Maria Aparici

Maria Aparici

Madrid, Spain

About Maria Aparici

I was born in Valencia, land of painters. Manuel Benedito Vives, great portraitist and disciple of Sorolla, was my great grand uncle, a world of men.
I got my painting degree late, but like Goethe said: ”When you are 60, everything begins anew”. I have crossed that line and am much better for it.
We women should be symbols of civilization, it is unbelievable how much it costs us to convince under equal conditions when these are so unequal most of the time, and if we haven’t achieved it yet, it is due to the lack of help and support amongst ourselves.
As an artist I shall defend to the utmost, whilst I still have the strength, the values of my painting, independently of my female condition. I have a strong and original temperament, an immense artistic sensitivity, am pathologically emotional, alternate between states of happiness and living sadness drowned in misery, am very conscious of my surroundings, and to create expressions of the outside which describe the essential, I look inside.
Inside and outside unite in harmony in order to achieve an interpretation that is free of irrelevance, even if at times it turns out grotesque.

Education

María Aparici studies at the School of Applied Arts in Burgos and later moves to the USA where she completes her training, graduating in interior design from the New School for Social Research of New York (1988-1992). Back in Madrid, she continues to study painting with Amadeo Roca and finally obtains a Master’s degree in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts at Madrid’s Complutense University.
She has solo exhibitions in Davos, Switzerland (1998) and in Cincinnati, OH (2001). It is in the US where she participates in a number of group exhibitions, to cite but a few in New York, Ward Nasse, Montserrat and Chelsea Galleries (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003). She also showed some of her work at New York’s Artexpo (2001).
In Spain she has shown work in solo exhibitions at the Victoria Hidalgo (2000) and Orfila galleries (2004, 2006, 2014, 2020), as well as Galería Agurcho Iruretagoyena in Pamplona (2004) and Akka in Valencia (2005).
She participates in a variety of art fairs, such as InterArte Valencia (2000), Arte Santander (2001), Arte Sevilla and Arte Madrid (2004), FIABCN Barcelona (2016 and 2021). In the more recent years, Aparici develops a wide array of activities, showing some work at exhibitions like Women’s Essence, the Pons Foundation Madrid (2018) and especially on an international level in London, Berlin, Pescia and Milan, New Delhi, Basle, Lisbon and Rome.
Aparici has been distinguished with numerous prizes, such as Premio Scienza del Museo d’Arte e Scienza of Milan (2015) and recently, in 2019 and 2020, with the Michelangelo, Botticelli and Frida Kahlo Prizes in Italy where she has been invited to participate, in 2021, in the next Florence Biennale. Also, she was named “Artist of the Year” by the Palm Art Award.
Aparici’s work can be found in corporate and private collections, such as Germany’s Daimler Collection, Investcorp of Bahrein and Cushman & Wakefield in Madrid.
Current exhibitions: Berlin: Daimler Collection
Milan: Artisti Space Watt - April
FIABCN Barcelona – May, delayed to 2021
Madrid: Galeria Orfila, We Women (solo) – November 2020
Córdoba: Galería Aires – December 2020
Venice: Segnalati–Dott. S. Russo–December ‘20
Florence: Biennale 2021

Events

Current exhibitions: Berlin: Daimler Collection
Milan: Artisti Space Watt - April
FIABCN Barcelona – May, delayed to 2021
Madrid: Galeria Orfila, We Women (solo) – November 2020
Córdoba: Galería Aires – December 2020
Venice: Segnalati–Dott. S. Russo–December ‘20
Florence: Biennale 2021

Exhibitions

2018
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. Madrid, Spain (July)

Arte Ponte. Scope Basel, Switzerland(June)

Musa, Women's Essence, Pons Foundation. Madrid, Spain (April)

2017
Great Banyan Art, Around the World in 7 Days. Claridges Hotel, New Delhi, India (March)

2016
Barcelona International Art Fair. Museo Maritim, Barcelona, Spain (December)

Art and Science Award. Museo D’Arte E Scienza, Milan, Italy (May)

Great Banyan Art, Telling Tales. New Delhi, India (March)

The Jubilee Of The Mercy 2016, International Association Gallery Il Collezionista, Palace Maffei Marescotti (February) and the Vatican in the Palace of the Chancellery (March), Rome, Italy

2014
"Art In Mind", The Brick Lane Gallery. London, UK
Review: http://www.mutantspace.com/maria-aparici-paintings-highly-emotive-pictures/

2013
3 works selected to be exhibited on screens at Saatchi Gallery. London, UK

2012
The Lloyd Gill Gallery. Weston-Super-Mare, UK

2011
Colorida Gallery. Lisbon, Portugal
"Apocalypse Now", Marzia Frozen Gallery. Berlin, Germany

2010
"Art & Integration", II Palacio Gipsoteca Libero Andreotti. Pescia, Italy

2009
Showdown Winner at Saatchi Gallery. London, UK

2008
Galería Orfila. Madrid, Spain

2004
Arte Sevilla with Galería Victoria Hidalgo 'De Arte'. Madrid, Spain

2003
Chelsea Gallery. New York, USA

2002
Galería Crisolart. Barcelona, Spain
Ward-Nasse Gallery. New York, USA

2001
International Association of Women in the Arts. Madrid, Spain
Artexpo New York. NY, USA
Ward-Nasse Gallery. New York, USA
Arte Santander. Santander, Spain
"Artemanía". Madrid, Spain
Artexpo San Francisco. SF, CA, USA

2000
Montserrat Gallery. New York, USA
Gallery Design Consortium. Cincinnati, OH, USA
Ward-Nasse Gallery. New York, USA
Art Fair "InterArte". Valencia, Spain
Art Fair "Artemanía". Madrid, Spain

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 (14 Nov - 5 Dec)
Galería Orfila. Madrid, Spain

2006
Galería Orfila. Madrid, Spain

2005
Galería Akka. Valencia, Spain

2004
Galería Orfila. Madrid, Spain
Galería Agurcho Iruretagoyena. Pamplona, Spain

2002
Galería Ofelia Aparici. Madrid, Spain

2001
Gallery Design Consortium. Cincinnati, OH, USA

2000
Cultural Center "Anabel Segura". Madrid, Spain
Studio Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. Madrid, Spain
Galería de Arte Victoria Hidalgo. Madrid, Spain

1998
World Economic Forum, Hotel Belvédère. Davos, Switzerland

A number of her paintings are distributed amongst several international corporate art collections, such as the Daimler Collection, Investcorp – Bahrain, Healey & Baker – Madrid, and a number of private collectors.