Maria Calandra


MFA 2006, Painting, Cornell University
BFA 1999, Painting, Ohio University

Solo Exhibitions
Wall Drawing, Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, NY
Maria Calandra – New Drawings, Sardine, Brooklyn, NY
SPACES, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV
Pencil in the Studio, Sardine, Brooklyn, NY
Recent Paintings, Frank L Melaga Museum, Brownsville, PA
4 Sections, Moffit Cancer Center, Contemporary Art Museum of The University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Select Group Exhibitions
Summer Show, curated by Adrianne Rubenstein and Janine Jablonski, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR (forthcoming)
Door #3, three person show, curated by Melissa Brown, Essex Flowers, New York, New York FURTHER, three person show, George Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
EM-DASH, three person show, Ampersand Gallery, Portland, OR
Park, Public Address Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Meet the Parents, Essex Flowers, New York, NY

💥 🎢 ☀ 🏖 🌈 🐳 🌋 , Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY The Mushroom Show, curated by Letha Wilson, Upstate, NY

Three Person Exhibition, General Hardware Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Actually Weird, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY


Weekend, Mindy Solomon, Miami, FL
Squared x2, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA Parting and Together, Greenpoint Hill, Brooklyn, NY
Secret Life of Plants, Freight and Volume, New York, NY Wythe Collection, Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, NY
Salami Salon, ROE Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Woman Artists for Women’s Rights, Safe Gallery, Brooklyn, NY The Oasis, Gitler &_____, New York, NY
Summer Flats, Shrine, New York, NY
Super Sketchy, Alleyoop Projects, New York, NY

Inaugural Exhibition, Romeo, New York, NY
World Made by Hand, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY
Your Bad Self, Arts and Leisure, New York, NY
HOUSE, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Salon Society Edition 2, curated by Fabiola Alondra, Brooklyn, NY #FFFF2 (Fifteen Fragments For Feature), White Columns, New York
I am What I am Not Yet, Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY
Mercury Rising, Mulherin New York, New York, NY
Wagers, Essex Flowers, New York, NY
Key Party, Orgy Park, Brooklyn, NY
Moore College of Art Design, Philadelphia, PA
By Invitation Only, Kinz + Tillou Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
SPRING/BREAK, Old School, New York, New York
HKJB: Genesis Forward Battery, Underdonk, Broooklyn, NY
Typhoon Haiyan Relief Auction, The Lodge, NY, NY
Cat Camp, Helper, Brooklyn, NY
Portraits of Fern, Norte Maar, Brooklyn, NY
Giacometti and Contemporary Drawing, Norte Maar, Brooklyn, NY
Thank You, curated by Adam Parker Smith, Lu Magnus Gallery, NY, NY 2012
Peaces on Earth, Daily Operation/Sardine, Brooklyn, NY
Summer Group Show, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Can’t Stop Rock Lobster, Shoot The Lobster/Martos gallery, New York, NY WAVERS, curated by EJ Hauser and Rob Nadeau, Brooklyn, NY
Haywire, STOREFRONT, Brooklyn, NY
Temporary Antumbra Zone, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
New Year, New Work, New Faces, STOREFRONT, Brooklyn, NY
Painting Comes Alive, ArtJail, New York, NY
World’s Greatest, Daily Operation, Brooklyn, NY
Time Bandits 111, POI, Brooklyn, NY

Guest Lecture and Visiting Artist

SVA, New York, NY
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Columbia University, New York, NY
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY SVA, New York, New York
New School, New York, New York
Fordham University, New York, NY
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxvillle, NY California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA Hunter College, New York, New York
Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV Cuddleworks, Reno, NV


Maake Magazine, 2017
Fukt Magazine for Contemporary Drawing, 2015


Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, NY
Florida Gulf Coast Museum, Largo, FL

Awards and Residencies

2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 Nominated for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant
2016, Wythe Hotel Residency, Brooklyn, NY
2015, 2013 DNA Summer Residency, Provincetown, MA
2004-2006 Art Fellowship, Cornell University


Mentioned in the New York Times for Inaugural Group Exhibition at Romeo. Roberta Smith, April 22, 2016 Listed as one of the “12 Talents shaping the future of New York City’s culture”. 20th Anniversary Issue, Time Out, September 23, 2015 Jennifer Coates, Review, Time Out New York, June 19, 2015
Howard Halle. Critic’s Pic. Time Out New York, June 15, 2015
James Kalm. Pencil in the Studio at Sardine. June 29, 2013

Xico Greenwald. Inside the Artist’s Studio. New York Sun. May 23, 2013
Lizzie Simon. Absorbing Inspiration From Her Fellow Artists. Wall Street Journal. May 20, 2013
Sharon Butler. Giacometti in Bushwick: “Art, reality and the myth of life became one”. Two Coats of Paint. February 23, 2013
James Kalm. Giacometti and a Selection of Contemporary Drawings at NORTE MAAR. February 3, 2013 v=866NdQWOblY&feature=share&list=UUMpcK_m6Z23e0QvIn8dk8hg
Bret Baker. Painters’ Table: Top 10 Best Posts: May 2012. Huffington Post. June 15, 2012 posts_b_1596517.html#s1092893&title=Ariel_Dill_Studio
Bret Baker. Painters’ Table: Top 10 Best Posts, August 2011. Huffington Post. September 20, 2011 preview_b_963293.html#s361735&title=EJ_Hauser_Studio