Competition: US & Canada
Marina Berio is a visual artist from New York City who works with drawings and photography to convey aspects of visual experience that are intimate and visceral. She has made family pictures printed with her own blood, and rendered photographic negatives of spaces, objects and landscapes as large-scale charcoal drawings imbued with subtle materiality and depth. Her current project, shot entirely on the walls of her studio in Brooklyn and two other studios she has recently occupied, expresses the interrelationship between the nested realities of process, mind, body and space.
Berio studied photography, drawing, sculpture and art history in college, and then earned her MFA in Photography at Bard. She has been awarded grants by the Pollock/Krasner Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Aaron Siskind Foundation, and been invited to various residencies including the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Millay and Schloss Plüschow. She has exhibited at various art spaces internationally, including Michael Steinberg Fine Arts, Von Lintel Gallery, Smack Mellon, and Artists Space in New York; Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art in Boston; Les Rencontres d’Arles, Galerie Camera Obscura in Paris; and Otto Zoo and Acta International in Italy.
Father: Luciano Berio, Guggenheim Fellow in Music Composition, 1968