Maria Teicher, born 1983 in New Jersey, is a fine art portrait and figurative artist residing in Philadelphia, PA. Using historic and personal symbolism, her works blend together contemporary concepts and an honest connection with those around her.

Maria received her BFA in 2007 from Rowan University and her MFA in 2013 from the New York Academy of Art. She exhibits regularly in Philadelphia, New York, and California. She finished her second solo show with Arch Enemy Arts Gallery in 2015 and is currently developing a brand new body of work. Maria is also deep into a six by eight foot oil painting commission based on Artemisia Gentileschi’s “Judith Slaying Holofernes.” It is set to be complete in late 2020/early 2021.

When Maria is not painting and drawing, you can find her teaching at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art or running her photography business, Iris and Echo.

See Maria on WHYY’s Articulate in their episode on portraiture titled “Pictures of You”:



Front page studio images courtesy of Jillian McGrath of With Love & Embers.