Marja Lianko

Birches & Bark, 2017
birch bark & mixed media on panel
[8"x 8"]
birches, bark & beyond

Media: Collage, Painting, Sculpture

Vernon Street Studios
20 Vernon Street 86

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Artist Statement

Through the years there have been many changes in my artwork, from abstract color fields and geometric constructions to personal symbolism and invented landscapes. I have painted large and small scale, printed silkscreens and mono prints and used a multitude of materials for my mixed media sculptures.
The continuous search often leads me to new discoveries and unexpected results.
In my recent work I have used birches and bark in various forms. Through them I have tried to create images that reflect my Nordic background.

Marja's work has been shown at the Museum of Fine Arts, the Fogg Museum, the De Cordova Museum, the Fuller Museum, The Rose Museum, the Duxbury Art Complex Museum, the Boise Art Museum and the Nicolaysen Museum. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Fogg Museum, the De Cordova Museum and numerous hospitals and corporations.

Marja has received grants and fellowships from The New England Foundation for the Arts, the Artists Foundation, Ballinglen Arts Foundation and the Mellon Foundation.