Maria Medina - Schechter

Maria Schechter was born in Pasadena, California and attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. She received her B.F.A in 1998 and initiated her Masters degree in Visual Art Administration with New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development in 2006. She has traveled extensively to 17 countries, living in Udon Thani, Thailand and Mannheim, Germany. Since 1994, Mrs. Schechter’s paintings have shown in community and cultural institutions along with Pocket Exhibitions with the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara County, California. She currently has a solo exhibition up at the California State Capitol and will be available for viewing until July 29th, 2022.


For over 20 years, she has worked with color, language, text, and various textures. For the last 26 years her primary medium was in oils, collage, and resin. Today she works in only organic and living materials. Trained in painting and sculpture, she enjoys both equally. Maria loves to inspire curiosity, joy, and engagement in her work. She became disabled in a car accident in 2018. Since that time her works have become more organic and textural, utilizing objects from nature to create forms intended for healing and raising the human spirit.

Maria Medina-Schechter

Artist | Curator | Educator
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In the start of 2020 she initiated her new body of work:

"A Generous Kingdom:

The Use of Art & Science to Inspire The Next Generation of Gatekeepers"

Follow her on social media as she continues to grow her paintings & sculptures from the same material used to grow mushrooms. 
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