Maria Kostareva (b. 1989, Tver region, Russia) is a Moscow based visual artist. Maria holds a Bachelor of Arts History (Moscow State University of Arts named after Surikov) and a Master of Visual Culture Program (National Research University Higher School of Economics).
Formerly a graphic designer, since 2017, she is a full-time artist. Artworks were published in Friend of the Artist (Summer 2017) and Lula Japan Magazine (Issue 11, Fall-Winter 2019). She regularly takes part in exhibitions in Russia and abroad. The artworks are held in private collections in Russia, Australia, USA, UK, France.
In her figurative abstract works she focuses on the experience of 20th century artists, especially Richard Diebenkorn, Francis Bacon, as well as on the philosophical ideas of image theorists, such as Merleau-Ponty, Didi-Huberman, Marion.