Mari Marks Mondanelli
Mari Marks is an emerging artist who sets no media boundaries in her artistic practice. Motivated by new challenges, cultures, ideas and places, she enjoys travel and considers it an important stimulus to her work. Her intuitive and experimental process lends itself to creating abstract work, which builds relationships between bright color, unusual shapes and intense patterns. Marks works with many media including painting, collage, installations, drawing, and sculpture. This approach creates dialogue between two and three dimensional forms, and the blurring of sculpture and painting.
Marks attended the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Peck School of the Arts, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cross Disciplinary degree in Ceramics and Painting. Marks has received numerous awards and scholarships, including Outstanding Foundations Student Scholarship and the Frederick R. Layton Scholarship, twice. While studying abroad in Florence, Italy (2014-2015), Mari was awarded the Art Merit Scholarship from Santa Reparata International School of Art.
Marks has exhibited her work locally, nationally and internationally includingInterchange, an exhibition of ceramic work, at the national NCECA conference in 2014.