Maria Ana Vasco Costa creates sculptural objects and site specific artworks, working primarily in the field of Ceramics.
Following the tradition of Portuguese monochromatic tiles, she has been developing ceramic interventions using three dimensional and flat tiles to create new patterns and compositions.
Based in Lisbon, she has a degree in Ceramics and Fine Arts by Ar.Co Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual and a Master degree in Architecture by Universidade Técnica de Lisboa.
Maria Ana is the co-head of the Ceramic Department in Ar.Co Centro de Arte and Comunicação Visual.
She was shortlisted for the Mostyn Open 19, and won several Surface Design Awards from 2016-18.
Maria Ana Vasco Costa shows her work regularly in Portugal and abroad. Solo shows:”5 a.m.” Galeria Fonseca Macedo, (2022); ”Ice Ice Baby” Appleton (2021) ;”Água d´Alto”, Galeria Municipal de Arte, Almada (2019) ;”Veículo Longo”, Casa Atelier Vieira da Silva (2019);. Group Shows:”Pintura:Campo de Observação II”, Galeria Cristina Guerra (2021);”Pitching itself a tent where we all may enter”Quetzal Art Centre,(2021) “No Feminino “ Galeria Fonseca Macedo, Ponta Delgada (2019); “Do presente para o futuro”, Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Lisboa (2018); “Portugal Tropical”, Merzbau Gallery, Miami (2016); “Primeira Escolha”, Museu José Malhoa, Caldas da Rainha (2016); “Mostyn 19 Agora”, Mostyn, Landudno, Wales (2015), “HD”, Espaço AZ, Lisboa (2014) e “ABECEDÁRIO – 40 Anos do Ar.Co”, Museu do Chiado, Lisboa, Portugal (2013).
Her work is represented in private and public collections. She is represented by Jeanne Bucher Jaeger and Galeria Fonseca Macedo.