|The Painted Ladies|
|Little White Lines|
My work draws inspiration from patterns and objects in the decorative arts and art history. Through my work I want to tell a story. - biographical and historical. Using design and still life elements, I create a symbolic portrait of an inspirational woman artist. In each portrait, I am appropriating imagery from the artist’s body of work and combining her visual language with period cultural production, such as textile patterns, lace and/or ceramics. All subjects are researched from museum archives, auction listings and literary sources. I relish how each object and pattern has a layered story to tell about it’s origin and prominence. I delight in the stories of these ladies and consider my narrative antidote a part of each piece. Through my work, I hope to introduce viewers to significant figures in art, ignite their imagination and raise awareness for lesser known artists.
Maremi grew up in Old Town, Alexandria. She earned a BFA from Cornell University and a MFA from Clemson University. She has had solo exhibitions at Glen Echo Park, The Rachel M. Schlesinger Art Center/NOVA, The Torpedo Factory, Radford University, Glenview Mansion, Rockville Arts Place, Ritz Carlton Georgetown and The Stimson Center, to name a few. Her work is in the collection of Restaurant Eve, JD Marriot, DC Commission for the Arts, Arlington County Arts Commission and many private collectors. In August 2019, she was an artist in residence at an international artist residency, La Macina di San Cresci, in Greve in Chianti, Italy. Her solo show, "Hidden Histories", is on view at Greater Reston Arts Center at Signature from September though January 2020. She lives and work in the Mount Vernon area.
Maremi Hooff Andreozzi