María Schön paints large scale vistas that reference human figuration. Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, of Venezuelan parents, the images in her landscapes — inspired by a deeply felt relationship with the tropical landscapes of Venezuela — always exhibit a deep connection in subject and atmospheric sensuality to her South American roots. Her works are about memory of natural environment and nostalgia for a landscape where she enjoyed a sense of place. They are personal yet they transcend into universal themes, especially those related to the power of Nature and the Feminine.
Schön’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums in the United States and abroad. She holds a BFA degree in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA degree in Film Production from New York University. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including being named “Academy Fellow” to the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences during her film studies at NYU. Her works are found in the collections of Mayo Clinic, Citibank, Johnson & Johnson, as well as other corporate and private collections in Italy, Venezuela, Mexico and the United States.