Marina Eckler is a painter and multidisciplinary artist based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in painting and printmaking from San Francisco State University and completed her MFA at Maine College of Art in 2013. She teaches printmaking, drawing, and two-dimensional design in the Visual and Performing Arts Department at University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
Her work has been shown at The Harwood Museum in Taos, New Mexico, The New York Art Book Fair, The Lab in San Francisco, California, and was the subject of a two-person exhibition at UCCS’s Gallery of Contemporary Art in 2014. Her ongoing slideshow and interview project, Going Home, has been performed at Skylight Books in Los Angeles, CA, Unnameable Books in Brooklyn, NY, and as part of the 2017 ArtPop Festival in Colorado Springs. From 2013—2016, she founded and operated Mountain Fold Books, a non-profit bookstore and event space for the arts in Colorado Springs. In her most recent project, Fin: A Going Away Party, she orchestrated a farewell event to bid the earth, as we know it, goodbye due to climate change predictions and actualities. Her art deals with issues of time, power, gender, and other mysteries.
- M.F.A. Maine College of Art
- B.A. in Studio Art, San Francisco State University
- 2D Foundations
- Drawing Foundations
Untitled, 2014, 56 x 40", oil