Maria Doering is a German multidisciplinary artist and printmaker, living and working in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia since 2012. She left Germany with her family at the age of 15, arriving in New Jersey. She received a BFA summa cum laude from the Hartford Art School in 2007, majoring in Printmaking with a minor in Art History, then completed an MFA at Concordia University in 2010.
Maria’s work has been exhibited in Canadian cities including Ottawa, Calgary, Kelowna, Montréal, Saint John and Halifax as well as internationally in the U.S., the U.K., Denmark, Italy, Taiwan, China and Japan. Her work has been recognized in international competitions, including the Tokyo Screen Print Biennale in 2015, the International Print Biennial organized by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in 2016, the Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial in 2017, and the Pacific States Printmaking Biennale for North America organized by the University of Hawai’i at Hilo in 2018.
Maria founded Doering Editions in 2010. She has taught undergraduate and extended studies printmaking courses at NSCAD University in Halifax since 2013 and was the president of the Nova Scotia Printmakers association from 2016-2018. Maria travels with her art whenever possible and teaches workshops all over North America.
Maria currently works from her studio in downtown Dartmouth. Her art practice moves fluidly between drawing, printmaking, installation art, painting and embroidery.
I am a multidisciplinary fine artist and printmaker with an intense focus on the human body throughout my various bodies of work. I have struggled with allergies from a young age, and as a result I live with a heightened awareness of my body and its inner workings. This awareness has informed my artistic practice for many years.
My most recent body of work, entitled Cells, Souls and Personalities, explores what it might look like if we could view our personalities, minds and souls under a microscope, and can be viewed at http://maria-doering.com/cells-souls-and-personalities/
Exhibitions and Awards
|2020||G6 6th GRAPHIC ART BIENNIAL OF SZEKLERLAND Selected. Transylvanian Art Center, Romania.|
|2018||PACIFIC STATES BIENNIAL NORTH AMERICAN PRINT EXHIBITION Juror’s Award. Juried by Helen Frederick. University of Hawai’i at Hilo.|
|2017||BOSTON PRINTMAKERS NORTH AMERICAN PRINT BIENNIAL Finalist & Hiromi Paper Award|
|2016||INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNIAL PRINT EXHIBIT:2016 ROC Finalist|
|2015||TOKYO SCREEN PRINT BIENNALE Honourable Mention|
|2020||CREATEDHERE, Issue 11: Fredericton|
|2018||THE ARTIST’S ADVICE, Noenga Vocation for Art: Netherlands|