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Marsha Owett

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Statement

Marsha Owett was born in 1967 in Soviet Moscow. Owett was given an arts-centric education from home, where her mother frequently held illegal artists’ salons and exhibitions. In 1977, her family was exiled to the United States, where Owett continued to develop her passion for both painting and photography. She later studied painting at the School of Visual Arts and in the late eighties, she lived and worked among the East Village art scene. In 1993, she moved to a small artist community in East Hampton, where she supported herself by making and selling expressionist sanded wood paintings. She moved to New York City in 2001, soon followed by a solo show of her paintings at Roger Smith Gallery. Soon after, she had two children, and she began transitioning back to photography. Her recent photographs have been shown at Rabbithole Gallery, the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Murray State University, Underline Gallery, and was featured in a solo show at the Muse Center of Photography and the Moving Image. Since 2011, her work has been a New York Magazine critic’s pick, the subject of critical writing by Paddy Johnson, and has been featured on site95 journal, Deep Sleep Magazine, theartblog, and the Wall Street Journal.

Recent Exhibits

Marsha Owett participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2013 MINE: Take What's Yours
Underline Gallery
 
Oct, 2011 MARSHA OWETT Landscapes Inches Away
MUSE | Center of Photography and The Moving Image
 
May, 2011 Spring 2011 Emerging Artist Show
Rabbithole
 
May, 2011 Garbage and Grunge
Splashlight Gallery
 
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