Maru Quiñonero (1979 · Murcia · Spain)

Lives and works in Madrid.

Art History Degree · Murcia University (1997·2001)

MA Fashion Communication VOGUE · Carlos III University, Madrid (2005·2006)

And of course, dog lover ♡

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STATEMENT

When the need, understood as a deep feeling that fills everything, compels, a certain responsibility vanishes and surrender arrives. I've been needing abstraction for years. That's why I've been surrendered to it for years. I paint it, I study it, I think about it, I touch it, I dream about it, I write about it, I look at it. Abstraction goes in my backpack. Comes with me since 2017. I also have studied color as the main element of my work. And I investigate the use of it in both classical and contemporary artists. On the one hand observing the use that society gives to color within popular culture and on the other hand developing in my practice the emotional charge that exceeds the merely material.

Working with color in this emotional way (and guided by the synesthesia that has accompanied me since I was a child) helps me to create “a conversation between color and emptiness”. Six words with which I like to define my work, always with a marked visual cleanliness. Because in my work there will always be an implicit and complicated simplicity. That is why I treasure this quote from Alexander Calder as a premise for my work: “If an artwork has a reason for being, it is enough with very few elements”.

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SOLO

UPCOMING · Voltz Clarke Gallery, New York (US) - 2024

"QY2023" · Duo show ı Alzueta Gallery, Madrid (SP) - May 2023

UPCOMING · Kitsuné Gallery, New York (US) - March 2023

"Con ruido, no veo" · Yiri Arts, Taipei (TW) - Dec 2022

"Momento" · TheMap, Barcelona (SP) - Sept 2022

"The Need" · Voltz Clarke Gallery, New York (US) - May 2022

"BIEN" · Alzueta Gallery, Madrid (SP) - March 2022

"Verso y Prosa" · Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona (SP) - May 2021

'Lo azul' · Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid (SP) - Oct 2020

'What if?' · Voltz Clarke Gallery, New York (US) - March 2020

'Color and Vacuum' · EG Galería, Madrid (SP) - May 2019

'Mujeres' · EG Galería, Madrid (SP) - Oct 2017
'Treinta' · EG Galería, Madrid (SP) - Oct 2016

'Ni hadas ni sirenas' · Almacén Alquián, Madrid (SP) - April 2016

'La mirada educada' · Passage Privé, Madrid (SP) - Jun 2015

'Proyecto Ellas' · Passage Privé, Madrid (SP) - Dec 2014

'Welcome to Mariland' · Passage Privé, Madrid (SP) - Oct 2013

GROUP

UPCOMING · Alzueta Gallery, Madrid (SP) - Feb 2023

'Álbum de familia' · Alzueta Gallery, Madrid (SP) - Feb 2022

'Tienen madera' · Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid (SP) - June 2021

'Visto y no visto' · Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid (SP) - Feb 2021

'Un día es un día.' · Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid (SP) - Dec 2019

'Post it' · EG Galería, Madrid (SP) - Dec 2019

'En Paralelo' · Galería Álvaro Alcázar, Madrid (SP) - Oct 2019

'Post it' · EG Galería, Madrid (SP) - Oct 2018

'When you are a stranger' · EG Galería, Madrid (SP) - May 2017
'Wall BDC' · Galerie-Espace Le Marais, París (FR) - July 2014

'Wall BDC' · The Walrus Hub, Barcelona (SP) - Sept 2014

FAIRS

'Art Taipei' · Yiri Arts · Taipei (TW) - Oct 2022

'Estampa' · Alzueta Gallery · Madrid (SP) - Oct 2022

'Volta Art Fair' · Alzueta Gallery · Basel (SW) - June 2022

'Art Paris' · Alzueta Gallery · Paris (FR) - April 2022

'Intersect' · Voltz Clarke Gallery · Palm Springs (US) - Feb 2022

'Art Paris' · Alzueta Gallery · Paris (FR) - Sept 2021

'Art on Paper' · Voltz Clarke Gallery · New York (US) - Sept 2021

'Art Santander' · Galería Álvaro Alcázar · Santander (SP) - July 2021

'ARCO' · Galería Álvaro Alcázar · Madrid (SP) - July 2021

'Art Madrid' · Alzueta Gallery · Madrid (SP) - May 2021

'Estampa' · Galería Álvaro Alcázar · Madrid (SP) - April 2021

'One Art Taipei' · Yiri Arts · Taipei (TW) - Jan 2021

'Art Paris' · Alzueta Gallery · Paris (FR) - Oct 2020

'Art Formosa' · Yiri Arts · Kaohsiung (TW) - Aug 2020

'Art Madrid' · Yiri Arts · Madrid (SP) - Feb 2020

'Whaaaaat's Studio Opening' · Yiri Arts · Taipei (TW) - Jan 2020

'Art Kaohsiung' · Yiri Arts · Kaohsiung (TW) - Dec 2019

'The Other Art Fair' · New York (US) - May 2019

'The Other Art Fair' · London (UK) - March 2019

'Art Future' · Petit Morpho Gallery · Taipei (TW) - Jan 2019

'The Other Art Fair' · London (UK) - Oct 2018

'Art Fair Asia' · Petit Morpho Gallery · Fukuoka (JP) - Sept 2018

'The Other Art Fair' · Bristol (UK) - July 2018

'Affordable Art Fair' · Petit Morpho Gallery · Hong Kong (HK) - May 2018

OTHERS

Alzueta Residency · Alzueta Gallery · Empordá (SP) - Jun 2022