It was great to make front cover of the 9th edition of Estila Magazine, with a 3 page full colour interview inside. Nice!
This is a super joint show with the amazing Bonnie and Clyde and incredible Amy Douglas.
Rivans will be showing new originals and launching a new print exclusive to the gallery for the duration of the show. Edition numbers 1-12 of this ‘James Jean’ print features the colours of the birthstones. For example print number 1 represents January and the central crystal signifies the colour of Garnet.
A carefully curated collection of limited edition prints showcasing the distinctive diversity this medium affords. Features work from Bonnie and Clyde, Joe Webb, Ceal Warnants, Edd Pearman and collection of new and rarely available prints from Peter Blake.
10 November - 8 December 2018
‘Cut-and-Paste Culture - Collage Today’ show at the amazing Galerie Kasten, Mannheim, Germany. Exhibiting alongside acclaimed artsts - Faile, Billy Childish, Shepherd Fairey, David Spiller and Sammy Slabbinck. 16 November 16 2018 - 23 February 2019
The beautiful print ‘Frieda’ was featured in The Times in an article on how to follow your taste to buy art.
The Drang will be exhibiting a solo show of Maria's Original Collages, Limited Edition Prints, and 3D Boxes from 21st July until 10th August, at their two gallery spaces: first stop Salcombe and then onto Padstow...
A joyous celebration of the natural world, the show will be a heady cocktail of Hollywood iconography, life aquatic, and blossoming flora and fauna, all served up with a delicate, vintage twist.
Beachside Matinee will see the launch of a number of new originals, including Marella, a Rita-Hayworth-cum-Mermaid-Goddess, who will feature as the fabulous face of the exhibition.
Alongside the original collages, Maria will also be launching Marianne, a limited edition Giclee Print, made exclusively for Beachside Matinee.
See below for contact details and dates - and don't forget to RSVP for the private view!
Maria's iconic Film Still, Understanding Nothing has been selected to feature in the Royal Academy's prestigious Summer Exhibition for 2018!
This year marks the 250th anniversary of the RA's Summer Exhibition - in other words, the event is cemented as one of the world's most established and revered group shows, not to mention one of the most diverse, dynamic and colourful, too.
Dubbed the "cultural highlight of the season," 2018's exhibition has been handpicked by a committee led by acclaimed contemporary artist Grayson Perry and including Royal Academicians Allen Jones, Chris Orr, Christopher Le Brun, Conrad Shawcross, Cornelia Parker, David Mach, Emma Stibbon, Humphrey Ocean, Phyllida Barlow, Piers Gough and Tom Phillips.
Maria's original collage - a surreal composition, merging vintage Hollywood with Dali-esque surrealism - will be featured amongst 1,200 works of contemporary art, made by artists from all walks of life. The exhibition will run from 12th June until 19th August - watch this space for more news, images, and details on the upcoming exhibition...
The 29th of May saw the opening of Edit, Adapt, Evolve, a Liberty Gallery group show at the Royal Overseas League, where a selection of Maria's recent Screen Prints will be on show throughout June.
Established in 1910, to maintain cultural links across The Commonwealth, the ROSL is a not-for-profit private members club, known for its emphasis on diversity and opportunity: the club has always welcomed women as equal members and maintains a 50/50 gender split across the 16,000 membership today. Visual Arts at the club began in 1984 and they now present a rolling programme of exhibitions.
The exhibition will also be part of the Mayfair Arts Weekend in partnership with the Royal Academy from 29th June - 1st July, alongside over 60 galleries celebrating Mayfair as a vibrant hub of creativity and craftsmanship.
The focus of Edit, Adapt, Evolve is the influence of the everyday and the altering of the familiar into the uncanny. Maria's work will be shown alongside Benjamin Thomas Taylor, Bonnie and Clyde, Dan Hillier, David Wightman, Frances Bloomfield, Joe Webb, Louise McNaught, Lars Tunebo, and Magnus Gjoen.
Following on from a recent blog on cult, boutique hotel Artist Residence, here's an article that has recently appeared in LOOM magazine. Featuring the Maria Rivans room on its front page - with pin-up Amelia gazing out of her exposed brick and aged leather surroundings - the pages that follow reveal the story behind the hotel, through an interview with co-founder Justin Salisbury...
Edie has recently featured on the cover of Elizabeth Parker's debut poetry collection, In Her Shambles. Intensely visual, often revelling in natural imagery with strains of the surreal, Parker's radiant poems sit beautifully, bound beneath Maria's characteristic collage.
Nora Caplan-Bricker's essay 'Leaving Herland' was recently published in the latest issue of life and culture magazine, The Point, accompanied by images of Maria's collages.
Caplan-Bricker's essay describes the feminist utopia of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 1915 novel Herland as "a world without men [in] a valley cupped by high mountains, accessible by only a single narrow path." What could be a better illustration of this fantastical realm than Maria's otherworldly artworks, basking in the glory of powerful femininity, and crafting dreamy, vertiginous landscapes from fragments of the natural world?
Re-contextualising the novella in today's #MeToo climate, Caplan-Bricker's essay stages a brilliant interrogation of gender essentialism, exploring the meaning of utopia for women - and for men - in the twenty-first century.
'Hollywood Safari', Maria's flagship solo show of 2017, is on show at Lilford Gallery, Cambridge and Folkestone.
'Hollywood Safari' is an exhibition of new original works by Maria, exploring the idea of disconnection and reconnection to nature through fragments of vintage ephemera. Spinning bizarre and dreamlike tales, these exotic and escapist collages are laced with ominous undertones, coming together in 'Hollywood Safari' to remind us of the darker side of human nature.
Real Homes - the glossy go-to for desirable decor - featured Maria's (sold out) print Edie on the cover of their October 2017 edition. Set into plush surroundings - inky blue walls, exposed herringbone floors, and delicate chandeliers - the playful pin-up looked right at home... The fabulous interior is by Cheshire Interior Design.
This photograph of the original collage James Jean was taken by The Times newspaper while on show with Liberty Gallery.
A lovely write up in Saturday's 'The Times' on investing in art, featuring the limited edition print Violet, which has now SOLD OUT.
Mrs Smith has been selected as the face of Spain's ZGZ Escena festival, to appear on leaflets and posters throughout Septmeber 2017. With her exotic vibrancy, Mrs Smith is the perfect fit for a festival that brings together diverse theatre practitioners and innovative artistic talent.
If you've missed any of the recent news posts on Maria's collaborations with House of Artists, click here to find out more about their wall covering commissions.
TOWIE star Megan McKenna has recently installed an Amelia wall covering in her Woodford Green restaurant, McK Grill.
Concept hotel Artist Residence in Brighton asked Maria to adorn one of their beautiful Regency rooms with her collages. The eccentric and bohemian hotel distills the spirit of the city, filling each bedroom with the creative work of local artists.
Maria's design featured images of Brighton from retro postcards, combined with Hollywood stills and exotic flora and fauna.
In a recent blog post we talked about House of Artists, a collective specialising in exquisite wall vinyls by cutting edge, contemporary artists.
Maria's latest House of Artists commission was for a state-of-the-art pad in Florida, where the fabulous Frieda now resides.