Local Artist In Residence
18th Street Campus
Marina Day is a prolific artist in sculpture and mixed media collage with a body of work spanning over three decades. Day’s art making is a meditative form of experience and communication. She forms materials that are fragmentary yet familiar; old maps, prescriptions, ledgers, stamps, fabrics, children’s game pieces, journals. Her collages are missives documenting the precarious preciousness of life. Every scrap is used as evidence.
Day is represented by the Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York. Her work is in the permanent collection at J. Thomas McCarthy Library at the Mount St. Mary’s Doheny Campus in Los Angeles. A catalogue raisonné of her work, Marina Forstmann Day: Under the Dressing Table or, Lifting My Skirt, was published by Carmelina Press in 2018. In 2018, 18th Street Arts Center presented a solo retrospective exhibition featuring the work of Day, a long-time 18th Street Arts Center resident artist. She attended Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California.