MARIA GALLARDO

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STATEMENT

Maria Gallardo is a designer, animator, and multidisciplinary artist based in Chicago, IL. She graduated from DePaul University with a BFA in Animation and concentration in Cinema, and no, she does not aspire to work at Disney. Maria’s ultimate goal is to create independent films and artwork focusing on human connections, vulnerabilities, and the self-proclaimed convictions that keep us at night.

Currently, Maria creates gifs, digital art, and illustrations influenced by her life, films, and her observations on modern society. Heavily saturated colors, patterns, and gradients serve as contrasting element to the cryptic single-line expressions, questions, and commentary Maria presents within her pieces. She challenges herself with existential concepts, and provokes contemplation within her audience. Maria’s objective is to dive deep in the cavity of human emotion and confront the enigmatic fears and preconceived notions we all have.

EDUCATION

2015-2018 BFA Animation with Concentration in Cinema, DePaul University

2013-2014 Concentration in Visual Communications, School of The Art Institute of Chicago

AWARDS

2018

Best Experimental Film, DePaul University’s, Animation Capstone Showcase


2016

Recipient, DePaul University Grant


2015

Recipient, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship


2013

Recipient, SAIC Merit Scholarship

FEATURES

2018

Voyage Chicago: #ChicagoCreatives, Featured Artist, Chicago IL



GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

Conception Arts Show at Dovetail Brewery, Chicago IL

Nomadic Breed’s, Frequinox: Music Show and Art Bazaar at The Hairpin Arts

    Center, Chicago IL  


2018

DePaul University’s, Animation Capstone Showcase, CDM Theater, Chicago IL


2017

DePaul University’s, I AM I Showcase, DePaul University Student Center, Chicago IL


2013

Senior Student Exhibit at Allentown Art Museum , Allentown PA

EXPERIENCE

2019

Public Art Intern, Yollocalli Arts Reach, Chicago IL

2018

Freelance Motion and Graphic Designer, The National Museum of Mexican Art,

    Chicago IL

Teaching Artist, The National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago IL

Freelance Web and Graphic Designer, New U Anti-Aging Clinic, Chicago IL

Graphic Design Intern, The Sev Group, Chicago IL

Animation Intern, Project Bluelight, Chicago IL


2017

Animator and Director, “Volver”, Chicago IL


2016

Graphic Design Intern, Occasion, Chicago IL


2015

Web Developer and Designer, The Jibarito Stop Restaurant, Chicago IL