About Us

Katia Baizan and George Ferrari-Gonzalez

MAPSandART is a Houston, Texas-based art gallery offering vintage and contemporary artwork sourced by owners, and husband-and-wife team, George Ferrari-Gonzalez and Katia Baizan. Founded in 2001, our gallery specializes in original vintage maps, antique prints, and works of art on paper – no reproductions.

Of Spanish descent, Katia obtained a Master’s Degree in Art History from the University of Texas after living in Paris for three years where she studied French and Political Science at the Sorbonne and Sciences Po-Paris. An M.I.T. graduate born in Uruguay, George is a Professional Engineer by training, having spent 20 years in the oil and gas industry working as a geotechnical engineering consultant. Uniting George and Katia’s distinct backgrounds is a shared passion for art, foreign culture, and international travel, which fuels their work curating distinctive art selections for their customers at MAPSandART today.

You can shop with us here online, at our shows, or at our Houston gallery. Other MAPSandART pieces are available for purchase on 1stDibsOne Kings Lane or Chairish.

At MAPSandART, we are committed to bringing you the finest original art for your home or office by personally selecting our pieces during regular trips to Europe and across the U.S. Please enjoy exploring our collection and feel free to contact us with any questions or requests.

Katia and George