An artist who sets no media boundaries. Her intuitive and experimental process lends itself to creating abstract work, building relationships between bright color, unusual shapes and intense pattern.
There is an awesome new coffee place / cafe in Minneapolis - Hub City Cafe! I will be showing some of my work there this August. The show will include both new and old work, and most of it will be for sale. Here are some snaps of a few pieces you can expect to see.
Find Hub City Cafe here: https://www.facebook.com/hubcitycafe
Check out this article for the University of WI Milwaukee's UWM Report on the Student Artist in Residence program and workshops I did!
This month I finished my time as a Student Artist in Resident with UWM and Creative Trust. Melissa and I facilitated our final workshops and we now have the finished coloring book! It looks so great, I can't wait for the participants to see it and enjoy.
Photo credit Katy DeZellar
Sometimes while working at Splash Studio I get to be on Mini Painting, which means when it's not too busy and there aren't any other tasks to do, you get to paint! Here are two pieces I've made while there. The first started with using the shape of an earring I was wearing that day. For the second painting, I kept part of the background of an old canvas and painted the white over it. The purple lines are inspired by the street lamps in downtown Milwaukee on Broadway St.
Both pieces are for sale so come check them out if you're interested!
I've been working on getting a professional looking website, so I can be a "professional" type artist. Check it out! One more way to follow me and what's going on!
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Mari Marks is an emerging artist who sets no media boundaries in her artistic practice. Motivated by new challenges, cultures, ideas and places, she enjoys travel and considers it an important stimulus to her work. Her intuitive and experimental process lends itself to creating abstract work, which builds relationships between bright color, unusual shapes and intense patterns. Marks works with many media including painting, collage, installations, drawing, and sculpture. This approach creates dialogue between two and three dimensional forms, and the blurring of sculpture and painting.
Marks attended the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Peck School of the Arts, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cross Disciplinary degree in Ceramics and Painting. Marks has received numerous awards and scholarships, including Outstanding Foundations Student Scholarship and the Frederick R. Layton Scholarship, twice. While studying abroad in Florence, Italy (2014–2015), Mari was awarded the Art Merit Scholarship from Santa Reparata International School of Art.
Marks has exhibited her work locally, nationally and internationally including Interchange, an exhibition of ceramic work, at the national NCECA conference in 2014.