"S William Street" by Chinon Maria

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"S William Street" by Chinon Maria


Hand Embellished Street Sign, authentic and decommissioned

Dimensions 42" x 9", solid metal

Signed and dated by artist

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Chinòn Maria was born and raised in the Green Mountains of Vermont. She first began cultivating her creative path by secretly drawing and painting on the walls of her home. She attended the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art in France, undergraduate programs through the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated with a BFA from Montana State University. Previously a professional alpine skier, Chinòn Maria began a career in the arts immediately after her retirement from competitive sports at 24.

Her Colombian roots have greatly impacted her use of a vibrant colorful palette while her life long influences of drag queens, urban street art, textile design, the golden age of animation and the fashion industry are present throughout her work. Committed to the social responsibility of being an artist, much of her work sheds light on topics concerning the perceptions of gender, race and sexuality. An advocate of art education for children, Chinòn Maria regularly involves communities to be part of her murals to actively inspire youth through creativity.

Today, she splits her time between New York and Europe. She likes to skip, wear big bows, and sometimes red lipstick.
Chinòn Maria has exhibited her work internationally in galleries and on walls throughout North America, South America and Europe.