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Maria R. Prainito-Winczner
prainitomaria@gmail.com

Education

2006    MFA in Visual Art, Vermont College, Montpelier, VT.

1995     BFA in Visual Art, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI.

1994    New York Studio Program, New York, NY.

Solo Exhibitions

2013

Idealization of the Suburban Frontier, A- Smith Gallery, Huntington Woods MI.

2012

Utopia, Birmingham Unitarian Church, Birmingham MI.

2010

Functions of Everyday life, Case Cafe Gallery, Detroit MI.

2006

The Booth of Contingent Jeopardy and Hedonistic Delight, Motor City Brewing, Detroit, MI.

Celebrity Makeovers, Alumni hall Centers Gallery, Detroit, MI.

Thesis Exhibition, Wood Gallery, Montpelier, VT.

2004

MP, BBAC, Birmingham, MI.

Thick and Juicy, Madonna University, Livonia, MI.

2002

Primary, Tangent Gallery, Detroit MI.

Group Exhibitions

2017

Whitdel Arts Members Exhibition, The Gallery, Detroit, MI

2017 Alumni Exhibition, Valade Gallery, Detroit, MI.

Love Library: Let’s talk about love, baby, Zygote Press Gallery, Cleveland, OH.

2016

Midwest Artists, Genesis Art, Chicago, IL.

Smallish 2, The Gallery, Detroit, MI.

Annual Postcard show, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

ESAS Exhibition, Community Building, St Clair Shores, MI

Summer, The Gallery, Detroit, MI.

2015

Small Show, The Gallery, Detroit, MI.

Faculty Show, The Gallery, Detroit, MI.

2013

Let’s talk about Love, Printed Matter Inc. New Year, NY.

Art for the Holiday, DAM, Detroit, MI.

The Untold Story, JCC, West Bloomfield, MI.

2012

Mix, Mingle & Mack, Aide’s Project, Ferndale, MI.

Oak Tree, My Backyard, Curator George N’Namdi, Valade Gallery, Detroit. MI.

2011

Constant Flux, Art Effect, Detroit, MI.

The April Invitational: Metro Detroit Family, Art Effect, Detroit, MI.

Women and Their Landscapes, The Garage, San Diego, CA.

The Welcoming Party, Art Effect, Detroit, MI

Shalom Street, JCC, The Center, West Bloomfield, MI.

2010

2010 Art for the Holidays, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI.

Let’s talk about love, baby, nine and a half days staring love Librarians Harare Chapter: Munyaradzi Mazarire and Gareth Nyandora, Curated by Raphael Chikukwa at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, in Harare, Zimbabwe.

From Our Perspectives: A National Women’s Exhibition, Wallace Smith Theatre Gallery, Farmington Hills, MI.

Artworks, New Center, Detroit, MI.Let’s talk about love, baby, nine and a half days staring love Librarians Chicago Chapter: Sarah Wagner and Jon Brumit, at the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, Chicago, IL.

Under the Watchful Eye, Janice Charach Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI.

The Art of the Artist’s Book, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI.

2009

Holiday Exhibition, Janice Charach Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI.

New Artist, New Works, Janice Charach Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI.

Staff Meeting, Centers Gallery, Detroit, MI.

Mid West Aids Project, Ferndale, MI.

2008   

Lotion + Salve + Mud + Shit = Paint, Garage, San Diego CA.

4th year anniversary Exhibition, Brewery, Detroit, MI.

From our Perspective A National Women’s Exhibition, Smith Theatre Gallery, Farmington Hills, MI.

Andres Serrano Picks Detroit, Centers Gallery, Detroit, MI.

Whole Foods, The Space, Long Island City, NY.

They Practice What they Teach: A Selection of Recent Paintings from Michigan College and University Faculty, Saginaw Art Museum MI.

Spirit of Detroit, Detroit Artist market, Detroit, MI.

Rubberneckers, A.N. Bush Gallery, Salem, OR.

Mid West Aids Project, Ferndale, MI

2007

Dally in the Alley, Dally Gallery Art Auction, Detroit, MI.

8 Days in June, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, Detroit, MI.

Mid West Aids Project, Ferndale, MI.

2006

Brighton International Film Festival, Brighton, MI.

That DAM Box Show, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI.

Faculty Exhibition, Wayne State University Art Gallery, Detroit, MI.

The Booth of Contingent Jeopardy and Hedonistic Delight, Motor City Brewing, Detroit, MI.

Mid West Aids Project, Ferndale, MI.

2005

Eat, Sugar, Send, Money, Nonsense gallery, Lakewood, OH.

AX4 Fine Art Gallery, Detroit MI.

Mid West Aids Project, Ferndale, MI.

2004

AX3 Fine Art Gallery, Detroit MI.

2003

Actual Size, Detroit Contemporary, Detroit MI.

Beyond Words, Mary Grove, Detroit MI.

AX2, Fine Art Gallery, Detroit MI.

Detroit and Miami, Village Arts, FL.

2002

Group, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI.

AX, U245 Gallery, Detroit, MI.

2000

Alumni, Center Gallery, Detroit, MI.

Actual Size, Detroit Contemporary, Detroit MI.

Honors and Awards

2010 Beautification Award, Huntington Woods, MI.

2010 Wallace Smith Theatre Gallery, Best of Show.

2008 Wallace Smith Theatre Gallery, Purchase Award.

1995 Art on the Move, Grant.

1994 New York Studio Program, Residency.

1994 Matilda Wilson, Grant.

1993 American Business Women’s Association, Troy MI.

1992 American Business Women’s Association, Troy MI.

1992 Detroit Women’s Painter and Sculpture, Detroit MI

Selected Collections

Oakland Community College

Richard Golden

Rachel Kukes-Swartz

Publication

“Seven/to/Three”, The Best in Art, Design, Photo, & Video. July 2011.

“Stage & Canvas”, The Real Detroit. December 21, 2010.

“What’s Going On”, Detroit Free Press. June 25, 2008.

“Art and Design”, half hour segment on Detroit’s

WMTV5, Ch. 22, Nov. 17 – Dec. 17, 2007.

Area Zinc, online arts magazine, Vol. 1, Madrid, Spain 2007.

Livraison, Vol. 3, Stockholm, Sweden 2007.

The Bleeding Edge of Art in Detroit”, by Dave Nelson. growdetroit.com, Dec. 2, 2006.

“In the Box/Out of the Box: That DAM Box Show”, thedetroiter.com, Sept. 2006.

Hunger Mountain: Vermont College Journal Issue #9, Fall 2006.

“Back to Basics”, Metro Times, May 5, 2002.

“Sculptures invite Viewers to Play”, Art & Entertainment, Eccentric, Dec 28, 1995.