María Escalona is an artist in-between cultures, nationalities, and places.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, she immigrated to Canada at 19 to study arts. Her work reacts, questions, and responds to the social tissue we live in, and is deeply rooted in her Venezuelan origins and inspired from her Canadian present. Her artistic practice explores the visual, linguistic, textile, and print media realms following the idea that being lost is not necessarily a bad thing. She then creates art that is sensible, yet critical; simple, yet intricate; from elsewhere, yet from here.
Presently, she is completing her Major in Fibres and Materials at Concordia University. Her artworks, essays, and articles have been featured at the VAV Gallery, The Concordian, the feminist collective Soy Nosotras, Bidgala, and Art Matters Festival. She currently is the Director of Editorial Content at Bidgala and the Outreach Coordinator for the Art Matters Festival.