Maria Burundarena was born in 1989 in Paris, France, and grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is currently based in Chicago, USA. Maria is a visual artist and educator who has developed work as a textile designer and photographer printing different narratives in diverse objects and environments such as garments, sculptures, installations and LED screens. Maria's work is currently focused on installations using large scale printed images, light projection and reflective materials.

Her work has exhibited at ZAZ 10, Times Square, New York, SITE Gallery, Mayfield, MdW Mana Contemporary, Chicago Athletic Association, The Franklin, Heaven Gallery and Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Maria received a BFA in Fashion Design from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (FADU) in 2016 where she also worked as a Lecturer between 2016 and 2018 in the Fashion Design Department. In 2022 she received an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she is currently a Lecturer in the Contemporary Practices Department.