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Marni Mutrux’s (pronounced MEW-troo) work goes beyond the traditional artist/image relationship; each of her pieces is a poetic testimony of her love affair with the paint itself. As striking as her work appears when viewed at a distance, an inspection of the dimensional texture of her canvases reveals an intimate knowledge of the quality, as well as the value, of her chosen medium.

“The fluidity and texture excites me. I get the opportunity to explore the paint, indulge in it, play, learn and fight with it. There's always a battle, and sometimes I lose.”
–Marni Mutrux

Fluent with both representational and abstracted styles, Mutrux possesses an unerring and unapologetic ability to evoke a response in her viewers. Her vibrant abstracts are a subtle…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 4
  • Joined December 12, 2006

Favorite materials

paint, oil, canvas

About



Marni Mutrux’s (pronounced MEW-troo) work goes beyond the traditional artist/image relationship; each of her pieces is a poetic testimony of her love affair with the paint itself. As striking as her work appears when viewed at a distance, an inspection of the dimensional texture of her canvases reveals an intimate knowledge of the quality, as well as the value, of her chosen medium.

“The fluidity and texture excites me. I get the opportunity to explore the paint, indulge in it, play, learn and fight with it. There's always a battle, and sometimes I lose.”
–Marni Mutrux

Fluent with both representational and abstracted styles, Mutrux possesses an unerring and unapologetic ability to evoke a response in her viewers. Her vibrant abstracts are a subtle roar of texture and energy, evoking an image of the artist carefully folding pieces of her own vitality into each brush stroke. Her autobiographical portraiture is storytelling of a more literal, but no less vivacious, form, revealing intimate examinations of her past (and not always pleasant) experiences.

Taken in combination, both styles of work contain lessons on femininity, strength, passion, and vulnerability. They provide the narrative to a visual journey from the insecurity and exploration of youth towards the deft fearlessness of an artist in her prime.

Mutrux was awarded a Presidential Art Scholarship and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, graduating Magna cum Laude, from Salem State College (MA) in 2004. Originally from Key West, Fl., Mutrux currently resides in Central California.

Artist Statement:
My focus at the moment is exploring the way texture, line, and color combine, and discovering the line between reality and distortion. Weaving my way from abstraction to realism gives me a more thorough understanding of my artistic ambitions. In this way I continue to challenge myself, to explore new territory, and to expand the limits of both subject and application while staying true to my vision.

EXHIBITIONS
Solo Exhibitions:
Vihuela, Paso Robles, CA 2008
Silverstone Tasting Room, Paso Robles, CA. 2007
Indigo Gallery, Eugene, OR. 2007
Museum of Unfine Art, Eugene, OR. 2007
Winfisky Gallery, Salem, MA. 2004

Select Group Exhibitions:
The Haub Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA 2008
“Colors of Autumn” Paso Robles Art Assoc., Templeton, CA 2007
“Marian Devotion” Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA 2007
“Random Fortune” The Executive Gallery/Art Zero, San Luis Obispo, CA. 2007
“The Women’s Show” Cactus Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA. 2007
“Salon des Refusés” New Zone Gallery, Eugene, OR. 2007
Galant Gallery, Salem, MA. 2005
Marblehead Art Association, Marblehead MA, 2004
“Group Shows” Winfisky Gallery, Salem, MA. 2002-2004

PRESS and AWARDS
Articles:
San Francisco Weekly, Sept 2008
The New Times, San Luis Obispo, April, Sept 2008
Monovita Magazine, April 2007
World Artist Network Magazine, March 2007

Awards:
Forrest Doud Award Winner, “Colors of Autumn” Castoro Cellars, Templeton, CA. 2007

Best in Show, “Random Fortune” The Executive Gallery/Art Zero, San Luis Obispo, CA. 2007

Presidential Arts Scholarship
2003

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