Maria Möller is a Philadelphia-based socially engaged artist who seeks to distill narrative from fact and interpret how story and place can reflect our innermost longings and collective hopes. Rooted in a background in theatre and photography, her work includes site-specific installations, participatory interventions, and community-based events. Her work has been shown in the Philadelphia area at galleries such as the Painted Bride, Street Road Artists Space, Little Berlin, and the Esther Klein Gallery – but she has more often exhibited in alternative spaces such as street corners, empty lots, markets, libraries, and motels.
SELECTED PROJECTS
2020 See You Soon. Philadelphia
2017-2018 One Last Time. RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency). Philadelphia
2017-2018 #SignsoftheTimes. Facebook and Spring Arts District, Philadelphia
2017 Tell Me Something Good. Philadelphia Association of CDCs. Kensington, Philadelphia
2015-2017 75º West/75º Oeste (with Daniel Urrea). Philadelphia/Medellín
2015 CBD (Chinese Business District). A Studio in the Woods. New Orleans
2014 Playing with a Full Deck (with Nick Cassway). The Center for Emerging Visual Artists. North Philadelphia
2013-2014 Hexamer Redux. East Kensington, Philadelphia    
2013 The House That Was Here. Point Breeze, Philadelphia                                       
2012 The 9th Street Haat. The Italian Market, South Philadelphia
2012 The Kensington Riots Project (with Jebney Lewis). Crane Arts White Space and on-site, Kensington, Philadelphia
2010 Where you are, where I am, where we’d like to be (with Jebney Lewis). The Space Savers Project, Fishtown, Philadelphia
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2019 Beauties of the Common Tool. Gravy Studio, Philadelphia
2019 Open Lens V. Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia
2018 Winged Woman: The Art of Arlene Love and Contemporary Parallels. InLiquid. The Painted Bride, Philadelphia
2017 Value Content/Valor Contenido.The Bok Building, Philadelphia
2016 back, forth. Street Road Artists Space. Cochranville, PA
2016 24 Hour Liminal. Street Road Artists Space. Cochranville, PA (solo exhibition)
2016 Far to Go. The Christiana Motel. Christiana, PA (solo exhibition)
2016 Valor Contenido/Value Content. Parque Biblioteca La Quintana and El Centro Desarrollo Cultural de Moravia
2016 Seldom Seen. The Painted Bride, Philadelphia
2015 The Center is the Vision of an endless self-wowness. Popup Artshop. Barranquilla, Colombia
2015 Art is Ageless. The Center for Emerging Visual Artists. Philadelphia
2015 50+from Philly/25 from Medellín. Casa Tres Patios, Medellín, Colombia and 319 N. 11th Street, Philadelphia
2014 Manufacturing Fire. Little Berlin, Philadelphia
2011 The Space Savers Project (with Jebney Lewis). The EKG Space, Philadelphia
2010 Slideluck Potshow. The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center   
2009 NEXUSradio. NEXUS foundation for today’s art, Philadelphia
RESIDENCIES AND GRANTS
2017 RAIR, Residency
2015 The Puffin Foundation, Grant
2015 Casa Tres Patios, Residency
2015 A Studio in the Woods, Flint and Steel Residency
2015 The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, NewCourtland Fellowship
2014 The Leeway Foundation, Art and Change Grant
2014 Finalist, A Blade of Grass, Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art
2013 Percent for Art Program, Philadelphia Development Authority,
Fund for Art and Civic Engagement Grant
2012 The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Triple I Award
2011 The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Discovery Grant
2011 The Leeway Foundation, Art and Change Grant
2005-2006 The CEC, New Edge Residency
2005-2007 Swarthmore College, Artist in Residence
1996, 1999, 2002 Naya Theatre, Bhopal, India, Guest Artist
EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts (Acting), Temple University
Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia