Maria Chevska is an artist, living and working in London.

Her visual art practice has, and continues to incorporate painting, sculpture, and installation, often engaging specifically with literature, and writers.

Foremost a painter whose works emerge through the interaction of idea, material, and process, she values the ability to embody the unseen, unique to this medium, yet often expanding its boundaries and its potential agency, through a wider multi-disciplinary practice.

Significant projects since the early 90s including solo exhibitions of paintings, and installations have taken place in the UK, Ireland, Finland, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, and the United States.

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Dubious to Reason, Vane, Newcastle, UK
From the Diary of a Fly
(in dialogue, Philip Akkerman), Mummery+Schnelle, London, UK
Guest from the Future
(collaboration with Simon Morley), Galerie8, London, UK
And, Modernism, San Francisco, CA, USA
Free and easy,
Mummery+Schnelle, London, UK
Yet, Gallery Kalhama & Piippo Contemporary, Helsinki, Finland
For it seems, Souterrain, the Hoffman Collection, Berlin, Germany
Drei Farben-Weiss, Rohkunstbau, Schloss Sacrow, Berlin, Germany
Limits, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London, UK
Les Mots Pour le Faire, Musee D’Art de Clamecy, France
Idyll, Galerie Philippe Casini, Paris, France
[Who is refused], Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Reading Room, MOCA, London, UK
Can't Wait [letters RL], Andrew Mummery Gallery, London, UK
Vera’s Room, Kunstpunkt, Berli, Germany
Recent Paintings, Galerie Philippe Casini, Paris, France
Eh (ii) Artotheque, Caen, France; (iii) Maison des Arts de Bagneux, France
K, Galerie Philippe Casini, Paris, France
Eh (i) Maison de la Culture d’Amiens, Amiens, France
Recent Paintings, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Why Don’t You, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London, UK
Recent Paintings, Galerie Philippe Casini, Paris, France
Company, Watertoren Galerie; W3 Galerie, Vlissingen, The Netherlands
Put Yourself in My Shoes, Maze Galerie, Turin, Italy
Mimic, Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum, Cumbria, UK
Eyeballing, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London, UK
Spoken Image, (i) Kunstmuseum, Heidenheim; (ii) Museum Goch, Germany
Perpetua, Gallerie Awangarda BWA, Wroclaw, Poland
Weight, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London, UK
Recent Paintings, Anderson O’Day Gallery, London, UK
Perpetua, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK
Caput Mortum, The Warehouse Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Visibility, Anderson O’Day Gallery, London, UK
Seemingly, Anderson O’Day Gallery, London, UK
Voyage Out, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, UK
Echo, Mario Fletcher Gallery, London, UK
Of Pyramids and Sailing Shoes, Midland Group, Nottingham, UK
Stalker, Air Gallery, London, UK
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the horizontal within, the horizontal within, Lubomirov-Hughes Gallery, London, UK
Art and the Word, Helsinki Contemporary, Helsinki, Finland
It is one thing to sing the beloved, Dada da academy at Parallel, Vienna, Austria
Abstract Apartment,
(venue 1), Deborah House, London, UK
Crowd
(video book), Off the s{h}elf: the eclectic in the artist's book, i’klectik Art-Lab, London, UK
Group Exhibition,
Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland
Painting About Painting,
Simmons & Simmons, London, UK
Little patch of yellow wall,
curated by Jane Bustin, Lion & Lamb, London, UK
Do You Believe in Angels,
Mo Space, Manila, & Equator Art Projects, Singapore
The Dark Would,
curated by Philip Davenport, Summerhall, Edinburgh; Bury Art Museum & Gallery, UK
Forward Looking
, Oriel Mostyn and Solent Gallery, Southampton, UK
Eye of the blackbird
(collaboration with Stephen Lee), Tank, London, UK
A Thousand Yard Stare [Works on Paper], Art Space Gallery, London, UK
Michael Landy’s Art Bin, South London Gallery, UK
Travelling Light, WW Gallery & Biennale di Venetia 2009, London, UK; Venice, Italy
Mauer Museum, Berlin
Altro Mondo, Galerie Casini, Paris, France
Gleichheit-Rowno, Program Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Slought in Berlin: The New Epistemology, Galerie Heike Curtze, Germany
Who’s on First, Royal Academy Schools Gallery, London, UK
Artists Books, ICA, London, UK
Lekker, APT Gallery, London, UK
Translater’s Notes, curated by Irene Amore, Cafe Gallery Projects, London, UK
Independence, South London Gallery, London, UK
Peintures, Rennes, France
Stoff, [Malerie, Plastik Installation], Städtische Galerie, Albstadt; Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, Germany
De Singuliers Debordements, Maison de la Culture, Amiens, France
Fluent, Centenary Gallery, London, UK
Three Painters, Marianne Hollenbach Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
Oeuvres d’etre, curated by Jacapo Benci, Temple University, Rome, Italy
Chora, curated by Sue Hubbard and Simon Morley, London, and touring UK
Tescani Artists in Residence, Bacau Museum of Art, Romania
Presencing, Eagle Gallery, London, UK
Artoll Lyrik Tage, Cologne, Germany
Lemonade, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London, UK
Andata e Ritorno, Spacex Gallery & Museum Exeter, UK
Permission to Speak, Worcester City Museum, Derb; Peterborough, UK
New Painting, (Arts Council Touring), Bath; Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Norwich, UK
White Out, Curwen Gallery, London, UK
Identita e Rappresentazione Cartografico, Museo Pigorini, Rome, Italy
New Hall College Cambridge, UK
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
The Theory and Practice of the Small Painting, Anderson O’Day Gallery, London, UK
22nd Festival International de la Peinture, Musee Grimaldi, Antibes, France
Landscape, Memory and Desire, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Four Painters, Riverside Studios, London, UK
New Images: Printmaking, Blond Fine Art, London, UK
Rock-a-bye, New Blood on Paper, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
Gulbenkian Foundation Award Winners Prints, touring UK & Ireland
British Drawing, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Art and the Sea, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton; ICA, London, UK
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ART360, DACS, London
British Council, UK
Arts Council England, Grants to Artists, UK
Residency at Saint-Leger Centre d’Art Contemporain, France
Bursary, British Council and Tescani Cultural Centre, Romania
Austin Abbey Award, British School, Rome, Italy
Greater London Arts Association, UK
Whitechapel Gallery (artists in schools) Residency at Hackney Downs
Gulbenkian Foundation, UK
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Michael Petry, Art and the Word, Thames & Hudson 2017
Brandon Taylor with Maria Chevska: Something is said..., Journal of Contemporary Painting 3, 1&2,
Intellect Books, UK
Artist pages, Asymptote, online literary journal.
Sherman Sam, Exhibition Review: Philip Akkerman/Maria Chevska, Artforum, October issue, USA
Philip Davenport, The Dark Would [Anthology of Language Art], Apple Pie Editions, UK
Chris Townsend, ‘To Confuse the 20th Century’, catalogue essay for Guest from the Future,
Galerie8, London
Hélène Cixous, Peintures: Écrits sur l'art, Marta Segarra, Joana Masó (ed), Hermann Éditeurs, Paris;
Edinburgh University Press (2012), France & UK
Frederic Regard, Un effet de Manche: lecture de «K. A Notebook» de Maria Chevska et Helene Cixous,
Presses Universitaires de Vincennes, France
Michael Berkeley, Private Passions, interview guest, BBC Radio 3, London, UK
Lois Stonock, ‘Maria Chevska: Free and easy’, Turps Banana, Issue 6, London, UK
Pennina Barnett, ‘Stain’, Shame & Sexuality: Psychoanalysis and Visual Culture, Routledge, UK
Mary Bryden, ‘Helene Cixous and the Painterly Eye’, Thirty Voices in the Feminine,
Michael Bishop (ed), Rodopi, The Netherlands
Rebecca Fortnum, Contemporary British Women Artists, in their Own Words,
I. B. Tauris Publishers, London, UK
Isabelle Baudino, ‘Vera’s Room: the Art of Maria Chevska’, review for
Etudes Britannique Contemporaines, France
Helene Cixous, Ex-Cities, collaborative project, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Emma Hill, ‘New Dimensions: Artist’s Books’, Printmaking Today, vol. 15 no. 2
Cello Press Ltd, Oxford, UK
Tony Godfrey, Helene Cixous, Vera’s Room, the Art of Maria Chevska, monograph,
Black Dog Publishing, London (ISBN 904772293
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Jerzy Kierkuc-Bielinski, ‘Reading As Revolution’, Reading Room, Utopia Press, UK
Ann Hindry, ‘Interweaving Language: the work of Maria Chevska’, catalogue essay for Eh, Amiens, France
Mark Gisbourne, ‘Memory Matters’, profile for Art Review, April 2001, London, UK
Renè Hirner and Joerg Becker, ‘Spoken Image’, catalogue essay for solo exhibitions at
Kunstmuseum Heidenheim and Museum Goch, Germany
Michael Archer, ‘Perpetua’, catalogue essay for solo exhibition at Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK
Mary Bryden, ‘The Painted Text: Maria Chevska and Hélène Cixous’, Word and Image,
vol. 10 no. 4, Routledge
Stuart Morgan, ‘Maria Chevska’, text for Warehouse Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
Simon Morley, ‘Visibility’, Art Monthly, November 1992, London, UK
Greg Hilty, ‘Reading Matter’, text for Anderson O’Day Gallery, London, UK
Andrew Renton, ‘Maria Chevska’, catalogue essay for Anderson O’Day Gallery, UK
Sister Wendy Beckett, Contemporary Women Artists, published by Phaidon Press, UK
Anna Bonshek, ‘Feminist Romantic Painting: A Reconstellation’, several publications, UK
Robert Ayers, ‘Maria Chevska’ catalogue essay for exhibition at Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham, UK
Tony Godfrey, ‘Landscape, Memory and Desire’ catalogue essay, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
POSITIONS HELD
1991-2016 1980-1990 2000/2014 2012-2016 2013-2018 Professor of Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, UK
Part-time visiting tutor at various art schools in London and the UK
Visiting artist to Cergy Pontoise School of Art, Paris, France
External Examiner in Fine Art at Newcastle University, UK
Member of Faculty for the British School at Rome, British Academy London, UK