Photo Credit: Joya Berrow
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.
MACBETH Flabbergast Theatre Company, Ludlow Fringe Festival
The Swell Mob, Flabbergast Theatre Company
Poetry, spoken-word, theatre
Edinburgh Hidden Door Festival.
'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
'BODS' The safe House 2,
Peckham Rye, London.
Confinements of my Skin.
The Glue Factory, Glasgow.
Halloween Event, Edinburgh.
25% Extra, The Laurieston Arches, Glasgow
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2021, MACBETH, Flabbergast Theatre Company, Live Drawing Performance, Ludlow Fringe Festival
2021 TogetherWithDance, Lockdown Film Project,
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
Underlying Structures, The New Glasgow Society
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
WOM Collective Exhibition, London
Holy Arts, Digital Exhibition, online platform
Chelsea Art Fair, Chelsea, London
Creating Connections, Royal Glasgow Institute Gallery, Glasgow
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
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
‘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
The Royal Collection, Work selected by HRH Prince Charles
Bridport Contemporary Gallery
The Advertiser, Ludlow
Artists Impressions Interview, Online platform
The Arts Society Dorset Council, Artists Talk, Online
Royal Drawing School News Letter
Anotha Page - Online Platform
Underlying Structures. Poetry and Thoughts. Published Book Sold at GoodPress, Glasgow.
Glasgow School of Art Degree Show Publication