Maria Ferreira

Venezuelan born and Portuguese native, Maria Ferreira is an interdisciplinary artist practising across a range of media including digital video, photography, and installation. She earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design as a double major in Film/Animation/Video and Graphic Design. She is currently working as a graphic designer in New York City and is continuing her work with Chemical Crystallography at Bart Khar's research group in NYU's Department of Chemistry.

Using technology as a lens, Ferreira searches the vast wilderness of her material world for spaces imperceptible to the human mind. Her work magnifies the peculiar visual patterns found across microscopic and macroscopic landscapes and exposes their synchronous rhythms. Through her experiments with color, form, motion, sound, and the tactility of light, she aims to construct new ways to see and interpret the world by deliberately blurring the line between the physical and the abstract. Ferreira's process combines extensive research with the meticulous collection and construction of imagery sourced from publicly available databases and other unique scientific visualization techniques.

Upcoming screenings and exhibitions:
Brooklyn Bridge Park "Movies With a View" Sceening New York, August 9th 2018
MoMA PS1 Warm Up Stage Design New York , Aug 18th/25th and Sep 1st 2018
SFO Museum Video Arts Screening San Francisco, October 2018
Pompidou Centre Museum - Children's Program Web Screening Paris, October 2018


Via is the result of a year long investigation into how we connect with the material world through digital images. Consulting with a Remote Sensing Scientist, I studied macro-geographic visual structures and surveyed the earth digitally while collecting thousands of images.  This film features imagery collected through Google Street view from seemingly infinite one point perspective roads from all around the world as well as digitally manipulated satellite photographs found through Google Earth and the United States Geological Survey Database.