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About the Artist

Born in Austria, Marion lives and works in the beautiful countryside of Salzburg. 

Goethe's line, "Two souls, alas, are housed within my breast," always struck a chord with her, capturing the conflict as she felt pulled in two opposing directions: natural sciences and art.

For numerous years, Marion, a Ph.D. biologist, focused on her work in basic research in the field of molecular biology. However, since 2013, she has also been cultivating her artistic side. Her work was sificantly influenced by mentors Mag. Alfia Weingartner, a Russian artist living in Austria, and Christine Kastner, an Austrian panArt artist. Engaging with various techniques, the artist developed her artistic emphasis. In 2019, she successfully completed training in graphic design. Since 2022 she teaches culural education at Museum Fronfeste.

Life events and her extraordinary work as a molecular biologist have moved her to a drastic reduction in creative expression and an exploration of new materials since 2020.

Muscles, higher plants, and algae — these are the subjects of Marion's basic molecular biology research. This intense exploration seeks an outlet for artistic processing. Previous themes have included: Eyes vs. Perspectives, Adaptation vs. Masks, and the formal requirements of biology vs. abstraction. Marion's approach has evolved towards fusion and metamorphosis of organic-biological material into art objects and paintings. She works with inks, pens, charcoal, spray and acrylic paints, as well as lithographic techniques. The brush is now obsolete; the concrete — the hand — has triumphed as a tool! The white space, the "empty" part of a page, provides Marion with artistic freedom. For her, the often as intimidating perceived emptiness of a white sheet of paper becomes a haven of calm where new things can develop and grow.

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Exhibitions

2023

  • Installation at KUBIQ - Kultur und Bildungsquartier Thlagau

  • EXHIBITION – ART IN LAW │ Permanent exhibition in the buildings of the Austrian judiciary │ Vienna CityGallery │ Vienna, Austria │ since August 2021

2022

2021

  • EXHIBITION – LAKE OHRID MUSES TRAVEL TO MANHATTAN │ New York City, NY, USA │ Collaboration with Composer and Pianist Margin Alexander │ 10. July 2021

  • EXHIBITION – ABSTRAKTIONEN │ PublicArtists Gallery │ Vienna, Austria │ 28. June - 09. July 2021

  • EXHIBITION – ART IN LAW │ Permanent exhibition in the buildings of the Austrian judiciary │ by @Polina Milikina_artcurator and @Thomas Leimer_artcurator │ Vienna, Austria │ since August 2021

  • EXHIBITION – COMING OUT │M.A.D.S. Art Gallery │ Milan, Italy │ 25. June - 04. July 2021

  • ARTIST OF THE FUTURE AWARD of Contemporary Art Curator │ London, UK │ January 2021

2020

  • GREY CUBE GALLERY │ Finalist of the Botanicals ART SHOW │ Helsinki, Finland │ September 2020

  • SWISS ART EXPO │ ARTBOX.PROJECT Zuerich 2.0 │ Zuerich, Switzerland │ 20. - 24. August 2020

  • LUXEMBOURG ART PRIZE, Pinacothèque, Louxembourg; certificate of artistic achievement

  • EXHIBITION – Choose your Mask & Von Bergen und Blumen │Konditorei Ottet │ Schoerfling am Attersee

2019

  • EXHIBITION and ART TALK  │ Schloss Mondsee │ Mondsee

  • MASK – ROLE – METAMORPHOSIS  │ Museum Fronfeste │ Neumarkt am Wallersee

  • NIGHTMARE AT MARK  │ MARK │ Salzburg

​2017 - 2019

  • Permanent Art Exhibition │ First Floor │ Mattsee

​2016

  • PAMYON: Wort trifft Bild │ SOLO show │ MARK │ Salzburg

Publications

2020

2017

  • mfk Magazin für Kultur - Illustration

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