Maria was born in 1988 and she lives and works in Slovakia.

Despite studying restoration and archeology, her preferred artistic medium is photography. From 2010 to the present, the immediacy of Maria’s photographic instinct continues to garner international acclaim and is setting new precedents in photographic expression.
The recipient of several prestigious awards (including Hasselblad Masters Award), her solo and group exhibitions have placed her among the vanguard of her contemporaries, attracting features in Vogue, Forbes, CNN, The Guardian, and publications around the world; her work is frequently in the limelight of social media.
Maria’s reputation also earned her a spot on the coveted 30 under 30 Forbes list as well as a commission for a billboard-sized promotion on the massive Taipei 101 tower, in Taiwan.
In 2019, Apple commission her to create an exclusive photography series shot by iPhone.

Maria’s distinctive style departs from traditional portraiture and focuses on experimentation with space, color, and atmosphere. Taking an interest in communist-era architecture and public spaces, Maria transforms each scene with a modern freshness that highlights the depth and range of her creative palette.
The human body throughout her oeuvre is more or less a peripheral afterthought, often portrayed as aloof and demure rather than substantive.
Carefully composed figures create thematic, dream-like scenes with ordinary objects.
Her images hold a silent tension that hints at emergent possibilities under the lilt of clean and smooth surfaces.

There is often a sense of cool detachment and liminality in Maria’s work.
Routine actions such as exercise, doctor appointments, and domestic tasks are reframed with a visual purity that is soothing and symmetrical and at times reverberant with an ethereal stillness.
The overall effect evokes a contemplative silence in an extended moment of promise and
awareness – a quality difficult to achieve in the rapid pace of modern life.
Maria’s postmodern vision boldly articulates a dialog that compels the viewer to respond to the mystery, loneliness, and isolation of the human experience.
Nevertheless, deeply embedded within the aqueous pastels, Maria’s compositions hold to a celebratory elegance that transforms the viewer’s gaze into an enduring reverence for life’s simple beauty.

Solo exbhibitions
2019 Yesterday’s Future, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, U.S.A.
2019 Swimming Pool, Lotte Gallery, South Korea
2019 Swimming Pool, Collective, Slovakia
2019 Swimming Pool, MMAM Museum, Minesota, U.S.A.
2018 Asia Premiere_Expo solo show of the whole work, Art Angle Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2018 Swimming Pool, Clube de Criativos de Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal
2018 Swimming Pool, Delpozo Store, London, United Kingdom
2018 Swimming Pool, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, Idaho, U.S.A.
2017 Swimming Pool, Leica Gallery, Miami, U.S.A.
2017 Snow Pool, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, U.S.A.
2017 Swimming Pool, Fotomaton Festival, Orihuela, Spain
2017 Swimming Pool, Leica Gallery, Rome, Italy
2017 Swimming Pool, Leica Gallery, Bologna, Italy
2016 Swimming Pool, Plenum Gallery, Catania, Sicily

Group exhibitions
2018 Wheather, D Museum, South Korea
2016 Talent Latent, Tarragona, Spain
2015 Polish International Exhibition, Poland

Art fairs
2020 Photo Basel, Alex Schelsinger Gallery, Switzerland
2020 Art Madrid Fair, Gallery BAT, Madrid, Spain
2020 Art Wynwood, Contessa Gallery, Miami, U.S.A.
2019 Art Madrid Fair, Gallery BAT, Madrid, Spain
2019 Photo Basel, Alex Schelsinger Gallery, Switzerland
2019 Art Miami, Contessa Gallery, Miami, U.S.A.
2019 Art Fair Washington DC, Momentun Fine Art, U.S.A.
2018 Art Miami, Contessa Gallery, Miami, U.S.A.
2018 Art fair Japan, Momentum Fine Art Gallery, Hong Kong, Japan
2017 Scope Art Show, Art Miami, Miami, U.S.A.
2017 Foto Istanbul Festival, Istanbul
2017 Zona Maco Foto, Mexico City, Mexico
2017 Photo Independent Art Fair, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
2017 ART OVRAG, the 7th international festival of the new urban culture, Vyksa, Russia
2016 PhotoVogue Festival, Vogue Italy, Milan, Italy
2016 Talent Latent, Tarragona, Spain