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Marina Soria

Marina taught two Workshops at Legacies III:
The Empty Space, Womb of Shape and Weaving Words

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Degrees in Fine Arts (5 years studies) and Graphic Design (3 years studies). She began lecturing on Graphic Design and Editorial Design in the University of Buenos Aires, and later on in 1998, as an Associate Professor on Typography for the same University, UBA (the most prestigious university in Argentina). She attended International Calligraphy Conferences in USA & Europe, taking courses with well known calligraphers. In 2003 she was awarded with the ACA’s scholarship.

She has received national & international awards and exhibited her pictorial and calligraphic works in Argentina, Uruguay, USA, Spain, Japan, Germany, Russia and Norway. Her works are part of the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy in Moscow, the Hans-Joachim Burgert´s Collection in Berlin, the Klingspor Museum & the Hoefer Archive in Offenbach, the Arezzo Public Library in Italy, the Latin American Collection for the Yale University, the Savannah College of Arts, the Baylor University and the Otis Colleges of Arts, as well as the Harrison Collection at the San Francisco Public Library amongst other private collections around the world. She has published articles in specialized magazines and her art works may be seen in Letter Arts Review´s Annuals. In 2012, her work was extensively featured in Letter Arts Review: 26:3 as well as Bound & Lettered Review: 11:2, Novum (Germany), Letter Palet (Holland) Typo (Mexico) & several calligraphic guilds magazines.

At present she works as an experimental calligrapher, book artist and continues to teach in her own studio and abroad; Italy, Germany, USA, Australia, México, Puerto Rico, Canada, Norway, Finland and Belgium. During Covid 19 she started teaching online courses. Her main interest is the experimental aspect of calligraphy. Her goal is to mingle and blend diverse disciplines: art, textile art, graphic design, sumi-e and calligraphy to challenge the limits of conceptual art and technique. Her strength resides on her creativity.