Maria R. Schneider

Contact Information

Phone: 610-909-5286

Studio & Gallery

1800 N American Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19122

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Drawing/Mixed Media

Archived Works

Artist's Biography

Maria Schneider’s art is characterized by graphic simplicity and conceptual undertones. A native of Madrid, Spain, Schneider studied at The Art Student League in New York, NY, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She is a member of NextFab, a makers-space in Philadelphia, where she works with lasers, LED lighting, and other technologies which she incorporates in her artistic practice. Previously, she completed a Law Degree and an MBA, disciplines that now inform her work. Drawing and experimentation have always been central to her artistic practice in which she marries art and technology using basic elements of drawing and simple lighting techniques. Her new ventures into photography use layering ideas to create mystical landscapes of color and shape. Her work is part of several corporate collections – CubeSmart, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, AIR Communities, Rhino Investments, Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer, Lincoln Harris, myCIO, as well as private collections. She has exhibited at the Barnes Foundation, Rowan University, Pennsylvania State Museum, Philadelphia City Hall, CFEVA, several Philadelphia downtown galleries, as well as at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI, and Samara Gallery in Houston, TX.

Artist's Statement

Using laser-engraved plexiglass, paint, wood and LED lighting, I portray, in juxtaposed images, the morphing neighborhoods of cities, the contrasting realities of the urban landscape in the 21st century presenting their past and the present through the buildings that mark the changing realities of these urban environments.

Drawing from archival collections, gathered images and photographs, I digitally manipulate architectural views that I laser-print on LED-lighted acrylic layers, juxtaposing them to represent urban landscapes where economic realities, past and present, are mixed.

Selected Exhibitions

YOU ARE HERE, Park Towne Place, Curated by Clare Finin, Philadelphia, PA

Sculpture in the Glenn III (Invitational), Gladwyn, PA, Curated by Rachel Zimmerman

ArtBar, Sonesta, Philadelphia, PA

InLiquid Benefit 2020, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2018 - 2019
InLiquid at the Girard, Philadelphia, PA

CFEVA at the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Philadelphia, PA

Constructing a Body, InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Light and Language, InLiquid at Park Towne Place, Philadelphia, PA

CFEVA @ The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Spectral Light and Color, Samara Gallery, Houston, TX

Grand Prix Gala, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Professional Artists Exhibit, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Juror: John Shipman

Venturef0rth, Philadelphia, PA

M Spring Gala Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Simulate/Permeate, InLiquid at Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ
Curators: Mary Salvante, Mat Tomezsko

42nd Annual Exhibition, Notre Dame de Namur Academy, Villanova, PA

Art Encounters,, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA

Jewels and Treasures, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Juror: Eileen Tognini

41st Annual Exhibition, Notre Dame de Namur Academy, Villanova, PA

Punto y Raya, The Wawa Corporation, Wawa, PA
Curator: Susana Amundarain

Professional Artists’ Exhibit, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

40th Annual Exhibition, Notre Dame de Namur Academy, Villanova, PA

Artist Equity at GoggleWorks, Reading, PA
Curator: Lisa Tremper Hanover, Director of the Michener Art Museum

Carpe Diem: Diálogo 365, Art at City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Anabelle Rodriguez-Lawton

Professional Artist Exhibit, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Collaborative 34, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Francine Shore

Diálogo 365, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Anabelle Rodriguez-Lawton

Following the Line, Art at City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Curators: Amie Potsic, Ona Kalstein

ArtPrize 2011, Monroe Mall (Civic Theater), Grand Rapids, MI

Art of the State, Pennsylvania State Museum, Harrisburg, PA

Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Dysfunctional Furniture, Art In City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Albert LeCoff

Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania

Window Exhibit, Daffys, Philadelphia, PA

Open Studio Visit, National Museum of Women in the Arts, PA Chapter

3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Art Student League of New York, New York, NY

Permanent Collections

AIR @ Park Towne Place, Philadelphia, PA CubeSmart Headquarters, Berwyn, PA
Lincon-Harris, Philadelphia, PA
Price Waterhouse Cooper, Baltimore Headquarters, Baltimore, MD
Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer, Philadelphia, PA
Rhino Investment Partners, West Conshohocken, PA

Public Projects

Walking One City @OneCityPhiladelphia Commissioned by Eileen Tognini/ALTERRA Property Group

Ben Franklin Parkway Centennial @ ParkTownePlace, Philadelphia, PA
Commissioned by InLiquid / AIMCO

West Philadelphia @3535 Market Street, Lincoln- Harris, Philadelphia, PA

Invisible Cities- Baltimore Harbor, PriceWaterhouseCooper Headquartes, Baltimore, MD

The Philadelphia Bridges - (Connecting the World) Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer, Philadelphia, PA


Art Education
2001 – 2005
Art Student League of New York, New York, NY

1998 – 2000
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Previous Education
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Master of Business Administration

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Law Degree (JD)