maria sprowls

María Sprowls Cervantes is a Mexican New York-based visual artist and photographer interested in chance encounters and the realm of relationships, the realistic aspects of love, and adjacent crises. She flirts with the boundaries of social and cultural conventions, finding a way to re-signify them. María works primarily with photography while encompassing performance, textiles, and text-based work.

She has a background in Communication Arts focused in Semiotics of cinema and visual media, and earned an MFA in Photography from Parsons The New School for Design.

She was awarded with the Stimulus Program for the Creation and Artistic Development Grant by the Instituto Queretano de la Cultura y las Artes from Mexico. Her work has been exhibited at venues such as Aperture Gallery (New York City), Umbrella Arts Gallery (New York City), United Photo industries (Brooklyn), Bibliotèque Departamentale Gaston Défferre (Marseille), The State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), at the Pingyao International Photography Festival (China), Museo de la Ciudad (Mexico), Galería Libertad (Queretaro), Atelier de Visu (Marseille), Temple University (Philadelphia) among others.