Marina Hanacek's artist biography:
Marina was born and raised in Czech Republic and then spent number of years in Germany before deciding to make her home in Toronto.
Marina studied at OCAD and has been a practicing artist since 1993, regularly exhibiting her work in and around Toronto. Her approach as a mature artist, coupled with her multicultural background, provide a vast array of inspiration which reveals itself through her spirited use of various media and techniques.
In her art, Marina draws on her extensive knowledge of materials and textures to imbue her work with the energy and experience of urban life. Her paintings are primarily collages comprising acrylic mono-prints and Xerox transfers and they incorporate luscious surface manipulation varying between pattern of pigmented wax and/or clear wax glazing.