Maria Lynch was born in 1981 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she is current living and working between NY and Rio de Janeiro. In 2008, she earned an MA and a Post-Graduate Diploma from Chelsea College of Art and Design in London.
Her main exhibitions include ‘The Jerwood Drawing Prize’, a traveling exhibit shown in London and across England in 2008, ‘Nova Arte Nova’, at CCBB Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo curated by Paulo Venâncio. In 2010 she was contemplated with the Marcantônio Vilaça Funarte Prize. In 2011 she was invited to the 6th Bienal de Curitiba, Vento Sul curated by Alfons Hug. In 2012, Maria showed the installation ‘Ocupação Macia’ at the Paço Imperial Museum, Rio de Janeiro, and the performance ‘Incorporáveis’ at Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro. The artist was invited to participate in the ‘London Olympics Games Exhibit’ at the Barbican Centre. In 2013, Maria has done the solo show ‘Acontecimento Encarnado’ at Anita Schwartz Gallery in Rio de Janeiro, won the selection for a public art competition at Fundação Getúlio Vargas, RJ, Brazil and show ‘Bordalianos do Brasil’ at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal.
After completing the Residency Unlimited, NY, USA in 2014, she was awarded with the NY Embasy Prize and Award in NY for an Individual exhibition at the Storefront For Art And Architecture, NY, USA, which was part of Ideas City Festival - New Museum, NY.
In the year 2016, Maria made a solo exhibition, Spaces and Spetacles, at the Wilding Cran Gallery in Los Angeles. In 2017 she opened a solo exhibition titled Máquina Devir at Oi Futuro Rio de Janeiro and was selected for the program Pacif Standart Time, with an exhibition in Los Angeles. In 2018, Maria participated in some exhibitions, like TRIO Biennial and Mulheres na Coleção do Museu de Arte do Rio - MAR.