Maria Fee’s current body of work utilizes the collage medium to communicate the fragmented, erratic, and diverse aspects of our society. The multi-step development of this type of work appeals to notions of time, build up, and collecting. The gathering instinct hunts for magazined images that will eventually be used to relate the possibility of beauty and cohesiveness.
In many of Maria's works, the magazine text O relates themes of consumerism, impenetrable autonomy, and homogeneity. The visually chaotic surface rendered by these gathered finds are eventually overlaid with organic forms that seek cohesion and unity. For this artist, the creative process signifies a hopeful movement towards relationality. Humanity is not an isolated affair.
Accomplishments / CV
2012-Present PhD Candidate in Theology and Culture, Fuller Seminary
2010 Masters of Art in Theological Studies
1989 Master Of Fine Arts, Queens College, City University of New York
1985 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Queens College, City University of New York
1984 Yale Summer School of Music and Art at Norfolk, CN
2013 New & Used: Employing Text, Exhale Unlimited, L.A.
2012 The Second Garden: Works by Maria Fee, W83 Ministry Center, NYC
2011 Artist Couples, Shared Places, Rob Buckley Gallery, NYC
2008 Group show, Art Into Action, Theatre for the New City, NYC
2006 Group show, Two Cities Gallery, Shanghai, China
2006 IAM exhibition, Artists as Reconcilers. Cooper Union, NYC
2006 Group Show, Sow Generously, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, NYC
2005 Group Show, Peculiar Honors, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, NYC
2003 Paintings and Poems, Cedar House Café, NY
2002 Regent Community Exhibition, Vancouver
2001 Landscape of the Psalms, Regent College, Vancouver
2000 Group exhibition, Schloss Mittersill, Austria
1992 Solo, Maria Reyes Fee, Art Center at Benjamin Rosenthal Library, NY
1992 Group exhibition, Upstream Gallery, NY
1989 Already/Not Yet, One-person exhibition at Kiely Gallery, NY
1988 Juried 88, Queens Museum, New York.
1987 Chicago Art Exposition, Bates Gallery, Chicago, IL