Maria Chevska


Artist Maria Chevska describes the nature of her work in relation to archive, storage and legacy. Art360 is a major pilot project by DACS Foundation that will offer support to develop and sustain the archives of 100 leading modern and contemporary British artists, offering participants expert and bespoke legacy consultancy.

Born in London in 1948, Maria Chevska was a Professor of Fine Art at the Ruskin School, University of Oxford from 1991 to 2016.

Chevska’s practice incorporates painting, sculpture, and installation, and often engages specifically with literature, and writers. Works emerge through the interaction of idea, material, and process.

Significant projects since the early 1990s, including solo exhibitions of paintings, and installations, have taken place in the UK, Ireland, Finland, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, and the United States.

A huge break in my work came in about 1990…when I decided that everything didn’t have to be in the same frame. I was always worried about that, that there was this sort of masterwork…

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