Maria Phillips is an artist and educator based in Seattle, Washington.
Phillips work is a manifestation of the overlap between home and studio. Attuned to the inconspicuous beauty awaiting in the random encounters and habitual rhythms of the domestic space, Phillips leverages these observations into work that considers experience as material, whether wearable, sculptural, or some place in between.
In addition to her studio practice, Maria lectures widely, serves as a guest critic and teaches workshops at various programs throughout the country. Born in St. Louis, MO, Maria received her BA from Loyola University in New Orleans and her MFA from the University of Washington in Seattle. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Art and Design New York, the Renwick Gallery - Smithsonian American Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Rotassa Foundation and numerous private collections. Maria’s work has been published in the books The Art of Enameling, 1000 Rings and 500 Brooches and The Penland book of Jewelry in which she wrote a chapter on the process of Electroforming. She recently was awarded the John and Joyce Price Award of Excellence for her work in the Bellevue Arts Museum Biennial.