Maria Molteni, A Sea Bird / Public Basketball Court / Fort Point/ Seaport, Boston.

Maria Molteni is a queer, interdisciplinary artist, educator, and mystic based in Massachusetts. Their intuitive practice spans movement, astrology, tarot, dreamwork, and color magic. They position their practice as physical education and gymnasium experimentation for visionary communities like the American Shakers or German Bauhaus. With their immersive activation of public arenas, they seek to invert the historic, male-dominated “action painting” movement under which they were trained. In 2010, they founded the international collective New Craft Artists in Action, using action in public space to champion participation over spectatorship and liberate recreation from the status quo of commercial sports culture. Molteni has exhibited at numerous galleries and museums as well as basements, meadows, sidewalks, and seascapes across the globe.