OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Maria Gaspar is an interdisciplinary artist whose work addresses issues of spatial justice in order to amplify, mobilize, or divert structures of power through individual and collective gestures.
Gaspar has exhibited at venues including the MCA, Chicago, IL; Jack Shainman Gallery; Artspace, New Haven, CT; African American Museum, Philadelphia, PA and many others. Gaspar is the recipient of an Imagining Justice Art Grant, a Robert Rauschenberg Artist as Activist Fellowship, an Art Matters Grant, a Creative Capital Award, a Joan Mitchell Emerging Artist Grant, a Sor Juana Women of Achievement Award in Art and Activism from the National Museum of Mexican Art, and a Chamberlain Award for Social Practice at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Gaspar was named Chicagoan of the Year in the Arts in 2014 by art critic and historian, Lori Waxman.
She is an Associate Professor at the Art Institute of Chicago, holds an MFA in Studio Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.
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