Maria Reverberi is a California-based photographer and multidisciplinary artist born in Lima. Raised in Peru, Singapore, Venezuela, and various states in the US, she was exposed to diverse artistic cultures. As a young child, ceramics, painting, drawing, and photography were her interests. Maria attributes her love for photography and cinematography to the classic film noir movies she watched as a little girl in Singapore. The day she received a Canon AE-1 35mm camera from her father, Maria fell in love with the craft.
Disciplined in photography, video production, and traditional and digital art, Maria also works with mixed media. Maria chose photography as her conduit to convey sentiments, and stories related to the human condition. Her images celebrate life, death, and the unknown. During her 15-year career as a graphic designer, Maria also freelanced as a photographer for various clients. Her portfolio comprises portraits of local OC & LA bands, e-commerce, photojournalism, and work for the Special Olympics of Southern California.
As a featured artist in the City of Costa Mesa’s Culture Arts Committee Utility Box Art Program, Reverberi's artwork, “Abstract Rhetoric,” is visible on a utility box at the intersection of Adams Avenue and Pinecreek Drive. Past featured solo exhibits include Art on the 5th in the city of Costa Mesa. Galleries in Canada, Greece, and the United States have featured her art and photography in selected group exhibitions and magazine publications. The US Public Art Archives lists Maria as one of their 2019 artists.
During her spare time, Maria spends her time hiking, creative writing, and exploring her hometown of Mission Viejo, where she lives with her beloved Maine Coon Tabby Mix, Vincent.
Many admire botanicals and trees for their exterior color, shape, and quality consistent with society’s view of beauty. I dwell in their internal human characteristics propelled outward by Mother Nature. To me, their sculpted bodies, faces, and stature seem rooted in the human condition; Trees, for example, draw me past their natural form and into their corporal stand. They remind me of characters long ago, and ancestors come to pass. I want to evoke emotion from my vision of trees in hopes to instill a contemporary appreciation of nature.