Mara Light

Mara Light

Laguna Hills, CA, United States

About Mara Light

I am a contemporary figurative painter living and working in California. I was born in New York in 1970, and grew up 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!

Education

1993 B.F.A, Art Center College Of Design, Pasadena, California.

Events

2016

~May 14, 2016, 6-9 pm, AAP 105th Annual Exhibition, curated by Lehrer-Graiwer, Los Angeles.

2015
Interviews, Blogs, and Features:
~February 16,2016, Featured Artist, Hi*Fructose Magazine.
~ March 19 2015, Featured Artist, "Escape Into Life", online magazine, curated by Maureen Doallas.
~May 28,2015, Trend Hunter, "Fragmented Female Forms."
~June 29, 2015, Interview with Brian Sherwin, "Art Talk On The Edge.

~May 28th 2015 ,The painting "Silence" won an award at the AAP Preview Opening, Hotel Monaco, Pittsburgh, PA.
~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

2014
~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.
~May 30,2014, Featured Artist, "Glimpsed Beauty" in The Blog "One Beatiful Thing."






Exhibitions

2017
~June 12, 2017, "New This Week" Curated bu Rebecca Wilson.
~May 29, 2017, "New This Week" Curated by Rebecca Wilson.
~April 17,2017, "New This Week" Curated by Rebecca Wilson.
~March 27, 2017, "New This Week" Curated by Rebecca Wilson.
~January 30, 2017, "New This Week" Curated by Rebecca Wilson.
~January 8,2017, "Inspired by Sargent" Curated by Katherine Hennings, Senior Associate Director.
2016
~May 14-August 15th 2016, Carnegie Museum of Art, AAP Exhibition.
~January 2016 Smashing into 2016, A Group Show, Smash Gallery.
~January 2016 Los Angeles Art Show, represented by Smash Gallery.
~December 12, 2016, "New This Week" Curated by Rebecca Wilson.
2015
~January 12, 2015, Saatchi Online, Featured on the homepage in "Naked Promise- Original Nudes Collection." Painting; Figure Study 6.
~January 19,2015: Saatchi Online, "New This Week 1-19-2015 Collection."
~January 2015~Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl and AAP New Members Exhibition, Downtown Pittsburgh, PA
~April 6, 2015, Saatchi Online, "All About Face: New Portraits Collection".
~April 27,2015, Saatchi Online, "New This Week 4-27-15 Collection.
~ June 15, 2015, Saatchi Online, "New This Week 6-15-2015."
~June 22, 2015, Saatchi Online, "New This Week 6-15-2015 Collection."
~July 20, 2015, Saatchi Online, "Statement Peices for $5000.00 and Over Collection."
~August 24, 2015, Saatchi Online, "New This Week August 24,2015"
~August 31, 2015, Saatchi Online, Made In The USA Collection."
~September 14, 2015, "New Nudes Collection."
~October 2015, Smash Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Figurative Group show, "Falling Into Form", curated by David Fenton.
~ March 19 2015, Featured Artist, "Escape Into Life", online magazine, curated by Maureen Doallas.
~ June 14- July 19th 2015 "Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 104th Annual Exhibition", curated by Dr. Louis A. Zona, Trumbull Branch of the Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio.
~January 2015~Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl and AAP New Members Exhibition, Downtown Pittsburgh, PA

2014
~ February 25, 2014, Saatchi Online, "New This Week Collection."
~April 15, 2014,Saatchi Online, "The Contemporary Portraits Collection."
~June 9, 2014, Saatchi Online, "Curators Picks for $5000.00 Or More."
~ June 23, 2014 Saatchi Online, "Making Faces -New Portraits Collection".
~August 11, 2014 Saatchi Online, "Through The Looking Glass- New Portraits."
~ November 24, 2015, Saatchi Online,"New This Week 11-24-14 Collection."
~ December 2014, Saatchi Online, Featured "Artist of the Day."
~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.