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Maria Spiess

Maria Spiess

Profile Location
Lincoln , NE
Artist Statement

My creative decisions come from a range of experiences and curiosities about people, memory, and time. For me, ceramic material represents permanence while other materials present in my installations and sculptures are much less so. I typically work in repetition to create a large quantity of small objects to fill a space. This space could be that of a small sculpture or the space of a room for viewers to explore. Repetition is important to me. When processes are learned and repeated we develop muscle memory. For my work, once muscle memory is utilized, I am able to repeat a process, creating multiples of objects or shapes while letting my consciousness wander between the meditative state of the physical act of making and what I find to be the harder work: dealing with the monotony of repetition and the question I keep circling back to – Is it really worth it? I let this question along with others circle in my mind through the journey from start to finish of each piece. My current work explores spacial experience, discovery, serendipity, quiet, nothingness, anxiety, and the feeling of slow time. I make and arrange objects to create spaces which are familiar yet not exactly like they are in nature. These places are, in some way, less accessible to us – or our time there is significantly limited.

Maria is the Cooper Foundation Artist In Residence.

Mixed Media

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Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Lindsey Day
G.V. Kelley
Elise Loomis
Maria Spiess
11/1/19 to 12/28/19
Multiple Mediums
Maria Spiess
2/7/20 to 2/28/20
Multiple Mediums
Jim Aden
Liana Agnew
Joel Anderson
Mark Arnold
Michael Ashley
Posey Bacopoulos
Shawn Teseo Ballarin
Green Bee
Jessica Brandl
Wes Brown
Matt Bukrey
Larry Buller
Donna Burdic
Anne Burton
Elaine Buss
Jen Carlson
Neil Celani
Austin Coudriet
Drew Curtright
Lindsey Day
Amanda Durig
Adrienne Eliades
Paul Eshelman
Katelyn Farneth
Lynette Fast
Anna Gadek
PJ Hargraves
Mark Hargraves
Sarah Jentsch
Kyle Johns
G.V. Kelley
Josh Knutson
Mary Koziol
Brad Krieger
Louis LaBudda
Lynn Latta
Clay Leonard
Sam Loeffler
Carol Long
Anika Major
Susan McGilvrey
Tom Meyers
Catie Miller
Katie Nieland
Kyle Nobles
Samantha Oliver
Sarah Olsen
Cathy Patterson
Christy Puetz
Brittany Rea
Sarah Rowe
Sophia Ruppert
Erin Ryan
Agnes Seebass
Sarah Shoot
José Sierra
Sarah Smelser
Shannon Smith
Maria Spiess
Susan Stark-Johnson
Evan Stoler
Patty Talbert
Harry Tompkin
Tara Tonsor
April White
Tara Dawley
11/6/20 to 12/30/20
Multiple Mediums
Luke Huling
Nathan Murray
Amanda Durig
Anne Burton
Arjan Zazueta
Bartholomew Lynch
Bill Shaffer
Bri Murphy
Brett Anderson
Brian Kluge
Chris Rudasill
Cody Weber
Drew Lueders
Dandee Pattee
Elise Loomis
Erica Green
Gerit Grimm
G.V. Kelley
Heather Jo Davis
Jason Piccoli
Jen Graham
Jenni Brant
Jon Love
Jordan Buschur
Kari Radasch
Kate Running
Katelyn Farneth
Katie Taylor Frisch
Kristen Martincic
Kristin Powers Nowlin
Liana Owad
Lindsey Day
Lori Tatreau
Maria Spiess
Matt Bukrey
Matthew Dercole
McKenzie Phelps
Michael Ian Larsen
Naomi Mostkoff
Neil Celani
Nora Rolf
Owen Buffington
PJ Hargraves
Roxanne Jackson
Sarah Logan
Sara Truman
Stephanie Leach Vendetti
Susan Stark-Johnson
Taylor Woolwine
Tracy Shell
Trudie Teijink
3/4/22 to 5/27/22
Multiple Mediums

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