Marina Breit has a creative practice spanning textiles, jewellery, object, and site-specific installation, and in her work explores emergent relationships between the viewer, object and site.
She engages with sculptural studies that are created and arranged intuitively in staged settings. Through a process of material investigations she works with relational elements and characteristics of aesthetic intrigue that manifest in the assemblage of the works.
Her practice expresses a sensibility toward minimalism, balance, scale and the subtle textures and forms alluding to human presence and the handmade. Found objects and everyday materials are transfigured and re-contextualised to invite narrative tensions and dialogue opportunities between the viewer and the conditioned object.
Marina is currently based in Melbourne and is a studio artist at Artery Co-operative.
2018 Works On Paper, Longdivision Gallery, Melbourne
2017 Object Dialogues, c3 Gallery, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne
2016 GCVA Graduate Exhibition, VCA Gallery, Melbourne
2009 Intersection, Moonee Valley City Council Arts Week, Melbourne
2008 Contained, Contemporary Jewellery Design, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
2008 Cityscapers: By The Throat, Architecture Gallery, University of Edinburgh
2007 Graduate Metal XI Conference, Adelaide
2007 COFA Annual, College of Fine Arts Gallery, Sydney
2007 Octopus, Porosity Studio, Polytechnic Architecture Gallery, Milan, Italy
2015 - 2016 Graduate Certificate in Visual Art, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University
2014 Mixed Media Painting, Central Saint Martins, UAL, London
2014 Modern Art History, Central Saint Martins, UAL, London
2009 Graduate Certificate, Art in Public Space, RMIT, Melbourne
2004 - 2008 Bachelor of Design, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Sydney
2005 - 2006 Design Exchange Program, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, The Netherlands
2002 Bachelor of Interior Architecture (First Year), UNSW, Sydney
AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
2008 British Council Scholarship: Cityscapers / Porosity studio, University of Edinburgh
2007 Design Merit Certificate, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Sydney
2007 Porosity Studio: Led by Prof. Richard Goodwin, Polytechnic, University of Milan, Italy
2016 - current Film & Television - Art Department: Props Buyer / Set Dresser
2009 – 2016 Spacecraft Studio, Melbourne - Studio Assistant - Screen Printer / Technical Development / Production / Graphic Design / Artwork Sales
2008 Memo Corporation, Hanoi, Vietnam - Artist in Residence
2006 – 2008 Signature Prints (Florence Broadhurst Designs), Sydney - Screen Printer: Wallpaper and Textiles