Maria Tomasula

Michael P. Grace Professor, Studio Art
320 Riley Hall of Art and Design
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-7650

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Michael P. Grace Professor, Studio Art
Faculty Fellow, Institute for Latino Studies

Area: Studio Art


MFA, Northwestern University
BFA, University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interests

Contemporary Painting, Contemporary Drawing, Translation of Experience into Visual Form


Maria Tomasula is a LatinX studio artist who makes paintings, drawings, and prints. Her work is best known for its layered emotional intensity as well as its meticulously produced material surfaces. She draws on her lived experiences as a cultural hybrid to create images that resonate with themes of memory, history, spirituality, and embodiment. She received her BFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her MFA from Northwestern University.

Her work has been exhibited widely in venues such as at Forum Gallery, New York; Forum Gallery, Los Angeles; Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago; The National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago; Taller Boricua, New York; The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Connecticut; Illinois State Museum, Springfield; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design, Kansas City; Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York; and numerous others. Her work has been written about in publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, ARTnews, and many others.

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