“Using the human form as an often taut, tormented, hieroglyphic alphabet, Marion explores issues of identity, authority, sexuality and cognition.” ¹
Keri Marion was born in Carmel, California (1972) and spent her formative years in Seattle, Washington, eventually moving to Providence, Rhode Island in 2007.
She studied art at Eastern Washington University, in Cheney, Washington, earing first a BFA in painting/new media (2002) and second a BA in Art History Research with emphasis on Cultural Anthropology (2003).
Visually, her current work is most closely associated with a new Minimalism, using simple media or Lo-Fi technology to make commentary on the every-day experience. She is highly influenced by the genres of Dada, Fluxus and Pop Art, and specifically artists like Tara Donovan, Agnes Martin, and Giorgio Morandi who tend to use repetition and/or common materials as a method of exploration.
During her undergraduate studies, Marion focused on the dichotomy of being female, joining body parts into paintings, drawings and sculptures. Her post-graduate study has focused on removing layers of narrative to explore memory, cognition and commonality of existence through lo-fi methods like pinhole photography and mixed media collage. Most recently, her work is finding a balance between authenticity and sophistication using simple materials and repetitive action to leave a residue of work that is engaged almost entirely in process.
Keri Marion lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island.¹Boggs, Sherri. The Pacific Northwest Inlander , August 7, 2003, p 65