Maria Imaginário

Maria Imaginário

B.1985, UK

Maria Imaginário lives and works between Lisbon, PT and London, UK. Her work has been exhibited at art fairs and galleries in London, Lisbon, Paris, Milan, Rome, Lyon, Miami, Atlanta and San Diego.

She is a multi-disciplinary artist that in the last years has decided to gradually turn her stories, from traditional painting to a more tridimensional languague of immersive experience featuring large-scale sculpture and installations. Maria developed a deeply personal body of work, with an imagery full of colour and depth,  with the ability to transmit emotional messages brimming with meaning. For Maria the use of colour is important, and is used to incite different emotional responses.  

Her interventions are an invitation to embrace joy, to celebrate and pierce the mundane and the everyday life, to bring everyone together by making art that interact with people and create positive memories that will last. 

EDUCATION
2020

– BCL – Comics and illustartion – Arco, Lisbon, Portugal

SOLO SHOWS
2019

– A Smile in the Water  – Martinhal Luxury Resorts, Sagres, Portugal

2018

– Marie Antoinette Says Au revoir – Travessa da Ermida, Lisbon, Portugal

– Delicious – Sweet Art Museum, Lisbon, Portuga

2016

– A Mind Of Its Own II – Museu Municipal Amadeo Souza-Cardoso, Amarante, Portugal

– A Mind Of Its Own – Underdogs Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

2014

– Marie Antoinette Portraits – Ó! Galeria, Oporto, Portugal

2012

 – The Secret Live Of Vegetables – Galeria Dama Aflita, Oporto, Portugal

2010

– Little Shitty Heart – Montana Lisboa Gallery, Lisbon,Portugal

GROUP SHOWS
2021

– Ephemeral Ethernal NFT – Underdogs Gallery & Opensea.com 

– Bodega – Art Streaming K11 – Hong Kong

2020

– Right NOW – Underdogs Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

2020

– Tatsucon Selection 2020 -Tokyo – GALLERY TATSUYA, Tokyo, Japan

– 鳥獣GIGA  – SUNABA Gallery, Osaka, Japan

2015

– Love is a losing game – with Mariana, a Miserável – Art Room, Lisbon, Portugal

2014

– Another History – with Mariana, a Miserável – Benetton Fabrica, Lisbon, Portugal

2013

– Another History – with Mariana, a Miserável – Benetton Fabrica, Lisbon, Portugal

– Além Paredes, Galeria António Prates – Lisbon, Portugal

– Missing Link, Pictoplasma, La Gaîté Lyrique – Paris, France

2012

– Oniric, MondoPop Gallery – Rome, Italy

– Time to Roll, High Roller Society – London, UK

2011

– Wine Talks & Arts, Galeria da Boavista – Lisbon, Portugal

– Overseas and Undertones, Abv Gallery – Atlanta, USA

– After The Utopia, Plasticina London – London, UK

2010

– Friends and Enemies – Berlin, Germany

– Jest in time, Distiction Gallery- San Diego, USA

– Pop Disaster, Limited No Art Gallery – Milan, Italy

GROUP SHOWS

– Museu Amadeo Sousa Cardodo, Amarante, Portugal 

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SELECTED WORKS
I woke up like this…, 2021
Mixed media on upcycled wood cut
60 x 60 cm
I woke up like this…, 2021
Mixed media on upcycled wood cut
60 x 60 cm
WoOoW I, 2021
Mixed media on upcycled wood cut
82 x 100 x 5 cm
WoOoW I, 2021
Mixed media on upcycled wood cut
82 x 100 x 5 cm
WoOoW II, 2021
Mixed media on upcycled wood cut
100 x 120 x 5 cm
WoOoW II, 2021
Mixed media on upcycled wood cut
100 x 120 x 5 cm
Try To Be A Rainbow In Someone Sadness, 2022
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 70 cm
Try To Be A Rainbow In Someone Sadness, 2022
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 70 cm
Playing With Balance , 2022
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 80 cm
Playing With Balance , 2022
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 80 cm
Everything Will Be Ok, 2022
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 60 cm
Everything Will Be Ok, 2022
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 60 cm
When Life Gives You Twists and Turns, 2021
Mixed media on upcycled wood cut
100 x 60 cm
When Life Gives You Twists and Turns, 2021
Mixed media on upcycled wood cut
100 x 60 cm
Three is My Lucky Number, 2021
Ceramic
75 x 20 x 20 cm
Three is My Lucky Number, 2021
Ceramic
75 x 20 x 20 cm
Candy Crush, 2021
Glazed earthenware ceramic
12 x 27 cm
Candy Crush, 2021
Glazed earthenware ceramic
12 x 27 cm
Wavy Buddies, 2021
Ceramic vase
Wavy Buddies, 2021
Ceramic vase
EXHIBITIONS
INTUITIVE SENSE GROUP SHOW
HONG KONG GALLERY
BOUNDLESS STORIES DUO SHOW
HONG KONG GALLERY
INNOCENCE GROUP SHOW
HONG KONG GALLERY
CLARENCE RUTH SOLO EXHIBITION
IDENTITY CRISIS
HONG KONG GALLERY
MARC RAYNER SOLO EXHIBITION
PLEADING FOR ANOTHER CENTURY
HONG KONG GALLERY
“I AM ALWAYS BE WITH YOU” GROUP SHOW
HONG KONG GALLERY
ARKIV VILMANSA SOLO EXHIBITION
MUTED MONENT; WITHIN WALLS
HONG KONG GALLERY
MIRROR MIRROR GROUP SHOW
HONG KONG GALLERY
BUSTART SOLO EXHIBITION
ICONS COMPANIONS OF MY LIFE
HONG KONG GALLERY
JC RIVERA SOLO EXHIBITION
VÍCTORIOUS
HONG KONG GALLERY