Maria Dumlao works with combined media, including film, video, animation, sound, photography, embroidery and installation. Her work explores individual and collective history as mediated experience. Her work, History in RGB, combines images of history, popular culture, mythic folklore, landscapes, and creatures to propose alternatives to the systemic representations ordered by colonial narratives. Born in the Philippines, Maria immigrated to the US mainland, where she currently lives and works in the traditional territory of the Lenni-Lenape (Philadelphia area). She received a BA in Studio Art & Art History from Rutgers College and a MFA in Studio Art at Hunter College-CUNY. Maria's work has been exhibited, screened and performed in the US and internationally. Most recently she completed a commissioned installation for Auckland Museum and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center in Aotearoa New Zealand, exhibited at Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, TCNJ Art Gallery, Pearlstein Gallery, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and Michener Art Museum, and received the 2020 Leeway Transformation Award, 2022 Interlude Artist Residency and 2021 Velocity Fund. Upcoming exhibitions include a solo at Palmer Gallery in Poughkeepsie, NY and a 2-person exhibition at Past Present Projects in Philadelphia.

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