Maria Porges is an artist and writer whose work has been exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions since the late eighties. She received a SECA award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and has twice been in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts. A finalist for the Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Art Writer's Grant in 2014 and 2016,  her critical writing has appeared in many publications, including Artforum, Art in America, Sculpture, American Ceramics, Glass, the New York Times Book Review, and a host of other now-defunct art magazines. She has also authored essays for over 100 exhibition catalogues and dozens of scripts for museum audio tours.

Porges is a Professor at California College of the Arts. 


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Blog and site focused on art writing and artist's services

Catalogue published in conjunction with Shortest Stories and Exhortations at Seager Gray Gallery, April 2016

Interview with MP by Elise Morris for her blog, The Studio Work, published January 2016 (knitted bombs featured)