Maria Dimanshtein creates mixed media work about what it means to be a human in the context of the Universe. It is poetic, intimate and based on her own adventures and states of being. She explores the themes of sexuality, romance, darkness and liberation from social norms. She is using images and words to acquire a voice and learn to express her true thoughts and feelings. Especially when they seem to fall outside of the safe traditional discourse.
Northern Illinois University
Master of Fine Arts, 2013
University of Illinois at Chicago
Bachelor of Arts, 2004