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 has taught undergraduate printmaking courses at NSCAD University in Halifax since 2013. She is the outgoing President of the Nova Scotia Printmakers and has organized many community events since 2015. 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. A broad selection of her work can be viewed at www.maria-doering.com
Fiona Chinkan is a New York City based artist. Fiona began her signature style of drawings in 2001, as a way to accompany graffiti lettering she was exploring at the time. Over the years, she has developed the lines and forms as a means to express herself and interpret the world around her. She graduated cum laude in 2007 from the University of Hartford Art School with a BFA concentration in Visual Communication Design, minors in Photography and Art History. She moved to New York City post-graduation to pursue a career in graphic design and worked as a digital art director in the fashion industry for 10 years, before deciding to pursue art full-time. Fiona creates out of her Brooklyn-based studio.
You can see a selection of her work on her website www.fionac.nyc and you can see her daily drawings on Instagram here: fionac.nyc