Marla Faith lives in Nashville TN, where making art is her daily practice. She is a Chicago native with a BFA in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MS in Museum Leadership from Bank Street College in NYC. Ms Faith's solo exhibitions include The Parthenon and the Airport in Nashville, and a myriad of group invitational and juried exhibits across the country. She has been director of The Marnie Sheridan Gallery in Nashville, and art (and art history) teacher at an array of public and private schools in Nashville and New York. Marla has directed art education programs at The Art Institute of Chicago, the Guggenheim Museum, Storm King Art Center (New York state), and Cheekwood (Nashville). She is a member of the Nashville Collage Collective and participates in their exhibits. Her art is in private collections in California, Nashville, New York, and Florida.
Ms Faith believes in the power of beauty and love to transform us and our world. Her aim is to be a conduit of divine light through her art. Art has been her spiritual path as well as her psychological mirror. She strives for authenticity in each work, and sees herself as a narrative colorist. Marla is inspired by meditation, forest walks, travel, Buddhist, Hindu and other mystical paths, mythology, and great art of the past and present.
Art has energy and can be healing to absorb. Standing in front of original art, what the artist put into it reaches out to touch you. This does not happen with a poster. Feel the vibration of original art work in your own home. Each of Marla's works are unique one of a kind originals, never prints or duplicates.