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Kaltoum Maroufi

Kaltoum Maroufi

Artist Work

The crowd
Oil painting on canvas
30x72 inches
Nancy x 16 (trompe l’œil)
oil on canvas
32x26 inches
By the window
oil paint on canvas
oil paint on canvas
12x10 inches
oil paint on canvas
6x6 inches
Nancy 4
oil paint on canvas
14x11 inches

Artist Information

Montgomery County
Artistic Category

Other, Visual Arts

Artist Statement

between the reality and a whole world of illusion , I try to work the confines pertaining to a new realistic dimension while perfecting my skills at XVII and XVIII century academism. I mix media and concept to create my own universe and hope to invite the viewers in an esthetic walk with me.

Artist Bio

  Kaltoum A. Maroufi

  • Artist, Painter, Fine Arts Instructor, Gallery Owner
  • Born in Paris, France.
  • Gallery located in Kensington, Maryland.
  • Lives in Rockville, Maryland.


  • 1985 Ph.D, Philosophy & History of Ideas, Univ. Nice, FR.
  • 1982 DEA, Civilisation Industrielle (Urban Philosophy),Univ. Nice, FR.
  • 1980 Master Civilisation Industrielle(Urban Philosophy), Univ. Nice, FR.
  • 1980 DNSEP (Master) in Fine Arts, Villa Arson, Nice, FR.

Major Commissions

  • 2004 Set design & execution, Treemonisha (Scott Joplin musical), Darius Milhaud theatre, Paris, FR.
  • 2001 Children's Waiting Room in Pediatrician's office, Wildwood Center, Dr. Pujol' s office
  • (Bethesda, MD USA)
  • 2000 Day care center (Kensington, MD USA) outdoor mural - fence
  • 2000 Private residence (Kensington, Maryland USA) faux marbles, decorative effects in bathroom.
  • Bathroom marbles 1996 Private residence (Kensington, Maryland USA) decorative fresco in dining room.
  • 1991 Hotel Colmar restoration (Nice, France), trompe l’oeil architectural details.
  • 1991 Le Rouge et Le Noir (restaurant Nice), faux enseigne.
  • 1991 Sport Club (Nice France), exterior fresco - trompe l'oeil effects.
  • 1990 Nice Premier Arenas, Hommage à Klein, Semaren, large circular homage (sculpture and paintings in an atrium) to the Nice-School-of-Art artist Yves Klein (of Klein-blue fame) in the new business district of Arenas adjacent to the Cote d'Azur airport (France).
  • 1990 College Jean Giono, Conseil Général des Alpes-Martines (Nice, France) large (75 square meter) fresco for school cafeteria.
  • 1990 Restoration of Palais Rose (Nice, France), duplication of the historic friezes for the restoration
  • 1990 Prefecture (Nice, France) trompe l'oeil interior frescoes -- 14 square meters
  • 1989 Municipal swimming pool (Nice, France) decorative mural
  • 1989 Commercial Building (Nice, France), faux windows
  • 1988 Parc des Miniatures (Nice, France), painting of 315 sculpted figures
  • 1988 Private residence
  • 1988 design studio décor, local television studio (Cote d'Azur)
  • 1988 Private residence (historic), Cote d'Azur restoration of the 19th century (2nd French Empire) Italian-style celino frescos

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2011 Book festival, solo show Altered books, Kensington
  • 2010 Studio gallery group Exhibition, Altered Books, Washington DC
  • 2009 Group exhibit, 17th Anniversary, Museum of Contemporary Art - DC (MOCA-DC), Washington, DC
  • 2009 Group exhibit, Erotica, MOCA-DC
  • 2008 Group exhibit, Art and Addiction, Carroll Community College, MD USA
  • 2008 Group exhibit, 75th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature,Strathmore Hall, Bethesda, MD USA
  • 2007 Group exhibit, Erotica, MOCA-DC
  • 2007 Group exhibit, Heads or Tails, MOCA-DC
  • 2006 Group exhibit, Every picture tells a story, MOCA-DC
  • 2005 Group exhibit, Architecture, Landscape & Figure MOCA-DC
  • Faculty exhibit, Gudelsky Gallery, Maryland College of Art and Design (MCAD), Kensington, MD, USA
  • 2004 Echoppe du Cloitre, Aigle, Switzerland Group exhibit, Les Anges Mais de quoi se melent-ils? Musee FRAC de (Romans, FRANCE) Group exhibit, le Jeu, Groupe Delta, Paris
  • 2003 Faculty exhibit, Gudelsky Gallery, MCAD
  • 2001 Cassie's Art Gallery, Sugarland, Texas USA
  • 2000 Solo exhibit, K.A.Maroufi, Café Monet, Kensington, MD USA Group exhibit, Kensington Gallery, Kensington, MD USA) Group exhibit, MOCA
  • 1998 Solo exhibit, K.A.Maroufi, Kensington Gallery, Kensington, MD USA)
  • 1999 Group exhibit, MOCA-DC
  • 1999 Group exhibit, MOCA-DC Juried show, McCrillis Gardens Gallery Show, Montgomery County Art Association, Bethesda, MD USA
  • 1998 Juried show, ICARUS INTERNATIONAL, Nags Head, North Carolina USA) Juried show, Paint the Town, Montgomery County Art Association, Kensington, MD USA
  • 1997 Solo exhibit, K.A. Maroufi, Kensington Park Library, Kensington, MD USA)
  • 1991 - 1994 Bibelots et Bestioles, exhibited at local craft stores, Kensington, MD USA
  • 1990 Group exhibit, Shopping Art International, Vieux Nice, France
  • 1990 Echoppe du Cloitre, Aigle, Switzerland Juried exhibit, 101e Salon des Independants, Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • 1989 Juried show, 2eme Salon des Artistes Independants de la Cote d'Azur, France
  • 1988 Solo exhibit, Cacel Jean Bouin, Nice, France
  • 1989 Grand Prix International d'Arts Plastiques, St. Jean Cap Ferrat, France
  • 1989 exhibit, Galerie Lilane Francois, Paris, France
  • 1989 Colloque Art et Architecture, Nice Acropolis, France
  • 1988 "K.A. Maroufi expose", Nectarine, Nice, France
  • 1987 Group exhibit, L'art actuel a Nice, Cote d’Azur airport, France
  • 1986 "K.A. Maroufi expose", Credit Mutuel, Nice, France
  • 1986 Group exhibit, 146 Créateurs, ENAD, 72-83, Villa Arson, Nice, France

Curated Exhibitions

  • 2011 Students Trompe l'Oeil and Art Show, K.A. Maroufi Gallery, MD
  • 2011 WDCE Art Faculty show, Montgomery College, Silver Spring MD
  • 2011 Petites femmes et petits livres, K.A. Maroufi Gallery, Kensington
  • 2011 Drawings and paintings of 2011 solo show, K.A.Maroufi Gallery,Kensington MD
  • 2010 Little Nancies, K.A. Maroufi Gallery, Kensington MD
  • 2009 Group exhibit, Perspective of women Museum of Contemporary Art DC (MOCA-DC), Washington, DC


  • 1993 ARTIST FELLOWSHIP, "Buon Fresco and Sgraffito Traditions: An Educational Exhibit" Arts Council of Montgomery County, (Rockville, Maryland USA).


  • 1999 HONORABLE MENTION, McCrillis Gardens Gallery Show, juried show, Montgomery County Art Association (Bethesda, Maryland USA).
  • 1998 HONORABLE MENTION, "Paint the Town" juried show, Montgomery County Art Association (Kensington, Maryland USA).
  • 1987 FIRST GRAND PRIZE (Médaille d'Or de St. Jean Cap Ferrat), 2eme Salon des Artistes Indépendants de la Cote d'Azur (France).


Selected Collections

  • Edith Gillman Collection
  • R. Collé Collection
  • Stephen Krinsky Collection Studio work resides in private collections throughout the world, namely around France, the USA, Morocco, Switzerland, and Australia.