MARIA MIJARES

Copyright 2016. MARIA MIJARES. All Rights Reserved. 



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 website: mariamijares.com • email: MarMijares@verizon.net


EDUCATION
    Rutgers University / Livingston College, NJ, BA Fine Art, 1978  
    Art Students League, Woodstock, NY, 1975
    New England School of Art, Boston, MA, 1970

PUBLIC ART
    
    NJ TRANSIT (2015 -)
    Paterson Bus Station Ticket Hall “A Day in the Life of a Bus”
    Two paintings  36” squares

    PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF QUADE & DOUGLAS  (1997- 2006)
    Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit System / NJ TRANSIT
    Bergenline Avenue Station Plaza, Union City, NJ; Design team      with  chief architect
Four murals in porcelain enamel on steel: marquee (13’6” x 8’) and three murals 10’6 x 11’

FINALIST: Rowan University Camden, NJ 2016
AWARDED:Ridgewood Station, NJ Transit (2002, 2003, 2004) Underpass PROJECT STOPPED
UNREALIZED PROJECTS:
Florida International University/College of Law (Miami, FL)
NY Penn Station-31st St. Entrance • Iowa City Recreation Center •
Newark Light Rail Bloomfield Avenue Station (2012) • Mount Arlington Station (2006) • South Amboy Station (2003) • Secaucus Transfer Station (2000)  • Plainfield Station (1999)  

FELLOWSHIPS
Puffin Foundation for MORRIS MUSEUM exhibition, 2013
Rutgers Center for Innovative Print & Paper, 2000
    Heart Grant, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, 1998, 1999
    New Jersey State Council on the Arts (Painting), 1987, 1982
    Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Inc. (Painting), 1985
    Union County Cultural & Heritage (Painting), 1985

COLLECTIONS
Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de Santander, Spain • Newark Museum
Montclair Museum • Jersey City Museum • Morris Museum • Noyes Museum  
Zimmerli Museum • NJ State Museum • Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Washington DC
The estate of John Cardinal O’Connor • New Brunswick City Hall (NJ Senator John Lynch)
And private collections

SOLO EXHIBITS

• “TWO SHIPS ESPERANDO”
   SIBONEY Galeria, Santander, Spain, August 16 – September 14, 2013
• “IMMORTAL STRUCTURES: Here & There After”
    MORRIS MUSEUM, Morristown, NJ, January 31–March 31, 2013 (Artist Talk)
• “We Are Transported” Kuran Arts Center, Fanwood, NJ, October 2005
    • “Like a foreign movie” Fairleigh Dickinson University, January 1989         
    • “Casino Nocturnes” New York University, April-May 1987
• “I can’t hear the Spanish people” Marymount Manhattan College, NYC  Sept-Oct 1986
    • “Maria Mijares” Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de Santander, Spain, June 1984

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (1976-2016) Trenton City Museum • Drumthwacket NJ Governor’s Mansion • Dolphin Gallery The Art Factory, Paterson, NJ • Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ • RSI BANK, Rahway, NJ • Seton Hall University School of Law • Brooklyn College, NY • College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ • Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY • Henry Luce III Center for Arts and Religion, Washington DC • Noyes Museum • NJ Institute of Technology/School of Architecture • CITY|SPACE, San Francisco, CA • The Arts Guild of Rahway • City Without Walls • Morris Museum • Kenkeleba Gallery, NYC • Jersey City Museum • University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of the Arts Gallery •Mason Gross School of the Arts •Sala Luz Norte, Santander, Spain • El Museo del Barrio, NYC • New Jersey Center for Visual Arts • St. Patrick's Cathedral, NYC • The Consul General of Italy, NYC • Progressive Culture Works, Jersey City • Hudson River Museum • Bronx Museum of the Arts • Center for the Fine Arts, Miami • Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM • Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA • Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, CO • Southwest Museum, LA, CA • Instituto Cultural Mexicano, San Antonio, TX • Monmouth Museum • Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, New Castle, PA • Mongerson Gallery, Chicago • Casa de España, NYC • Catholic Museum of America, NYC • Hudson River Club, NYC • Jacob Javits Federal Plaza, NYC • A.I.R. Gallery • Pindar Gallery, NYC (John I. H. Baur, juror) • Ramapo College • University of Pennsylvania, Arthur Ross Gallery • 80 Washington Square East Galleries • Middlesex County College • Stedman Gallery, Rutgers Camden • NJ Institute of Technology • Brookdale Community College • Tweed Gallery • Prudential • Schering-Plough • Bell Laboratories • Merck • Exxon, • General Electric Headquarters, Fairfield, CT • UBS Investment Bank Headquarters, Stamford, CT.    

RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS (detail) 2016 - 2006

2016
“BACK STORY” SMI Galleries @ Academy Square, Montclair, NJ, May 4 - August 12, 2016
“A MAN’S WORLD” Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ, March 20 - April 28, 2016  

2015
“OF COLOR: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE” Trenton City Museum, JULY 11 - AUGUST 28, 2015
“NEW JERSEY ISN’T BORING” Art Guild of New Jersey, Rahway, NJ, March 22 – april 16, 2015
“ISSUES” Art Guild of New Jersey, Rahway, NJ, April 26 – May 22, 2015
“ENDANGERED” Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ, March 15 – April 23, 2015
METRO SHOW City Without Walls, Newark, NJ

2013-14
‘NEW JERSEY IMPRESSIONS’ DRUMTHWACKET NJ Governor’s Mansion, September 2013 – JULY 2014
“INDUSTRIALISM” Art Factory Dolphin Gallery, Paterson, NJ MAY 25 – AUGUST 17, 2013
“NOCTURNES” Maloney Art Gallery, College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ, JUNE–SEPTEMBER 2013
Newark Art and Artists Newark Library Third Floor Gallery, JANUARY 23 - MAY 25, 2013 (print)

2012
“HOLY LIVES” Maloney Art Gallery, College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ SEPT 20 - NOV 21, 2012
WATCHUNG ART CENTER Invitational SEPTEMBER 2 - 29, 2012
“Sea Life” Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ, JULY 8 - AUGUST 9, 2012
“Renaissance, Rebirth, Revival”, RSI BANK, Rahway, NJ MAY 20 – JUNE 23, 2012

2011
“The Newark SchooL” Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ, JANUARY 10 – ApRIL 29, 2011

2010
BROOKLYN COLLEGE, Brooklyn, NY, NOVEMBER 18, 2010 – MARCH 3, 2011
UBS INVESTMENT BANK HEADQUARTERS, Stamford, CT, SEPTEMBER 16 – OCTOBER 15, 2010
GENERAL ELECTRIC HEADQUARTERES, Fairfield, CT, SEPTEMBER 13 – OCTOBER 29, 2010
“ROBES” Maloney Art Gallery, College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ, SEPTEMBER 2 – OCTOBER 10, 2010

2009
“THEATRE TOWN” NJIT School of Architecture, Curated by Matthew Gosser
“NEXUS” Art Guild of New Jersey, 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ

2008
“WESTINGHOUSE PROJECT” NJIT School of Architecture, Curated by Matthew Gosser
"SPRAWL" Jersey City Museum, New Jersey Arts Annual, MARCH 20 - AUGUST 24, 2008
“NEW” Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild Kleinert/James Arts Center Woodstock, NY, April 12 - May 04
“SPRAWL: A LOOK AT THE OVERBUILDING OF NEW JERSEY”
The Arts Guild of Rahway, 1670 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ March 28-April 25, 2008
"SPRAWL” Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ, MARCH 6- APRIL 17 Berrie Center for the Performing and Visual Arts “WISH YOU WERE HERE” city | space BRAVA Theater Center San Francisco, CA, FEBRUARY 21 - MARCH 2

2007
“BODY OF CHRIST” The Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion, Washington DC,
October 15 - December 14, 2007 Wesley Theological Seminary Dadian Gallery, Curated by Theodore Prescott
“WOODSTOCK BIENNIAL” Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild Woodstock, NY OCTOBER 20 - DECEMBER 2, 2007 Curated by Nohra Haime (Nohra Haime Gallery 57th St. NYC)
“The Modified History of Downtown Newark” NJIT School of Architecture, OCT 19 – DECEMBER 2 Curated by Matthew Gosser
“Building on a Legacy of Community Service through the Arts” November 10, 2007RUTGERS CENTER FOR LATINO ARTS AND CULTURE 15th Anniversary Gala
“NJ ARTS ANNUAL” Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ, MAY 17 – JULY 15, 2007

2006
“JAILHOUSE REVIVAL” NJIT School of Architecture Newark, NJ,
Curated by Matthew Gosser, October 21 - December 9, 2006
“Get on the Bus” CITY|SPACE, 2255 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA, June 16 - July 2, 2006   



PRESENTATIONS / PUBLICATIONS

    • “IMMORTAL STRUCTURES: Here & There After” Artist Talk,
    MORRIS MUSEUM, Morristown, NJ, March 9, 2013
• Multicultural Women’s National Conference, July 19-20, 2011, Sheraton Hotel, NYC,
   paintings featured in a slide show and printed program.
• Webinar, General Electric Headquarters (October 13, 2010)
• D’Arte, “Maria Mijares, una pintora Americana con alma español, Gema Sanchez” 2009
• “We Are Transported,” a ‘happening‘ with Bergenline Avenue Station mural paintings, six
   award-winning poets, and the music of Mark Johnson to bus & train theme, (October 23, 2005)
    • “Religious Iconography for a Secular World” one of three-artist panel
       Jersey City Museum, “artTalks,” (March 24, 2002)
    • “The Politics of Artmaking: Interrogating Power/Courting Authority”
   Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Kress Foundation Department of Art History
   Symposium 2001/ twenty art historians and artists
       "For My Art’s Sake: Facing off with Power" (paper presented March 3, 2001)
    • “A Painted Journey” a presentation of slides, stories and soundtrack, presented
   at nursing homes (1998, 1999 HEART Grant, Union County Freeholders), schools, community,     
   cancer and caregiver support groups.
• “Like a foreign movie,”  (lecture) Fairleigh Dickinson University, January 1989     
• “Memoria de un Fin de Siglo”
       Fernando Zamanillo Peral, 2001, Gobierno de Cantabria, Spain, p.158-59
• “7 City Subway” ©2000 Hand-colored lithograph published
   with a fellowship with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and
   The Rutgers Center for Innovative Print & Paper with Master Printer Eileen Foti.
    • “Caring for Your Parents” work as artist and caregiver featured in AARP documentary, 2000.
    • “Fearless Creating” Dr. Eric Maisel, 1995, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, quoted: intro xv, & p.189
• “Artists Observed” Harvey Stein, 1986, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., NYC, p. 30-31


PAINTING WORKSHOPS

duCret School of Art, TEEN Drawing & Painting,  ADULT “From Intention to Work of Art” 2016
E.B. Osborn Fellow at the Purnell School, Gladstone, NJ, May 3, 2015

TELEVISION & RADIO

USA     BONGO BOY ROCK & ROLL SHOW, feature at MORRIS MUSEUM, March – April 2013    
WOR-TV “Caring for your Parents” one-hour AARP documentary, June 2000
    NJ NETWORK “State of the Arts” June ’84, December ’83 and March ’83
     WERA, WAWZ “Garden State View” interview with Steve Kotch, April ’88
SPAIN  Radio National, Live Interview, August 2013
             TVE Radio - Cadena Española, Live National Interview, August 13, ’87
    TVE Cantabria, Cadena 1, News feature, June ’84



BIBLIOGRAPHY
USA
    Star Ledger/Newark, Dan Bischoff, February 10, 2013 (foto), November 19, 2004 (foto)
Jan.20, ‘02 Eileen Watkins, Fotos: November 23, ’96, January 6, ’89, May 20, ’87, August 21, ’86, September 11, 1981, July 11, ’78, June 11, ’78; and December 20, ‘96,
    October 9, ’88, September 11, ’86, November 14, ’85, July 31, ’83,
    January 23, ’83, September ’82, August 13, ’82, June 4, ‘78.
    New York Times, William Zimmer, January 27, ‘02,
    Vivien Raynor, January 23, ’83; John Caldwell, September 20, ’81
             Courier News/Home News/Asbury Park Press
February 24, 2013 (full page/fotos) Ralph J. Bellantoni,
February 14, 2006 (full front page/fotos) Chad Weihrauch,
March 19, 2003, Evelyn Apgar, November 3, ‘98, Bernice Paglia,
December 4, ’88 and August 28, ’88 (fotos) Emanuel Haller; August ’83, January 7, ’83, September 5, ’81, Forrest Clark
The Suburban News, October 19, ’05, January ‘02, February 28, ‘01, June 16, ‘99, June 9, ‘99, April 28, ‘99, November 4, ‘98
    The Westfield Leader, June 17, ‘99, June 10, ‘99
    Record Press, October 14, 2005 (color foto)
The Jersey Journal, October 23, ’92, Beth Kissinger
The Sunday TV Mass Guide, Archdiocese of Newark (WWOR-TV Ch 9)    
Covers: Vol IV No 1 & 2, December ’89-May ’90, May ’90-November ‘90
    The Catholic Advocate/Newark, Robert Dylak
    July 7, ’93, October 19, ’88, September 28, ’88 (Spanish)
    Art Matters, July - August ’87
    Philadelphia, PA, Vol. 6.  No. 10
    Modern Maturity, February-March ’89 (Regional: West), foto
    ¡AHA! Hispanic Art News/NYC, December ’88, August-September ’87
    El Diario/NYC, November 27, ‘88
    Vanidades, “Maria Mijares y España” November ’86, Miami (Intercontinental) p. 10
    Rutgers Alumni Magazine, D. J. Wilson, December ’86
    Inside front & back covers, p. 26-27, fotos
    Fearless Creating, Dr. Eric Maisel, 1995, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, intro xv, & p.189
Artists Observed, Harvey Stein, 1986,Harry N. Abrams, Inc., NYC, p. 30-31    
Photography Annual 1982 “American Artists in Their Environments” Harvey Stein
    Home News/New Brunswick November 14, ’82, full page with 3 fotos,
June 4, ’78, foto, Doris Brown
    News Tribune/Woodbridge, Frances Burke, May 26, ’78, foto
    Laurie Granieri, March 30, 2008
SPAIN    
             El Diario Montañes, August 14, 2013 & August 24, 2013
InfoENPUNTO, August 24, 2013
Alerta, August 2013
D’Arte, “Maria Mijares, una pintora Americana con alma español, Gema Sanchez” 2009
Critic’Art/Santander, Salvador Carretero Rebés, May-June ’89, foto & p. 26
    Alerta/Santander, Jesús Hoyos Arribas, August 17, ’87, July 27, ’86,
November 25, ’85, November 8, ’84, July 26, ’84, June 9, ’84,
May 12, ’84, full page with 2 fotos
    ElDiario Montañes/Emilia Levi, August 27, ’87 (foto), June 10, ’84
    Hoja de Lunes/Paco Revuelta Hatuey, June 4, ’84
    Guia/Montsé Pica, June 16-22, ’84, cover foto