Born in India in 1939, Maria Simonds-Gooding moved with her family to Ireland in 1947. She studied at Dublin’s National College of Art, Le Centre de Peinture in Brussels and the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham. In 1981, she became an elected member of Aosdána.
Her work has featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout Europe and the USA Her commissions include a tapestry for the Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin. Simonds-Gooding’s work is held in many public collections such as the Irish Museum of Modern Art; Department of Foreign Affairs, Dublin; Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico; Hirshorn Museum, Washington D.C.; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; Saatchi Collection, London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Maria Simonds-Gooding lives and works on the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry, Ireland.