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Maria Cornejo Cisneros

Visiting Instructor


Maria de Los Angeles, (b.1988, Mexico) is a New York City based multidisciplinary artist engaged primary with drawing and painting. De Los Angeles addreses migration, displacement, identity, and otherness through incorporating drawing, painting, performance art and fashion.
De Los Angeles was awarded the Blair Dickinson Memorial Prize by Yale University in 2015, for her artwork and role in her community. She was an artists in residence at El Museo del Barrio (2017), Mana Contemporary (2015-2017), and Los Angeles County Museum (2018). In 2018 she had her first solo museum exhibition titled Transcending Myths at the Schneider Museum of Art. In addition to the following group exhibitions: “People I Love Who are Far Away,” at Etay Gallery, “Internalized Borders” at John Jay College, “Citizen” at St. John’s University, and ” Half Human” at The Clemente. Her work is currently on view at LACMA’s exhibition “A Universal History of Infamy: Those of this America” curated by Vincent Ramos, and Her Hands at Robert Mann Gallery in Manhattan, and Ojala at East Harlem Hunter Gallery.

She received her MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University School of Art (2015), a BFA in painting from Pratt institute (2013), and an associates degree in painting from Santa Rosa Junior College (2010).