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Marina Renee-Cemmick (b.1994) grew up in Dorset, moving to Glasgow to study Painting at Glasgow school of Art (2018). During this time she was awarded an exchange program to Kyoto Seika, Japan. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, with her first solo show ‘Underlying Structures’ at The New Glasgow Society (2018). In 2018 she was awarded the Aon Community Arts Award and shortlisted for Most Promising Artist, later receiving the RSA John Kinross award to travel to Florence. She studied at The Royal Drawing School, London (2021) before receiving Arts Council Funding to research ways of combining theatre and drawing. In 2021 was invited to a residency in Poland with the Grotowski Institute where she became The Associate Artist of Flabbergast Theatre Company. 

Marina works across multi disciplines, drawing, oil painting and performance. Her background in dance and physical theatre allows for a sensitivity and innate interest towards the expression of the body and it’s movement. she has become increasingly interested in developing ways of combining performance and theatre with drawing and visual mediums. Combining classical figurative drawing, with movement and gesture, she responds directly to live theatre, most recently MACBETH, to create a physical record of the performance that encapsulates  the energy of the show. She then takes these to her studio in North London, to develop, work from and expand. 

 

In the process of creation, there is a constant dialog between materials and ideas; an expansion and contraction that is playful and fluid, and evolves during the making. 

Performance 

2021

MACBETH Flabbergast Theatre Company, Ludlow Fringe Festival 

2018

The Swell Mob, Flabbergast Theatre Company

Immersive Theatre. Edinburgh Fringe Festival 

Empty, Acolyte. 

Poetry, spoken-word, theatre

Edinburgh Hidden Door Festival.

2017

'Before' Film Directed and produced by Marina Renee-Cemmick and Akinori Sembe

Shown in The Glue Factory Glasgow and as part of 'BODS' The Safe House 1, Peckham, London.

Exposed: Skin and Bones

Personal Performance

'BODS' The safe House 2, 

Peckham Rye, London. 

Confinements of my Skin. 

Solo Performance

The Glue Factory, Glasgow.

Elrow

Halloween Event, Edinburgh.

2016

Improvisation collaboration 

Yōkai SOHO, Kyoto Japan. 

Reaching, Crawling. 

Solo perfomance

25% Extra, The Laurieston Arches, Glasgow 

The Enchanted, Pharmacy Theatre 

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Collaborations 

2021, MACBETH, Flabbergast Theatre Company, Live Drawing Performance, Ludlow Fringe Festival
2021 TogetherWithDance, Lockdown Film Project, 

B. 1994

England. 

 

London

Education

2019-21 The Royal Drawing School. MA.

2018 Glasgow School of Art. BA (Hons) Fine Art.

2017 Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan 

2015 Art University Bournemouth. Foundation Diploma. 

Awards Grants and Residencies 

 

2021 Grotowski Institute, Flabberast Theatre Company, Forset Base of Grotowski, Poland 

2021 Arts Council Grant DYCP
2021 The Tony Stones Award Commended, Society of Portrait Sculptors 
2019 Aon Most Promising Artist Award, Shortlisted.
2018 Aon Community Arts Award, London. 
2018 RSA John Kinross Scholarship, Florence,

2016 Kyoto Seika University Exchange Program, Japan

Solo Exhibitions

2019

Underlying Structures, The New Glasgow Society

Glasgow 

Selected Group


2021

Royal Drawing School Annual Exhibition, London
Open Studios, Drawing Year, Space Studio, London
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
FACE 2021, Society of Portrait Sculptors (The Tony Stones Award Commended)
Best of The Drawing Year, Christie’s Auction House, London
Viking Cruise Award, Chelsea Arts Magazine 

 

2020
WOM Collective Exhibition, London
Holy Arts, Digital Exhibition, online platform


2019
Chelsea Art Fair, Chelsea, London
Creating Connections, Royal Glasgow Institute Gallery, Glasgow

2018
Aon Community Arts Exhibition, The Leadenhall, London
'Best of Degree Show' The Six-foot Gallery, Glasgow
Glasgow School of Art Degree Show Exhibition, Glasgow
‘Gestures' group show as part of GWhy Festival, Glasgow.
‘Counterpoint', The old hairdressers, Glasgow 

2017
BODS, The Safe Houses, Peckham, London
‘Series Three', The Glue Factory, Glasgow
‘The Gaps Between' Yokai SOHO, Kyoto, Japan
The Broom Hill Project. Rig Arts, Glasgow
TwentyFivePercentExtra, The Laurieston Arches, Glasgow

2016
‘Painter’s in Progress', The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow
'Lets Limbo' SWG3, Glasgow
’25 Percent Extra', The Laurieston Arches, Glasgow
‘PAT TESTED' Grace & Clark Fyfe Gallery & The McLellan Galleries, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
’10 Painters', The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow 


 

Collections


The Royal Collection, Work selected by HRH Prince Charles
Bridport Contemporary Gallery 

Publications

2021
The Advertiser, Ludlow
Artists Impressions Interview, Online platform
The Arts Society Dorset Council, Artists Talk, Online
Royal Drawing School News Letter

2020
Anotha Page - Online Platform

2018
Underlying Structures. Poetry and Thoughts. Published Book Sold at GoodPress, Glasgow.
Glasgow School of Art Degree Show Publication