Maria Theresa Barbist is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on sculpture, performance and film. Born in 1979 in Schwaz, she worked as a psychologist and psychotherapist in Austria before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area to study movement-based art therapy. She attended the San Francisco Art Institute where she received an MFA in New Genres. She lives and works in Miami, FL. Exploring instances of sexuality, trauma and fantasy, Barbist conceals canvases in pigments of memory, molding them into transformative vessels. Through her process she breaks rigid perceptions, unfolding layers and projecting new forms of being.