Kuketa / Maria Cicarelli
Unique Hand Silk-screened Accessories For Personal and Home Use
Designer Maria Cicarelli, graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, has been designing since the age of five when her aunt gave her a needle and thread to keep her busy growing up in Buenos Aires. Since then, her love of textiles, art, and nature has continued to inspire the creative style and flair of her one-of-a-kind pieces.
Her collections focus on particular design elements, reflecting the texture and qualities of the season, with an underlying theme of “design in nature”. The images are original and individually silk-screened onto linen, cotton, suede or silk. She recently started a line of stainless steel and wood home accessories that incorporate nature and architecturally inspired cityscapes.
She has also done custom work as well as a few commissioned pieces for the Art Institute of Chicago, the Picasso Foundation, and the Chicago Botanical Gardens. Her art pieces can be purchased online (www.kuketa.com), at The Andersonville Galleria, at the One of a Kind Show in December at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, and at the Art Institute of Chicago Museum Shop.