Maria Calandra: Artist Talk

Black and white drawings by Maria Calandra

Brooklyn Rail Collection (2015), pencil on claybord, 11" x 14".

Maria Calandra (M.F.A. '06) was born in 1976 in London; she currently lives and works in Brooklyn. Calandra is the artist and writer behind the blog Pencil in the Studio, which she started in 2011. In this project, she spends the day with artists in their studios while drawing their space and talking to them about their life and work. She holds a B.F.A. from Ohio University and received an M.F.A. from Cornell University in 2006. She has previously exhibited at the Andrew Edlin Gallery and the Shrine, Romeo, White Columns, and Sardine galleries in New York City; along with the Geoffrey Young Gallery in Massachusetts.