Maria Barbossa

Maria Barbosaa is an installation artist who was born in Brazil and lives in Frederick, MD. She received a B.S. in Biology (1970 from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, a M.S. in Microbiology and Immunology (1974) from the Escola Paulista de Medicina, São Paulo, Brazil, a Ph.D. in Botany from the University of California, Riverside (1978). From 1981 to 1990, Barbosa worked as a scientist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. In 1987, she was awarded the National Research Service Award. Since 1990, Barbosa has dedicated herself to her art and to teaching. Barbosa’s works explore issues of communication and misunderstandings. Her Installations and artist’s books are exhibited nationally and internationally.