Marrari was born in Chicago, Il in 1980. She received her MA in Studio and Mixed Media Arts from New York University and her BA in Sculpture from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She has resided in Alaska for twelve years and is currently relocating to Hawaii.
She developed and is the current coordinator for the Rotating Arts/Gallery program at the Middle Way Cafe. She is a resident Artist and volunteer for Out North Contemporary Art House, sat on the MTS Gallery Committee and is an Adjunct Instructor for the Women’s Studies Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
She has participated in over 40 exhibitions and performances both nationally and internationally and has curated numerous local shows and community projects. Most recently she has received Best in Show in the No Big Heads national self portrait art exhibition through the University of Alaska Anchorage, and was the winner of the International Gallery of Contemporary Art’s, Object Runway.
deconstruct. reconstruct. repeat.
24.10.2011 to 11.11.2011
Enzina Marrari is a performance and visual artist whose work addresses themes of the social, personal and political elements of our human experience. Through her performance pieces and mixed media works, she pushes the boundaries of personal vs. social space, norms and behaviors. This results in a sense of exposure and investigation that is consistent throughout her various pieces.
Most recently Marrari has begun to investigate the use of fashion design and sculpture to create wearable art pieces. She incorporates painting, drawing, craft, fiber arts and sculpture into two and three dimensional forms. This provides a different avenue for Marrari to investigate the connections between process and outcome, person and object.
Her work has been reviewed in “The Anchorage Daily News,” “The Press,” and “The Northern Light.” She has also been featured in FZine’s Artist Profile, “Enzina Marrari - Art Impermanent.”
This is Marrari’s first Residency Award. She was a recipient of Sheila Wyne’s Annual Studio BBQ and MTS Gallery’s Closing party’s micro-granting Fundraiser. She also received funding from the Radical Arts for Women Foundation and from the many wonderful Kickstarter donors.