Maria Willison is a Chattanooga, Tennessee based professional artist that works primarily in clay. The human figure is her passion and her pieces have a classical feel with a contemporary twist.

Education

Covenant College, Bachelor of Arts in Art - Emphasis in Sculpture, 2010                

Exhibitions                                              

2016   Examinations: Artists Reflecting on the Hunter Museum Collection, Association of the Visual Arts, TN

2016   Head Start Modeling Competition, National Sculpture Society, NY

2015   FRESH Emerging Artist Exhibit, Association of the Visual Arts, TN

2015    Art Throw Down with Mia Bergeron and Maria Willison,  Townsend Atelier, TN

2014    Spectrum 2014, Hunter Museum of American Art, TN

2014    Figuratively Speaking, Northshore Gallery of Contemporary Art, TN                

2014    4 Bridges Arts Festival, Associatio n for the Visual Arts, TN           

2014    Real People 2014, Old Courthouse Arts Center, IL                 

2013    Real People 2013, Old Courthouse Arts Center, IL

2013    Midnight in Paris - MainX24, Townsend Atelier, TN                                                                        

2012    Midnight in Paris - MainX24, Townsend Atelier, TN                              

2012    The Work of Kevin Bates and Maria Larson*, Gallery 301, TN                    

2012    Portrait Demo with Mia Bergeron and Maria Larson*, Townsend Altelier, TN            

2011    AVA Gallery Hop, Townsend Altelier, TN 

Awards

2015   Honorable Mention - Chelsea International Fine Art Competition, CA

2014    Emerging Artist - 4 Bridges Arts Festival, Association for the Visual Arts, TN              

2014    Honorable Mention - Real People 2014, Old Courthouse Arts Center, IL                  

2013    First Place - Real People 2013, Old Courthouse Arts Center, IL

Bibliography                                                

Hashe, Janis: “Mind the Art”, The Pulse, October 2014                            

Graham, Hayley: “Spreading Their Wings in the Big Art Sky”, The Pulse, April 2014                

Daniels, Jack:: “Body by Maria”, Chattanooga Times Free Press - Moment, November 2011        

Teaching                                                

2012-Current   Workshop Instructor, Townsend Atelier

2016                Adjunct Professor, Southern Adventist University - Sculpture - The Figure

2015                  Adjunct Professor, Covenant College - Sculpture 1                      

2012                  Guest Lecturer,  Chattanooga Christian School                                                             

2011                   Guest Lecturer, Covenant College - Kayb Joseph’s Sculpture 1                

*Larson is the artists maiden name*

 

Photo of the artist by Samuel Burns

Video of the artist by Kelly Lacy