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Maria Termini, Artist

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B.A. and M.F.A. from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, other courses at Boston University, The Cambridge Center for Adult

Education, Interface, The Kaji Aso Studio, The New England Conservatory, National Training Labs, Bethel, ME,  Andover-Newton  Theological

School, Newton, MA


The Munroe Center for the Arts, Lexington, MA

The Eliot School, Boston, MA

Spontaneous Celebrations, Jamaica Plain, MA

The Children’s Museum, Sucre, Bolivia

Telstar Adult Education, Bethel, ME

The Art Institute, Boston, MA

The Brookline Arts Center, Brookline, MA

The Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Cambridge, MA

The De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

Boston Public Schools

SELECTED EXHIBITS  (*- one person shows)

The Society of Washington Artists, Smithsonian, Washington, DC,


*American Cultural Center, Rome, Italy, 1972, silkscreen prints

*Apogee Gallery, Bethesda, MD 1977

*Merrimack College, Andover, MA, 1974

Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, 1978

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA 1979

*Boston University, Boston, serigraphs, 1979

*The Helen Shlein Gallery, Boston, MA 1981, collages and prints

African-American Artists-in-Residence, Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA

Boston Visual Artist’s Union, Boston, MA, 1979-84, juried shows

*University of Massachusetts, Dorchester, MA, 1990

*Children’s Museum, Sucre, Bolivia, 1995, drawings

*Boston Public Library, Jamaica Plain, MA, 1998

*The Guild Room, All Saint’s Church, Brookline, MA, 1998, 2000,

Innovative Moves Gallery, Boston, MA, 1999

Yale Medical School, New Haven, CT, Visions Towards Wellness, 2000

Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH, “ A Feast for the Eyes”,  2001,

colored pencil drawings

*The Cambridge Center, Cambridge, watercolors, MA 2001

The Boston Printmakers Biennial, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2001,

national juried show

*The Guttman Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2001

A Soul Stirring Exhibit, Swedenborgian Chapel, Cambridge, MA, 2001

and following years

The Gallery of Social and Political Art, Boston, MA, 2002

*Flying Colors, The Cambridge Multi-Cultural Arts Center, Cambridge,

MA, 2003, weavings, fabric applique, quilts

The Essential Substance: A Fiber Art Exhibition, 2005, Mt. Ida College,

Newton, MA, j

*Colorsongs, Brookline Arts Center, Brookline, MA,  glass tile mosaics,


IMPROVISATIONS, Newbury College, Brookline, MA, 2007, weavings

and fabric applique pieces

*Singing with Colors, Merimack College, Merimack, MA, 2010

*New Works, New TV, Newton, MA, 2010, paintings and watercolors

*South End Open Studios, 250 Tremont Street, Boston, MA,

collages and watercolors, 2011

*Agape Chapel, Ware, MA, 2014, acrylic sketches

*Allston-Honan Library, 2014, Bolivia inspired paintings and small works


The De Cordova Museum, The Fogg Museum,  New England Telephone, First National Bank of Boston, Harvard University, American Embassy

in Rome, The Boston Public Library, The Children’s Museum in Sucre, Bolivia, and many non-profits, including Pine Street Inn,  The New

England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, The Cambridge YWCA, Codman Square Health Center, and also in many private collections.


Porcelain enamel frieze for the  Quincy Elementary School in Boston.

Murals for the city of Boston:  Fields Corner and Oak Square.

Murals in Bolivia:  Children’s Museum in Sucre, and in the communities of Molle Punku and Talula (Chuquisaca).  Designs and illustrations for

Houghton-Mifflin, Lotus Software, and Prentice-Hall.  Banners for Harvard University and Boston’s First Night, Illustrations for El Cuento del

Karai by Fiori Zulli.


The Woodrow Wilson Fellowship

The Blanche Coleman Award (2x)

Artist in Residence, Boston Public Schools

The Brookline Arts Council

The Boston Arts Council,

The Newton Cultural Council

Archives of The National Museum of Women in the Arts

First Night, Boston, 2013, winner of the button competition


Adventure, beauty, rich images, music, a search for justice, and  reverence for the earth are some of the many colored threads that have

woven the rich tapestry that is the weaving in progress of my life.

I have followed my bliss to backpacking with twins in Europe, a solo bus trip to Central America, serendipitous carpentry jobs in Hawaii and the

Virgin Islands, building houses with Habitat for Humanity in Nicaragua and Boston, helping refugees in Texas, serving in the Peace Corps in

Bolivia, and much more.  I am also a writer, activist, and  musician.