Pittsburgh, PA, United States
About Mara Light
Biography I was born in 1970 in New York. My artistic journey began early in life within the home. Creativity was always encouraged by my parents as they were artist's themselves. I was often drawing and being creative in some form or another. In my high school years, I started to understand the extraordinary power art would have on my life. Art was a way to escape into my own world, a place where beauty and deep emotions had a voice. After high school, I completed my BFA in 1993 at the Art Center College of Design in California. The central theme of my paintings is the expression of the figure with a focus on the female form using light to reveal the mood or expression I would like to convey. I am constantly evolving and dedicated to creating paintings that remain fresh and speak to the viewer on many levels. My work is shown in galleries, charity events, and has been commissioned by dozens of private and public collectors. Most days I can be found painting in my studio and loving the struggle of life as an artist!
Art Center College of Design
Awarded The Abraham C. Frank Award
Chosen as juror for the screening of membership to the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.
Westmoreland Museum of Contemporary Art
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 103rd Annual Exhibition curated and juried by Barbara L. Jones.
Juried Exibition, Pennsylvania GLSD, Purchase Award for the conservation and acquisitions of the GLSD Special Art. Collection.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, AAP Exhibition, curated by John Carson.