Maria Bonaduce was born in Terlizzi, near Bari – Puglia, in 1955, where she currently lives and works; she graduated in art studies in 1973. She exhibited in Italy and abroad in many countries (Canada, USA, Mexico, UAE, France, UK, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania), being granted a permanency in some of the most important collections of the Italian museums. She is specialized in portraits and landscapes, though in these last years she dedicates to great public and religious works. She loves the watercolour technique and has had a particular sensibility for childhood works, collaborating in the past with the artist Bruno Munari and having some artworks located in the Gianni Rodari Museum. Maria Bonaduce co founded the -ADSUM contemporary art- project and ADSUM art gallery in 2005.