Maria Nevelson is a third generation sculptor with a lineage to Louise Nevelson, her grandmother and one of the world’s premiere 20th Century sculptors. Her parents, Mike Nevelson a sculptor and Florence Nevelson a multi-disciplined artist, raised her amidst a wood studio. More interested in singing than any possible visual art skill in her early years, Maria studied voice during high school. She attended George Washington University, receiving a BA in Art History, and initiating the first university accredited internship serving as Co-Director and Curator at the Museum of Temporary Art.
A popular speaker, Nevelson has addressed diverse audiences with a range of topics from interior design to intimate portraits of her grandmother Louise Nevelson. She has lectured at the Whitney Museum of Art; Pace Wildenstein Gallery; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Fay Gold Gallery; and the Farnsworth Museum’s Nevelson Wing. Over the years, Maria has taught interior design courses at the Parsons School of Design and Moore College of Art and Design.