Born in Mexico, Maria de los Angeles came to the U.S. at age 11. She graduated with a BFA from Pratt Institute and received an MFA in Painting & Printmaking from Yale School of Art (2015). She is currently on the Faculty of Pratt Institute, New York.
A multidisciplinary artist who focuses on migration, displacement and identity through her drawing, painting, printmaking, fashion, performance, sculpture and installation, Maria de los Angeles’s work has been featured in many exhibitions and magazines. She was an Artist in Residence at El Museo del Barrio in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Mana Contemporary in New Jersey amongst others.
The Schneider Museum of Art in Ashland, Oregon, featured de los Angeles’ first solo exhibition in 2018. Her largest solo exhibition (‘Tierra de Rosas’) at the Museum of Sonoma County featured new works including 10 paintings, 3 sculptures and an installation with more than 300 drawings and dresses made by the artist. She was recognized by the Community Action Partnership award for her creation of an arts program for youth and by the Blair Dickinson Memorial Prize from Yale.