Travel, culture, nature, and folktales...these are the main sources of inspiration for my artwork. Growing up in small town America, running barefoot every summer, and crafting with any medium I could, I pull from the unabashed joy of my childhood and utilize my love for new adventures and storytelling to craft a bold and colorful narrative.
Living abroad in Asia for several years greatly influenced me as an artist. I draw on my experiences like hiking the mountains in Jinju, South Korea, trying new and delicious food, and learning how to interact with a culture and language vastly different from my own. Being a “foreigner” (expatriate) humbled me. I was ultimately motivated to make art that reflected humans’ fundamental need for acceptance.
My art is primitive in style and unapologetic in attitude; I often tell stories about subjects for which I am particularly passionate: civil rights (particularly women’s rights), folktales, and celebrating heritage. I enjoy working with watercolor and acrylic to convey modern folk art.
Hi, I'm Marni!
I'm a folk-artist specializing in watercolor paintings.
2018 Solo / Duo Exhibitions:
"Cabin Quilts" - Free Range Brewing, Charlotte, NC
"Americana Culture" - Old Ox Brewery / Loudoun County Arts Council, Ashburn, VA
"Hooked" - Cafe Nola, Frederick, MD
"Day of the Dead" - Free Range Brewing, Charlotte, NC
"Cactus Gallery's 13th Birthday" - Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
RAW Artists Showcase - Howard Theatre, Washington, DC
"Art All Night" Tröegs Beer Event / Calico Bar - Washington, DC
"Super Mario 35th Anniversary Tribute Show" - Bottleneck Gallery, NY
"Isle of Dogs" - Spoke Art Gallery, NY
"Miyazaki Pop Up Art Tribute" - Spoke Art Gallery, NY
"Tiny Treasures + One" - Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Solo / Duo Exhibitions:
"Woman, These Are Yours" - Free Range Brewery, Charlotte, NC
"Superstitions" - Cafe Nola, Frederick, MD
"Tarot/Day of the Dead Show" - Splendorporium, Portland, OR
"Dia de los Muertos" - Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"A Tribute to Guillermo del Toro" - Copro Gallery, CA
"Miyazaki Art Show" - Spoke Art Gallery, NY
"Resist" - Zenith Gallery, Washington, D.C.
"In Dreams" A David Lynch Art Tribute - Spoke Art Gallery, NY
2016 Group Exhibitions:
"32nd Annual Frederick Holiday Art Competition" - Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD
"No Big Heads" - UAA Student Union Gallery, Anchorage Alaska
"Bad Dads VII" - Spoke Art Gallery, NY
"Space Trip Art Show" - Gristle Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
"Artomatic" - Frederick, MD
Compound Butter #6
Kult Issue #18 "Superstitions"
Stolen Publications Volume 5