Copyright 2016. Marina Preston. Rights Reserved.

EXHIBITIONS (*Solo Exhibitions; ** Two-person Exhibitions)

2016  (November 17 — January 9, 2017)
    *Solo Exhibition, Narthex Gallery, New York City

    Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York City. Juried
    Manhattan Borough President’s Office, New York City
    Grand Central Neighborhood Association, New York City
    Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York City. Juried
    Manhattan Borough President’s Office, New York City

    Katharine Butler Gallery, Sarasota, Florida

    Katharine Butler Gallery, Sarasota, Florida (Summer)
    **Katharine Butler Gallery, Sarasota, Florida (Fall)
    Katharine Butler Gallery, Sarasota, Florida
    Katharine Butler Gallery, Sarasota, Florida
    **Katharine Butler Gallery, Sarasota, Florida
    **Katharine Butler Gallery, Sarasota, Florida

  *Milieu Gallery, Sarasota, Florida
   *Milieu Gallery, Sarasota, Florida
    **John Simmons Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
     Jones Hall Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee 

*Mark Ormond, “New Work Should be Seen at Katharine Butler Gallery,” 
    Pelican Press, July 6, 2007
*Kevin Costello, ”Artists Break Away from Norm for Summer Showing,” 
    Sarasota Herald Tribune, June 09, 2006
*Kevin Costello, “Painting, Photographs, Parallel, Contrast”, 
    Sarasota Herald Tribune, January 17, 2003

Art Students League, New York City
School of Visual Arts, New York City
University of Memphis, Tennessee
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

Working with archetypal shapes and symbols, I allow their transformative psychic and visceral energies to express my thoughts and feelings, completing each work for me. Each series of mixed media paintings and prints are part of an existential quest — with all of its layers and complexities, conflicts, and resolutions. My work reflects presence in a world filled with events, relationships, and constant change.  Marina Preston

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Preston’s life and education have been a journey across three continents in which she retained citizenship and learned five languages. Her art education began informally in Europe’s museums and cathedrals, from the Louvre in Paris to the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, while attending the International School of Geneva. Returning to Brazil, Preston enrolled at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio. After a subsequent move to the USA, she transferred to the University of Memphis, where she concentrated on printmaking with Tamarind Institute master printmaker, Wayne Simpkins, and design with Hans Hoffman protégé, Jane Poodry. Recently, in New York City, she attended The Art Students League where she focused on mixed media with artist Bruce Dorfman.