Maria Porges, an artist and writer, is an assistant professor at CCA in the Graduate Program in Fine Arts and the administrator of the MFA Thesis program. For over two decades, Porges’s critical writing has appeared in many publications, including Artforum, Art in America, Sculpture, American Ceramics, Glass, the New York Times Book Review, and a host of other now-defunct art magazines. She has also authored essays for more than 60 exhibition catalogues and dozens of scripts for museum audio tours.
Porges' studio practice focuses on sculpture and drawing. She is currently represented by John Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco. She received a SECA award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and has twice been in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts.