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About the Artist

Maria Phillips is a metalsmith living in Seattle. She received her M.F.A. in 1997 from the University of Washington. She has exhibited at Facere Gallery (Seattle), SOFA (Chicago), the Smithsonian Museum, and Susan Cummins Gallery among other venues. Maria was the 2001 recipient of the American Craft Emerging Artist Grant and received second place in the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founders Prize from the Society of Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA. Additionally, Phillips received a Merit Award at the Craftman’s Choice Smithsonian Craft Show (2002), was a Poncho Artist-in-Residence at Pratt Fine Arts (1999) and won ‘Best of Show’ at Glass + Metal: 4th International Enamel Exhibition (1999) and at San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum (1997). Maria has recently lectured about her work at the State University of New York, New Paltz, the Cranbrook Academy of Art, and was recently a visiting instructor at 92nd Street Y (New York City) and Visiting Professor at the University of Washington. In addition, Maria was a recent artist-in-residence at Penland School of Crafts and the Arts/Industry program at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.