A native of Long Island, Espacia Maria actively exhibits in many art related gallery shows, auctions and events both nationally and internationally. She works for clients in New York City and across the country. She also had shown her work globally, as far away as South Korea. She was awarded a fellowship and hand selected for a renowned art residency at The Chautauqua Institution in upstate New York, as well as a full scholarship to the Vermont Studio Center. She also participated in a Rotary International Exchange for a month where she learned about the culture. Besides being emersed into the culture they introduced to us artists and viewed thier art. Also, we created several different art creations using South Korean traditional art techniques. Espacia Maria's paintings are in several private as well as permanent collections. She concentrates on plein air and abstract painting and has shown at numerous galleries in the Northeast of the United States. Espacia Maria was named “Best in Show” at the Northport Plein Air event. In perhaps her best achievement yet, she was chosen to be in the exclusive Heckscher Museum of Art Long Island Biennial.
Aside from painting, Espacia Maria enjoys teaching art, yoga, dancing, poetry and chess. She lives and works in Long Island, New York.