Maria Degrève is a visual artist using different media: painting, video, photography, performance and installation. Her work deals with the dualities between public and private, and with the mutability and volatility of the border between the two. In what she calls her “metamorphoses” she explores the theme of identity. She questions the idea of femininity and creates « individual mythologies », through engagement with the intimate, the autobiographic and the introspective.

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Gerrit Vermeiren - 2006

The work of Maria Degrève is indebted to the performance art of the early 1970s. The artist regards her oeuvre not as a succession of completed works, but as a continuum based around the central concepts of metamorphosis and pattern.

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