Biography

Marina Fierz

West-coaster at heart, wanderer in spirit.

Marina Fierz Ma was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and moved to Victoria at a young age, where she became enamoured by its unique culture and atmosphere.  Constantly inspired by island life and coastal flora and fauna, Marina has developed her own unique style, working with many media.

Wanderlust and curiosity have been paramount in Marina’s growth and education as an artist.  Since 2010, she has been somewhat of a wayfarer, living and working in an assortment of Swiss and Canadian cities.  While drawing influences from her globe-trotting, Marina’s migratory patterns never fail to take her back to her coastal roots.

At the age of 7, Marina embarked on a journey that would soon become a lifelong passion; dance.  Sparked by some words of encouragement and fueled by the growing desire for artistic expression, she delved into the grueling world of classical ballet.  During the ensuing 12 years, Marina studied Royal Academy of Dance ballet at Pacific Dance Centre, taught and mentored by renown choreographer and teacher, Maureen Eastick.  Marina’s dance training went on to include intensives at both the National Ballet School of Canada, as well as the Banff Centre for Performing Arts.  Although Marina is no longer pursuing ballet as a career, the integrity and dedication of a dancer remain as the backbone to all of her artistic endeavors.

Having grown up in a multi-racial family, Marina has also been gifted with the opportunity for trilingualism.  Swiss German is her mother tongue and her father is of Chinese-Filipino origin. Thanks to a French Immersion education, Marina is also fluent in Canada’s second official language and has a working knowledge of both Italian and Latin due to her studies at university.

After a 3 year hiatus from school, Marina finally lowered her anchor in Victoria, BC, where she studied biological anthropology and languages at UVic for three years before deciding to dedicate her time entirely to artwork. She now works as a full-time artist out of her home studio and has found success in local exhibits as well as through social media. Marina is an active member of the Victoria art community with annual showcases at Mo:Le Restaurant and many other appearances around the city. Since 2016 she has participated in the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s TD Paint-In and in 2017 her fluid acrylic series “Exhale” sold out in just five hours. Marina hopes to grow her blossoming business into a lifelong career.

 

Current Shows
HiVE presents Remonstrance
Abstract group exhibition
HiVE Vancouver
210-128 W Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC
September 2018-February 2019

Upcoming Shows

RAW presents Ovation
Alcohol ink one night exhibition
Capital Ballroom
858 Yates St.
Victoria, BC
October 17, 2018
7pm-12am

Captured Light
Alcohol ink exhibition
Mo:Le Restaurant
2345 Millstream Rd.
Victoria, BC
Fall of 2018

Past Shows:

Moss Street Paint-In
Mixed media fluid one day exhibition
Moss St.
Victoria, BC
July 21st, 2018
11am-4pm

“Eurybia”
Alcohol ink exhibition
Mo:le Restaurant
554 Pandora Ave.
Victoria, BC
April 2018 – June 2018

“Dragon’s Breath”
Mixed media fluid exhibition
Discover Coffee
1964 Oak Bay Ave.
Victoria, BC
January 15th, 2018 – February 28th, 2018

“Exhale”
Fluid acrylic exhibition
Mo:le Restaurant
554 Pandora Ave.
Victoria, BC
February 2017 – April 2018

“Fabled Lands”
Mixed media exhibition
Rasbar Coffee + Wellness
106-1090 Johnson St.
Victoria, BC
December 2016 – May 2017

2016 Moss St. Paint-In
July 16th

“Fearie Folk and Their Tales”
Watercolour and acrylic portraits and illustrations
Mo:le Restaurant
554 Pandora Ave.
Victoria, BC

“Afterlife”
Watercolour bird series and organic matter
Mo:le Restaurant
554 Pandora Ave.
Victoria, BC

“Caught in Flight”
Watercolour bird series
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – Massey Gallery
1040 Moss St.

“Wingstroke”
Watercolour bird series
Street Level Espresso
714 Fort St.
Victoria, BC

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