In Conversation with Maria Berrío

María Berrío (Colombian, born 1982), Anemochory, 2019

Premiering Thursday, January 21 / 6pm

Virtual Conversation premieres at 6 pm on the Norton’s YouTube channel. 

Artist Maria Berrío, whose art is the subject of the 2021 RAW (Recognition of Art by Women) exhibition, Esperando mientras la noche florece (Waiting for the Night to Bloom) joins Cheryl Brutvan, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Glenn W. and Cornelia T. Bailey Curator of Contemporary Art, for a virtual walk-through conversation about her remarkable paintings.

This program continues a series of conversations between Cheryl Brutvan, Director of Curatorial Affairs / Glenn W. and Cornelia T. Bailey Curator of Contemporary Art, and artists participating in the RAW (Recognition of Art by Women) program at the Norton Museum of Art. Artists have included Jenny Saville, Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Phyllida Barlow.


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About María Berrío

María Berrío

Maria Berrío’s work explores contemporary themes of displacement through a visual vocabulary that employs both lifelike depictions and magical realism. The evolution of her work from fantastic to realistic environments focuses on the theme of survival and other universal struggles, with images of women and the natural world to offer hope as she reflects on the effects of this extraordinary time in our existence. Inspired by her own family’s history leaving her native Bogotá, Colombia, Berrío promotes the resilience of women – as mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends.