Abstraction is my way to see and understand the world, and to create visual tales of the mind. My
work gives physical form to mental reality, finding patterns and understanding connections,
recollecting memories and emotions.

I am inspired by the visual power of markings and rhythms of colors, lines, and shapes that I see on
urban streets and in nature.

Using a variety of techniques, I transform mental pictures derived from my observations. In my work, I
explore the narrative potentials of oil painting and mixed media sculpture, the rhythms of colors, layers
and transparencies, and the visual possibilities of materials, forms and textures.


Born in Italy, Maria Morabito grew up in Rome and now makes her home in Manhattan. It was in Rome
that Maria developed her love for abstraction, painting and sculpture, and for organic forms, biological
systems, nature, architecture and history.

Maria has exhibited nationally and internationally, including in New York's Chelsea neighborhood. Her
work is represented in several public and private collections in the United States and Europe. She is
the recipient of various awards, including one from Robert Storr, Dean of the Yale School of Art.

Maria studied at the University of Cincinnati, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the
School of Visual Arts in New York.
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