Technique:Casting, Kiln work


Discipline:Fine art, Installation, Sculptural

Areas of Interest:Education, Exhibition, Workshops

Product:Installations, Sculptural, Sculpture

Maria Torrendell

I put glass in a kiln, so I hardly ever know what to expect when I open it's door. Years go by and I am still powerfully drawn to glass, a material that is as fragile as strong, lasting in time, noble and recyclable as transparent and subtle. For me it is a symbol of resilience and truth, a mix between protection and exhibition, and a great medium to express myself. My process is all about experimentation. Maybe as I am a biologist I was trained in research, so I love trying new techniques, and aesthetic approaches. I put the glass in a kiln, so I hardly ever know what to expect when I open its door. I find this surprise very passionate and challenging. Nature is a great source of inspiration for me, but I think the real inspiration comes from our own souls.


Maria is a biologist. She also studied in the National School of Fine Arts. She attended sculpture classes with José Pelayo and Mariví Ugolino. She studied nude drawing with Rogelio Osorio and painting with Clever Lara. In 2011 she takes a glass workshop with Karina Del Savio in Argentina. In 2012 she takes an intensive course of glass sculpture with Silvia Levenson in Italy. In 2013 she attends a seminar on image glass transfer by Silvia Levenson in Buenos Aires and in 2016 she returns to Italy to take the advanced transfer image course with Silvia Levenson.
Her artwork is present in private collections in Miami, Marbella, Chicago, New York, Oslo, Montevideo, Punta del Este and José Ignacio.


2019: Her work “Tribute” is selected to participate in the International Biennale of Glass in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Exhibition “La Juntada” in the Departamental Board of Montevideo.
2018: “The Hidden Plot” exhibition along with María Etcheverry
“Strong Fragility”, artistic installation in Boutique Hotel Le Biblo
2015: Participates in Maria Sundby´s Project “Maria”.
2013: Selected by the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition to participate in a collective exhibition in Agora Gallery, New York
2012: Selected by the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition to be in
Finalist in VITRO contest, Bogotá.
2009: “Filos”, individual exhibition.
2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 1995, 1994 y 1993: Collective exhibitions.

Collapsed , Magdalena Gurmendez

Who said fragile? , Maria Torrendell

e merge , Maria Torrendell

Together , Maria Torrendell

Naturalia , Maria Torrendell

Wave , Maria Torrendell

What was not said , Maria Torrendell

Ojos que no ven, corazon que no siente , Maria Torrendell

Stay inside , Maria Torrendell