Marria Pratts Spanish, b. 1988
Marria Pratts is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice exudes an uninhibited, spontaneous spirit. Her artistic output includes a repertoire of decidedly varied formats. Drawing, painting, sculpture, carpets, furniture and fanzines combine playful energy with a bright and optimistic colour palette. Within the apparent cacophony of her paintings, a series of recurring motifs—clocks, faces, hands, ladders and the ubiquitous ghosts—emerge as representatives of encounters from her meanderings through the city. Entering her L’Hospitalet home and studio is like stepping into one of her paintings. She takes inspiration from her immediate surroundings: the streets, the people who inhabit them and her close circle of friends and regular collaborators, including photographers, designers and musicians. Her work can be read as a defiance of our social structures, the contradictions that permeate the urban landscape and the challenges of living in places under the constant threat of gentrification.
Marria Pratts studied graphic design at the Escola Massana, Barcelona, but is largely self-taught. She has had solo shows at Everyday Gallery, Brussels (2021), and SADE Gallery, Los Angeles (2019), and group shows at Tecla Sala, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (2021), and Costa Mesa Conceptual Art Center, Los Angeles (2020). Her work also featured in Punk: Its Traces in Contemporary Art, which took place at the Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, Madrid; MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona; and Artium, Vitoria (2015–2016).
WELCOME TO MY GARDENSolo Exhibition by Marria Pratts 18 May - 8 Jul 2023A garden is not something you clean. Rather, it is something you take care of, lovingly, allowing living things to grow. In Marria Pratts’ new show for Everyday Gallery, painting...
PotluckGroup Exhibition 4 Dec 2021 - 16 Jan 2022This show resulted from an invitation; an invitation to the creators who over the past few years have shaped this gallery; an open invitation to take part in a show...
Lil Ghost Say HelloSolo Exhibition by Marria Pratts 20 Mar - 25 Apr 2021Marria Pratts’ (b. 1988) work explores the relationship between habits and stereotypes of an industrialised landscape across expressionism and naivety. Taking the street as the main stage, she depicts a...
Limbo Act IIGroup Exhibition 17 Oct - 15 Nov 2020For better or for worse, we are living through what may well become one of the defining moments of the twenty-first century. This much we know. What we do not...
Art Brussels 2023Solo Booth by Marria Pratts 20 - 23 Apr 2023
Art Rotterdam 2021Victor Delestre, Tom Volkaert, Serban Ionescu, Nicolas Holiber, Marria Pratts, Jordy Kerwick, Jacopo Pagin, Estrid Lutz, Dittmar Viane, Daan Gielis 1 - 4 Jul 2021Everyday Gallery was thrilled to present for the second time at Art Rotterdam 2021 (Booth 18 in the Main Section). Showcasing an eclectic mix of...
weekendmagazine DE TIJD — Potluck ExhibitionPrint Article, December 18, 2021
Knack Weekend — Potluck ExhibitionPrint Article, December 8, 2021
dS Magazine — Potluck ExhibitionPrint Article, December 4, 2021
Apartamento Magazine — Marria PrattsInterview, October 30, 2021
Collectible — Boris DevisInterview, May 25, 2021
CC / Magazine — Marria PrattsArticle, April 15, 2021
DAMN Magazine — Marria PrattsArticle, March 20, 2021
Émergent Magazine — Marria PrattsArticle, March 20, 2021
Art Viewer — Limbo Act II ExhibitionArticle, November 10, 2020
Creative Boom — Limbo Act IIArticle, November 9, 2020
Apartamento Magazine — Marria PrattsPrint Feature, January 1, 2018
Marria Pratts (1988) b. Barcelona, Spain
Art Brussels 2023 - Everyday Gallery, Booth 6B-22, Brussels, Belgium (Solo booth)
Tokyo Gendai 2023 - Carl Kostyál Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
WELCOME TO MY GARDEN - Everyday Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium (Solo show)
1 Possession Drift - Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona (Solo show)
I love u freestyle - Ruttkowski;68, Cologne (Solo show)
Lil Ghost Say Hello - Everyday Gallery, Antwerp (Solo show)
8FANTASMESX1PAISATGE - Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona (Solo show)
Local Fantasy - MACBA, Barcelona
Art Rotterdam - booth by Everyday Gallery, Rotterdam
Notes For an Eye Fire. Panorama 21 - MACBA, Barcelona
LIMBO act II - Everyday Gallery, Antwerp
LIMBO - Everyday Gallery, Antwerp
Punk. His traces in contemporary art - MACBA, Barcelona
CA2M - Madrid and Artium Museum, Vitoria
Got It For Cheap - David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen Steinsland Berliner Gallery, Stockholm and Agnes B, Paris
Seriot - Andén, Barcelona
A Tutiplén - Watdafac, Madrid
La Balada de Wendy Entre d’Autres - ADN Gallery, Barcelona
Days in the Basement - Roser 99, Barcelona
Sad City - Galeria L&B contemporary art, Barcelona (Solo show)
Time is Sick - Sade Gallery, Los Angeles (Solo show)
Selfie Corner - Matadero, Center for Contemporary Creation, Madrid (Solo show)
Your Style Is So So - Garros Roland Gallery, Essen (Solo show)
El Refugi - MACBA, Barcelona (Solo show)
Nou Somni - La Puntual Gallery, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona (Solo show)
Linia Deliri - Ús Barcelona and Otromba, Budapest (Solo show)