Maria Rita Gravina was born in Rome in 1955 were she spended her infancy.

Although graduare in Biology she has always cultivated a great passion for every form of art and a love for the colors and the sketch that she has never abandoned despite her scientific cultural formulation.

BIOS is life, nature, movement, light and man's action, averything conjugated into her paintings with a notable chromatic and shapes impact.

Her job, oils to spatula and mixed techniques, are primarily focused on the chromatic research inside essential architectures, where forms and structures are flowing in fluctuating city, oscillating between past and future, witnesses of an existential transition that represent the human passage (Urban Osmosis).

Dialogue among new and ancient, genetic evolution of ours "modus vivendi", creation of new emotios, tensione toward new modality to be.

The spatula is the technic that allows her to realize her painting. She loves the gestualità and the corposità of the subject that it is often expressed with a research and an use of various materials to create particular effects like dust of marble, sands, mortars etc.

"I don't love to speak of me but, I would like to tell what I feel while I am painting.....

The imput for a new painting is always a feeling emotion, not only visual...

a mysterious and marvelous game of creative imagination that estranges yourself from reality to an isolated and fantastic world where you can express yourself without limits of time, everything flows nearby without touching you, your energy passes in your job up to the exhaustion, a magic moment in which the best of you born.

The acquarello is another technic, private, intimo, that doesn't almost appear in its exhibition, with which the painter is expressed. With the delicacy of a drop of colored water stirs on a sheet, she withdraws all of this that strikes her imagination.

The acquarellos are notes of a trip, small miniatures that she directly performs on the place, a way to photograph the reality through the filters of the imagination.

Maria Rita Gravina is mentioned in the Modern Art Annuary - Acca - "Contemporary Artists - 2004".

One of Gravina's work can be seen at the Museum of Contemporary Modern Art of Anticoli Corrado (Rome).