Enzina Marrari

enzinaMultimedia, 2015

Marrari’s artwork takes inspiration from the human condition. Rooted in figure drawing and sculpture, Marrari’s work began as a study of the human form and continues to explore the figure. Marrari addresses themes of the social, personal, and political elements of the human experience. She pushes the boundaries of personal vs. social space by exploring norms and behaviors that result in a sense of exposure, vulnerability, and investigation that is consistent throughout her work. Marrari strives to reinforce the idea that what is experienced on an intimate, personal level is shared and experienced on a broad, social level. Marrari is influenced by personal truths of fear, loss, identity, and struggle. She hopes to present a visual story that can create a shared experience for the viewer and provide a deeper connection to what is often unsaid, secretive, or withheld.

Marrari’s work has been shown throughout Alaska in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Her work has also been shown nationally and internationally. Marrari is a 2015 recipient of the Connie Boochever Fellowship through the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, a 2013 Career Opportunity Grant from The Alaska State Council on the Arts, a 2012 Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award, and a 2011 project grant from Radical Arts for Women. Marrari was also awarded a residency through Proyecto Ace Artist Residency Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2011.

Marrari received a Master of Arts from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Her work has been reviewed in “The Anchorage Dispatch News,” “The Press,” “The Redoubt Reporter” and “The Northern Light.” She was featured in FZine’s Artist Profile, “Enzina Marrari – Art Impermanent.” In 2014, she was highlighted in Alaska Public Media’s series, Indie Alaska, episode: “I make wearable art”.