About Me - Bio

Maria Borg is a visual artist working primarily in figurative oil paintings. She gives a lot of importance to the studio practice; the act of exploration, through which one fails, succeeds and learns. 

For her, being a painter means spending a lot of time indoors, looking at things through an obsessive, almost surgical lens. She applies this obsession with texture and form onto domestic, often mundane objects. Her work encourages people to look at these objects with a painterly eye; the shape and its irregularity, the texture and the invitation to touch.

Maria lives and works in Malta, spreading her time between teaching at a primary level and her studio practice. Maria Borg graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fine art in 2014. She has taken part in local collective exhibitions and has attended a residency in Newburgh, Scotland.