'The Cut' Hicks Gallery, Wimbledon, London

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

 ‘Tarzania’ Rivans’ new landscape print launched at The Cut

‘Tarzania’ Rivans’ new landscape print launched at The Cut

Group Exhibition at Galerie Kasten, Mannheim, Germany

‘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

 Gallerie Kasten, Germany

Gallerie Kasten, Germany

Beachside Matinee: Solo Show at The Drang

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.

 Marella  £4200 Framed Original Collage 82 x 112cm

Marella
£4200
Framed Original Collage
82 x 112cm

Alongside the original collages, Maria will also be launching Marianne, a limited edition Giclee Print, made exclusively for Beachside Matinee. 

 Marianne £500 Giclee and Screen Print with Iridescent Gold and Spot Varnish Limited edition of 60 70 x 100cm

Marianne
£500
Giclee and Screen Print with
Iridescent Gold and Spot Varnish
Limited edition of 60
70 x 100cm

See below for contact details and dates - and don't forget to RSVP for the private view! 

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Understanding Nothing at the RA Summer Exhibition 2018

Maria's iconic Film Still, Understanding Nothing has been selected to feature in the Royal Academy's prestigious Summer Exhibition for 2018!

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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. 

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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.

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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...

Mayfair Arts Weekend: Liberty Gallery and ROSL ARTS

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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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Artist Residence: Maria Rivans Room in LOOM Magazine

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...

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Artwork in The Point

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.

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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?

 'Isabella' in  The Point

'Isabella' in The Point

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.  

 'Madeleine Mountains' in  The Point

'Madeleine Mountains' in The Point

Solo Show 'Hollywood Safari' at Lilford Gallery

'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.

 

 

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Maria at Artist Residence

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. 

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Film Stills at Artist Residence Penzance

Having brightened Brighton's hotel scene, Artist Residence opened their doors on the sleepy streets of Penzance in 2011, in a beautifully restored Georgian pile - another gem of an eclectic boutique getaway! 

Two of Maria's Original Film Stills - Flora Taking the Limelight (from Danny Kaye) and DIY Tiger - feature in the hotel's cosy cottage space. Set against old, wooden rafters, exposed floorboards, and antique antler chandeliers, Flora Taking the Limelight (from Danny Kaye) and DIY Tiger look right at home in their seaside surroundings, adding a spark of retro charm to these beautiful, rustic interiors... 

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N.B. At the end of 2017, the rooms were filled with even more of Maria's Original vintage Film Stills!

'Out of the Ordinary' at Christie's

Christie's 2016 summer exhibition, 'Out of the Ordinary', marked the commemoration of 250 years of London's iconic auction house. 

Celebrating the unusual and the unique, the extraordinary and the exceptional, the show comprised over 90 lots, selected for the intriguing stories that they told. Jungle Call and Cascadia were amongst the works selected for the exhibit, both selling at the show's culminating auction in September '16. 

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