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Richland Library Art

The Gallery at Main

One Sloth, Some Sadness and a Few Happy Things 
Recent illustrations by Maria Fabrizio 

Maria Fabrizio is an illustrator and designer who strives to make work that is rooted in concept. With a passion for process, Maria attempts to make illustration that is accessible, emotional, thoughtful, and neutral. Her subjects range from sloths, to death, to politics, to science and religion — providing her the opportunity to continually rethink how art can shape opinions. Maria works with traditional materials and finishes her work digitally." 

On Display: January 1 - February 3, 2018


Maria Fabrizio 
January 2018

Maria is an illustrator and designer who believes smart ideas make beautiful work. With an affection for process, she works by hand, and on screen for projects large and small while maintaining her daily illustration blog — Wordless News. Maria is based in the hot metropolis of Columbia, South Carolina where she lives with her husband, son, a spoiled cat and happy dog. She brings more than eight years of professional experience to bear and holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Graphic Design/Visual Communication. 

Sample Client list: NPR, National Journal, University of South Carolina, Serenbe, Rhode Island Monthly, Writer's Digest, Charleston City Paper,, STAT NEWS 


Weekly Office Hours:

  • Tuesdays, 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 3 - 5 p.m.

*Hours are subject to changes.
*Studio is located on the Second Level at Richland Library Main

By Appointment:

The Artist-in-Residence Program aims to connect the community with local working artists and to provide creative and educational opportunities to the community in a way that supports cultural and artistic exchange. Past Artists-in-Residence include:

  • Marius Valdes, October 2016 - June 2017
  • Wendell Culbreath (aka THE Dubber), September - December 2017

Public Art

For each library, 1% of the construction budget is going toward public art. Inspired by our brand promises, we’re encouraging artists to serve the public good and nurture communities. One Columbia for Arts and History is helping us build your library by coordinating the selection of new pieces of public art for all of our renovations. Read more about Richland Library's public art on

Application Forms

Exhibits are typically scheduled eighteen months in advance. Priority will be given to library sponsored exhibits and displays relating to literature, or those that highlight the works of local artists or community-centered art projects. All forms of visual art are welcome.