Maria Bevilacqua is an award winning artist|photographer whose work has exhibited in museums internationally. This body of work reflects her own life’s inspiration and challenges. Her interest lies in the folding of her interior world into a complex personal history and her evolving understanding of landscape. Living and traveling in different parts of the world provides a dislocation from place. This isolation is necessary because her work is relational and self oriented which allows you to get visually lost in the residual haunting of her history. Her interest lies in exploiting the contradiction between what we know to be there and what we actually see. The mashing of landscape to mask and reveal what is below the surface; hiding what is secret or revealing what is hidden beneath. Evoking memory and emotion in this visual narrative where she and her subject become inseparable.
Bevilacqua received her BFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Drawing and Printmaking with a minor in Communications and is currently an MFA candidate at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She is the recipient of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art Exhibition Award. Bevilacqua currently lives and works in Tampa, Florida where she is the Director of Creative Marketing for MaintenX