Acqua Alta (Venice). Oil Paint & Silver

Acqua Alta (Venice). Oil Paint & Silver

Acqua Alta (Venice). Oil Paint & Silver

Marianna Smith

Dublin, OH


2004  MFA  Cornell University
2002  BFA   Columbus College of Art & Design

Solo Exhibitions

2016  Scuola Internationale Di Graffica
2016  Hammond Harkins
2012  Hammond Harkins

Group Exhibitions

2015  Gus Fisher Gallery
2015  Contemporary Gallery
2014  Dishman Art Museum

Selected Collections

Dishman Art Museum
Xi'an Fine Art Academy

Artist Statement

Working on this project, I utilized the technique of Russian miniature painting on lacquer box as the Russian decorative painted egg tradition.  The theme and imagery are inspired by my experience during the 2014 artist residency in Venice, Italy.  Traditional miniature oil painting and Rococo ornamentation echo the ornate facades of Venetian Grand Canal.  This project was particularly interesting for me because it presented an opportunity to reconnect with my Russian art and craft research practice.