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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Marilyn Farinacci

Cleveland Ohio 44143 United States


With a B.F.A. from Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) and an M.F.A. from Kent State University, teaching as an adjunct professor at CIA, Notre Dame College, and visiting artist at East Carolina University, I find being an artist is WHO I AM. I find creating abstract paintings gives me the most satisfaction.

Artist Statement

The overarching phases of my work has dealt with different approaches to how one may observe a structured space; such as the layering effect of seeing reflections.  Sometimes by zooming in on the space such that you do in a digital photo, you lose details. This disintegrates the subject and shifts attention to the space.

My recent paintings challenge the illusion of seeing space through layered multiple paint drips like curtains. These curtains separate space into planes over ambiguous forms and lines that become partly obliterate behind the planes adding an energized contrast to the spatial structure.


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