Maria D. Rapicavoli, born in  1976 in Italy, received her MA in fine art from Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2005 and her BA from the Academy of Fine Arts of Catania, Italy, in 2001. She participated in Whitney Independent Study Program in 2011. Rapicavoli recently completed the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency (2013). She has been the recipient of numerous grants and prizes, including the NCTM e l’arte (2013). She was nominated for the Talent Prize in Italy and received the DEMO/Movin’UP grant in 2011. She has exhibited extensively in solo and group shows in New York, London, Italy, and beyond. Most recently she had a solo show at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York in 2014.

Maria D. Rapicavoli lives and works in New York.