Press Releases

Maria Partridge's latest work -

Building community through Burning Man art Maria Partridge - TEDxReno

"Portraits, There but for the grace of God go I..."
Video by the City of Reno

Truckee River Gallery

Department of Cultural Affairs

Joan Mitchell Foundation

Portraits: There but for the grace of god go I

Maria Partridge ~ Curriculum Vitae

2002-2004 California State University
Sacramento, CA
Masters of Art in Studio Art

1990 University of California, Berkeley, CA
California Community Colleges Instructor
Credential for Art and Design including Photography

1984-85 Sonoma State University, Cotati, CA
Graphic Design/Certificate Program

1976-80 University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Bachelor of Arts from the College of Fine Arts
in Drawing

Honors and Awards:
Nevada Arts Council – Jackpot Grant
April 2011

2006 Joan Mitchell Foundation – Grant Nominee New York, NY

DUI mug shots inspire Reno woman's works of art
By Geralda Miller,
March 6, 2011

2011 City of Reno - Video Interview on solo show
"Portraits – There but for the Grace of God Go I"

Art more than horses
By Carla Roccapriore,
June 11, 2008

Sacramento Bee, Art Review – Barry Sakata Gallery “Art Bowl IV”
December. 2004

Professional Affiliations:
Black Rock Arts Foundation - Board of Advisors
San Francisco CA

Professional Experience:
October 2014 - Present: Commissioner
Reno Arts and Culture Commission Public Art Committee

2001 - Present: Adjunct Faculty
Drawing, Painting and Graphic Design
Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV

2012 - Present – Artist Advocate
Burning Man / Black Rock City LLC
San Francisco, CA

September 2008 - December 2012
Black Rock Arts Foundation
(Non-Profit Art Organization for Burning Man)
Board of Advisors and Reno Project Liaison for Public Art

Project Management:
2008 Mangrove Project
2009 Tree Spire
2009 Celtic Forest
2010 Duel Nature
2011 Spire of Fire
2012 Before I Die
2012 Portal of Evolution

June 1991 - Present: Owner ~ Partridge Design
Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Red Mountain Gallery - Reno, NV
"Present in Spirit"
September 1 - 30, 2014

Sierra Arts Gallery - Reno, NV
"Nevada is NOT a Wasteland"
September 10 - October 10, 2013

Sierra Arts Gallery - Reno, NV
“Portraits ~ There but for the grace of God go I”
March 7 – April 28, 2011

Western Nevada Community College
Carson City, NV
“Wild Horses”
September 21 - November 15, 2010

The Loft at the Sienna - Sienna Spa and Casino
Reno, NV
“Wild Horses”
April 1 - June 2010

Truckee River Gallery, Reno NV
• Solo Show ~ June 11-23, 2008
• Horses ~ April 30 - May 11, 2008

LXS Exhibition - Nevada State Legislative Building
Carson City, NV
February 26 - March 16, 2007

Nevada Museum of Art - Prim Theatre Gallery
Reno, NV
November 18, 2005 - January 22, 2006,

Sierra Arts Gallery - Reno, NV
"Beneath and Beyond"
November 2004

Else Gallery - California State University
Sacramento, CA
“From Fact to Ambiguity in Forms & Space”
March 8 - 22, 2004

Sturm Gallery - Truckee Meadows Community College
Reno, NV
February 2003