elements. Maria received her BA and MFA from the University of California, Berkeley. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States at venues including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University; the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, Texas; the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art; and the Katonah Museum of Art in New York; among others.

In 2016, Maria’s work was featured in a solo exhibition, Head Over Heels, at the University Art Gallery at California State University, Chico, which included an accompanying monograph.  Her work has garnered critical attention in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Art in America. Maria has completed residencies at the Montalvo Arts Center, Recology Artist in Residence Program, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and at the de Young’s Artist Studio. She is recipient of multiple awards and honors, including a grant from Artadia and an Eisner Prize in Art from the University of California, Berkeley. Maria lives and works in San Francisco.

For more information, contact: mark@markmoorefineart.com

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