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Maria Coletsis

Maria Coletsis works with issues concerned with identity and the environment. Since receiving her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, she has exhibited her artwork in galleries internationally. A solo art exhibition and book launch at the De Luca Gallery in Toronto for her recently published photography book, Behind the Whip: Dominatrix. Her photographs were included in the East London Photography Festival and chosen by the curator of the Whitney Museum for the Viridian Gallery open call in New York. Maria has contributed editorial photography for many international magazines and newspapers. Many of her images appear on book covers, websites and music covers. She continues to investigate and photograph elements from nature to explore human nature.

Artist: Maria Coletsis

Based in Vancouver, Canada



Culturally Arts Collective features:

"Broken Mirrors", June 10 - July 22 2022, Milostka Center for Exhibitions 

What do you aim to say by the themes in your art?
The themes I work with are a commentary on human behavior. I start with issues surrounding identity and move further to consider the impact on the environment.
Where does your inspiration come from?
My inspiration comes from life and nature, by observing all creatures and our relationships with each other in our natural world.
Do you have experiences that impacted your art?
I find I grow and learn from every experience I go through and those moments have the biggest impact on the work I make from there forward.
Do you feel your art challenges existing barriers?
Yes I want my work to challenge existing barriers and consider different perspectives.
What are your long-term artistic goals? 
My long term artistic goals are to continue my passion for the creative process, to continue to want to make artwork that provokes and inspires discussion which may revaluate our thoughts on life.
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