Maria is an art professional with over 30 years of international experience in the art world. She has worked at venerable art museums ranging from the National Museum of Catalan Art, MNAC, in Barcelona to the Louvre in Paris. She later moved to Sotheby’s Auction House in London where she gained experience in all aspects of the art market with a focus on business and client development. She has participated in numerous auctions and worked closely with Sotheby’s European offices and other market operators.
Maria is currently adjunct faculty at the Sotheby’s Institute in NYC where she teaches art market topics specializing in International Art Markets and the Auction Business.
She has lectured on art market trends at Georgetown University (DC), Tsinghua university (Beijing), Centro Universitario (Mexico) among others. Maria is fluent in Spanish, Italian, French and English and is regular contributor to the “Giornale dell’Arte”, the Italian edition of the Art newspaper. She is a member of The International Art Market Studies Association, TIAMSA, and is involved with art charitable organizations.