Pittsburgh, PA, United States
About Mara Light
I am a contemporary figurative painter living and working in Pennsylvania. I was born in New York in 1970, and raised in California. I received my B.F.A from Art Center College of Design; Pasadena, California, in 1993. I have had continuous representation and exhibition with many galleries including Park Gallery and Classic gallery in Carmel, California and Brennen galleries with locations in Palm Desert, California, Scottsdale, Arizona and Santa Fe, New Mexico. In addition, my paintings have been commissioned by dozens of private and public collectors and featured in charity events, and Cultural Centers, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Christies in Beverly Hills, California. Most days I can be found painting in my studio, which is in my home, enjoying the struggles of being a painter and artist!
1993 B.F.A, Art Center College Of Design, Pasadena, California.
~May 28th 2015 ,The painting "Silence" has won an award at the preview party at Hotel Monaco.
~June 14th 1:00-4:00pm, opening and award ceremony for the AAP Annual. Trumbull Branch of the Butler Institute of American Art, Howland Township, Ohio.
~Release of the reprint of the book "Bear" by Marian Engel. My painting was chosen for the cover. -"Back Study" 36x24
~Accepted to The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh;
~Awarded The Abraham C. Frank Award.
~Chosen as a juror for Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
~GLSD Purchase Award, "Portrait Study" voted as favorite among guests.
Featured Artist, March 19 2015, Escape Into Life, online magazine.
~ Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 104th Annual Exhibition, curated by Dr. Louis A. Zona, Trumbull Branch of the Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio.
June 14- July19th 2015
~Fall 2015 Frank L. Melega Art Museum, Group Exhibition, Brownsville, Pennsylvania.
~January 2015~Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl and AAP New Members Exhibition, Downtown Pittsburgh, PA
~Saatchi Online, January 2015, Featured on the homepage in "Naked Promise- Original Nudes Collection." Painting; Figure Study 6.
~Saatchi Online, December 2014, Featured as "Artist of the Day."
~Saatchi Online, June 2014, Featured on the homepage in "Making Faces -New Portraits Collection".
~Saatchi Online, Featured on the homepage in "The Contemporary Portraits Collection."
~Saatchi Online, August 2014,Featured on homepage for "Through The Looking Glass- New Portraits."
~Saatchi Online, Featured on the homepage for "Naked Promise: Original Nudes Collection."
~Saatchi Online, Featured on the homepage in " New Portraits Collection."
~Westmoreland Museum Of Contemporary Art, AAP Annual Group Show; juror, Barbara Jones, Pennsylvania.
~GLSD Jury Exhibition for Acquisitions and Purchase Award, Pennsylvania.
~The Frame House, AAP Exhibition, curated by John Carson,Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania.