Maria was born in 1977, in Limassol, Cyprus. She studied painting and sculpting under the guidance of the acclaimed Cypriot artist Pampos Michlis and with the help of the sculptor Panicos Spanos, and established her own practice as a clay sculptor.
Maria tests the limits of ceramic art in line with the human figure. Mainly interested in the female body, Maria liberates her subjects from conventions of beauty and gender. In an equal tone, Maria’s male figures communicate a deep sense of emotion. Her work is strongly influenced by mythological and archaeological elements, as she meticulously studies archeological artefacts. Therefore, by adopting the traditional concept of the nude, Maria twists it around and makes it her own.
Maria has participated in a number of exhibitions such the “Arts Festival”, Old Port of Limassol, Cyprus (2019); “Collective Memories”, Limassol Municipal Arts Centre Apothikes Papadaki (2021); “Human mobility through the ages”, Cornaro Arts Center, Limassol (2021); “SHE”, Exhibit 8 (2022). She has public sculptures in Ayia Napa Sculpture Park, Cyprus; St Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus; Central Prison, The Imprisoned Graves, Nicosia, Cyprus; and Protaras, Kalifi, Cyprus.