Maria Providencia is a Spanish artist based in New York. She is inspired by the most immediate experiences and activities of her daily life. She creates images from the relationships she establishes with her living and working spaces to explore issues related to how we build identity with regard to others. Providencia's work addresses the dichotomy of you/me, and the negotiations that we establish between them in order to build our sense of uniqueness. Although the methods and materials may vary from one project to the next they are linked together by subject matter. Each project consists of series of images, some in a range of different media, depending on the space she is examining.
Her work has been exhibited in Barcelona, Madrid, New York, Chicago, and Vermont. Awarded residencies include The MacDowell Colony and Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium. She has received multiple art grants from the Entitat Autonoma de Difusio Cultural EADC, the Concell Nacional de la Cultura i Les Arts Arts CONCA, Spain. Recently she was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts NYFA fellowship (2013).