Biography

Marina-Fridman

Marina Fridman is a Russian-Canadian multi-media artist. Immersed in traditional drawing and painting in the early years of her education at the LA Academy of Figurative Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where she received her BFA, Fridman now works in a wide range of materials and techniques, moving fluidly between drawing, sculpture and installation. 

Her work explores our perception of time and space, reality and mortality.

Marina has been awarded grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, the Edmonton Arts Council, and her educational institutions. Most recently she was nominated by Alfred University for the International Sculpture Center's Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. 

Her work has been exhibited in the US and Canada, and has been published in various books and magazines. Fridman has attended Residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, the League Residency at Vyt, the I-Park Foundation, the Creative Practices Institute, and the Manifest Gallery. 

Currently, Fridman is one of five MFA Candidates on full scholarship in the Sculpture & Dimensional Studies program at Alfred University. She is also the Founder and Author of The Drawing Source, a website providing free online education in representational drawing.