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Mari Marks (2015)

15.75 x 15.5 in.

Beeswax, pigment, graphite on panel

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Mari Marks (2015)

15.75 x 15.5 in.

Beeswax, pigment, graphite on panel

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"My encaustic paintings are created out of a deep sense of the oneness of humankind and nature. Nature is my most intimate contact, my reassurance of ongoing life. Through my paintings I seek to bring experiences of beauty, peace, and healing to a fractured world."

Born in Minneapolis, Mari Marks moved to Illinois at age seven, following the death of her father. Thefamily lived in the country and Marks found comfort and beauty in nature. She attended the University of Illinois, where she studied drawing with Richard Diebenkorn and graduated in painting with highest honors. She and her husband farmed for six years in northern Illinois with their three children. They moved to Washington, DC where her portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr., was exhibited during the Poor People's encampment. She received an MA in Art Therapy from George Washington University. In 1984, Mari moved to Berkeley to resume active study of painting and fiber arts, exploring textured figurative work, symbolic constructions, and patterned nature paintings. In 1992, Mari studied with Elizabeth Murray at a California Summer in the Arts workshop. There she produced her first encaustic paintings. Her paintings are included in public, corporate, and private collections, among them the Richmond Memorial Civic Center; Hewlett-Packard Corporation, and the Hilton Hotel in Sapporo, Japan. Marks has exhibited widely throughout the United States, her recent solo exhibitions include Ispace in Chicago, and in the Bay Area, Robert Allen Fine Art, the Graduate Theological Union, and Dolby Chadwick Gallery. She has also shown in Brooklyn, Miami, Tucson, and Lincoln Nebraska. She is represented by Vessel Gallery (www.vessel-gallery.com, 510-893-8800.) For more info, email info@vessel-gallery.com