Maria Katzman, born and raised in Wilmette, IL, received her BFA from The Kansas City Art Institute in 1984, and her MFA from Yale University in 1988.  She was awarded a fellowship to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture between her undergraduate and graduate school years.  Several years after moving to New York City, Maria established a studio in Woodstock, New York and was an artist in residence during the summers, at the Byrdcliffe Artist’s Colony, from 2006- 2011.  In the summer of 2012, she traveled to Turkey to paint at the “Babayan Culture House,” an Artist in Residence Program in Cappadocia.  

Her exhibitions include “A View Of Woodstock,” at the WFG Gallery, in Woodstock, NY, and “Quiet Time,” a one-person exhibition of her Cabin Paintings, at Greene County Council on the Arts in Catskill, New York. She exhibited her Cabin series in a one-person show at Adelphi University in Long Island, NY.  Additionally, her work has been shown in the Hudson Valley, New York City, and throughout the country including the Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock, NY, Windham Fine Arts Gallery, Windham, NY, Catskill Mountain Foundation, Hunter, NY, Bowery Gallery, NYC, Artists Space, NYC, New York University, NYC, Wendy Cooper Gallery Madison, WI, and the Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA.  

Maria lives and works in New York City where she has taught art to children and adults for over twenty years.  For the 2017-2018 school year, Maria taught art and design to middle school students at the American Community School of Athens in Halandri, Athens Greece.  Currently, Maria teaches after-school art classes, workshops, and a summer art program through On-Site Art, a company she founded in 2018.