Sônia Maria Gomes – artistic name: MARIA. Born in Patos de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 1958. Brasília is her hometown since 1977.
Graduated in Architecture and Urbanism by The University of Brasilia, she is a plastic art self learner, in which already attended several technical classes.
In over thirty years of carrier attended countless displays in group or individual, shows, biennials in Brazil and abroad.
Back in 2003 she starts a new phase of her artistic life committing herself to sculpture performing.
In 2006, she is back to the University of Brasilia to acquire experience in marble and sculpture, last implemented by a stage course in Carrara, Italy, in 2008, in the Marble Sculpture Studios Carlo Nicoli.